The Great Gatsby

In life we often find ourselves not finishing certain tasks in life that are our only hopes and dreams. We base our life on them for a period of time and get so caught up we don’t realize why and where were going. In The Great Gatsby and The Scarlett Letter the image and scene in the text shows how the central death makes it possible to release the lives of the people left behind. We find ourselves left behind with other peoples problems and with the tragic event of them dyeing we are set free of our problems that lingered with them.
In the Scarlett Letter, the Scarlett letter A on her chest constantly reminds Hester, that she has sinned. Throughout the book the problems she faces everyday never go away and make it harder on her daughter pearl. The Letter A symbolizes outlaw and shame and that touches upon how Pearl lives. Pearl has an idea that all woman wear the letter A’s and fears she might wear one to, “Mother,” said little Pearl, “the sunshine does not love you. It runs away and hides itself, because it is afraid of something on your bosom … it will not flee from me, for I wear nothing on my bosom yet!” “Nor ever will, my child, I hope,” said Hester. “And why not, mother?” asked Pearl, stopping short …   “Will it not come of its own accord, when I am a woman grown?” (161). This quote shows that Pearl is being trapped by Hester’s sins and reconciliation. She feels like she is involved and needs something to let her free. She continually fears that the letter A will to follow her into her past.
In the Great Gatsby, there is a want for love that does not remain. This unfortunately is not viewed and seen by the person that wants what they cannot have, and bases there life on it. Gatsby has an image that his heart is set on. He has a destination that we know he can never reach but in his reality he will always try harder. His love for daisy is so strong and powerful that he often gets caught up and does not notice the people struggling around him. Nick is...