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In The Great Gatsby, Is Gatsby Truly Great?

-   Is great Gatsby truly great. It seems so according to Nick Carraway, the narrator in the novel of “The Great Gatsby.” Nick has a moral background that allows him to judge Jay Gatsby accordingly. His descriptions did not only creates sympathy, but also made Gatsby, the outlaw bootlegger, somehow admirable. F. Scott Fitzgerald presented this ethical trick to expose people’s delusions about the American dream, and uses Nick to show sympathy for strivers.   At the roaring ages of 1920s, the booming economy brings up the notion of American dream....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays]

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Gatsby---the great Dream Chaser

- In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald shows a picture of 1920's America. In that period of time, just after world war one, the American economics was developing at a very fast speed. Prosperity changed people's spirit and values, wealthy people lived extravagant lives, and they tried to seek pleasure all day long. Millions of peoples try to get wealthy, and that was their dream. American dream as one of the most important factor in the society in the 1920s American, and it plays a primary role in the novel....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Grand Illusion in The Great Gatsby

- The American dream is a farce. Hopeful American children and quixotic foreigners believe that freedom will lead to prosperity, and that prosperity will bring happiness. This anticipation of joy will never come to fruition, and all these unfortunate people will feel that they were cheated out of happiness by some unlucky roll of dice, but really they have been chasing cars, because the American dream is not something one can truly capture, but only smoke trapped in the palm of a hand. In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby’s lavish parties, characterized by music, dancing, and illegal alcohol, are a representation of the corruption of society’s values, and are filled with guests only concerned with...   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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Lies and Deciet in The Great Gatsby

- Lying has deadly effects on both the individual who lies and those around them. This concept is demonstrated in The Great Gatsby. Although Gatsby, Tom and Myrtle have different motives for being deceitful, they all lie in order to fulfill their desires and personal needs. Myrtle’s desire to be wealthy is illustrated when she first meets Tom, dressed in his expensive clothing, as her attitude changes when she puts on the luxurious dress and when she encourages Tom to buy her a dog. Tom’s deception is clear when he hides his affair with Myrtle by placing Myrtle in a different train, withholding the truth from Mr....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby and the American Dream

- Introduction F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, “The Great Gatsby”, is one of the few novels he wrote in 1925. The novel takes place during the 1920’s following the 1st World War. It is written about a young man named Nick, from the east he moved to the west to learn about the bond business. He ends up moving next to a mysterious man named Gatsby who ends up giving him the lesion of his life. After love circles with Gatsby and his cousin Daisy, lastly Jordan and gossip resulting with killings end up discussed over his experience resulting going back east....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby Research Report

- I. Introduction In 1896 F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. After growing up in Minnesota he moved to start a career and marry Zelda, the girl he loved. He published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920; the novel was a success and Fitzgerald quickly became one of the most famous young writers of the time. “F. Scott Fitzgerald eagerly embraced his newly minted celebrity status and embarked on an extravagant lifestyle that earned him a reputation as a playboy and hindered his reputation as a serious literary writer”(F....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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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]

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The Modest Beliefs, Genuine Heart, and Generous Will of Jay Gatsby in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a masterpiece and prehaps even one of the greatest novels of all time. Throughtout Fitzgerald’s story there seems to broad spectrum of moral and social views demonstrated by various characters. The story begins in a majestic dissilution city where a newborn light with new money become popular in a short time to redeem his once lost love. Jay Gatsby develops various characteristics throughout the story along with Nick Carroway. A definition of a good man is someone who seeks others happiness without considering their own self;and that great hero is Gatsby....   [tags: the great gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The Great Gatsby was a dramatic story, involving past relationships, love triangles, money, power, and friendships. It was written by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald. He was born on September 24, 1896, and died on December 21, 1940. The book, took place in the Jazz Age. It started in 1920 with the ending of The Great Depression, and that is when jazz music and dance became popular in the United States. At the start of the book, Gatsby throws huge parties, and by the end of the book, everyone has learned that Gatsby and Daisy had a relationship in the past and that they still love each other....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- F. Scott Fitzgerald presents a scathing critique of upper class privilege in The Great Gatsby. Jay Gatsby’s library in particular, illustrates his fundamental misunderstanding of the self-perpetuating class society in 1920s America. It is a novel about surveillance: the ruling class constantly monitors the system; Gatsby is identified as the usurping “Other” who threatens their status, and must be put back in his rightful place. Gatsby equates appearance with reality, presenting himself as upper class is just as real as being upper class....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby distinguishes its characters through how much money they have. The world may revolve around money, but that doesn’t mean that money means everything, and Fitzgerald gets this theme across to his readers very well, simply by telling a story all about money. Money is a main concern for many characters, all coming from different classes, including Tom and Daisy who were born into having money, Jay Gatsby who worked for his money himself, and finally, there’s George Wilson who has little money despite working hard....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby

