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Morals and Ethics in The Great Gatsby - How Great is Gatsby. Most self respecting people have ethics and morals they try to abide by. They create standards that they live life by and construct their own philosophy with. In the novel The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, morals and ethics are a scarce practice. Jay Gatsby lives his life by the over bearing morals and values of devotion, corruption, and his will to control. Gatsby has an uncanny devotion for the things and people he desires. Gatsby is a poor man who feels that he can win his love Daisy back, if he achieves enough material wealth....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald] 918 words
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Morals and American Idealism in The Great Gatsby - Morals and American Idealism in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a story of morals and American idealism, this being a major theme of the book, which is corrupted by using materials as its means. Nick, the narrator as well as one of the main characters of The Great Gatsby, has moved to the East coast from the West to learn the bond business. He rents a mid-sized bungalow on West Egg, where most of the other residents have adopted their wealth, which just happens to be next to the palace-like house of Gatsby, the main character of the story....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 774 words
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Decaying Morals in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... Everyone else’s morals are just as bad as Tom’s because they know about what’s going on and know that it’s wrong, but they don’t say anything about it. Later in the story, when Wilson is looking for the driver of the yellow car that killed Myrtle, he also suspects that person of having an affair with her. Nick asked Tom what he said to Mr. Wilson the day Gatsby got shot, and Tom responded with the following: “He was crazy enough to kill me if I hadn’t told him who owned the car . . . That fellow had it coming to him” (178)....   [tags: Affairs, Alcoholism, Wealth]
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Corrupted Morals and Degraded Dreams in The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby presents a vivid chronicle of the Jazz Age and is a tightly constructed work of literary genius. In the novel, Nick Carraway tells the story of Jay Gatsby, a handsome bachelor who has amassed a fortune as a racketeer in order to build a Long Island mansion and give fabulous parties that he hopes will enable him to win back the love of the married Daisy Buchanan. With the help of Nick, a reunion is arranged between Gatsby and Daisy, but in the end Daisy returns to her husband....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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Morals in the 1920s in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - ... “He had discovered that Myrtle had some sort of life apart from him in another world, and the shock had made him physically sick” 160. George was just a plain man trying to maintain a normal life with his wife that had gotten taken away from him. George eventually shoots Gatsby thinking that he was the man Myrtle had an affair with. After he had shot Gatsby George shoots himself due to finding out his wife is cheating and the loss of his wife whom he seemed to love, but did she had not returned his affection in any way....   [tags: transgresson, bottlegging, infidelity] 968 words
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A Society Without Morals - The Great Gatsby - The streets are paved with gold has long been the allusion of the United States of America meaning that America is the land of opportunity and wealth for anyone. However what people fail to understand when they manage to get to America is that, although it is the land of opportunity, an individual is not able to magically go from dirt poor to filthy rich, they have to work for it. Even after working for it many people are disappointed not because they did not get more money, they just did not as much as the expected....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald]
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Falling into Money in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... She wouldn’t have let money control her and she would have stayed by his side through thick and thin, like I am convinced Gatsby would have. Another example we see of people losing morals, once shown something secular, is when Tom gallivants around with his mistress. Tom is ruled by lust and not faithfulness to his wife. On Pg. 25 is a description of his mistress, Myrtle. “Her face, above a spotted dress of dark blue crepe de chine, contained no facet or gleam of beauty, but there was an immediately perceptible vitality about her as if the nerves of her body were continually smoldering.” Daisy eventually cheats on Tom with Gatsby too....   [tags: gold digger, morals, alcohol] 700 words
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The Motif of Eyes in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... These eyes are constantly watching the people slowly give up their values and beliefs. It’s obvious that the eyes on the billboard are consistently watching the people toss away their values because of how the billboard is designed. Nick describes the sign like this, “The eyes are blue and gigantic- their retinas are one yard high. They look out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a non-existent nose” (Fitzgerald 23). The eyes watching over Tom Buchanan as he greets his mistress in the Valley of Ashes....   [tags: Twenties, Wealth, Morals]
