Monday, January 6, 2020

Similarities Between Wuthering Heights And The Great Gatsby

Homes and Connections In school, we are taught that many of the facts we have on ancient civilizations come from assumptions based on each civilization’s different archaeological sites--Roman aqueducts tell us about how knowledgeable their engineers were, Egyptian pyramids reveal how wealthy the Pharaohs were, and the Chinese Terracotta Warriors explain how mighty the emperor was. We tend to think, however, this type of analysis is proprietary to historical sites and figures, but this logic also applies to fictional places and people--especially in Wuthering Heights and the Great Gatsby. Within the worlds of each novel, Heathcliff and Gatsby’s dominant personality traits are developed, not through their actions as some believe, but†¦show more content†¦Still, it’s clear that Gatsby doubts his strategy as he follows up the house visit with another exhibition of wealth, this time with shirts made of â€Å"sheer linen and thick silk... with monograms of Indian Blue† (Fitz gerald 92). At first, it would appear that Gatsby’s belief that his wealth can buy him love is ratified, as his different displays of wealth all illicit positive reactions from Daisy including crying because â€Å"[she’s] never seen such beautiful shirts before† and exclamations like â€Å"I adore it!† and â€Å"its beautiful!† (Fitzgerald 92, 93). Eventually, though, we see how their love doesn’t go much deeper than Gatsby’s wealth. From the beginning, Gatsby’s sole mission is to get Daisy through his mansion’s door so that she can fall in love with him. Yet when she finally does make it to his estate, â€Å"she [tumbles] short of his dreams--not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusions† (Fitzgerald 95). Gatsbys sentiments are summed up perfectly when he and Daisy are sitting on the couch together; â€Å"there was no light save... the gleaming floor† all coming from the â€Å"solitary lamp† Gatsby turned on. The solitary lamp barely illuminating the room is like Daisy barely living up to Gatsby’s unreasonable expectations. Daisy is nothing but what Gatsby made her to be: some fantastic person for whom he was willing to throw epicShow MoreRelatedA Comparison of the Ways in Which Fitzgerald and Bronte Present Their Heroes. (2742 Words)196 9 Words   |  8 PagesFitzgerald and Bronte present their heroes. (2742 words) In both Wuthering Heights and The Great Gatsby, the authors have put the central focus for the readers on the romantic heroes of the text. The romantic heroes in the two texts are Gatsby and Heathcliff. These two characters are both very similar and very different and the following is a comparison of how each of them is presented in the novels. One thing which both Gatsby and Heathcliff have in common is that they both have a mysteriousRead MoreEssay Prompts4057 Words   |  17 PagesFaustus Orlando Don Quixote A portrait of the Artist as a Young Man A Gesture Life Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Ghosts The Scarlet Letter Great Expectations Sister Carrie The Great Gatsby The Sound and Fury Gulliver’s Travels Sula Heart of Darkness The Sun Also Rises Invisible Man Their Eyes Were Watching God Joe Turner’s Come and Gone The Things They Carried King Lear The Turn of the

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