- There is vast and deep connection between the author’s life and the novel. The author portrayed his real life-based situation in the novel through which he went. The author explained how seventeen-year-old young lady became the reason of his downfall. He fell and wanted to marry the girl named Zelda Sayre who had deep desire for Fitzgerald’s wealth, fame, money and material luxury. Both Gatsby and Fitzgerald idolize wealth and luxury and at last fell in love with a beautiful woman when they stopped at a military camp in the South....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays]

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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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The Great Gatsby and the Great Depression

- The Great Gatsby and the Great Depression       When F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby in 1925, it was impossible for him to predict that only four years later his story would be enacted in real-life during the Great Depression.  There are many prophetic symbols in the novel that tie The Great Gatsby and the Great Depression together.               The twenties was a decade full of new financial opportunities in a society unable to adopt so much so quickly.  All of the new possibilities, such as credit and loans, led to greater debts and bigger holes to fill.  Society began getting too deeply in debt and was becoming increasingly unable to get itself out.  So, they began se...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Hunger Games And The Great Gatsby

- Out of the themes loyalty, generosity, and reputation, Beowulf strongly expresses the positive effects of these themes. In Beowulf, the major themes reflect the values and the motivations of the characters. However, The Hunger Games expresses the positive effects, yet flaws of the three themes; lastly, The Great Gatsby most strongly exhibits the negative consequences of the themes. While comparing Beowulf, The Hunger Games, and The Great Gatsby, they all three strongly exhibit the themes of loyalty, generosity, and reputation; which can all have both positive, yet negative consequences....   [tags: Beowulf, Grendel, The Great Gatsby]

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The Ending of "The Great Gatsby"

- The Great Gatsby tells a story of eight people during the summer of 1922 from the observation of Nick Carraway. It's a story about trying to achieve the unattainable, deceit, and tragedy. It takes place around the character Jay Gatz who becomes Jay Gatsby in an attempt to change his persona and attract his long lost love, Daisy. In Nick's telling of the story, Nick and everyone who knew Gatsby, thought he was great. Gatsby threw lavish parties at his beautiful mansion every weekend. He had money, even though no one really seemed to know how he made his money....   [tags: Great Gatsby, Endings, ]

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The Lessons of The Great Gatsby

- “The Great Gatsby” is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the 1920’s. The novel is narrated by a young man named Nick Carraway, who moves to West Egg, New York to learn more about the bond business so he can eventually sell bonds. He moves into an average house in between two huge mansions, so in comparison his average house looks like a small, run down shack. One of the owners of those mansions, and Carraway’s new neighbor, is Jay Gatsby. Gatsby has huge extravagant parties every night and one day invites Carraway personally, which he never does....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Great Gatsby Essay: The Great Gatsby is Not So Great

- The Great Gatsby is Not The novel has no plot to mention. ... The book is highly sensational, loud, blatant, ugly, pointless. There seems to be no reason for its existence Harvey Eagleton (Dallas Morning News, May 10, 1925). F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is an absurd story, whether considered as romance, melodrama, or plain record of New York high life.  The occasional insights into character stand out as very green oases on an arid desert of waste paper.  Throughout the first half of the book the author shadows his leading character in mystery, but when in the latter part he unfolds his life story it is difficult to find the brains, the cleverness, and the glamour that one migh...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Dishonesty in The Great Gatsby