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The Great Gatsby and the Valley of Ashes - The Great Gatsby and the Valley of Ashes   Many times we hear of society's affect on people; society influencing the way people think and act.  Hardly mentioned is the reverse: peoples' actions and lifestyles affecting society as a whole and how it is characterized.  Thus, society is a reflection of its inhabitants and in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, it is a wasteland described as the "valley of ashes."  Since the characters of this novel make up this wasteland, aren't they the waste?  Symbolically, this waste represents the lack of ethics of the 1920's society and civilization's decay.  In The Great Gatsby, morals deficiencies such as a lack of God, selfishness, and idleness...   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald] 1160 words
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Failure in the American Dream in the Great Gatsby by F. Scoot Fitzgerald - The American Dream as shown in The Great Gatsby has been proven by F. Scott Fitzgerald to be an unattainable belief in the “Pursuit of Happiness” through the fault of morality. Typically, happiness is being content with ones standing in life regarding wealth, family, love, class, and friendship. Throughout the 1920’s, the decline in morality had shaped the dream into a materialistic goal by accumulating wealth, love, social class, friendship and power. The novel never mentions a specific dream or goal that was to be obtained, only the idea....   [tags: morality, morals, happy, love] 1022 words
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby “So The Great Gatsby house at West Egg glittered with all the lights of the twenties, there were was always Gatsby’s supplicating hand, reaching out to make glamour with what he had lost be cruel chance...of how little Gatsby wanted at bottom-not to understand society, but to ape it”(21-22). The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald features constant parties, glamorous houses, and extravagance to reveal the values of the characters and the society they live in....   [tags: Fitzgerald Great Gatsby] 1011 words
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The Great Gatsby and The Grapes of Wrath - Money— sweeter than honey but oh so destructive. It facilitates a man’s life, while a lack of it imprisons him in the streets of penury. It raises his social status, while an absence of it leaves him unnoticed. It gives him an aura of superiority and importance among others, while a deficiency of it makes him worthless in society’s eyes. Considering these two roads, most do not take more than a second to decide to chase riches. Blinded by the self-destructive American dream of “Marie-Antoinette music-rooms and Restoration salons” and “toilet sets of pure dull gold” most murder their morals and harm others in the process (Fitzgerald 5.91)....   [tags: the great gatsby, fitzgerald]
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Use of Metaphor, Symbols and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby - Use of Metaphor and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby       Some novels have more of an impact in modern society than when they were originally written. This is especially true with Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Modern society can be termed corrupt, complete with tainted morals and an overemphasis on the acquisition of money and friends. Fitzgerald seeks the root of the problem and wants the reader to ponder whether he or she wants money and social status or fulfillment and truth. In his quest to enlighten the reader, Fitzgerald utilizes metaphor and symbols to clarify his message....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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The Great Gatsby: The Morally Corrupt American Dream - Exposing the Morally Corrupt American Dream     The 1920’s were a decade of renaissance characterized by the establishment of the "American Dream" -- the belief that anyone can, and should, achieve material success. F. Scott Fitzgerald's most famous novel, The Great Gatsby, contains themes and morals that continue to be relevant today. In his novel, Fitzgerald criticizes the American Dream by describing its negative characteristics: class struggles between the rich and the poor, the superficiality of the rich, and the false relationship between money and happiness....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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The Great Gatsby: American Dream or American Nightmare? - “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby The American Dream, a long standing ideal embodies the hope that one can achieve financial success, political power, and everlasting love through dedication and hard work. During the Roaring 20s, people in America put up facades to mask who they truly were. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald conveys that the American Dream is simply an illusion, that is idealist and unreal....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]
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Friendship in The Great Gatsby by F. Scoot Fitzgerald and The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger - ... Everyone wants to be us”(Weisberger, 70). People in the “in-group” are very vain and egotistical, they think of themselves very highly and believe that they are better then everyone, everyone wants to be them. This relates to Great Gatsby, as all the elite know that they ‘have it all’, they are privileged and like to show off their wealth. Also, people in the fashion industry are very superficial; they care more about their appearances and what others around them think, then what is good for them....   [tags: society, morals, experience, respect] 2522 words
