He had made many ignorant decisions because he did not want to listen to Cassius. The first time Brutus showed this trait was when Cassius warned Brutus many times about the danger of Mark Antony. Brutus simply thinks the good of people, not ever wondering if he does one action, if the other person might retaliate. He let himself get fooled by Mar... ... middle of paper ... ...o go second so you can counter the other person’s argument. Brutus, even when his mind has good intention it is also littered with ignorance.
Paul Krugman discusses topics including anger, wealth, self-pity, and self-righteousness in his article, “The Angry Rich.” All of these characteristics are reflected in the character Tom Buchanan, from The Great Gatsby. Tom, who depicts himself as an imperious man, puts himself above everyone just because he has money. In The Great Gatsby, money rules the society from where you live, whom you’re friends with, and even the way people look at you. Tom and Daisy both think of themselves as exclusive compared to everyone else and put themselves above the rules. Tom has a mistress, Myrtle, she isn’t the most appealing woman, but it is enough to fuel the fire of Tom’s ego.
In James Baldwin's essay "Notes of a Native Son" he tries to show how his father has affected his life. Baldwin does not think that his father will or has any effect on his life. It is not until after his father dies that Baldwin realizes what his father had continually told him is actually be true. Baldwin's relationship with his father is very similar to most child parent relationship. Children often think that their parents know nothing and it is not until something actually happens that proves the parents are right that the children realize how erroneous they had been.
While Irving may poke fun at the idea of a simplistic moral, a clear maxim that one can easily digest, he nevertheless infuses his work with a message. If any “moral” could be taken from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” it is that there are some places where reason cannot guide us. The possibility of a place where reason and rationality are no longer useful is a direct and sharp critique of the ideals of the Enlightenment. Through his “tools of the trade” as a storyteller, Irving effectively denounces the limits of Enlightenment thinking, and opens the door for the possibilities of Romanticism and the Gothic.
His possessions symbolize the power of money, and materialism. Gatsby buys things to impress his peers, mainly Daisy. One night when Daisy does not enjoy Gatsby’s party, Gatsby becomes frustrated when Nick tells him he cannot recreate the past with her. Gatsby then protests that he can because his money can accomplish anything for Daisy (Fitzgerald 109-110). Gatsby has this whole idea that money controls everything, which is true because of their society.
After Bens brother-in-law showed the governor one of Bens letters the governor was stunned by his mastery of wordplay and sent out to meet this great writer. The governor wanted Ben to start his own printing company, but Ben’s father would not finance his print shop, so the Governor told Franklin that he would in fact finance the start of his printing company, after Ben journeys to London to setup business connections, and buy supplies for the company.
They couldn’t afford to give them the lifestyle of the rich, which they had when living with their parents. Both men wanted to become very rich to be able to accomplish their goal of marrying whom they wanted. The only difference Gatsby had compared to Fitzgerald is that Gatsby made his money the wrong way and Fitzgerald worked hard for his money and went through a lot of ups and downs in his life to reach his wealth. Both men were heart broken by their loved ones when they found out they were with other men as well.
He first tries to become rich the best and fastest way possible in order to impress the love of his life Daisy; however, when he does not win Daisy over, only decides to keep on accomplishing the part of his dream where is lives his life in luxury and money. He did indeed make a lot of money, but Gatsby did not make this money in a legal way. In fact, Tom, Daisy’s Husband, screams at Gatsby, "I found out what your 'drug-stores ' were." He turned to us and spoke rapidly. "He and this Wolfshiem bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter.
Emma left a note for Charles before she died that told him about Rodolphe and her affairs with other men. Gustave Flaubert uses Emma’s death to dissect Charles showing that he is a loving and caring husband, widower, who eventually dies from the loss of his wife and newly acquired information about her affairs. “The elder Madame Bovary arrived at dawn; Charles had another fit of weeping when he embraced her. She tried, as the pharmacist had done, to make a few remarks about the expenses of the funeral. He flew into such a rage that she dropped the subject; he even told her to go to the city immediately and buy what was needed.” (Flaubert 286) Emma Bovary’s death also affected the minor characters.
Outward Appearances in the Great Gatsby In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby outward appearances are essential. They provide a glimpse at the artificial world inhabited by Jay Gatsby, a product of his own imagination(Lehan,"the road to West Egg" 29) and Daisy Fay Buchanan, the embodiment of glamour and wealth (Brewley 44), two characters whose action thoroughly develops the plot, and two who have become so consumed by the image they have created that they do not truly know their own identities. This deceptiveness created by outward appearances is seen no more clearly than in the pictures painted by Fitzgerald of Gatsby's "bewildering parties" (E.K. 7), and in his business dealings which are connected with the "underworld bond and brokerage business" (Lehan). The valley of ashes, "where all hopes must be left behind"(long 123), and the grand mansions of Gatsby and the Buchanans also offer the reader a look at the massive illusions created by Fitzgerald's characters.