- Lies are a treacherous thing, yet everyone tells a few lies during their lifetime. Deceit surrounds us all the time; even when one reads classic literature. For example, F. Scott Fitzgerald makes dishonesty a major theme in his novel The Great Gatsby. The falsehoods told by the characters in this novel leads to inevitable tragedy when the truth is revealed. Jay Gatsby, one of the main characters in the novel, fails to realize that when one tells a lie, it comes back to bite you. For example, he initially tells his neighbor, and potential friend Nick, that he had inherited his redundant sums of money from his family....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Gatsby is conditionally in love with her meaning he is only willing to be with her if Daisy accomplishes this task he asks her to do. Gatsby is a selfish and greedy man, asking too much of someone, asking them to lie for the sole purpose of him and his selfish dream. Gatsby’s need to recreate the past slowly diminishes his future. He asks too much of Daisy and now Daisy runs back to Tom and Gatsby ends in the ground. Gatsby ultimately loses Daisy and his dream he has for the past five years of his life....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby And The American Dream

- The American Dream’s most basic definition is that anyone from any beginning could achieve wealth and status. Gangsters rose to power, taking advantage of Prohibition and turning to bootlegging turning a pretty profit. Immigrants from all over Europe used this as motivation to find a better life in America. This idea of “rags to riches” is portrayed in The Great Gatsby and is the primary ideology of The Roaring 20s. Booze, money, and corruption. The embodiment of The Roaring 20s. 1920, Congress shocks the world passing the Volstead Act, banning alcohol causing the start of the infamous Prohibition....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Lying Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby

- The Lying Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby      Throughout the novel, Jay Gatsby explains the type of character he is, through his lies. Gatsby acts out to be a man who has it all. The only item missing from Gatsby’s life is love. Love is the only true key to happiness with out it you are lost. Gatsby goes all out to be loved even if it means lying.      Gatsby shows his love, to the love of his life Daisy, who is in love with another man named Tom. Tom and Daisy are married, but Tom is having an affair with another woman....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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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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Physical and Emotional Pain Depicted in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- I have read many books during my life. The Great Gatsby was the only novel that I found to be magnificent. F. Scott Fitzgerald has made me realize that there are many aspects in life that need to be taken seriously. The Great Gatsby has struck me emotionally as well as physically - it contains both physical and emotional pain. All of Fitzgerald's characters had a Dream, however, Jay Gatsby’s dream stood out above the others. Jay Gatsby was the only character throughout the whole novel that I found to experience both emotional and physical pain....   [tags: the great gatsby]

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The Use of Imagery and Irony in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- The Great Gatsby has been around for ages; it is a story of a young man in the 1920’s who is thrown into a new world made up of the new and the old rich. He is confused by the way these people act and in the end cannot stay another minute in this strange, insensitive, materialistic world. The author, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses many techniques to help the reader understand how Nick Carraway (the narrator) is feeling throughout the story. In the book The Great Gatsby, the author F. Scott Fitzgerald uses effective language to make his writing successful....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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Hope and the American Dream Portrayed in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- “The Great Gatsby”, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, portrays a world filled with rich societal happenings, love affairs, and corruption. Nick Carraway is the engaged narrator of the book, a curious choice considering that he is in a different class and almost in a different world than Gatsby and the other characters. Nick relates the plot of the story to the reader as a member of Gatsby’s circle. He has ambivalent feelings towards Gatsby, despising his personality and corrupted dream but feeling drawn to Gatsby’s magnificent capacity to hope....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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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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Social Class Distinction in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- Have you ever thought of how social and economic classes work into a capitalist system. Marxists believe that different social and economic classes should be equal. In the book the “Great Gatsby” written by F. Scott Fitzgerald these classes are very much defined and show the flaws and reality of how social and economic classes are viewed through Marxists. Viewing the classes through vulgar Marxists the characters attempting to climb social and economical ladders in the book are not accepted and rejected from upper class individuals....   [tags: the great gatsby]

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Great Gatsby’s Commentary on the American Dream

- There are times when reality falls short of expectations, and when individuals fail to live up to their ideals. This struggle can come in the form of one specific event, or an overall life philosophy. The quest to attain what we really want can be an all encompassing one, requiring all of our devotion and effort. It is especially painful to see others possess what we cannot have. For the characters in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby these problems are all too real. Gatsby works for a lifetime to gain back what he feels is rightfully his, while all the while facing the crushing realization that he may be too late....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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Fear of Intimacy in Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

