Tag Archive: Interpretation

Oranges to Black Hair: a Transition

Gary Soto presents two different versions of himself within the works “Oranges” and “Black Hair” and the difference between the two suggest a transition took place; the pieces create a timeline of Soto’s life and the shifting environment that surrounds him. As a person ages not only do they change themselves, their perception of the world and their responsibilities change. (more…)

The Zoo Society

Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story is about society fighting with itself. The two characters take on a personification of two different sides of society. While Peter, for the most part personifies society itself, Jerry offers an introspection of society through an outsider’s perception. Of course Jerry is biased in this way and may not allow the best introspection but that is his goal in forcing Peter to see himself in a different light. (more…)

Fantasies and Rebellion in The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald shows how strong the ideals and fantasies of men can be, and how these delusions make the women of the story adapt or rebel. Gatsby’s fantasy is by far the most evident and the strongest of them all. He spends the entirety of the novel idealizing one woman, Daisy, as his one and only goal in life. Without Daisy, Gatsby himself would be a hollow and empty character. “There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short his dreams—not through her own fault but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion” (103). And as such, he fantasizes so much about her that the idealism itself seems to be the driving force for Gatsby, not Daisy herself. If Gatsby were to finally be with Daisy he wouldn’t have his fantasy anymore and there is no way she could satisfy the dream he has constructed around just the idea of her. (more…)