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The Great Gatsby

By NanaM16 Feb 24, 2014 456 Words
Throughout works of literature, when a person has to deal with external pressures, forces beyond his or her control, either his true character is revealed, or what already comprises his personality is magnified. In the novel the Great Gatsby, the character Jay Gatsby is defined and clarified by the way that he faces external forces. Gatsby’s goal was to get Daisy at all cost, so he did everything to do so and this corrupted him.

A lot of people seen Gatsby as a mysterious wealthy guy that they just attend his parties. But when Gatsby was faced with the problem that Daisy might not have loved him. Or she onced loved another man, a lot was revealed about Gatsby. It was shown that Gatsby was just another normal guy but because of love he became corrupt and did things one was not suppose to. He became a loner became he had to be able to achieve the goal of getting Daisy.

It was later revealed that Gatsby was a gentle soul. He was someone that will accept blame for someone he loves. It was revealed that Daisy killed Myrtle but Gatsby was willing to accept the blame and he died for that. At the beginning of the story, one will think or assume that Gatsby was just another rich corrupt guy who had no use for his money. But after he was faced with the denial of love and the thought that her one true love might have loved another man.

January 21, 2014
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The following two poems, Mary Wroth’s Sonnet 64 from Pamphilia to Amphilanthus and “I...and Your Eyes by Etheridge Knight have certain similarities and differences. One major difference in both poems is the point of view. In the Sonnet 64 from Pamphilia to Amphilanthus is written in the third person point of view. So the poet makes statement like “but if he play”. The use of the pronoun he and his indicates a third person point of view. In the poem, “I...and Your Eyes”, the poet uses first person point of view. The poet states that, “If I could hold your hillside”. The use of I indicates the first person point of view.One major similarity of both poems is the symbolism of eyes. In both poems, the use of eyes is very repetitive. In the first poem he states, “wanting eyes” and is also states, “instead of eyes”. In the second poem, the poem repeats the line “And I and your eyes”. So this both poems show that eyes symbolizes self reflection and a want for something. Another similarity is the structure of both poems. Both poems have three stanzas, with 4 lines in the first stanza and five after words.

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