- Relationships, specifically romantic relationships, play a very important part in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Upon reading Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, one will notice that there appears to be a behavioral pattern present in the relationships between Gatsby and Daisy, Daisy and Tom, and Nick and Jordan. As I explain in this paper, these relationships suffer from a fear of intimacy, a fear of the inevitable mutual emotional pain that occurs when humans grow close to one another. In the interest of clarity, let us first take a closer look at the theory that humans cannot grow close without harming one another, the theory known as the “hedgehog’s dilemma.” The concept of the hedgehog’s...   [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]

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The Great Gatsby And The American Dream

- The Great Gatsby and the American Dream The Great Gatsby is depicting the story of a young man trying to win back a long-lost love. Nick Carraway is narrating the story from the future in the order of events it happened. The story of Gatsby and Daisy is only on the surface, in fact, The Great Gatsby is communicating a larger theme. The Great Gatsby exposes the ugly truth of pursuing the American Dream. A common misconception of the American Dream is that anyone has the potential acquire a fortune and reverse the past....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby And The Death Of A Salesman

- ... Deception is common in America, and it is impossible to trust a rich man. This shines light on the fact that, in America, appearance means more than what is necessary. Jay Gatsby, however, does not fit into the upper class with his humbleness and respect towards others. Nick describes Gatsby as so humble that “only he is exempt” from his judgments toward the upper class people. Unfortunately, Gatsby’s involvement with these wealthy citizens become dangerous toward his life. Fitzgerald’s point through Gatsby’s death is that, some people do not fit into wealth and power....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Analysis Of ' The Great Gatsby '

- The very ironic piece of literature The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzergald is a novel written in the early 1920s. In this novel, the author comments on various types of themes like hope, betrayal, social class, greediness, death, American Dream, power and justice. One of the very important theme that the author comments on is betrayal. The Great Gatsby is a very brilliant piece of literature that talks about how the characters betray their loved ones. Daisy Faye, born in Louisville, Kentucky was a princess whom every man dreamt of....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Dreams And Promises Of The Great Gatsby

- Dreams and Promises of The Great Gatsby The dream and promise of America would best be described as the American Dream. The American Dream came about in the 19th century and is defined as having money, power and high social status. The importance of the novel The Great Gatsby to the dream and promise of America is to show the reader it is not always attainable. There is always going to be something someone thinks they need for the next step to achieving the American Dream. An example of this is in the case of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby And Death Of A Salesman

- The American Dream, “a life of personal happiness and material comfort as traditionally sought by individuals in the U.S.” (Dictionary.com) In both the Great Gatsby and Death of a Salesman, the American dream is a key concept throughout the book. Although the American dream is not the same for everyone, it still has the same result every time. It is truly just a dream. It is unrealistic and clouds your judgment, yet some still try to achieve it. Gatsby and Willy had different views on what their dream was....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Fitzgerald

- ... Gatsby had a very poor childhood until he meet a guy like Dan Cody. Cody taught Gatsby everything he knew. When Mr. Cody died, He was left with some money but not all of it. Mr. Cody’s wife took over more than just a half amount of money that Dan Cody has kept for Gatsby. Elle stole basically stole the inherited money that was left for Gatsby. With no money Gatsby left him to go fight in the war. But not for long. Gatsby and his pal Mr.Wolfshier did some crime on their own to receive their earnings....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Fitzgerald

- ... Paul, Minnesota. He came from an upper middle class family. Fitzgerald started writing and showing his interesting in literature at an early age. He was encouraged to pursue writing when his high school newspaper published his detective stories. In 1917 he decided to leave the university to join army. In 1918, he met and fell in love with a Southern girl named Zelda Sayre in Alabama. Unfortunately, his salary wasn’t bounteous to convince Zelda to marry him. She got tired of waiting for him and broke their engagement in 1919....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Distortion of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby

- In the past the American Dream was an inspiration to many, young and old. To live out the American Dream was what once was on the minds of many Americans. In The Great Gatsby, the American Dream was presented as a corrupted version of what used to be a pure and honest ideal way to live. The idea that the American Dream was about the wealth and the possessions one had been ingrained, somehow, into the minds of Americans during the 1920’s. As a result of the distortion of the American Dream, the characters of F....   [tags: Essays on The Great Gatsby]

