Gatsby throws lavish parties every weekend in hopes of winning back his true love, Daisy Buchanan, while Tom lives in an extravagant house and makes sure that everyone knows he is above them. Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby are both in love with Tom’s wife, Daisy. Although it may take a while for Tom, while Gatsby knew from the moment he met Daisy, by the end of the novel both men realize Daisy is the most important person in his life. Gatsby and Tom both have major secrets in their life. Tom is cheating on Daisy with Myrtle Wilson, his friend’s wife.
Beneatha is his sister and Travis is his son. During the play Walter and his sister Beneatha do not see eye to eye with their thoughts on the way the rest of the insurance money should be spent, they are getting insurance money because there father died. During the play Mama makes a decision to put a down payment on a house in an all-white neighborhood which is unheard of during this time. But there is money left after she does this and the family discusses what should be done with it. Walter wants it so he could become owner of a Liquor store, whereas Beneatha wants to go to go school to become a doctor.
Ponyboy does not realize why Darry emphasizes schoolwork. Ponyboy then figures out that Darry wants him to go to college because Darry couldn’t. Darry said, “ You could get a scholarship with your brains and grades” (Hinton 73). Pony just thought that Darry was just being too overpowering of him with all his nagging. Pony and Darry seem to have never gotten along ever since their parents died in a car accident.
Willy’s oldest son Biff finally confronted these feelings in the end of the play and discovered his true identity, thus avoiding the same fate as his father. In a scene where Willy begs his brother Ben to stay with him a few more days, Willy reveals feelings of inadequacy and inferiority. He begs “Can’t you stay a few days? You’re just what I need, Ben, because I- - I have a fine position here, but I - - well, Dad left when I was such a baby and I never had a chance to talk to him and I still feel - - kind of temporary about myself.” (Arp, Johson, and Perrine 1475). The dashes, which represent self conscious pauses,
Unlike Odysseus, Edward has a better chance of improving the family connection he lacks because he is home from time to time. By covering his inner self, Edward never releases his genuine side. Once Edward takes sick, William expects him to finally unleash the honest interior, which has been veiled his whole life. Edward either does not pay attention to William trying to get to know more about him or just does not care. Edward’s response for each revealing question is ignored with another story.
During this time period the aspect of family was also quickly evolving. Also, like many boys, Appo was focused on the present and instant gratification. During this subculture, saving and preparation were not in the picture. On the streets, the boys would do what they had to survive day by day, but never truly worked hard for what they got. During the traditional society,
Enrique’s reuniting with Lourdes is a painful and wrenching adjustment process, and it takes years for them to reach a comfortable relationship with one another (though the wounds of their separation never heal). The story of Lourdes’ daughter Belky provides some hope that Lourdes’ efforts were not in vain: Belky finished school and has good prospects in Honduras. Enrique faces his own version of Lourdes’ struggle, as he learns that the girlfriend he left behind when he went to find his mother was pregnant with their daughter, and he must decide whether to try and save enough to go back or to bring them both
You would think because he missed his son’s birth, he would try to make up for it and be a great father. But he was never around to raise his son and do fatherly things with William, like teach him valuable life lessons and such. As an adult, William tried to let his father know that their relationship wasn’t steady because William only knew so much about his father, and the rest were fabrications. All he wanted to know was the truth, and Edward kept telling tall tales. This only caused the deteriorating relationship between father and son to
He has a son that helps him, daughters that help around the house and a very old-fashioned wife that disapproves of many things that make him happy. The father works to his fullest day after day, but throughout the story he does many things that shows that he wishes he lived a different life. He is chained down to the harbor and feels that there is no escape to live how he wants and that his life is set for him as well. Both, The Misfit and the father, struggle to live their lives the way they think they have to. Even though they have many chances to release the chains that hold them down they experience psychological pressures that trick them into say “yes” to their current lifestyle.
Eric is the new kid in his Long Island town. After living in Ohio for all of his life his mother decided that him and his brother will go live in Long Island B/c of family issues. Eric's father had a “mental” problem, as his mom stated, and couldn't control him self from yelling and beating on his mother. After months and months Eric's mother decided that it would be best if they move away for awhile and get a fresh new start at a new life. Eric was playing basketball when he meets Griffin and his posse of hangers-on right before school begins he can tell they are a little different.