The world was always puzzling, but after the war people didn’t even bother to find any significance in life. After the war, people resided to sex and drunkenness for the fulfillment of their hopelessness. The characters in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises struggle with these problems. Hemingway tries to portray how the lives of the Lost Generation were simply disintegrating into the dark abyss. Through the characters of The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway tries to depict the aimless lives of people and how they became “lost”.
He is in an awkward position in this short story. Daisy is a brown girl who is neighbours with Ben. She is eager to play with him, “…Darted across Finchley Row,” but Ben does not treat her the way he should he speaks to her rudely, “… In a muffled voice,” and is racist to her, “…You’re a nigger.” Daisy gets really hurt by the way Ben acts towards her, Ben says this to Daisy because of his mother and what she has taught him. However, Ben starts feeling sorry for her and lets her play with him, his feelings change because he realises he is wrong by treating her like that, his personality shines through. This leads Ben feeling paranoid as he keeps glancing toward his house just in case his mother sees them as his mother does not like Daisy.
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.
His past is filled with illegal activity and cheating, and there is nothing he can do to erase it. He tries of course, by saying he “came into a good deal of money” when his family from “San Francisco” in the “Middle West” died (65). But Nick instantly sees right through this, as San Francisco is obviously not in the Middle West. Later, Tom, after some research, exposes this to Daisy to show her the kind of man Gatsby actually is. After finding out the truth about Gatsby’s past, Daisy is convinced to end things with Gatsby, ultimately shattering his life dream with her and leaving him with nothing but stolen money and a corrupted
Its clear Gatsby and Daisy have some unfinished business no one likes to be the third wheel. When Gatsby specifically says show her around I think she must be a girl who loves money and he thinks he can win her back by showing her expensive things. 60WORDS Chapter VI: ‘’So he invented just the sort of jay Gatsby that a seventeen year old boy would be likely to invent , and to this conception he was faithful to the end.’’ (pg.104) This explains speak much. Gatsby is a little liar but why does he feel he has to lie about his past life. He even lied about his real name like that’s childish.
Firstly, Myrtle loves Tom for his money just like Daisy. Myrtle thinks that money is a mean of release and hopes to forget about her affair with Tom. Myrtle’s husband, George, is a poor man who runs a gas station in the poorest part of New York. Nick is disgusted with the Wilson’s house when Tom brings him to meet Myrtle. The condition of the house is very shabby and dirty.
It is straightforward that Gatsby is a villain for he has yet to commit any acts of heroism. What he does accomplish is his carelessness, his attempts to ‘conquer the unconquerable’ which ruins the lives of others and his own, and he shows his selfishness. In the book Gatsby is a person that has been blinded by his own greed. Since the beginning he shows his jealousy towards Tom, Tom having everything he has ever wanted: Daisy, friends, money, and love. The novel is not of a man who goes on a search towards love and freedom, but instead of a greedy man in attempt to steal the life of a
17). This describes how he fails with girls: he either scares them or he is too immature in the way he talks to them. It makes him depressed that Sally would not want to go with him because he thinks there is nothing more to do in life so why not just get away from it. Holden is depressed due to disappointment because he feels that he cant do anything right. One of the many examples of this is when he
Gatsby goal is not to obtain everything in the world, but money helps him gets what he wants. Gatsby is crazy in love with Daisy. Fitzgerald describes in “The Great Gatsby” that a life attempting to fulfill the “American Dream” will end up in tragedy. At the end of “The Great Gatsby” no one found that “authentic bliss”, because Jordan and Tom remained unhappy and wandering; they were still searching for happiness but they looked in all the wrong places. Gatsby ended up dead at the end.
It’s about a young adult named Holden Caulfield who never finds anything appealing. Holden always feels depressed and lonely, but always tries to hold it in. In the beginning Holden gets kicked out school, and then just aimlessly goes around New York City. This book appeals to a mass population for its complexity and relates to anyone who has ever gone through emotional trauma in their lives. Many believe that the most significant themes of the book include phoniness, death/suicide, and “The Catcher in the Rye.” Phoniness is a tremendous structure of The Catcher in the Rye.