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The Deception of the World in Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"

- The world as we know it today is as full of lies as a high school swimming pool has water. Lies permeate the fabric of society like never before. The greatest challenge for the people of the world today is to select and believe what they think the truth can and should be. The world is not the same for any two people. In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the secrecy and deceit of the characters prompt the question of how truthful the world is that we live in today. Deceit in the world causes the both the collapse and the structure of society today....   [tags: Deception, Fitzgerald, Great Gatsby, ]

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Misery and the American Dream in The Great Gatsby

- "No— Gatsby turned out all right in the end. It is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men." When F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote these words in The Great Gatsby in 1925, he perfectly described the human struggle of the time. This was, by no means, accidental--for Fitzgerald wrote meticulously and very rarely did he leave a line unrevised. No— Fitzgerald knew what he was doing; he was, in two sentences, criticizing American society like no one else had....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Corruption of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby

- On April 10, 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby, a novel that would later become one of the best known pieces of classic literature in history. However, at the time of its publication, Gatsby was fairly unpopular ad the reviews were never consistent. As shocking as it may seem, I believe it is because Fitzgerald’s intelligence and creativity levels were way ahead of his time, which is evident when one pays close attention to the themes of the novel. Forgiveness, love, and memory of the past are just a few themes you will come across in this story....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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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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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Since the beginning of time, man has written himself into history. Whether it was on cave walls, or in scripts, men have wanted to leave behind a legacy. One of the most well known men is author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald had always wanted to write the greatest American novel- and so he created the Great Gatsby. Although it is not the greatest American novel, it is studied by high schools and has several movie adaptions. However, he had to take a great journey to create this story about Jay Gatsby and his endless hope....   [tags: literary analysis, the great gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby: The Corruption of the American Dream

- In 1931 James Truslow Adams published a book named ‘Epic of America’ in which he popularized the concept of The American Dream. In this book he stated “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement…” and once that phrase was written, The American Dream became what we truly know it as nowadays. It is the right of freedom, prosperity, equality and pursuit of happiness through hard work....   [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,]

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The Great Gatsby By William Shakespeare

- The quote, “Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.” by Enrich Fromm truly describes the effect greed can cause others. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald and the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare various themes are shown throughout. One of the most important themes is greed for wealth and power. These works focus on the impact greed for wealth and power causes on the main character and how it affects their relationships with others....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Macbeth]

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The Rise And Fall Of The 1920s ' The Great Gatsby '