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Corruption of Wealth and Society through Geography in The Great Gatsby - Throughout The Great Gatsby, various locations are introduced that correlate to specific types of inhabitants. The geography of the novel is primarily comprised of four scenes: East Egg, West Egg, the valley of the ashes, and New York City. Although all of the localities are situated in the East, Nick muses at the end of the novel that the story is, in actuality, “of the West” (Fitzgerald 176). This discovery insinuates that the materialisms of the East besmirched the characters of the West, symbolizing the deteriorating effects the quest for riches has on traditional values....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]
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The American Dream in Death of a Salesman and The Great Gatsby - Since Columbus made land, people have been searching for the “American Dream”. Many people have their own idea and ideas that have changed over a period of time, but what exactly is the “American Dream” defined as .Origins of the dream have been rooted in the pioneering mentality of the eighteenth and nineteenth century immigrants, most who came to America because of a promise for a new and better life. The American Dream was sought through hard work and determination. After the time of the World Wars, society changed and so did the view of the “American Dream”, it changed from a potential reality into being a dream....   [tags: The Great Gatsby] 1253 words
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The Great Gatsby: The Decline of The American Dream - The pursuit of the American Dream has been alive for generations. People from nations all over the world come to America for the chance to achieve this legendary dream of freedom, opportunity, and the “all American family”. However, in the 1920’s this dream began to take a different form. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, unfolds what the American Dream really meant during the roaring 20’s. The Great Gatsby tells a story of the affluent Jay Gatsby and his dream of attaining the love of the married Daisy Buchanan....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays]
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A Changing Era of Religion in "The Great Gatsby" - World War I brought new views on religion to the United States, it ended just before the 1920s so these views were carried over. Some turned to god, while others turned away. Morals were changing in that people spent their time and money on completely different things now. Religion had been the basis of many people’s lives before this, making this way of thinking and acting brand new. In The Great Gatsby, Doctor T. J. Eckleburg’s eyes symbolize god and how traditional religion and morality are sinking away from everyday life....   [tags: Great Gatsby, religion,] 654 words
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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - A Life Foolishly Lived - The Great Gatsby:  A Life Foolishly Lived             Released in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby cleverly demonstrates the manners and morals commonly practiced throughout the time period. The plot revolves around several main themes and effectively expresses Fitzgerald’s unique perspective. With an objective standpoint, Nick Carraway narrates the story as Jay Gatsby, a foolish racketeer, tries to win over his lifelong love, Daisy Buchanan. Although pecuniary matters can often be too large of an influence on human relationships, the novel unveils several powerful battles entangling love, morals, and money....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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Futility of the American Dream Exposed in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - The ideal of the ‘American Dream’ has hardly changed over the past century. The dream is a unique American phenomenon. It represents a nebulous concept that is exemplified by a number of American values. Many deem wealth and success to be the means to this paradigm. When stability, security and family values also become part of the suburban lifestyle, the American Dream comes close to becoming reality. Nick Carraway, the candid narrator of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby analyzes the legitimacy of this principle through the inevitable downfall of Jay Gatsby....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 977 words
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The American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerlad - Everyone in America has their own American Dream. These dreams may vary from having a family or becoming a rich business person. The American dream was strongest in our country during the start of the 1920's. America was just beginning to triumph over poverty. People were becoming more successful as a country. Carrie Latet once said, "May I never wake up from the American dream." Along with Carrie, this was the wish of the vast majority of America. In 1929, the Great Depression hit and many Americans did have to wake up from their dream of success....   [tags: Essays on The Great Gatsby] 834 words
