Monday, April 20, 2015

The Human Stain

The book has been interesting so far yet confusing too.  I like how the story gives background information where The Great Gatsby did not. The author did a great job of setting the scene and time period right away when it talked about the Clinton affair/scandal. I think Coleman's story is similar to Clinton's story and I am interested to see which path the story will go down.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Chapter 2 Gatsby Blog Post

  The characters that we have met so far in the story have bad morals because they all care about being rich and having nice things.  The wealthier members of society are care-free and they feel like they can do what they want with no consequences.  Tom especially fits these descriptions of the typical rich character in the book.  None of the characters in the story remind me of anyone that I know.  Women are definitely portrayed in the story as inferior to the men. Although the women try to act confident and try to stick up for themselves and what they believe in, actions such as Tom breaking Myrtle's nose is a prime example of the degradation of women.