- Imani McBean Mrs. Golden COMP 101 19 April, 2015 The Rise and Fall of the 1920s “They were the best of times; they were the worst of times.” This quote from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens can be used to sum up the hustle and bustle that consisted of American life in the 1920s. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a novel of love, loss, false hope and broken dreams is rightly set in the post-World War era of the “Roaring Twenties.” Here, the wealthy were seen as blessed and favored, while the poor were considered to be wicked, sinful, or even cursed....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Since Gatsby was so used to getting his way with women, Daisy’s rejection of him caused a hard hit on his ego. Through this, Gatsby not only found more motivation to win her back and redeem himself but he also saw it as the perfect opportunity to conquer his dreams of becoming a part of the Old Money society. Even as a boy Gatsby was egotistical. His view on himself “sprang from his Platonic conception of himself” and he believed “he was a son of God” (98). The significance of this is that Gatsby never accepted the truth about himself....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Does history repeat itself. Historians examined this question for millenniums, dating back to the Ancient Greeks. Initially, the answer seems like yes, but does it actually. The Great Gatsby, by Francis Scott Fitzgerald, tells a different answer. The story revolved around two characters: Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby and Buchanan loved each other, but Gatsby went to war. While Gatsby fought, Daisy failed to wait for him and married Tom Buchanan. When Gatsby returned, he went on a restless pursuit for Daisy....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... They reside on opposing spectrums in which they engage in alternate lifestyles that do not suitable for one another. As Nick continues to watch his neighbor, Gatsby "stretched out his arms toward the dark water" (20). Even though there are many obstacles between the two, Gatsby 's desire for Daisy remains and he embarks on his scheme to catch her attention. Gatsby 's affection for Daisy takes hold of obsession; he ignores her changed character and instead hopes for the past to rise. When Gatsby finally meets Daisy, Nick "saw that the expression of bewilderment had come back into Gatsby 's face, as though a faint doubt had occurred to him as to the quality of his present happiness.There...   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Nick sees the world in his own way, yet this “way of seeing" develops and changes. Thematically, this is an important idea. Nick’s way of seeing events take place is not always eye to eye with other characters which becomes a great source of conflict in the mid to late parts of the novel. Nick’s unreliability as a narrator is shown through many aspects of himself as commented on by a number of critics such as Barbra Will, who states,“ While it is true that Nick’s perceptions, especially while drunk, contribute exponentially to the idea of Gatsby’s elusiveness, other observers also fail to illuminate Gatsby’s character.”(Barbara Will, 111.) As Will states, Nick was portraying key informat...   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- During the earlier times, the “American Dream” was simply an idea and encouragement to many people, young and old. Americans wanted nothing but to live the American Dream. Nonetheless soon those exact dreams were distorted with greed and corruption. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the American Dream is depicted as corrupted as it was once was a candid and principle way to live. The concept that the American Dream was one way or another about the affluence and possessions one had set in was in the mentality of Americans during the early 1920’s....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Daisy Buchanan is clearly not in love with Tom Buchanan. However, she chose to marry and remains married to him for the sole reason of financial and societal stability. Unfortunately, their only reasons for connecting with Nick is directly relatable to the fact that him and Daisy are family. Daisy’s struggle represents the pressures for many people to feel financial secure after a time of economic instability. Also, Jays drive to rise in society symbolizes the longing for many individuals to obtain vast amount of money as well as a high ranking status among society....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Scott Fitzgerald shows each character trying to achieve the american dream in his or her own way we actually believe that they fit the “American Dream” perfectly, but once we get into the story, we find that all of the characters are on so many different levels, corrupted. This corruption prevents them for fitting into the set of ideals that would be defined as the “American Dream”. American dream is all about how hard one work to achieve his goal.Gatsby family was a farmers in the west. he didn 't want to live the same sad life as his parents,where he had to work just to put bread on the table he wanted more then that ,he want to have a legacy.he saw an opportunity to seek,and he took...   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... While talking to Nick, Gatsby states “My house looks well doesn’t it. See how the whole front of it catches the light.”(Fitzgerald 90). Jay Gatsby desires the values of the American Dream because he believes it will impress Daisy and make her fall in love with him. But, his dream eventually fails because he has unrealistic expectations for Daisy. "If it wasn 't for the mist we could see your home across the bay," said Gatsby. "You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock." Daisy put her arm through his abruptly, but he seemed absorbed in what he had just said....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... . .” (Gatsby 119) The men in The Great Gatsby blame her for being dumb or stupid, but she was never encouraged to be anymore than that. This idea of frailty in women is not only seen in Daisy but also Myrtle Wilson. Myrtle Wilson is a wife to a poor car mechanic. Instead of loving her husband for who he is; she strives for him by starting an affair with a the wealth, already married, Tom Buchanan. Myrtle becomes infatuated with Buchanon. She does not flinched when he beats her and spends her days waiting for her....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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- ... His detailed description shows that Tom’s attitude and his confidence over his house both symbolize the elite and arrogant class in society. Tom Buchanan does not have affection for his wife Daisy. This is seen through him committing adultery with Myrtle and displaying moral corruptness of society. Meanwhile, Jay Gatsby has many illegal business connections with people like Meyer Wolfshiem .He acquired most of his from the smuggling and selling of alcohol. It is evident that Gatsby is not a person that is considered “great” because he used the smuggling and selling of alcohol to reach his high splendor....