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The Corruption of the American Dream in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - Francis Scott Fitzgerald portrays the American Dream, originally a set of goals that included freedom, settlement, and an honest life with the possibility of upward social and economic mobility earned through hard work, as corrupted and debased by the egotistic materialism of the 1920s, an era which Fitzgerald characterizes chiefly by its greed and lavish hedonism, in his celebrated novel The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald, in The Great Gatsby, seeks to discredit the supposed purity of the American Dream and belief that anyone can attain it through hard work....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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Wealth in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, Gatsby’s obsessive pursuit of goals suggest that Fitzgerald believe that obsessiveness and constant desires often lead to a wrong psychological impact, destructive of one’s traditions, morals, and would have an unplanned end of the lesson or life. Past is that puzzle that can be delightful to remember but trying to chase it is like a dog chasing its own tail, and throughout the novel F. Scott Fitzgerald shows how abnormal the minds become when it is still beating in the past.The narrator introducing the main character for the first time, but not countering a verbal conversation but has a sight of him where he “decided to call to him, but for he ga...   [tags: the great gatsby, f. scott fitzgerald]
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The Great Gatsby: Nick vs Gatsby - The Great Gatsby: Nick vs Gatsby Mainframe computers analyze information and present it so that the observer is able to make accurate observations. In The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the narrator, Nick Carraway, tells a story in which Jay Gatsby tries to attain happiness through wealth. Even though the novel is titled after Gatsby, Nick, just as a mainframe computer, analyzes the actions of others and presents the story so that the reader can comprehend the theme. Throughout the novel, Nick is the vehicle used to gather all of the pieces together to learn about Gatsby....   [tags: Great Gatsby Character Comparison ] 1003 words
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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Setting: A. Time: Sometime during 1922, but the story is being told sometime after the events that happen in 1922. B. Place: First from the Midwest to West Egg, Long Island, then to East Egg sometimes. Character Descriptions: A. Main Characters: Nick Carraway, who was once Gatsby’s neighbor and is the narrator of this story who over the course of events helps Gatsby get back together with Daisy, Jay Gatsby, who is the protagonist and who recently becomes a wealthy entrepreneur who hosts many parties for rich and fashionable people and whose life centers around the desire to be reunited with his lost love Daisy and also who this story centers around, Daisy Buchanan, who is the mai...   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays] 1571 words
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Jack Clayton’s The Great Gatsby and Second Wave Feminism - Jack Clayton’s The Great Gatsby was produced during a decade of progressive movements such as Second-wave Feminism, and in particular, the Sexual Revolution. Second Wave Feminism demonstrated the fight of females of all classes and races to gain reproductive rights and equality in the workplace, which signaled an ideological background for gender struggles. In the Sexual Revolution, women searched for their role in society through exploring their bodies and challenging sexual normativity in an effort to rid forms of sexism....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays]
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Symbols and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby - Symbolism in The Great Gatsby     Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has more relevance in today’s society than it did when it was written. With the recent societal trend that emphasizes lack of morals and material wealth over a meaningful existence, Fitzgerald’s message really hits home. Which is more important - money or love. Social status or being true to oneself. Fitzgerald uses metaphor and symbols to great effect in order to illustrate what can happen when the pursuit of happiness becomes warped (by American ideals) into the pursuit of money....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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Daisy in The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald - Daisy in The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald Throughout the novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the character of Daisy Buchanan undergoes many noticeable changes. Daisy is a symbol of wealth and of promises broken. She is a character we grow to feel sorry for but probably should not. Born Daisy Fay in Louisville, Kentucky, Daisy was always the princess in the tower, the golden girl that every man dreamed of possessing. ?She dressed in white, and had a little white roadster, and all the day long the telephone rang in her house and excited young officers from Camp Taylor demanded the privilege of monopolizing her that night,....   [tags: Great Gatsby Fitzgerald Essays]
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Themes in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - Themes in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby The American Dream On first glance, The Great Gatsby is about a romance between Gatsby and Daisy. The true theme behind this wonderful novel is not merely romance, but is also a very skeptical view of the extinction of the American dream in the prosperous 19s. This loss of the American dream is shown by Fitzgerald's display of this decade as a morally deficient one. He shows its incredible decadence in Gatsby's lavish and ostentatious parties. This materialistic attitude toward life came from the disillusionment of the younger generation of the old Victorian values....   [tags: Great Gatsby Fitzgerald] 745 words
