Analysis Of George Arnold 's ' The Great Gatsby ' Essay

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Quote-”I wanted to run faster than the speed of sound, but nobody, no matter how much pain they’re in, can run that fast. So I heard the boom of my father’s rifle when he shot my bestfriend.” Page 14, Chapter 2
Arnold doesn’t come across much hope in the reservation, between his differences and the hopelessness shared between everyone. Arnold’s dog was his one of the only ounces of hope in his life. When his dad went to shoot the dog, it was like taking away a part of Arnold, but Arnold believed if he ran fast enough he could make the truth go away. I was saddened to hear that they could not afford a vet trip and had to put the dog down.

Quote-”I am zero on the rez. And if you subtract zero from zero, you still have zero. So what’s the point of subtracting when the answer is always the same?” Page 16 Chapter 3
Arnold is left devastated and depressed after his dog’s passing, Arnold feels like he has no one. Arnold’s dog was his only true best friend, losing him left Arnold with no one, he was closer to the dog than Rowdy. I am shocked to learn of Arnold’s thoughts, I did not think he would think react this way towards the loss. I do not believe Arnold will commit suicide, the quote hints toward him thinking about it, but then Arnold comes to realize that solves nothing.

Quote- “Where is hope?" I asked. "Who has hope?"
"Son," Mr. P said. "You 're going to find more and more hope the farther and farther you walk away from this sad, sad, sad reservation." Page 43, Chapter 5.…

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