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Gatsby's Undying Love for Daisy in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - “The officer looked at Daisy while she was speaking, in a way that every young girl wants to be looked at some time…” (75) The Great Gatsby Love, love, love; the only thing everybody talks about. Every movie, every series, every story talks about how two people fall in love and live happily ever after. All stories get to the conclusion that the love the couple shared was unique and that the two lovers matched perfectly together. But what happens when two lovers do not belong to the same social class....   [tags: the great gatsby] 885 words
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The Great Gatsby is No Love Story - The Great Gatsby is No Love Story       Many argue that F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is an example of the "great American love story", but it is not. The Great Gatsby is not a tale about perfect love; it is a tale of love and lust corrupting individuals in their lives, and of an American dream that is never fulfilled. Throughout the story, we follow multiple relationships, but focus is on the single relationship between Gatsby and Daisy. This relationship, however, fails to fulfill many requirements that would make it a true love story, and thus, while some hardship is to be expected, this relationship encounters an excessive amount....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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The Great Gatsby and the Power of Love - The Great Gatsby and the Power of Love       "It was an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which is not likely I shall ever find again." (2). The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel that takes place in the Roaring 20's. It's about a man who changes everything he is for the inaccessible woman of his dreams. After losing her before the war because of his financial status, he finally tries to win her heart back through his newly attained money....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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Essay About Lost Love in The Great Gatsby - The Great Gatsby:  Lost Love                    The novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a tragic love story of lost love. Gatsby, the main character, based his love for Daisy on a young girl he met before going off to war. In their time apart, Gatsby strived  to build the American dream while Daisy enjoyed the riches by those who adored her. The character Daisy is described by Fitzgerald throughout the novel as flighty and shallow. It is their difference in character and devotion that sets them apart....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 749 words
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Buying Happiness and Love in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - Buying Happiness and Love in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby The American Dream is starting with nothing and through hard work and determination one can achieve millions of dollars and all the happiness one can handle. This may not be true, if that person tries to buy the past to regain the happiness he will never succeed and mostly likely end up very unhappy. A good example of this in fiction is F. Scott Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald criticizes the American dream in his novel, The Great Gatsby, by showing Jay Gatsby's tragic flaw, his belief that money can buy happiness and his love for Daisy....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 1639 words
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The American Dream of Love and The Great Gatsby - There is a special someone for everyone. Every man (or woman) hears this at least once in their life. They go through life searching for this special someone, sometimes destroying their own lives along the way. It can be a person 3000 miles away, or it can be the next door neighbor. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby has a second chance at the love of his life. As he stands next to the love of his life, Daisy Buchanan, the light across the lake that shines her house is now covered by the mist, sealing away his life’s darkness of being alone....   [tags: The American Dream]
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Nick's Love for the Gatsby in The Great Gatsby - ... He had loved Daisy from the moment they met, and from then on, dedicated his life to winning her back, after he had lost her when he went off to war. He weaved his endless love for her, into his vision of the american dream and decided form that moment on see that dream out in order to win Daisy back. In the 1920's many people were immigrating to America with the hopes of carrying out the american dream; although these hopes and wishes are usually lost in the immoral actions and quick buck ways of the wealthier americans; as seen with the Valley of Ashes....   [tags: american dream, wealth, perspective]
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Essay About Love in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - Twisted Love in The Great Gatsby     In the story The Great Gatsby, many of the characters seemed to express what seemed like love.  I tend to disagree with this.  Daisy, Tom, Gatsby, and Mertle all express fake love to their significant others, but didn’t actually feel true love.     Starting with Daisy, she married Tom because all that he had was money.  She was so aristocratic that she wouldn’t marry Gatsby while they were in love after the war.  All that Daisy seemed to care about was having so comfortable of a life that I believe she forgot what love was until Gatsby showed up again.  But this isn’t all true, Daisy was so impressed by Gatsby’s wealth that her greed once again...   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays] 549 words
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Essay About Love in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - Different Interpretations of Love in The Great Gatsby Almost every character in The Great Gatsby claimed to be in love with someone. While reading the novel, one may begin to question the authenticity of any of the characters feelings. Each character seems to interpret love in a completely different way. It makes one wonder if any of the characters have any idea of what love really is. A prime example of this unique observation is Tom. He seems to think love is more of a controlling, dominating feeling....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays] 719 words
