Characters Of Different Literatures All Share The Same Ideal

2090 Words Dec 22nd, 2014 9 Pages
Martinez Hannah
Garcia Michael
AML 2020
18 December 2014
The Three Common Men Three important characters of different literatures all share the same ideal. Jay Gatsby, Willy Loman and Holden Caulfield animate in the past and share the different ideas of society. Although Gatsby and Loman fail to achieve the self-realization and ideals of the real world, Caulfield wants to protect children and keep them from seeing the ugliness of the world. The Great Gatsby is told by Nick Carraway, who narrates what he sees when he moves by his cousin Daisy and Gatsby. Gatsby attempts an unachievable goal which is winning Daisy’s love back through money and power, even though Daisy is married to Tom. He desired to win her love by being prosperous, but he became wealthy by committing crimes. But what keeps him different, as Nick Carraway thinks, is that he is naive, self-importance, and passionate yet ludicrous. “Gatsby has "something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life" , and "an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person" , but Tom has a hard mouth and supercilious manner, two shining arrogant eyes, and a cruel body.” As compared to Tom, Daisy’s husband, Gatsby isn’t all that great of a person. He had one objective and did anything he could to reach that; Tom was naturally prosperous and got his way with no trouble. Jay Gatsby is stuck in the past of the time when him and Daisy were profoundly…
Open Document