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The treaty of Versailles greatly humiliated Germany forcing it to accept soul responsibility for the war. Another fault in this treaty was that it did not work as intended. The idea that Germany could ever afford to pay the reparations to full amount was ludicrous as it was already suffering from the defeat of war. These reparations caused runaway inflation throughout Germany. But perhaps the biggest problem of all was that those who created it themselves did not enforce
Especially when he had a conversation with Nick, he said, “If we don’t look out the white race—will be utterly submerged.” (13) Even his voice was “a gruff husky tenor, added to the impression of fractiousness he conveyed” (7) Tom wasn’t afraid to speak his opinion, but when it came to himself, he would just ignore it and keep his chin up held high. Throughout the novel it would appear Tom was very hypocritical as well. When he found out about Daisy and Gatsby’s romance, he could not handle his temper and would blow up on the both of them stating, “I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr. Nobody from nowhere make love to your wife. Well, if that’s the idea you can count me out…Nowadays people begin by sneering at family life institutions, and next they’ll throw everything overboard and have intermarriage between black and white” (130). Even though Tom himself was having an affair with Myrtle, he belittled his wife for falling for another man telling her that her actions would ruin a family, when in fact he was doing the same thing, but he was not in control of the situation also flaring his
The Great Gatsby In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, the topic of an unreliable narrator arises. Nick Carraway, who is the narrator of this novel, is seen as a biased/unreliable narrator due to his speech when he speaks about Jay Gatsby and also because he is not an omniscient narrator. Because of these decrepencies, it is impossible to see Nick as a reliable narrator. At the beginning of the novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald immediately forms Nick Carraways character. Nick describes himself as being someone who reserves all judgment but, throughout the novel he is constantly relaying his opinion about other people.
He was wrong. While his wealth led him closer to Daisy, he never won her back. He wants “too much” (132). His desire to have it all, the money, class, power, and Daisy, no matter the cost, has corrupted his spirit. His past is filled with illegal activity and cheating, and there is nothing he can do to erase it.
Throughout the story he's always just about to call someone but always makes up an excuse not to. We can assume its not because it's "that late" because he doesn't give strong enough evidence that his younger sister would be asleep. He doesn't even give anyone a heads up to where he's going. The other amounts of deductions I could make on this are infinite but that would take much longer to explain. Another one of this traits happens to be that's he's an exceptionally good liar.
Also, all that wealth Gatsby has is from illegal business, and this would totally reduce the greatness of a man. Gatsby turns out to be someone who dreams about things that are impossible; Daisy. He knew that Daisy is married, and it is really hard to break the marriage since Daisy and Tom have a daughter, but Gatsby still dragged himself to live in a dream of having Daisy. Gatsby is so delusional to the point
His dream seems to be of acceptance and freedom. In the novel, Crooks begins to ridicule Lennie about his plans on the farm. Although Crooks becomes bitter, he feels he is realising his dream of being accepted whilst talking to Lennie. However, just like all dreams, his are crushed too, when Curley’s wife enters the scene and reminds him ‘to keep [his] place, Nigger’. Through this, the composer enables the reader to understand how dreams usually do not come true and when they seem so close, they slip away.
‘Write a Biographical essay about a historical figure’: Philip II There is not a conclusively popular opinion amongst historians when it comes to the reign of Philip II of Spain. He is a hugely debated figure, which is partly down to the pressure he was under before he even came into power. Philip was a weak character, which made the magnitude of his task even greater, and of particular concern was his indecisive nature, especially under pressure. However, his father ensured that he was prepared for kingship unlike he himself had been when he took control of the Holy Roman Empire at the age of just nineteen. According to R. Trevor-Davies, ‘Philip set out in life to train himself for the duties of a king.’ He was well educated, taught Latin, French and Italian by the well renowned scholar Juan Martinez Siliceo, and wrote Latin with ‘the precision and facility of a scholar.’ Trevor-Davies also makes reference to the important message that Philip’s father gave him as part of his instructions, ‘Depend on none but yourself.’ However, Philip took this advice very literally, and throughout his reign, would insist on checking all paperwork, and overseeing all matters done by others.
I protested because the “Stand Your Ground Law” made it possible for a man to walk away from his mistake without consequence and another man isn’t even privileged to see the light of another day. You see it disgusts the very pit of me to see my time lines filled with IGNORANCE in regards to this situation. The Trayvon Martin story is much bigger than you and I. It is much darker than any shade of skin color. And my skin cringes at the very thought that half of you don’t even know what you protest for.