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Forbidden Love in The Great Gatsby - Many people in the 1920s lived very extravagant lives. The time of the “Jazz Age” or the “Roaring 20s” where girls were flappers and the men were bootleggers. People loved to have fun and be carefree. However, alcohol dependence was becoming a problem and many started realizing that. Taking action to stop this was the hard part. Alcohol was corrupting the 1920s even though some did not recognize it. In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald displays the corruption during the 1902s through his main character, Jay Gatsby, and his illustration of prohibition....   [tags: Roaring 20's, Jazz Age, Literary Analysis]
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Love in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... While Gatsby and Daisy are walking, Gatsby sees these blocks on the sidewalk that lead up to a secret place above the trees. He feels that he can climb it and “suck on the pap of life” and “gulp down the incomparable milk of wonder.” What he is referring to when he thinks all of this is that the wealthy are all part of this secret place and that the blocks kind of symbolized the stairway in which he can reach it. And once he reaches it, he can suck on this “pap of life” which represents the wealth and status that Daisy has....   [tags: Daisy, Nick] 519 words
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Courtly Love in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... Her court centered on this new model of romance, a deviation from marriage’s political nature and Aristotelian forms of love. Feudal Europe thus adopted courtly love as an ideal for true love, though not as an ideal for matrimony; indeed, courtly love almost always involved an adulterous aspect. An offended Catholic Church scorned this newly instated social system, but such scandalous love persisted. By the mid-fourteenth century, courtly love became an accustomed behavior. The heart of courtly love grew to demand a knight’s complete obedience to his mistress under his honor and courtesy, by means of taxing ordeals to prove his enduring commitment to her....   [tags: Wealth, Chivalry] 1095 words
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Essay About Love and Commandment Number Six in The Great Gatsby - Love and Commandment Number Six in The Great Gatsby In the story The Great Gatsby, the word love is used a great deal. But of all the times, is it ever used in the proper and true manner. The story makes you think a great deal about love, marriage, and in a way relationship with God. By relationships with God I mean, that in the commandments, number six, is thou shall not commit adultery. First of all, Tom and Daisy are married so they should be loyal and faithful to each other, especially because of the fact they have a daughter....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays] 769 words
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Essay About Love in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - Little Love in The Great Gatsby One would think you would be able to find some sign of true love in the dazzling love story, The Great Gatsby, but that is not necessarily true in my opinion.  In many instances you read about what you would think is love among some of the characters like between Tom and Myrtle for example.  But with them and all the characters there are contradicting instances that say otherwise.     With Tom and Myrtle, you assume he loves her because he is cheating on his wife to be with her.  But he also treats her bad at times both verbally and physically, for instance, when he slaps her for mouthing off and talks to her as though she were inferior to him.  Mome...   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays] 592 words
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Essay About Love in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - Confusing Love in The Great Gatsby Webster defines love as an ardent affection for someone or thing. Love is a mysterious topic within The Great Gatsby. The majority of the characters in the story claim to love someone, but they either lack the knowledge of the true meaning of love or they just have no conscience. The characters in the story are mostly laid back, and they act like nothing they due has any wrong to it at all. Each character has a different perspective on love. Some do not have it at all, some think they have it, and only a couple truly do have it....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays] 741 words
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Essay About Love of Money in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - The Great Gatsby – For the Love of Money     F. Scott Fitzgerald's most famous novel, The Great Gatsby (1925), is about many things that have to do with American life in the "Roaring Twenties," things such as the abuse of alcohol and the pursuit of other pleasures, including that elusive entity, the "American dream."  Mainly it is the story of Jay Gatsby, told by Gatsby's friend and neighbor, Nick Carraway, a bonds salesman in New York. Three other important characters are Daisy Buchanan, Tom Buchanan, and Myrtle Wilson....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 634 words
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Love of an Idea in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - There are many types of love, for example one can being love with a person or in other cases in love with an idea. In the case of Jay Gatsby he is in love with the idea of a person and what she would add to his life. The novel The Great Gatsby is a fictional drama by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The novel is about a wealthy man named Gatsby who has been in love with a girl named Daisy for the past five years and cant stop thinking about her. It is narrated by a man named Nick Caraway who happens to be Daisy’s cousin and Gatsby’s neighbor....   [tags: wealth, obsessed, crazy]
