However, Gatsby fails to reach his goal because all social classes are not equal. Those with "new money" are disliked by those with "old money" (like Daisy), and the idea that he was poor disgusts her. This shows the failure of the American Dream. Whilst Gatsby struggles to hide his past, Tom Buchanan has control of the past. When Gatsby attempts to regain the past by persuading Daisy to tell Tom she doesn't love him, Tom destroys Gatsby's dream.
Daisy and Tom haven't been to Gatsby's parties, because they dislike the "new money" types, and so do their East Egg friends. Wilson has blended into his social and geographical background so much that he has become almost ghost-like. Nick scurries back across America to avoid death or the feeling of restlessness that has come upon those others that have stepped outside their
On one side there is Foucquet the self-interested superior scholar, and on the other, there is John Hu, an innocent Chinese copyist trying to explore a new land. Hus is exploited from the outset as his views are written off as inferior and he is placed on a position that he cannot measure up to. Hu’s behaviour on the Voyage as well as during his time in France was perceived by Foucquet to be “Chinese madness”.5 Hu’s perceived crazy actions include things such as stealing a horse, eating disproportionate amounts of food at a time, and refusing to have any sorts of interaction with women. Hu frequently changes his demeanor, happy one instance and angry the next, which puzzles Foucquet and others eventually getting locked up in an insane asylum after being labeled as
In the novel Boo was never accepted by society for his past actions and for this declared a social outcast to humanity. The reputation the people of Maycomb possessed towards Boo was all negative rumors that people believed such as what he ate “dined on raw squirrels and any cat he could catch” (Lee, 13) which were one of the many rumors. These hurtful rumors made poor Boo a monster in their eyes and created a prejudice against him before knowing who he really is. The outcome of this ruined Boo’s life and disconnected him for the life outside his house. As Boo had made mistakes in his life as any other person in society has, he was never forgiven.
It’s just between you and me. Don’t say anything about it, to… anyone.” (pg. 44) The inability to adapt to new situations results in the repetitions of past mistakes. Phineas still doesn’t to believe that Gene jounced the tree causing him to fall out when their friends hold the trial. This upsets Phineas causing him to storm out, and trip and fall down the stairs, hurting himself again because of something Gene has done.
Druggies are stereotype by their actions because they don’t obey authority, get in trouble, and don’t focus in school. The movie Pineapple Express shows this stereotype because their stupid and don’t obey the law. Druggies are stereotyped by their appearance because they smell, and don’t care how they look. In the movie Pineapple Express shows this because the main characters smell and dress how they want and don’t care. Another stereotype of druggies is their dialogue because they don’t speak proper English, laugh at everything and cuss all the time.
Immersed in his love of academics, he shunned his family and replaced his role models with teachers. So much was he ashamed of being a Chicano from a poor family that he intentionally hurt his parents as punishment for their amounting to nothing (5). Though Anzaldúa respects and embraces both sides she does have a misleading quote, “ Being Mexican is a state of soul- not one of mind, not of one citizenship. Neither eagle nor serpent, but both” (16). Eagles are supposed to be the good guys of the animal kingdom, strong, majestic and free.
Milkman resents his privileged life as a child for it has kept him from understanding other people. In his moment of reflection he criticizes himself fairly and begins to admit to his wrongdoings. Putting on his military uniform in place of his lavish suit symbolizes Milkman’s transformation
However, there is one character who isn’t racist and that is Huckleberry Finn. He is racist at first and that is because he grew up in an environment which is completely racist. However, in time he does start to realize that Jim and himself are equal. If he were truly racist, he would have sold him out, which he had several opportunities to and denied giving up his friend. When Huck almost sells Jim out, it is a constant internal battle between Huck’s heart and society.
He dislikes ackly for the simple reason that he has bad hygiene and it annoys Holden. This small annoyance is something that most people would be able to get over but Holden has a habit of dwelling on these minor problems he has with everybody and not being able to get over them. With Stadlater just the fact that he took Jane out on a date and Holden has a secret crush on her, even though he hasn't seen her in years and there is no way for Stadlater to know that. Holden insists on disliking him for that small