To fulfill his aspirations Gatsby desires to be seen an admirable and affluent man in society wh... ... middle of paper ... ... of him, but always lived in the past which stopped him from getting what he truly wanted. Gatsby’s obsession of his love for Daisy and wealth prove his dream as unattainable. Throughout the novel, he consumes himself into lies to cheat his way into people’s minds convincing them he is this wealthy and prosperous man. Gatsby tries to win Daisy’s love through his illusion of success and relive the past, but fails to comprehend his mind as too hopeful for something impossible. In the end, Nick is the only one to truly understand Gatsby’s hopeful aspirations he set out for himself but ultimately could not obtain.
Througho... ... middle of paper ... ... your time trying to recreate it, and live your life thinking about the present and the future. Specific examples of this have been shown in Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship, Tom and Daisy’s failing marriage, and Gatsby expecting Daisy to be the person she was before she met Tom. From this novel, the theme of not living in the past and taking advantages of opportunities when they are given shows that it is miserable trying to fix things that already happen. You will never learn to live in the present if you try to fix everything in your past. I If you do not make any mistakes how do you know what not to do?
Angel knew he loved Tess and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her, but his feelings weren’t evident until he lost her. Once Tess was gone Angel knew that he could not live without her. This is a problem still in our time. People take for granted what they have and never really realize what they had until they’ve lost it. With time people will learn to value what they already posses and try to give it all the attention is deserves.
A purely literal use of Wright’s hunger is when he says “Once again I knew hunger, biting hunger, hunger that made my ... ... middle of paper ... ...the impossible can be the possible. Wright’s story emphasizes the idea of building one’s future for the better by themselves and that difficulties are a part of life. If one positively reacts to difficulties and learn from their mistakes, they will not only create a better future for themselves, they could be an inspiration for others and build a better character and image for himself or herself. Wright created a better future for himself because he had perseverance and would never let the goal of moving to the North out of sight. Despite others telling me he should stop reading and drop the dream of becoming a writer, Wright continued no matter how hard others put him down and how dim the future looked.
It is seen that Gatsby himself presents this idea the most; this is because Gatsby is different to all the other characters in the novel as he actually has a dream – to “improve himself” which he hopes will eventually win back Daisy’s love. “… An extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person…” The reader learns that Gatsby has had dreams and ambitions his entire life, while his parents had none; Gatsby was not fond of this characteristic found in his parents. His goals and aspirations made him who he was and he realised that he was different to his parents in this way. He left his home, his mother and father at a young age and was described as a “son of God.” Gatsby disconnected himself from his parents and created his own identity as God created people. Gatsby’s dream is symbolised by the green light on the end of Daisy’s dock, across the river from his house, and represents his desire for Daisy.
His boss was looking to fire him for a long time. His whole life, he has had the wrong idea. “Success doesn’t come from just luck, popularity, or personality. All throughout the Death of a Salesman, Loman tells his two sons, Biff and Happy, that the key to success in life is to be “well liked” and that all you need is “a smile and a shoeshine.” (Brett) However, Willy completely ignored his true calling of working with his hands, to become a business man. He was so infatuated with the American Dream, he didn’t realize that he wasn’t a good Salesman, and would have succeeded as ... ... middle of paper ... ...ity to indulge in a world that doesn’t exist.
Gatsby Stares at it “yearning remains as remote and nebulous as the green light toward which he Reaches“. The green light sat the end of the dock is like a beacon a calling, telling Gatsby that hey Look im right here you just have to work for me. It also... ... middle of paper ... ...ers and explorers. Just as daisy was for Gatsby. He pictures the green land of America as the green light shining from daisy’s dock, and muses that Gatsby-whose wealth and success so closely echo the American dream- failed to realize that the dream had already ended, that his goals had become hollow and empty.” is a very meaning full quote shows that the dream and lust for this woman is real.
By Fitzgerald comparing Gatsby to hope, he is ultimately showing hope's flaws because in the end, hope does not matter when one's whole life is wasted in the search for something impossible to achieve. Similar to Gatsby, the green light at the end of Daisy's dock also symbolizes hope because "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us"(189). The light was something just out of reach, yet year after year,... ... middle of paper ... ...ose he met. Both must revert to their previous lives due to a dream that had overwhelmed them both. This shows when investing oneself too feverishly in a dream, they eventually have to go back to the start, never attaining what they set out for.
He leads his sons to believe the same ludicrous keys to success, pointing them in the same direction of failure. Everyone but Willy sees fault in his judgement as “his old friends, the old buyers that loved him so and alwaysfound some order to hand him in a pinch -- they’re all dead, retired” (Miller 32). With these factors counting against him, Willy still has not realized his life is at a standstill, not moving at all and he’s failing. His entire life he’d depended on the help of other people. Although he wants his sons to live a successful life, he’s teaching them the wrong points of gaining that particular lifestyle.
Willy refuses to recognize that he does have true abilities, as in the field of construction. He appears at times to have hope for the future, “on the way home tonight, I’d like to buy some seeds” (1243). Nonetheless, there is a pinning undercurrent of fear for Willy, as Linda discovers, “…sure enough, on the bottom of the water heater there’s a new little nipple on the gas pipe” (1237). Although the illusions that Willy puts forth are real to him, they are, nevertheless, simply that: Illusions. Deep down he knows things are not as they should be, with his family, his job and his life.