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The Love Triangle in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby contains a love triangle between Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby. Initially, Daisy was in love with Gatsby, but she married Tom while he was away at war. Gatsby was left brokenhearted with a strong determination to win her back and prove that he was worthy of her. Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby are vastly different people with two things in common; their money and, most importantly, their desire to have Daisy. Tom Buchanan is described as having a strong and repugnant presence....   [tags: money, desire, privilage]
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gatlove Money, Love, and Aspiration in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - Money, Love, and Aspiration in The Great Gatsby How do the members of such a rootless, mobile, indifferent society acquire a sense of who they are. Most of them don't. The Great Gatsby presents large numbers of them as comic, disembodied names of guests at dinner parties: the Chromes, the Backhyssons, and the Dennickers. Some, of course, have some measure of fame, but even Jordan Baker's reputation does not do much for her other than get her entrée to more parties. A very few, such as Gatsby, stand out by their wealth; his hospitality secures him a hold on many peoples' memories, but Fitzgerald is quick to point up the emptiness of this, [...] In this connection, Fitzgerald's insistenc...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 652 words
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Love and Struggle in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is the story of one man searching for a long-lost love and the struggles he goes through to get her back. It is the story of Jay Gatsby, his wealth, and most importantly, his awe-inspiring love for Daisy Buchanan, his first and only true love. Gatsby spends all of his time trying to build up a life to impress Daisy and win her back from her rich, jealous, and aggressive husband, Tom Buchanan. Symbolism is strong throughout the novel; from the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock symbolizing how close Gatsby is to Daisy (yet still so far away), to the valley of ashes representing the lost hopes and dreams of the people in the city....   [tags: nick carraway, wealth]
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Luxuries and Love in the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... Gatsby throws lavish parties for dozens of people in his own house, yet has no or very few real friends. Gatsby throws these parties in an attempt to obtain his dream, which is to buy back the happiness he lost along with Daisy (Kazin 31). Jay Gatsby himself “is a deeply flawed hero like other antiheroes…like Mad Men’s Don Draper who possesses many Gatsby-esque traits…” such as changing his identity to create a new version of himself, yet still not finding happiness (Batchelor). Gatsby’s forever idealistic view of life may partly be to blame for his inability to achieve his dream....   [tags: american dream, lost identity, poor choices] 1200 words
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Themes of Love and Money in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - A man named Nick moves into old money right next door to Jay Gatsby. Throughout The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald discusses the American culture and themes that relates to Americans, such as the desire for material possessions, desire for love and The contrast between old money/new money. Fitzgerald discusses the desire for material possessions in The Great Gatsby by explaining the fact that Americans judge people by the possessions and the money they have. For example people pictured Tom as a god because of his wealth....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Critical Analysis] 678 words
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Superficial Love and Realistic Love in The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald - How does the idea of superficial love for one’s self-interest conquer idealistic love. Every 13 seconds, couples in America get divorced (Palacios). What is pushing these couples to get married if half of the marriages fail anyway. Leading into the 21st century, people decide to choose the single life over the married life, and use their energy and time towards rebounding, money, material love, power, freedom, pride, and their career. Superficial love often conquers idealistic love in today’s society due to one’s self-interest persuading them away from love....   [tags: buchanan, daisy, dimmesdale]
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Gatsby's Love Life in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - ... It is not possible that it was a very deep love that he felt because they did not spend much time and he did not really get to know her before he had to leave to fight in the war. What the book says about Gatsby makes it even more difficult to figure out if Gatsby really loved Daisy. Clearly Gatsby is an invented character that Jay Gatz creates because he hates his like of poverty. It seems that Gatsby is an imaginary character and Jay Gatz is an actor who plays him. Even before he meets Cody, Jay Gatz was already dreaming about becoming someone else....   [tags: daisy, fantasy, feelings]
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Expressing Love in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... Daisy has always had whatever she wanted, including her choice of men. In the novel, Daisy struck Myrtle by accident with Gatsby’s car, and when they’re back home, Nick asks him what happened. Gatsby took the blame on himself but accidently blurts it out that it was actually Daisy. This leads to him talking about how much he loves her, and her voice, specifically. “Her voice is full of money,” he said suddenly … “That was it. I’d never understood before. It was full of money – that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals’ song of it… High in a white palace the king’s daughter, the golden girl…” (115) In this passage, Gatsby thinks Daisy’s charm...   [tags: wealth, social class, money] 960 words
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The Great Gatsby True Love - In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, many people of the high social status such as Tom, Myrtle, and Nick wonder if Gatsby is truly in love with Daisy, or if he is in love with what Daisy, herself, represents. Gatsby's whole life is based on trying to win Daisy's love. But does Gatsby ever think about how it would be if he did win her back. He is so caught up with the illusion of love that he doesn't really think about how his life will be, if he were to win Daisy's love back. Truly, he would not have been happy with Daisy....   [tags: essays research papers] 583 words
