Critical Lens: "With Every Wish" Sampes

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The Great Gatsby, FitzgeraldDate:
Critical Lens #1: “With Every Wish” SamplesPeriod:

Sample #1: Level 3 - LOW Level 3.
Someone once said, “With every wish there comes a curse.” This means that whenever something good happens, something bad can or will happen. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and in “With Every Wish” by Bruce Springsteen, both stories prove the statement correct.

In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby was in love with Daisy and tried everything for her to love him. He finally got rich and Daisy liked him. He got his wish. But with every wish comes a curse. Yes she loved him back, but was married and also truly loved Tom. So although Gatsby seemingly got his wish, in reality the curse was her love for Gatsby would not last for ever.

In the poem “With Every Wish” there are examples to prove the critical lens. “Ole catfish in the lake we called him Big Jim, my only wish was to get my line in him…Jim took the pole and threw me right over the side.” Bobby’s wish was to get big Jim on his line, he got his wish but it came with a curse throwing him in the water. He also says “I fell in love with beautiful Doreen…I courted her and made her mine, but I grew jealous when ever another man walked down the line.” His wish was to be with Doreen and he got his wish, but the curse is every time he saw another guy near her he got jealous.

“With every wish there comes a curse.” In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and in “With Every Wish” by Bruce Springsteen both stories show evidence that proves the statement true.

Sample #2: Level 4 - BASIC/LOW Level 4.
Bruce Springsteen said, “With every wish there comes a curse.” This means that with every persons dream there is always something negative that follows. With every dream somebody has there is a price to pay, which usually happens to be a negative price. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and in “With Every Wish” by Bruce...
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