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Before He Cheats- Carrie Underwood... Daisy

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I feel like the song Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood does a great job of depicting Daisy, Tom's wife. Tom is cheating on her and I feel like something drastic could occur

with Daisy. Daisy seems very controlled with her emotions but could easily break out at any moment. Underwood’s song is about a girlfriend finding out that her boyfriend is cheating on her and how she gets back at him. A quote from the song is “So I dug my key in his pretty little supped up four wheel drive”. This shows Underwood’s temper while writing the song and could be a lot like Daisy’s current feelings about Tom. Daisy could simply snap and that point anything could happen. Right now, Daisy has found out about Tom, who is cheating and Daisy is getting even by beginning a relationship with Jay Gatsby, who is a past lover. Jay Gatsby is not helping the mental instability of the people in the book because he is knowingly pushing Daisy towards a relationship with himself which he knows Tom would not take lightly. Right now the only thing I can be assured of in this book is that anything can happen and that is really what is the song is like too.


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Ian Seal's comment, November 12, 2012 6:07 PM
I like the way this is written, it shows the true nature that the book can have. It shows all the drama that the relation between Daisy and Tom have, and how it shapes the story.
Ian Seal's comment, November 12, 2012 6:10 PM
I believe that this song depicts Daisy's emotions towards the relationship between Tom and her. Although it doesn't represent the actions that Daisy would have when it comes to dealing with Tom. She would never use force against Tom because she is scared to death of him. In the book she knows that Tom is cheating with Myrtyle, and she says "it can't be helped" so this song shows how Daisy feels about the relationship between her and Tom, but does not show how she would actually deal with it.
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Song comparison to Gatsby's character

I think the song everything I do I did it for you written by Bryan Adams represents Gatsby the best.  The song is about one mans love for a woman and he does everything for her.  It is from the viewpoint of a man, which is Gatsby, and is talking about how he would risk everything for a woman, which is Daisy.  In the song Bryan Adams sings, “Yeah, I would fight for you, I’d lie for you, walk the wire for you, yeah I’d die for you” represents Gatsby’s feelings for Daisy perfectly.  In the Great Gatsby, Gatsby fights for Daisy to try and get her to divorce from Tom lie for her because he takes the blame for Myrtle’s death.  Gatsby even risks his life to be with Daisy because he would literally do anything to have her.  Not only does this song represent the love between Gatsby and Daisy but Gatsby’s character.  In the song the man would do anything, and that represents Gatsby’s character because he is so compassionate and so determined.  In the book Gatsby would do anything to get Daisy to love him, he would do the impossible and try to control time and this shows his determination.  “All the time, all the way, yeah” is another passage from the song and it shows another part of Gatsby’s character.  It shows the part where Gatsby wants to much, it’s the part where it is not enough to get Daisy’s love but to make her say she never loved Tom.  This is where Gatsby’s character is too determined and too compassionate for everything, especially Daisy, which ends up being his demise.

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The American Dream

"While it is a quintessentially American aspiration, each of us has a unique vision of just what the American Dream is."  The definition of the American Dream is the ideals of freedom, equality, and traditionally held to be available to every American.  What the American Dream means to me is that the American Dream is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  The American Dream is a privilege and should not be given as a right.  To me the American Dream is an unwavering reward from the result of hard work; it is the backbone that drives America forward because everyone is trying to achieve their own right to their dream, whether it is shopping or whether it is traveling the world meeting new faces.  But, the American Dream shall not be a right that everyone will receive, and then it would not be called a dream only rather a process.  That is why everyone seeks the American Dream out because not everyone can get it.  That is why the American Dream relates to me and to everyone, because everyone can get it, but they just have to work for it.  If you seek the American Dream, can you work hard enough to make it possible?

 

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Joe O.'s comment, October 30, 2012 4:16 PM
This is a very well written blog! I agree that the American Dream isn't just given to us, but rather, has to be earned with hard work! Also, your definition of the American Dream is clear and precise! Lastly, good use of rhetorical question at the end of the blog.
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Sevierville woman dies from injuries in car crash, driver being charged

One woman died and two others were injured in a two-car accident near Sevierville on Oct. 20.