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Not only did the Dream get corrupted, but the people attempting to fulfill their dreams of wealth became corrupted too. This was exemplified in the way Gatsby achieved his wealth. While just becoming wealthy was not his ultimate dream, it was necessary to complete it. It is insinuated that Gatsby achieved his wealth through illicit sell of alcohol through his connections with the mob. “A lot of these newly rich people are just big bootleggers, you know” (Fitzgerald 114) said Tom about Gatsby....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Nick takes notice to the fact that everything in the east, New York, was very different from the Midwest, his home. Nick, the narrator of the story is just starting his new job as a bond salesman. He is a citizen of West Egg and is neighbors with Jay Gatsby. Gatsby, the character which this book is named after was a newly wealthy Midwesterner who moved to the East just like Nick. Gatsby focuses his life on restoring his youth. He lives with the hope that he might reunite with his old sweetheart, Daisy....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- A Delusional Dream in The Great Gatsby Art and Literature connect in a multitude of ways, including style, message, and creative vision. Yet, it is not often that these two converge in a way that heightens the messages of both. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Cugat’s cover art exhibit the synthesis of these two expressions. By writing the cover into the story, Fitzgerald blurs the line that separates these two pieces of art and merges their message of change to culture and the true nature of that culture....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Quentin Hardy of the Huffington Post comments that “Much of American Literature is a consideration of our ability to head to the frontier, reinvent ourselves, make a shining city on a hill, be the last best hope for mankind, free ourselves of the shackles of the past, the tragic fate of birth in a particular place” (Hardy). The 1920’s was a time in which the everyday person could transform himself into anything he desired. Filled with promise, this period gave birth to what is known as “modernistic literature” where authors would unveil the true fragmentation of the modern world through inner revelation....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Paul Academy when he was thirteen. Two years later when he was fifteen, his parents sent him to Newman School, a Catholic preparatory school New Jersey. A priest there by the name of name Father Sigourney Fay noticed Fitzgerald 's talent for writing and encouraged him to continue and develop his skill. In 1913, Fitzgerald graduated and chose to stay in New Jersey to further his literary writing development at Princeton University. His writing skills grew and excelled during his time there. He wrote scripts for the Triangle Club 's musicals which are very famous around Princeton....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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- The 1920’s was an unethical period that saw the neglect of numerous social groups. Whilst we often associate 20th century America with the iniquities of segregation imposed by the Jim Crow laws, it is also the case that women were subjected to a second class role. Fitzgerald effectively presents the detrimental patriarchy in The Great Gatsby through the use of various techniques, his crafting of male characters being physically dominant, enables the reader to conclude that the 1920’s was a period of injustice....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The Great American Dream In Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic novel, The Great Gatsby, everyone is chasing the American dream. This dream has been a beacon for immigrants and poor Americans alike. A shining beacon that draws dreamers and doers to the shores and big cities in America. The Statue of Liberty had a beaming message for everyone to hear. Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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- ... Their jobs were to cook, clean, take care of the children and possibly, such as in Katie’s case, to work to support the family. Women were not free to be their own person. They were first the property of their father and then became the property of their husband once they grew old enough to marry. Women were mothers and wives first and people second. As Gilder Lehrman’s article called Women in American Politics states, “In 1900 women’s legal standing was fundamentally governed by their marital status....   [tags: Prohibition in the United States, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... He showed a great aptitude for the written word, and had his first writing published in the school’s newspaper when he was thirteen (“F. Scott Fitzgerald”). Because of his ambition, his parents sent him to Newman School, a prestigious Catholic preparatory school in New Jersey (“F. Scott Fitzgerald”). It was here that he met Father Sigourney Fay (Bruccoli). Fay noticed Fitzgerald’s talent and ambition, and encouraged him to pursue his passion for writing. Fitzgerald’s early life opened many doors for him in the future and paved the way of becoming a successful writer....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Daisy is a symbol of how people who attempt to live the American dream are more concerned with what the public sees. Like Daisy, the average person trying to live their American dream puts on an act for the public inhibiting them from being able to truly live her American dream. Making the American dream unachievable because of the superficialness of society. Daisy is described as shallow through the characterization that Fitzgerald has given her. This shows how the American Dream is unachievable because of the trivial nature of the dream....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Although a dishonest act may hail from a modest intention, longer fictions will eventually lead to assemblies of lies until the initial motive largely overshadows the original flaw. Conversely, Nick Carraway, the composed narrator of The Great Gatsby, confidently states that he is the most honest person he knows, a result of being surrounded by unbounded toxic characters. For instance, Nick 's immensely wealthy cousin-in-law, Tom Buchanan, is a hypocritical, narcissistic businessman who 's involved in an affair with a presently married younger woman....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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F. Scott's Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- They say that art imitates life…or life imitates art. Either one is somewhat hard to believe. A few brushes of a paintbrush on a canvas, a mirror image on the film of a camera, or even a special combination of the 26 letters of the alphabet onto a page—imitating life. Of course, people can paint life, or take pictures of life, and even write about life. It’s a bit more obvious that the concept of life imitating art is a bit harder to believe. But you can learn from art—especially from the literary art....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Great Gatsby, Biography]

