This last point about Macbeth's bringing about his own death is an important element in his tragedy. Having set himself above all conventional morality and prudence to tackle life on his own terms in answer to his desires, Macbeth will remain in charge until the end. Like so many other great tragic heroes (Oedipus, King Lear, Othello), he self-destructs. He has come to the full recognition of what taking full charge of his own life, without any concessions to his community, really means. And that realization fills him with a sense of bitterness, futility, and meaninglessness.
(scene , 10-11) By making a deal with the devil, Faustus trades his soul for satisfaction, and a greater field of study. He is selfish--wanting knowledge, power, and fun without having to work or take responsibility for it. As r... ... middle of paper ... ... of the play as Dr. Faustus is sent to hell, there are many ironic details evident. The main one is that despite his great knowledge and power, Faustus makes the most unwise decision. Repenting to Mephastophilis instead of God, he gives up everything for nothing in return.
One only has to take a look at Fitzgerald’s life to realize that true he feels people recklessly pursue their dreams in a crazed, animalistic way. “[He] was indoctrinated early with a belief in the American dream. Later he would pursue it with a ferocity that would take a devastating toll upon his life” (Hickey 2651). He is even quoted saying, “America’s great promise is that something’s going to happen, but it never does” (F. Scott Fitzgerald quoted by Frank N. Magill 205). Fitzgerald saw how his dreams destroyed his life and “The Great Gatsby” could very well be a warning against other people doing the same.
Gatsby is a dreamer, absorbed by the past, and Nick reluctantly aids him in attempts to fulfill his ideal. The impractical illusions, in the end, destroy Gatsby and lead Nick to see the ultimate manifestation of corrupt American society. In The Great Gatsby, greed and corruption centralize the theme. Fitzgerald uses the contemporary public as a core of life for his characters. Gatsby’s intent to win a love from his past by the display of lavish possessions results in annihilation.
The American Dream has been stretched from a dream to keeping up with the Jones’s and always pushing for more, the ideals collide with reality and ultimately end in failure. The Great Gatsby is a prime example of the corruption of the American Dream and its decayed moral values. “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is blankly stare. F. Scott Fitzgerald
This is because revenge on Dimmesdale was Chillingworth’s sole purpose in life. However, the dependence applies to Dimmesdale as well. Dimmesdale encounters relief in Chillingworth’s presence. Chapters twenty-three and twenty-four are impeccable exhibits of Chillingworth’s dependence on Dimmesdale. In chapter twenty-four it says, “This unhappy man had made the very principle of his life to consist in the pursuit and systematic exercise of revenge; and when, by its completest triumph and consummation, that evil principle was left with no further material to support it, when, in short, there was no more devil’s work on earth for him to do, it only remained for the unhumanized mortal to betake himself whither his Master would find him tasks enough, and pay him his wages duly.” Chillingworth’s existence was like a fire, and after his fuel supply was exhausted, he died.
The novel The Great Gatsby by famous author F.Scott Fitzgerald describes an idealist—Gatsby’s whole life. Although F.Scott Fitzgerald names the novel--The Great Gatsby, great people would never only consider their world views, have unrealistic thoughts, ignore laws like the idealist Gatsby does. It is obvious that as an idealist, Gatsby is too unrealistic. However, sometimes people should be very objective in order to solve problems efficiently such as commercial transactions. As for Gatsby, he always be unrealistic after the afternoon tea with Daisy.
The Great Gatsby parallels the dreams of America with the dream of Jay Gatsby in order to show the fallacies that lie in both of them. Fitzgerald reveals that both dreams are complete illusions. Those who follow the dream are manipulated into believing that they lead to true happiness when in fact they are lead to their demise. Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald illustrates his main themes through a perpetual use of a series of colors, specifically green. The color green has two main meanings in the novel.
He must be punished for his unfaithfulness. Hell has "no light, but rather darkness served only to discover sights of woe." It is a "region of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace and rest can never dwell, hope never comes...but torture without end still urges." This is an atmosphere severely unlike the one from which Satan came. He was willing to give up all he had, peace, love, joy, beauty, and all alike, to overcome God and gain all of His power.
For the hero is always placed in the imperfect world of his author, as he must be, if he is to have any meaning at all. And it is against this cleanly cut strong point that the fissured edges of the broken world grind. And so ... ... middle of paper ... ...d satisfying to end the play with a complete victory for the protagonist. But that is intoxication, smashing together the true and the false into one jagged aggregate that glitters and pleases and does no good. That is the form of the imperfect world.