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The Great Gatsby: Is Gatsby Moral? - The Great Gatsby is a story written by Scott Fitzgerald. It is a story about a twisted love affair among the main characters, daisy and Gatsby. The author though his characters shows how striving for wealth defined individuals dreams. Moreover, the story revolves around a pursuit of happiness for the protagonist. This story represents characters who fail to learn from their past experiences and mistakes. The characters in this book are static, starting with Jay Gatsby, Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan, and Nick....   [tags: literary analysis]
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In The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway as the Foil, Protagonist, and Narrator - In The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick Carraway functions as both the foil and protagonist, as well as the narrator. A young man from Minnesota, Nick travels to the West Egg in New York to learn about the bond business. He lives in the district of Long Island, next door to Jay Gatsby, a wealthy young man known for throwing lavish parties every night. Nick is gradually pulled into the lives of the rich socialites of the East and West Egg. Because of his relationships with Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom, and others, along with his nonjudgmental demeanor, Nick is able to undertake the many roles of the foil, protagonist, and the narrator of The Great Gatsby....   [tags: characters, Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, ] 592 words
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Truth in The Great Gatsby - Truth in The Great Gatsby The Golden Age, a time when money was abundant. Wealthy family's always demanded to impress others rather than living their own life. How did wealth seem to develop with scandals and how would dreams contribute to destiny. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby" Nick Carraway's great American dream was to controlled the truth in which he lives his life. Money is a motivating force for almost everyone, but not everyone loses sight of who they are....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 565 words
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The Great Gatsby and the American Dream - Wealth, material possessions, and power are the core principles of The American Dream. Pursuit of a better life led countless numbers of foreign immigrants to America desiring their chance at the vast opportunity. Reaching the American Dream is not always reaching true happiness. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby achieves the American Dream, but his unrealistic faiths in money and life’s possibilities twist his dreams and life into useless life based on lies. Jay Gatsby believes he can buy happiness....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald] 945 words
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Use of Color in The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald’s use of symbolism and colors in The Great Gatsby is prominent in every chapter of his novel. To fully understand the meaning of his color use, a reader must recognize the situations in which these colors are used. Throughout the novel Fitzgerald uses the color green. Green has many possible interpretations, and its’ use to reveal insight into Gatsby’s character is probably the most meaningful. One possible meaning of the color green is envy. Gatsby can be seen as an envious, jealous character....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald] 584 words
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - The 1920s was a time of excess and growth. Economically, it was a time for great financial gain. Largely because of improvements in technology, productivity increased while overall production costs decreased, and the economy grew. Not only was this time filled with prosperity, but corruption as well. People who had previously worked day and night finally acquired leisure time. Some of the most wealthy people made the choice to fill this free time with gluttony and lust. Many authors during this time believed that the excessive spending and consumption would surely lead to ruin....   [tags: Fitzgerald Great Gatsby]
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Use of Symbols and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby - Symbolism plays an important role in any novel of literary merit. In his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses symbols to portray events, feelings, personalities and time periods. Throughout the narrative, Fitzgerald uses strong contrasting symbols such as West Egg and East Egg. His superior use of other predominant symbols such as color and light are also evident throughout the novel. The story begins as the narrator, Nick Carraway, describes his arrival to West Egg. One can immediately spot "new-money Gatsby and no-money Nick on one side of the bay and old-money Buchanans on the other" (Tanner x)....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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Language: The True Tale of the Great Gatsby - Language: The True Tale of the Great Gatsby The Jazz age was a time of glamour, sparkle, parties, music, the extreme rich, the extreme poor, and the exultation of lawlessness; F. Scoot Fitzgerald was no exception. Fitzgerald was enamored by the life of money, status, and beautiful people on a hopeless spiral into self destruction. The moral decadence of America became a prevailing theme in the works of Fitzgerald, taking birth fully within The Great Gatsby. This novel is brought to life by narrator Nick Carraway who is a moral Midwestern man, infatuated, much as Fitzgerald was, by the parties and pizzazz of the east....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Novels Essays]
