The Valley Of The Ashes

John Steinbeck Development and Portrayal of His Characters
John Steinbeck Development and Portrayal of His Characters
John Steinbeck: Development and Portrayal of His Characters And George raised the gun and steadied it, and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie's head. The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger. The crash of the shot rolled up the hills and rolled down again. Lennie jarred, and then settled slowly forward to the sand and he lay without quivering. George shivered and looked at the gun and then he threw it from him, back up on the b
On Earth as it is in Hell
On Earth as it is in Hell
On Earth as it is in Hell Many times we hear of society’s affect on people; society influencing the way people think and act. Hardly mentioned is the reverse: peoples’ actions and lifestyles affecting society as a whole and how it is characterized. Thus, society is a reflection of its inhabitants and in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, it is a wasteland described as the valley of ashes. Since the characters of this novel make up this wasteland, aren’t they the waste? Symbolically, thi
Title The Contenders For the presidential election of 1856 the Democra
Title The Contenders For the presidential election of 1856 the Democra
Title: The Contenders For the presidential election of 1856, the Democrats nominated James Buchanan and John Breckenridge, the newly formed Republican party nominated John Fremont and William Drayton, the American [or Know-Nothing] party nominated former president Millard Fillmore and Andrew Donelson, and the Abolition Party nominated Gerrit Smith and Samuel McFarland. Buchanan started his political career as a state representative in Pennsylvania, was elected to the U.S. House of Representative
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby Halfway between West Egg and New York City sprawls a desolate plain, a gray valley where New York’s ashes are dumped. The men who live here work at shoveling up the ashes. Overhead, two huge, blue, spectaclerimmed 1. eyes—the last vestige of an advertising gimmick by a longvanished eye doctor—stare down from an enormous sign. These unblinking eyes, the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg, watch over everything that happens in the valley of ashes. The commuter train that runs betwee
Various Color Motifs of Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby
Various Color Motifs of Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby
Various Color Motifs of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Throughout the novel, The Great Gatsby, numerous motifs are used to establish and bring to the reader the author’s ideas and meaning. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses one of these motifs in his use of color throughout the book. Several of these colors, green, white, rose, gray, and cream, are used frequently and for the primary purpose of identifying and attaching significance to characters. The green light appears early in the story as the light acr
The Great Gatsby is based on a man named Jay Gatsby and his idealistic
The Great Gatsby is based on a man named Jay Gatsby and his idealistic
The Great Gatsby is based on a man named Jay Gatsby and his idealistic infatuation to a girl named Daisy that he met while he was young. Gatsby was not of a wealthy family and therefore Daisy would not marry him. Gatsby devoted his life to getting what he needed to win Daisy. After the war Gatsby became a bootlegger to attain what he needed to win Daisy. In the Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses various colors, objects, and gestures as symbols to portray the lack of moral and spiritual valu
In The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald uses symbolism in many ways He
In The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald uses symbolism in many ways He
In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses symbolism in many ways. He uses symbols as devices for characterization, for setting and for criticism of the American culture. Fitzgerald used his symbols in an effective way that was functional in the novel. Daisy Buchanan is the personification of the American woman of her class. Daisy is beautiful, enchanting and seemingly interesting, but as the story progresses, you find that all she is and has is her money. Daisy's money serves as a buffer be
In order of importance
In order of importance
In order of importance Nick Carraway: Nick Carraway is the narrator of this story. As you can see on the first page Nick holds himself in higher esteem than the other characters in the novel. Even though Nick is the narrator he should not be completely trusted. On the first page he boasts about how he doesn't judge people yet throughout the story he's judging people. The only person who he envies though is Gatsby. On [page 2] Nick says about Gatsby, He has an extraordinary gift for hope, a rom
Celestial Eyes -- from Metamorphosis to Masterpiece
Celestial Eyes -- from Metamorphosis to Masterpiece