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Love and Wealth in the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... In the book, Tom is “…a sturdy, straw haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner” (Fitzgerald 11). However, in the movie the actor who plays Tom is scrawny and not as built as pictured. The actor whom played Nick however was almost exactly the same in the film as thought of in the book. The book gives off the vibe that Nick is on the younger side and an “average man”. Once watching the film, it is easy to notice that the actor playing Nick posses all of the qualities given to the character in the book....   [tags: socialites, music, party] 632 words
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Choosing Security Over Love: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... Women in The Great Gatsby are depicted as superficial, lacking in affection and most importantly: love. Daisy Buchanan shows a materialistic, selfishness in her tone of voice exclaiming, “ They’re such beautiful shirts. It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such—beautiful shirts before,” (Fitzgerald 92) as she goes over to Gatsby’s house. The shallowness of her tone of voice is shown because everything she talks about is not in depth and emotionless, showing only the self-centeredness that she has to offer....   [tags: society, stereotypes on women] 1137 words
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The Obsessive Nature of Desire Presented in The Great Gatsby, Othello and Enduring Love - Obsession is defined as “an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone” (1), and is a prominent theme (in) The Great Gatsby, Enduring Love and Othello. For example, in all three, there is a great desire to obtain things which are unattainable, and in turn this fuels their obsession and causes it to intensify. Furthermore, the act of being obsessive is a common human characteristic, which enforces the fact that obsession is a key element throughout all the texts. Othello has the desire to seek revenge....   [tags: term papers, literary criticism, critical analysis] 2798 words
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Gatsby’s Quest For True Love - Have you ever been in a situation where you have almost met your goal, but something in the way is preventing you from fully accomplishing it. Jay Gatsby, one of the protagonists in the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, loses the love of his life, Daisy, due to years of separation and is trying to win her back. Daisy’s husband, Tom, however, won’t let her go that easy. Gatsby fights his way to get back the lover he waits so many years for. Preceding Gatsby’s risky quest, his main goal in life is to obtain a great wealth in order to impress the beautiful Daisy....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]
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Love between Social Classes in The Grapes of Wrath and The Great Gatsby - Of all the archetypes of American literature, none presents such radically evolved ideas as the Modernism movement. Its overarching concepts remain in flux and provide contrasting glimpses of multitudes of topics; however, just as many of its central tenets remain unchanged between novels, years, and the digression from form that humanity’s modern culture condones. The ideas and concepts that John Steinbeck and F. Scott Fitzgerald put forth in their novels, The Grapes of Wrath and The Great Gatsby, are not exceptions....   [tags: John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald ]
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An Analysys of The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald was a romantic and creative man. His work for his novel, The Great Gatsby, was like no other novel ever written at that time (Tolmatchoff). Fitzgerald mad The Great Gatsby not only a romantic and mind blowing novel, but an allusion (Hays). The Great Gatsby was different and this is what made Fitzgerald a beautiful, soulful, and illusionist for his work (Tolmatchoff). In The Great Gatsby , Fitzgerald had involved affairs, lots of parties, and murders in the novel. The Great Gatsby , written by F....   [tags: scott fitzgerald, gatsby, love triangle]
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Gatsby's Money vs. Wilson's Love - “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money” (Matthew 6:24). The Great Gatsby, a novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s creation, tells the story of Jay Gatsby, a poor midwestern farm boy turned rich entrepreneur through the illegal bootlegging business. He attempts to recapture the long-lost love of his life, Daisy Faye (now Buchanan through marriage), by throwing marvelous parties every weekend....   [tags: character analysis in The Great Gatsby] 609 words
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Comparing Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby and Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby and Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock    The Roaring Twenties bring to mind a generation of endless partying, which reflected very little of the morals of the generations preceding it. The world, for that generation, was fast-paced and thoroughly material, crowded with bizarre and colorful characters like David Belasco and Arnold Rothstein. Inspired by this era's "spiritually exhausted people" (Brians), F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and T. S. Eliot's The Love Song of J....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby and Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - The Great Gatsby and Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock So often, it seems, life can seem like a "patient etherized on the table" (Eliot, 3). Be it the apparent futility of existence as a whole, or the insecurity of those single moments of doubt; life is often fleeting. I believe life is best described as a fickle beast, always elusive; always turning down some new and unexpected road. This fleeting life is what both Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby and Alfred J. Prufrock of "Love Song of Alfred J....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 673 words