On October 20 earlier this year a woman was killed in a two-car accident near Sevierville.  I believe that this article is very similar to the accident in chapter 7 where Myrtle Wilson was killed in.  This article relates to Myrtle Wilson because she was chasing after Gatsby’s yellow car and was hit by Daisy, who was driving it.  Although Wilma D. Matthews was in a car she still died from injuries related to an accident.  Also in the article and in the book the person who caused the accident fled the scene.  Cale L. Faircloth later confessed to the accident that killed Matthews, Gatsby did not.  Although only Faircloth confessed to the accident that caused a female to die both he and Gatsby are receiving consequences for the actions they had.  Cale Faircloth is being punished by law for charges such as vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident.  Although the law did not punish Gatsby, he was punished.  Mr. Wilson murdered Gatsby because he believed he was cheating on him with Myrtle and to cover up the relationship Gatsby killed her.  Although these to stories about car accidents are not exactly similar they both deal with females dying and people leaving the scene of accidents.

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The 1920s

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The 1920's are best remembered for unprecedented affluence, an increase in the production of new consumer products, and a new, vibrant, and creative urban cultural scene. The 1920's otherwise known as the "Roaring Twenties" was all about having fun, the era could basically be called a decade long party. The fictional character Jay Gatsby, created by F. Scott Fitzgerald, represents the decade perfectly. The parties that Jay threw represented the 20s perfectly, with all the carelessness and the disregard of money, the dresses the women wore, and the music basically summed up the time period. Not only were the 20s about being reckless and having a party, they were also about change. It was the period after the war and the youth did not trust the old. The youth rebelled from the old, especially the young women, otherwise known as flappers. They were all about wearing skimpy clothes, and doing whatever they wanted like smoking in public and holding a man’s hand without a glove. These women aggravated the old, but also the new music called jazz also frustrated the generations before them. The jazz music was a staple in parties that Gatsby threw, and in the whole cultural shift the America was going threw. The unprecedented affluence that the 1920’s were know for came from the booming stock market and the increased production of consumer products. I feel that the Jazz Age has shaped the way our culture is today with the new music that can relate to jazz, and the carelessness of the youth that can relate to the flappers. But the way we treat money nowadays and the protection of it came from the mistakes economically that caused the stocks to crash in 1929 ending the roaring twenties. The 1920's shaped the entire cultural and economical viewpoints of America and was a decade of extreme fun.

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Zach Z.'s comment, October 30, 2012 9:51 PM
I like how you tied "The Great Gatsby" into this entry! I agree that the 1920's was just full new consumer products, innovation was everywhere. One the more notable innovations were shorter skirts which has still stood the test of time and the stock market crash, which I like how you noted upon! Along with the parties and recklessness, the 1920's really were about change, and that's not something I had thought about. Many of the big changes in society occured in the 1920's. An example would be music's lyrics began to get more and more racy. The mainstream music in the 1920's was the beginning where society's problems were showed in the form of popular music.
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Bulletin 43 over censored books in the USA

This is a website I found that had over 43 banned books.  These books were banned for reasons such as "dirty words", the book was "trash", or it had too much violence.  I believe that banning books is unreasonable because it is unconstitutional and it has an effect on the writer of the book, and the people who want to read the book.  To ban a book you need only a few people to petition and have a good reason to ban it from a school.  But those few people do not have the voice of the entire school.  So just if a few people decidet the book is smut, does the entire school?  This affects the writer because when their book is banned less people see it, and they potenitally could make less money.  Banning books from schools can have an affect on the community because if they feel like they have done the right thing more books will be banned, and the reader will have less options to choose from.  The banning of books in the United States is unconstitutional because it goes agaisnt the writer's freedom of speech.  It also goes against the freedom of the reader to read what they want.  So I do not believe in banning books because is dampens the choices the reader can have, and I feel that if someone was to ban a book in my school they are trying to control what I read, which I would strongly dissaprove of.  So that is why even in a few people feel the book is "trash" many others do not, and that is why it should not be banned.

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