Firstly in The Great Gatsby the characters are defined by wealth and by the type of wealth which they have. Fitzgerald makes this even clearer by having the characters in different geographic areas. Daisy and Tom Buchanan live in East Egg where all the families with old money lived. On the other hand Gatsby and Nick Carraway live on West Egg where the new money families lived. The Valley of Ashes is the nickname for the lower and more ignored place in all of the area because of its low status.
Death of a Salesman Coursework : To what extent is Willy Loman a victim of his Social/Economic influence/pressures ? In the book the Death of a Salesman, Miller addresses the painful state of a family in post-war America and also addresses more important issues such as the blind faith in the American dream. He exposes how many Americans could not achieve the degree of social conformity and the ideal that a prosperous , suburban middle-class family championed at the time. During this period, America experienced a rapid cultural change, with many people moving from rural areas to the cities,’’the people had to go somewhere’’(Linda) and the rapid increase in industry and manufacturing leading to high rise apartment blocks. Furthermore during this time Americans had a surplus of goods and services from which to choose, and the money with which to purchase them.
Also poor neighborhoods could result very dangerous for children and adults they can be victims of crime and attacks and robbery. While rich people live in the wealthiest conditions with all the services, education and social life, the poor live with just a few dollars a day. Many social and political issues, including racism are presented with immigration. People emigrate looking for better opportunities in a different country; usually an industrialized country with different culture, people and language. United States it is one or the principal country that people choose to Immigrate.
Marx observed the organization of society relating it to it’s high and low class and the struggle that lay in between each of them. The higher class people seem to be more powerful and richer than the lower class. They always have a problem with the lower class as they do not hold them up to their standards. High class people treat lower class people with disrespect and as a servant. They take advantage of their negative side, in this case their earnings below average and use them to satisfy themselves.
7) DIYA RANA It says how only a select few are privileged enough to get the decencies of life ; the people of East egg were those privileged few. Nick lived in the West egg but not because he was a nouveau riche but just because, he preferred the quiet and the green over the hustle bustle of the city .This quote suggests that the nouveau riche or the people of West egg would never have such decencies and manners and etiquettes like the ones who are born rich, because they are not earned or learned but inherited. ! After nick had met Gatsby he was intrigued by him and liked him in general , he did not know much
Reality, the relationship of Pip and Estella also points to a salient theme in the works of Dickens: Class Stratification. The theme of social class is central to Great Expectations as it acts as extends into the other themes such as the Appearance theme. Pip's angst over being "common," as Estella has labeled him, is his driving force to become a gentleman and entertain the "great expectations" of having bettered himself sufficiently so that he will become worthy of Estella. But, of course the class
The Third estate was everybody else. They were workers and farmers. Some were rich but never went up to the 2nd or 1st estate. The third estate was taxed heavily making the poor poorer and this helped the rich stay rich. The first estate included King Louis XVI and his clerics.
Carton realises that although they look alike, Darnay and himself are very different. After parting ways with Darnay, Carton resentfully says to himself, “Why should you [Carton] particularly like a man who looks like you [Carton]?” (Dickens 92). This suggests that Carton is jealous that Darnay, despite being physically identical to him, is far more successful than he is. Carton’s jealousy for Darnay and admiration for Lucie begin developing when he noticed that Darnay has “a fair young lady [Lucie] to be pitied by and wept for by” (Dickens 91). Although Carton makes no visible change after this instance, he shows his admiration for Lucie and wanting to better himself.
When Charles leaves Ernestina for Sarah, his punishment is to be brought down the social ladder by Mr Freeman. Charles, a wealthy gentleman heir to a minor title, is ranked in a higher class than the other characters due to his chance of birth, although he misses out on reaching nobility. He is deemed by himself and society to be superior to Ernestina, Sarah (the woman he falls in love with) and his servants. However, Fowles questions this superiority by making Charles less intelligent than his supposed inferiors:, he was brought up with an easy lifestyle and he turns away the offer to work for his future father-in-law as this would be regarded as below him in this class-bound society. Whichever of the three endings you go with, Charles ends up unable to match a high rank in society with happiness.