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The Great Gatsby- Do s really love cars and money? - The Great Gatsby- Do s really love cars and money. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Gatsby attempts to be obtain his American dream with conspicuous consumption. Fitzgerald uses symbols of conspicuous consumption in money, cars and houses to show that the American dream of wealth and possessions doesn’t necessarily ensure happiness. The concept of conspicuous consumption is greatly exemplified in The Great Gatsby, by all of the characters being in possession of excessive amounts of property and money....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The novel, The Great Gatsby, is set in New York during the 1920’s after World War One. The Great Gatsby is not only about the corruption of the American dream- but also the corruption of the entire 1920’s era, hidden behind the tragic love story of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. In The Great Gatsby, the author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, denotes Jay Gatsby’s obsession with being old rich, Daisy Buchanan, and the past- which ultimately leads to failure. Jay Gatsby’s obsession with being old rich comes not only from his desire to move from his poor lifestyle, but also from his desire for Daisy’s love....   [tags: jay gatsby, 1920's corruption, love story]
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A Competitive Analysis of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... 'She used to be able to understand. We'd sit for hours–' (105-106). Ironically, even though Gatsby and Daisy live very close to each other, he feels that the period of being apart for five years has made them become emotionally further away from each other.Their lack of communication in the past has made it harder for them to understand each other in the present. Similar to the people in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, Gatsby is trying to impress Daisy with his money and parties rather than trying to express himself....   [tags: spiritually empty society, ] 1000 words
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The Lucky One and The Great Gatsby: How Staying Determined will Lead to Accomplishments - “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work”(Powell). Throughout the movie, The Lucky One, directed by Scott Hicks, and the novel, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the main characters endure many obstacles to try to win the heart of the girl they love. Jay Gatsby is determined to reunite with the girl he fell in love with five years ago. Logan is resolute in finding the girl in the picture, who he calls his guardian angel. In both the movie, The Lucky One and The Great Gatsby, they reveal how staying determined will lead to accomplishments; Logan in The Lucky One, ends up getting the girl, however, Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsb...   [tags: jay gatsby, determination, girl's love]
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby Essay Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He attended Princeton University, but flunked out and joined the US army. While in the army, he met the love of his life Zelda. Zelda refused to commit to him without him having a steady job. After being discharged, he moved to New York City to pursue a career of advertising. After only a few months, he returned to St. Paul to continue his writing career. His first novel's success made him famous and let him marry the woman he loved....   [tags: american dream, love, symbols]
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - F. Scott Fitzgerald lived during a pivotal time during America, when the American Dream, once standing for freedom, quickly started changing into more materialistic and power driven desires. Because of this, major themes in many of his novels centralize around the shortcomings and triumphs of life in these newly changed times. F. Scott Fitzgerald's personal desires for love and wealth and the struggles associated with trying to achieve them come to life through his characters creating a resemblance between Fitzgerald's personal life and the characters he creates....   [tags: american dream, love, zelda]
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... When Gatsby was alive, he seemed never to be happy, because he was never satisfied with himself; Gatsby tried to change himself. He always tried to reach for his vision, which is represented by the green light, but never seemed to achieve it because he didn't ever live in the life he had; Gatsby lived in the life he wanted. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses green light to represent the unreachable dream in the future that is always being sought after and wanted by Gatsby, but never obtained. In The Great Gatsby, the green light is visible to many and always distant....   [tags: a book of love and tragedy, story analysis] 701 words
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Literary Works with Love as a Theme - ... The Great Gatsby teaches that money cannot buy love. Jay Gatsby is trapped in this utterly obsessive kind of love that make makes him unable to basically do anything except think about Daisy nonstop. No money or material possessions will entice her, but that sure does not stop Gatsby from trying to win her over. The narrator, Nick Carraway reveals to the reader that Gatsby “hadn’t once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes....   [tags: Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities] 852 words
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's Personl Influences on The Great Gatsby - ... According to Sparknotes, another way that The Great Gatsby portrayed its time period is the right for women to vote, as made by the Nineteenth Amendment. Women were on a craze because of this new right. They started wearing new clothes, called flappers, and they did many other things too. (Sparknotes). Jay Gatsby is the main character in the novel. According to Great Gatsby Weebly, Gatsby is the reality of the American Dream. He was born poor, and pursuited becoming rich. He wanted to pursue his love for Daisy Fay, who would not marry him because he didn’t have a lot of money....   [tags: wealth, love, roaring twenties] 1768 words
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