Kirsten Lister The Great Gatsby March 7, 2012 Mrs. Bentley 1A Great Gatsby Essay The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald has many parties in it that are symbolic of the characters desire to enjoy themselves and each other. Every party has a different unexpected outcome that startles the characters individually. Myrtle’s party in New York is supposed to be in honor of her and Tom, but turns into a binge drinking party. Myrtle goes too far with her drinking and winds up irritating Tom to the extent where he is compelled to break her nose. Gatsby’s ball is much different.
Ricketts, MarieClaire 30/09/2012 P.3 Great Gatsby Dialectical Journal Chap. 3 Date & Page Date & Page To me this quote showed the reader that people would use Gatsby. When Gatsby would throw party’s people would show up uninvited and I realized that even though Gatsby was “popular” he was only popular for the lavish parties he would throw, in my opinion. From reading this I can now predict that something is going to happen and Gatsby is going to realize everyone didn’t care about him at all. I felt while reading this quote from chapter 3 that it showed a progression in the relationship between Nick and Gatsby, and since Gatsby was so used to being used it was interesting to see some sort of bond between Gatsby and Nick.
Cloward and Ohlin argue, that the majority of criminals involved in the drugs trade were unable to succeed within capitalism and were driven to an illegitimate means of obtaining wealth. Cloward and Ohlin further argued that as people were driven into this illegitimate structure they tended to join existing deviant subcultures i.e. the drug subculture as in the case of the drugs trade. The theory does well to explain many crimes of the working class as they are unable to succeed in a society driven by middle class values, however Cloward and Ohlin’s subcultural theory fails to explain the crimes of the powerful whom already have achieved economic wealth through legitimate means. Furthermore the theory
The outlawing of marijuana has led to an expensive and seemingly futile battle to eliminate the plant and its use. Furthermore it takes average law abiding citizens who either grow or consume the plant with accordance to state medical/legalization laws and turns them into criminals. Sullum starts off my giving a brief history of the plant. It originated in China and India as a medicinal ingredient and was later brought overseas by the Spanish to be used for hemp fibres. Sullum states that marijuana originally came to the United States with migrant Mexican workers and later was commonly associated with African American jazz musicians.
You Be The Judge I’m writing with regard to problem # 2 for on page 203. Conley made profit on poker machines that are illegal in Pennsylvania. Since he was placing them in establishments and using the profits he is guilty for money laundering. Money laundering consists of taking the proceeds of criminal acts either to promote crime or conceal the source of the money. Money laundering is a serious charge.
Where as all the nosey neighbors quickly interfere with phone calls and tea parties, Edward soon becomes a walking celebrity as he dazzles them with his talent on making there gardens, dogs and selves stunning with his hands, his scissorhands. Fame doesn’t change Edward as a person. He remains his self-conscious, loving self and through the blur of change he falls in love with Mrs. Bogg’s beautiful and delicate daughter, Kim (Winona Ryder). ‘Edward Scissorhands’ may have a tale of the original ‘Frankenstein’ but in my mind it has a twist of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Unfortunately, not everything can go well for to long, Kim’s threatened boyfriend, Jim (Anthony Michael Hall) causes trouble for Edward and a gossiping neighbor goes to far and rumors fly through the roof.
Trying to show off all of his possessions didn't impress her, but made her feel sad. Throwing all different parties with hundreds of guests and still not reaching what would truly make him happy...a life with Daisy. Being a show off had deprived him of happiness. The narrator describes Gatsby’s car in such detail, “it was rich cream color, bright with nickel, swollen here and there in its monstrous length with triumphant hat-boxes and terraced with a labyrinth of windshields that
That’s one of his little stunts. I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him, and I wasn’t far wrong.” Jay Gatsby has done illegal bootlegging and smuggling alcohol across the border to make the money that he has. Gatsby would lie to people on how he got his wealth. “They say he’s a nephew or a cousin of Kaiser Wilhelm’s. That’s where all his money comes from” (37).
In this New York society, there are two main wealthy classes. The people from the East Egg come from a background of “old money.” These families have a long line of wealth and education. The people from the West Egg, also where Gatsby lives, are known as the “nouveau riche.” Their wealth has been accumulated in recent years. The people from the East Egg look down upon the West Egg society because of what little knowledge they have about class and money. Since Gatsby has gained his wealth by bootlegging, most people don’t know how to judge him.
Some emerge within the system, and some emerge due to the laws the systems created. Al Capone created his deviant subculture due to the prohibition of alcohol-(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Capone) He created his own mob that’s own lifeblood relies on the selling of alcohol illegally. Capone had power, but not the same kind of protection that corporate power guarantees. He was well protected due to the use of mob related violence. When he was brought to justice by Elliot Ness the punishment was similar to a bottom of the barrel criminal.