If you come across as too wonderful, too faultless, simply perfect, people will resent you and view you with suspicion. Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston. His father, Josiah Franklin, a tallow chandler by trade, had 17 children; Benjamin was the 15th child and the 10th son. The Franklin family was very careful in their spending and diffident in their behavior, like most New Englanders at the time. Benjamin Franklin did not attend school for long; soon he was taken from grammar school and would later become an apprentice to his older brother.
In the book it states, “I suppose he’d had the name ready for a long time, even then… 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” (Fitzgerald 104). Therefore, this supports how Gatsby had already planned his change of identity since a young boy in which at the end it became true. In addition, since a child Gatsby has been an illusionist of being somebody important. An article from “The New York Times” by Adam Cohen Clarifies, “Gatsby decided at an early age precisely who he wanted to be. He dropped his father's clunky, foreign-sounding name, Gatz, in favor of Gatsby, and James for the swankier Jay” (Cohen).
The only thing is his father, Moses, still looks at him like he is a boy. Everything Adam does Moses corrects him on or says something negative to discourage him. At one point in the movie Adam doesn’t even think his dad loves him, but later we find out Moses just didn’t know how to tell him he did. When the war started Adam went to enlist and his dad let him. This was his first real step to manhood.
As well as signs of hope for Biff, "I'll get him a job selling. He'll be big in no time" (16). These quotes show Willy's confusion towards Biff and how he feels towards him as a son. Later on in the play, Miller shows how the relationship deepens into full darkness when a flashback occurs in Willy's mind. This is where the audience finds out about Willy not only betraying Linda, but Biff as well, "You fake!
Chapter 1 Nick Carraway, the narrator, begins his story by recalling the words of his father, "Whenever you feel like criticizing any one...just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." Chapter 1, pg. 1. From an early age Nick was raised not to judge others since they may not have been as fortunate as he. Living in the East had changed this philosophy, and Nick returned home again to the Midwest with a set of defined ideals rather than accepting just any group of people for friends.
The failure in him gaining this wealth is that it is through criminal activity. We are given hints to this throughout the novel “Who are you, anyhow?” broke out Tom. “You’re one of that bunch that hangs around with Meyer Wolfshiem—that much I happen to know. I’ve made a little investigation into your affairs—and I’ll carry it further tomorrow.” This is where Tom accuses him of his criminal behaviour. This shows how obvious it is that Gatsby has criminal connections and affairs.
The American Dream all the characters are chasing is ruined by reality of life. Gatsby dream involves him falling in love with Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby feared that Daisy did not wait for him because he was not rich. That’s why Gatsby did crime to get rich. Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan.
She was right across the bay with her husband and Gatsby had no connection with her. All he could do was stare across the bay with his wishful, love-struck eyes at the green light located at the end of her dock. To Gatsby, that light “seemed as
The plan sounds good at first, but when the slightest mistake happens the plan ends in devastation. I think the Friar acts foolishly because, firstly, he is the one who marries Romeo and Juliet. Since Romeo and Juliet are two children who were married at a young age, it made them unable to make considered decisions. Friar Lawrence's other foolish action is giving Juliet a potion that will put her into a death-like sleep "Take thou this vial, being then in bed, And this distilling liquor drink thou off," He does send a message to Romeo, but it dosnt reach Romeo. The Friar helps Juliet fake her death and fool her parents.
To prove Daisy’s reasoning fro marrying Tom, she explained, “’Rich girls don’t marry poor boys’” (Fitzgerald, 9). Daisy would reel Gatsby in and then push him away and keep reeling him in and pushing him away. Daisy “played” Gatsby just to make Tom jealous. Daisy had to prove to Tom that if he does not want her, than some other guy will. Jay Gatsby explains how he feels by saying, They were careless people, Tom and Daisy-they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that they had made (Fitzgerald, 166).