Death And The Relief Of The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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As Thomas Harris once said, “when the fox hears the rabbit scream he comes a-runnin ', but not to help.” His quote relates back to the novels of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, and Macbeth written by Shakespeare, because in all of them, death and the assistance of death is common. The blood thirsty characters always “come a-runnin’” when death calls, and the murderers always seem to want more. Whether it’s guilt, revenge, or out of greed, the characters are never satisfied after they commit a murder. Death is a concept that comes up repeatedly making it a common motif. In most cases, death in each book is homicide, also referred to as murder. Sometimes death is self-inflicted within these novels. Because it comes up so often, the reader understands that everybody makes mistakes that impact human morals and reputation. Some might argue that death is not a principal motif in each novel because it does not have influence over human morals. However, death is the most important motif found throughout each book because it communicates the message that the morals of humans are destructive and careless, and that nobody can be trusted.
Violence and death is abundant in the novel A Tale of Two Cities as a result of the third estate trying to overthrow the wealthy first estate. Madame Defarge is one of the most determined characters that gets heavily involved in the violence. The story says “...the long-gathering rain of stabs and…

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