All the crown's jewels wouldn't please Gatsby, because he couldn't have the one thing he couldn't buy; true love. She needed money and the only thing that she could do after she lost her teaching job was to be a prostitute. Stanley and His Friends Another structured, routine aspect of Stanley's life is the time he spends with his male friends. He has a wife, Stella, and a Job that supports his family. Not to mention, he feels that his wife is looking down on him.
Blanche has been fired from her job as a school teacher for sleeping with a student. Another example of the impossible acceptance to a higher social class is Gatsby himself. Because she had no real friends. She tries to gain a man, but Williams shows us she treats them more like toys, to discard at her leisure. This Job allows Stanley to be successful and to provide his wife and unborn child with the wings that they need. Introduction In this seminar paper I am going to work out the perception of the idea of the American Dream in the two plays A Streetcar Named Desire from 1947 by Tennessee Williams and Death of a Salesman, written in 1949 by Arthur Miller.
He comes into conflict with Blanched during her visit because he believes she is telling Stella lies. The American Dream says that everyone in America has the same likelihood to succeed in life. He resided on the West Egg, and wasn't accepted by the aristocracy. From Gale Virtual Reference Library. She worked so hard to save her family, and is alienated by Stella, the one relative that she had left. Also a Holy Grail is something that was meant benefit the society as well as yourself but Gatsby's Holy Grail is selfish and only about benefiting himself, This also the case with Blanche; whose holy grail is to leave behind her past and find someone that she can spend her life with, this also like Gatsby is a Selfish holy grail.
Blanche DuBois journeys her pilgrimage… In the novel The Great Gatsby and the play A Streetcar Named Desire the main characters James Gatsby and Blanche Dubois have a lengthy search for love. Daisy can be portrayed as just another aspect of Gatsby's dream. The early settlers who came from England in the early 17th century to escape religious persecution shared the wish to purify their church in order to make it appealing to God and to worship him adequately. Although Gatsby and Blanche devote a lot of their lives to finding… The American Dream became an unattainable fantasy for Jay Gatsby. She also was depressed that she had to take care of her dying family at Belle-Reve. Furthermore, American society is of the same diverseness. Illusion and fantasy dominate The Great Gatsby by F.
Based on her inability to control her desires, Blanche is to blame. Streetcar Named Desire is very much about both Blanche and Stanley, and Being American and America. Success needs to be shown. Stanley Is concerned with the Napoleonic code. Dubois, social status, etiquette, and appearance are important.
In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald expresses that money is the center of many characters ' lives by the constant battle…. Williams has displayed his character construction skills and is seen clearly, as he has constructed Blanche to take on a role that I disapprove of, which is evident in her disrespectful attitude, and is seen by the use of her actions and dialogue. For example we see Gatsby living in this huge mansion by himself , he doesn't have any real friends or anyone that loves him, he feels deprived of love and he begins to feel isolated and lonely within his own home. This is not the case in the two works studied, where money is not the measure of happiness, and the ones with money are never satisfied with themselves. Stella, who is pregnant, stays at home.
The concept of illusion or fantasy vs. It was Old money versus New money. She depends on the kindness of strangers. Blanche doesn't respect him as the head of the house, and she's trying to turn his wife against him. Nonetheless, success in business and affluence yet take up the most part of the modern American Dream. They both fail to accept the reality in which they live and both end up in tragedy, with Blanche being committed and Willy taking his own life with no end gain.
In order to understand that both characters of the plays failed to achieve the American Dream, one has to understand that the American Dream is whatever the individual chooses the dream to be; however, despite the differences of dreams, the only way to acquire such an elusive success is to work hard and strive harder. This is a vivid expression of his unconscious desire to repress the truth. He is widely considered the greatest Southern playwright and one of the greatest playwrights in the history of American drama. She didn't believe her sister. Besides unveiling her true age and shattering her illusion light symbolises the truth and judgement, things that Blanche would try desperately to avoid until the moment of stanely over turns her life. The promises of independence and freedom led the newcomers to believe that they could become rich quickly.
In this striving for wealth in terms of money it should not matter what religion or ethnic group a person belonged to. Music is used to represent Gatsby as a victim of his own dream. Despite the fact that his wealth was not earned truthfully, he was still viewed highly through Gatsby's eyes. Another example of hard work not paying off is in the character of Blanche. It promised the citizens of America the potential of unlimited advancements regardless of their backgrounds or financial state; in other words it promised a better life. It simply means to be wealthy and thereby be wealthy enough to show it. The American Dream is idealized by millions of people.
He thought that a rich person actually wanted to deal with him, rather than use him for gas. He was a hard-working man, but because of his bad temper, he couldn't be successful. She ends up at her sister, Stella's, home, lonely and full of lies. His Dream is being a pure American. Whereas Stella and Stanley represent happy people without money, Tom, Blanche and Gatsby are unsatisfied with money.