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby Any American is taught a dream that is purged of all truth. The American Dream is shown to the world as a belief that anyone can do anything; when in reality, life is filled with impossible boundaries. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald gives us a glimpse into the life of the upper class during the roaring twenties through the eyes of a moralistic young man named Nick Carraway. It is through the narrator's dealings with the upper class that the reader is shown how modern values have transformed the American Dream's pure ideals into a scheme for materialistic power, and how the world of the upper class lacks any sense of morals or conseq...   [tags: Fitzgerald Great Gatsby] 1467 words
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The Traits of Jay Gatsby - When looking at Jay Gatsby, one sees many different personalities and ideals. There is the gracious host, the ruthless bootlegger, the hopeless romantic, and beneath it all, there is James Gatz of North Dakota. The many faces of Gatsby make a reader question whether they truly know Gatsby as a person. Many people question what exactly made Jay Gatsby so “great.” These different personas, when viewed separately, are quite unremarkable in their own ways. When you take them together, however, you discover the complicated and unique individual that is Jay Gatsby....   [tags: Literary Analysis: The Great Gatsby]
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Criticism of Capitalism in The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald - Criticism of Capitalism in The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald       In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald creates an artificial world where money is the object of everyone's desire.  The characters, the setting, and the plot are very deeply submerged in a Capitalism that ends up destroying many of them.  Fitzgerald's criticism of Capitalism can be seen as a move to subtly promote Socialism, an ideology in which value is placed on the inherent value of an object rather than its market value.  In a late collection of notes, Fitzgerald himself proclaims that he is "essentially Marxist." [i]   Marxism is a specific branch of Socialist theory.  Fitzgerald makes Gatsby a novel that is not inheren...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays Fitzgerald Essays]
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gatjay Failure of Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Failure of Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby A society naturally breaks up into various social groups over time. Members of lower statuses constantly suppose that their problems will be resolved if they gain enough wealth to reach the upper class. Many interpret the American Dream as being this passage to high social status and, once reaching that point, not having to concern about money at all. Though, the American Dream involves more than the social and economic standings of an individual....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 1200 words
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Morality in "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Webster dictionary defines morality as a moral discourse, statement or lesson. In the novel, “The Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald many of the characters could not be classified as truly moral people who exhibit goodness or correctness in their character and behavior. Tom, Daisy, and George all come to mind as the characters that have done the most moral damage throughout the novel. In the end, these individuals show characteristics of a moral decay in society because the cause corruption and lies, which is why they are morally responsible for the destruction of humanity....   [tags: great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Morality,] 511 words
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The Great Gatsby and the American Dream - ... 6) This symbolizes the passion Gatsby has for her but how she is just a little bit too far out of his reach. “Gatsby stood in the centre of a crimson carpet and gazed around with fascinated eyes. daisy watched him and laughed, her sweet, exciting laugh...”(p. 116) This excerpt from the novel shows again Gatsby’s love for Daisy and how happy he was when he thought he had her. Another example of Gatsby’s passion is at the end of the book. Gatsby got shot and his blood was swirling in the pool....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald novel analysis] 607 words
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Money and Corruption in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - Money and Corruption in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby During the time in our country's history called the roaring twenties, society had a new obsession, money. Just shortly after the great depression, people's focus now fell on wealth and success in the economic realm. Many Americans would stop at nothing to become rich and money was the new factor in separation of classes within society. Wealth was a direct reflection of how successful a person really was and now became what many people strived to be, to be rich....   [tags: Fitzgerald Great Gatsby, wealth, status]
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Trouble emerges when the wrong people and the wrong time collide, but a tragedy is not always necessarily the solution of that collision. However, in The Great Gatsby, Gatsby got murdered in the end of the novel. Despite the cause of it, his death itself is tragic. This novel leads the way to the fateful end of such a collision between the wrong man and the wrong time. As what Marius Bewley argued, The Great Gatsby, written by American writer F. Scott. Fitzgerald in the1920's, demonstrates the corruption of the America dream and profoundly reveals the theme: the great and pitiful contrast between people's spiritual and material life during the Jazz Age....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Wrong Man, Tragedy]
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