Celestial Eyes -- from Metamorphosis to Masterpiece by Charles Scribner III 1. Francis Cugat's jacket for The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition Facsimile published by Collectors Reprints, Inc., New York, 1988. In my 1990 F. Scott Fitzgerald seminar at the University of South Carolina, I discussed the thematic connections between The Great Gatsby and its original dust jacket, mentioning the mystery of Francis Cugat (or F. Coradal-Cugat). Little is known about t
LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION Little was known about western America when
LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION Little was known about western America when
LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION. Little was known about western America when the Lewis and Clark Expedition set out in 1804. Twelve years earlier Captain Robert Gray, an American navigator, had sailed up the mouth of the great river he named the Columbia. Traders and trappers reported that the source of the Missouri River was in the mountains in the Far West. No one, however, had yet blazed an overland trail. President Thomas Jefferson was interested in knowing more about the country west of the Mis
Many times we hear of societys affect on people society influencing th
Many times we hear of societys affect on people society influencing th
Many times we hear of society’s affect on people; society influencing the way people think and act. Hardly mentioned is the reverse: peoples actions and lifestyles affecting society as a whole and how it is characterized. Thus, society is a reflection of its inhabitants and in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, it is described as a wasteland. Since the characters of this novel make up this wasteland, aren’t they what make up the waste? Symbolically, this waste represents the moral defici
It has been said that the Mongols were the most cruel and barbaric of
It has been said that the Mongols were the most cruel and barbaric of
It has been said that the Mongols were the most cruel and barbaric of the peoples that have roamed this earth. My research paper is on the greatest of the Mongols, Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan was, even in the lightest sense, a military genius. Genghis Khan almost conquered the world. He instilled in humankind a fear that lasted for ages. But what drove him to do it? Was it by chance? This paper will explain how the general's childhood molded the man into the best war general of the known world. T
The United States of America
The United States of America
The United States of America The United States of America is usually referred to as the United States or America. It is a federal republic on the continent of North America, which has 50 states. The U.S. includes Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Virgin Islands as territories. America is bordered by Canada, the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, and the Pacific Ocean. In America the basic unit of currency is the United States dollar. The U.S. decimal currency consists of paper
Ancient Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian Egyptian creation stories tell of several variations of how the world was composed. According to one variation, the ocean was the only thing in existence. Then the sun, Ra, came out of an egg (or a flower in some versions) that appeared on the surface of the water. Ra created four children. They were the gods Shu and Geb and the goddesses Tefnut and Nut. Shu and Tefnut became the air, who stood on Geb, the earth, and held up Nut, who became the sky. Ra ruled over all. It was not
The Contenders
The Contenders
The Contenders For the presidential election of 1856, the Democrats nominated James Buchanan and John Breckenridge, the newly formed Republican party nominated John Fremont and William Drayton, the American [or Know-Nothing] party nominated former president Millard Fillmore and Andrew Donelson, and the Abolition Party nominated Gerrit Smith and Samuel McFarland. Buchanan started his political career as a state representative in Pennsylvania, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 18
Company Insights on BP
Company Insights on BP
Company Insights on BP On August 30, we all chose 5 stocks to evaluate before purchasing. At this time I chose BP AMOCO, Microsoft, Western Digital, Toys-R-Us, and Fortune Financial Incorporated. After a few weeks of tracking these stocks, I chose to keep BP AMOCO, Microsoft, and Western Digital, because the stocks were relatively stable and most of them were on the rise at this time. As you are aware, we were given $30,000.00 to invest in our three chosen stocks, which breaks down to $10,000.00
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby “The Great Gatsby” The Defunct American Dream The roaring twenties were a time of prosperity, parties, gangsters, jazz, speakeasies, and scientific inventions. Since the conception of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Great Gatsby” have we really changed as a nation? Why yes we say, we have sent a man to the moon, improved air travel and education, we nearly perfected nuclear energy, and computers now do the work of a thousand men. Today, many things are different aesthetically, but our be