Willow’s Symbolic Connection Breakfast at Sally’s by Richard LeMieux brings attention to the fact that anything in this world can happen, and especially to those who least expect it. Richard strikes us as a once successful businessman with an amazing family, and brilliant future. His businessmen-like lifestyle was portrayed through his family relations along with his luxurious assets such as: his beachfront property, luxury cars, and many boats. These possessions defined Richard in a much closed minded sense The completely new transition of homelessness will broaden Richard’s peripheral views of the hidden images of the homeless community of Bremerton, Washington. In this environment Richard loses everything from his family to his entire finances.
Gatsby’s guests admire his Rolls – Royce, his marble swimming pool, his station-wagon and his “corps of caterers” the alliteration of this emphasizes how many caterers Gatsby has. The description of what Gatsby has prepared for the parties he holds shows conspicuous consumption. The repetition of the different types of alcohol Gatsby serves to his guests’ echoes that he is disobeying the law in order to have fun. Since prohibition had started in 1920 and The Great Gatsby was published in 1925 it had been going on for 5 years. “Most of his female guests were too young to know one from another.” This shows that he liked to have young women at his parties and that prohibition had been enforced for a long time.
This allows him to remark on the extravagance of the Jazz Age without removing himself from it, giving a more immersive experience for the reader, whilst altering the perspective in order to fit what Fitzergerald wants us to think. This unusual way of narrating- both attached and separated from events- is probably a reflection of Fitzergerald’s personal life, one of writing books and attending parties with his wife, both fascinated and repulsed by everything going on around him. This influences the way Nick is presented in the novel, and how the people & places around him are too- as a retrospective writer, Nick is able to screen his words, essentially making the reader biased towards his opinion. At the beginning of Chapter one, Nick introduces himself by saying that he tries to live by a piece of advice that his father gave to him in his “younger and more vulnerable years” (implying that he now lives a cynical, wearier life). The advice his father gives him- “’Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had’” – directly informs the reader that whilst the Carraway’s are privileged, or at least consider themselves to be, they also see themselves as moral people, people that don’t judge others for things that aren’t
Or else, Nick would have continued drinking. As he is drinking, Nick comments, “After eight o’clock, the apartment was full of cheerful sun.” Drinking among his new friends, he becomes happy because those around are joyful. Drinking alcohol in Gatsby was a form of rebelling against the prohibition act. The prohibition act was the U.S government’s attempt to ban the sell and use of alcohol. However, the effects of the Prohibition were
Following on from this Nick highlights that he will not judge a person before he has the chance to learn more about the individual. Although hypocritically passes judgement in the same paragraph as he describes the veterans as ‘bores’, by doing this Nick caraway starts to form an unreliable but considerate narrator as he tries to prove to the reader that he doesn’t pass judgements but as the readers are able to see through him, he gives off a prejudiced outlook. In Addition, setting is a huge importance in chapter 1 as the readers are able to learn a background reflection of Nick. Nick talks about the Middle Western city as being old fashioned, dull and tedious as he is unable to reach his American dream. Nick describes the Middle West as the ‘warm centre of the world’ the adjective ‘warm’ depicts that the Midwest is too comfortable for him and that he will be unable to pursue his American dream.
In addition the idea of having a very strong alcohol addiction, or an addiction of any kind, was not often related to the educated middle class, but more often with the working class who were more often battling financial issues or depression. Due to these assumptions from the audience, when the two ideas are brought together it creates an element of comedy, used by Russell to hide a potentially serious alcohol addiction with laughter. In addition Frank is leading the audience on with the mention of Dickens, suggesting he is about to show off knowledge about a famous writer, only to find out he was talking about something as mediocre as a hiding place for his drink. The telephone is used as a prop in act 1 scene 1 to create comedic value as it is able to alarm Frank, who the audience would expect to be calm and authoritative. ‘The phone rings, startling him slightly.
One by one the strangers respond with similar tales of royalty that has been stolen by war, some form of imprisonment, and sometimes allowed to travel (hence they have all “come to pass the carnival season in Venice” (Voltaire 65)). Despite the great losses of the former kings, sultans, emperors, etc. they are all still in a better class of living than Candide who cannot prove his nobility with only seventy-one quarterings (Voltaire 1). After the various stories had been heard and Candide gave King Theodore “a diamond worth two thousand sequins” (Voltaire 65) whereas the first five nobles had given him only twenty sequins. Astonished at Candide's item of such valued wealth and willingness to give it away, the five kings ask “Who in the world...is this private citizen to give a hundred times as much as any of us, and who actually gives it?” (Voltaire 65).
Jim Frazer: A worker for Dearborn Mutual Life Insurance Company, Jim is the unlucky one to deliver the check to Dr. Gregg and become one of his target. He is also unlucky enough to run into his fiancé after leaving the little Cairo exhibit where a belly dancer was attracting a crowd. Not the brightest of men but truthfully loves his fiancé Crystal. Crystal: The fiancé of Jim Frazer, Crystal is a young up and coming reporter for one of the top newspapers in Chicago. Impressive cunning and curiosity are two traits that make Crystal such a good reporter.
This random party is another way in which Fitzgerald tells the story. All these rich characters go from one social event to another, and by emphasising this, those characters lose credibility and makes them look shallow. This therefore gains more respect from the reader towards Nick and as its being told as if he is the author allows him to get his point looked at and accepted. Although the title of the book is ‘The Great Gatsby’ we only see two real moments of Nick talking about him in the
In conversation with Winterbourne, she points out that she has a great deal of being in company is social gatherings ("society") in America, yet among the English tourist, she causes herself to be ostracized. Daisy is unembarrassed when in public with Winterbourne or her Italian cavaliers. She has what Winterbourne thought of as a "habitual sense of freedom," and required "a little fuss of attention" from her admirers. She has enjoyed the company of many gentlemen in New York about which she easily brags but she does not intend to be more than a flirt. Daisy acts