Gatsby is aware that he has to use money to manipulate Daisy into loving him. F.Gerald chose the word “clothes” to imply materialism and Daisy is a symbol of wealth throughout the novel. She is "safe and proud," she is safe from poverty, and proud, because she is materialistic in her ways, thinks she is better.
Throughout the novel Twain forms criticisms about black treatment-such as in chapter five when Twain uses Pap’s disgusted reaction to black’s votes being counted-as a symbol of the ignorant hatred of most southerners of this time. Double standards for blacks were also touched upon in chapter eleven when after the suspected murder of Huck resulted in a bounty of $200 for Pap and $300 for Jim. This double standard was based on the usefulness of the suspects. Even though Jim was suspected of murder, his bounty was a larger reward because he was considered more of a labor asset than a killer. This is a social aspect of slavery that Twain used to show the monetary value of blacks and not their social value.
One example of people doing the wrong thing for the right reasons in The Outsiders is when Cherry Valance spies on the Socs for the Greasers. After Johnny kills Bob, Cherry feels that it was all her fault after she spent the night talking with Ponyboy, so she offers to spy on the Socs for the greasers as compensation. Cherry does this for the right reasons and out of the goodness of her heart, however spying is never the moral thing to do. "She said she felt the whole thing was her fault, which it is, and that she'd keep up with what was comin' off with the Socs in the rumble and would testify that the Socs were drunk and looking for a fight and that you fought back in self defense" - Dally (pg.76) Cherry felt so bad for what she had done she betrayed the peopl... ... middle of paper ... ...what Tom and Huck did was wrong because Muff Potter had to suffer from their decisions, Ponyboy and Johnny's situation was different because they acted in self defense and Ponyboy ran away for his friend. In the end, all of the decisions in the outsiders were made with good intentions in mind.
Brabantio believes that in order for Desdemona to have fallen in love with Othel... ... middle of paper ... ...ot what he seems. However, it cannot be said that all characters are this way. Othello's character, especially, is split by Iago's evil trap. Persuading Othello that Desdemona and Cassio were having a relationship revealed Othello's undignified side as he became consumed by jealousy and rage. Desdemona was affected by Iago's trap, but her duplicity was independent as she lied to both her father and husband.
Although Candide gets attacked by robbers, Voltaire shows just how greedy humanity is through the contrast of Candide whose only desire is to “go and present his sheep to Lady Cunegonde” (Voltaire 72) and those who exploit him for his riches by deceiving him. These deceptions start as soon as Candide is back in civilization and searching for a ship. One such person, a ship captain, says “he [can] not take [Candide] to Venice for less
“[T]he evil which she [inherits] from her [mother] must be great indeed, if a noble woman [does] not grow out of this elfish child.” (62) Pearl is born out-of-wedlock and adultery. She has to live with that sin all of her life. Hester fears that it will be her fault if Pearl does not grow up into someone with a good heart. All of Hester’s grief from her sinful act with Dimmesdale transfers into Pearl to give her a “demon ori... ... middle of paper ... ...earl knows that this is mean and she doesn’t like it when people stare at her and Hester and say mean things to them. Pearl is in love with the scarlet letter, and she does not have any friends because she is consumed in the depravity of the scarlet letter and her mother.
This leads to innocent people being accused of a crime they did not commit, which leads them to possibly facing a death sentence all because of Abigail. She puts harmless people in danger all for her selfish reasons. She even accuses John’s wife, Elizabeth of witchcraft hence putting her in danger of getting hanged, which will leave her three young sons without a mother. She would go as far as killing people for love. Even though she did not hang the accused herself, she is still responsible for their deaths and their blood is on her hands.
The author also indicates that “The girl was lovely, but she had dared to raise her eyes to the loved one of the princess; and, with all the intensity of the savage blood transmitted to her through long lines of wholly barbaric ancestors, she hated the woman who blushed and trembled behind that silent door” (3). As a member of noble descent, the reputable princess with all her power would not allow any commoner to be married to her man. Therefore, the princess’s jealousy might lead her to direct her lover to the tiger, because nobody can attempt her possession. She would rather rub salt into her wound’s heart than seeing him happy with other
Not only does Myrtle cheat on her own husband, but she has an affair with someone who caught her eye with "a dress suit and patent leather shoes and [she] couldn't keep [her] eyes off him" (Fitzgerald 40). It is not a love for Tom that attracted Myrtle, but his money and power that she lusts after. Jay Gatsby-- a man actually in love with Daisy Buchanan and not simply the money she represents-- aspires to achieve his dream of wealth in... ... middle of paper ... ...ent within Tom and Daisy signify that wealth cannot buy a person everything, including happiness. Fitzgerald questions the validity of the fiscally inclined American Dream within The Great Gatsby. During the 1920s, F. Scott Fitzgerald conveyed his disdain for the corruption within the American dream by depicting the immoral actions of society in his literature with a disapproving tone.
He does not know whether the rumor is true or not, but this is the perfect, socially accepted justification to ruin Othello’s life. Iago lets his jealousy take over through his actions in the book. As Edward Washington points out in his article, At the Door of Truth: The Hollowness of Signs in Othello, “The jealousy that Iago grafts on Oth... ... middle of paper ... ... that his daughter wasn’t forced into marrying Othello, he believed that he used witchcraft on her. It is apparent that this quote is racist, because he is stating that it’s impossible for Desdemona to fall in love with a moor, unless some witchcraft was used. Also, he explains that a black man has nothing to offer a white woman, even a noble soldier like Othello.