He believes he can regain Daisy. Although he has the wealth that can match with the leisured class, he does not have their manners. His tragedy lies in his possession of a naive sense. Nick, the novel’s narrator, considers that his greatness lies in the talent for self-invention, the ability to transform his dreams into reality, and his persistent love. His life is dedicated to the recovery and renewal of an early love with Daisy, whose “voice is full of money.”(Fitzgerald, 2001: 11) He believes in Daisy and manages to protect her.
Candy has pledged his savings to the project of the dream ranch, and cannot let go of his one remaining hope of a pleasant old age when Crooks says it will never happen. When Candy fools himself, saying ‘You god-damn right we’re gonna do it’, we realize just how pathetic and vulnerable he is. It is very hard not to feel pity for him at this point. Overall, therefore, there are many characters in the book towards whom we feel sympathetic, and there are many who are also pathetic: generally the two things go together, but Curley is perhaps the exception who proves the
Given Amir’s previous actions, it seems that this would be the day he remembers; the day he finally makes his father proud. The wonderful memory is marred when he does not defend Hassan. Instead of being the happiest day in his juvenile existence, it becomes the pivotal moment when his naïve reality begins to unravel. This part of the novel shows us that no matter what Amir wants to believe, Hassan is a more prevalent and joyful part of his life than his own
The American Dream “the widespread belief that, by hard work and individual enterprise, even the most poor and lowly Americans can achieve economic success, a better way of life and enhanced social status in a land of immense opportunity (Watts).” Ragged Dick is really about rising from rags to respectable not rags to riches. I view that Dick is an exceptional character showing that true grit to get what he wants even if its almost out of reach, which shows “The American dream” is something you have to work for. Dick has all the qualities of someone who could achieve his goals with hard work. Dick is a young man who has lived on his own for years, meeting Mr. Whitney changed how Dick viewed people and life. How could a man Dick did not even
He is successful because he is the only one who can confront reality and see through the rose colored glasses. Everyone else had a false sense of reality and could not see or admit the truth. Biff, on the other hand, is comfortable with the fact that he is just an average man, something Willy, was never able to accept. Another reason Biff is successful is because he chases his dreams and what he enjoys doing in life. Biff knew that the life of a salesman was not his own dream but his father’s dream for him.
In the novel, Gatsby’s ambition represent the American Dream. He believes that despite having a lack of education, he can succeed in life on the basis of his hard work and money. The source of his money is unclear though, as Tom Buchunan suggests that he runs an illegal underground business and Gatsby is a bootlegger. Gatsby spends his life blindly by dreaming of winning over the woman he always loved and always depended on his money to achieve his goal. This can be seen in a dialogue with Nick Carroway: “‘Can’t repeat the past?’ he cried incredulously.
America still provides access to the American Dream, to the “tired, poor, and the huddled masses.” I believe that it is possible for anyone to achieve the American dream. However it will not happen over night. Just like anything good it will come with time. Nobody is just going to wake up and have the ideal American Dream of whatever it is there are in in search for. The American Dream is true you just have to stick it out and work our way up.
How come no one ever has the urge to stand up for them, to claim for what they deserve? Hank suggests that these humble men, “these poor ostensible freemen” (92), they have no idea what freedom really means. They’ve never experienced such freedom comparable to what Hank did in the modern world. In their naive and narrow mind, they believe the ways things are now are the ways they should be. When Hank mentioning the voting system to them in the modern world, they all seems to be confused.
Happy has lived in the shadow of Biff his whole life, he feels that to get the attention he deserves he must strive to be more successful than his brother. When Willy was talking about Biff, Happy kept hinting that he was losing weight, but Willy seems to ignore him. “He is a marked-down version of his father, with not even a grand dream to cover his grossness. His only redeeming aspect is an easy-going fondness for his family” (Koon pg.37). Happy shows
But In 1987 gay marriage was not being thought of, there was no place in America where homosexuals could marry, this gave Jerry more ease in being adamantly opposed to this AIDS positive homosexual who moved home to die. Jerry’s views on the subject where imbedded in him from his upbringing, but that does not make them right. Jerry’s views are an excellent example of home grown