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Transitional Life Of Oscar Wao, Plague Of Doves, And The Great Gatsby

- ... He believed that the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock symbolized his future, yet Daisy had always been part of Gatsby’s past. “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And then one fine morning—So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” (Fitzgerald, 180). Throughout the novel, Gatsby constantly tries to resurface his past, never accepting his current situation....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby, The Great Gatsby]

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Free Great Gatsby Essays: The Truly Great Gatsby

- The Truly Great Gatsby Is his novel the Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald creates Gatsby as a character who becomes great. He begins life as just an ordinary, lower-class, citizen. But Gatsby has a dream of becoming wealthy. After meeting Daisy, he has a reason to strive to become prominent. Throughout his life, Gatsby gains the title of truly being great. Even before Gatsby is introduced, he is hinted at being out of the ordinary. The first evidence of this is when Nick says, "Gatsby turned out all right at the end." (2) Nothing was known about Gatsby at the time and Nick is already saying Gatsby was okay....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Jay Gatsby's Illusions in Fitzgerald’s American classic "The Great Gatsby"

- In life, what we perceive tends to show misconception in how the thought plays out. A good example would be the character Jay Gatsby in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic: The Great Gatsby. Gatsby was unable to distinguish between his love for Daisy, a reality, versus the illusion that he could recapture her love by establishing and inventing a fraudulent past. He believed he could repeat the past, and acquire a flaunting wealth. In the novel, Jay Gatsby seems incompetent in establishing a difference between the realities of his life versus the illusion he made out....   [tags: Fitzgerald, Great Gatsby, reality, ]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... The way he says that he has a “rare smile” shows that Gatsby is unique to the book that he is not like the other characters which are why he and Nick become so close later on in the book. Gatsby is significant to the book because he is unlike all the other characters which mean that his development throughout the text will change but he will always stay different. Later in the book after Gatsby and Daisy have met again Gatsby is showing Daisy and Nick all of his wonderful shirts that he has bought....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... It is clear that the closeness of the clock smashing represents the fallen relationship between Daisy and Gatsby. They all knew that the relationship between Daisy and Gatsby had fallen. Gatsby caught the clock just before the clock would have smashed, represents Gatsby catching their relationship that was already gone forever. Gatsby recreated the past through the fall of their relationship. It suggests that Gatsby is on his own and Daisy might not really want the past to be back like how Gatsby wants the past back....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Christopher Tan Dr. Hines The Great Gatsby Essay English 11 Due: October 23nd 2012 Determination makes us great whether through what we accomplish or how we accomplish our goals. We strive to improve ourselves in order to give ourselves identity and our lives meaning. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is the epitome of the American dream because Gatsby’s belief that he cannot fail, although unrealistic, allows him to refine himself and achieve the impossible. Gatsby is driven by his desire to improve which is why he aims for difficult goals in order to create an identity for himself....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Everyone has secrets; everyone has something they want to keep unnoticed. As with every aspect of life, some secrets are meant to be kept private just as some secrets will inevitably be revealed. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there are multiple characters whose lives are filled with concealed truths. Many of the characters, including the infamous Gatsby with his strained fantasies and the brute Tom with his distorted ideals, shroud their corruptions in cloaks of deceit and buried secrets....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... It was this change in name that began Gatsby’s “Platonic conception of himself” making him no longer the son of poor farmers in the midwest but instead the “son of a God” (98). As Jay continues to be with Gatsby, Gatsby’s platonic conception moves from one of himself to one of the ideas of Daisy. Gatsby most portrays this when at the hotel arguing with Tom over Daisy saying Daisy “never loved [Tom]” (132). Gatsby hopes that Daisy had only loved him all along and never even show affection for anybody accept for himself....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Another yellow symbol is Doctor T.J. Eckleburg’s glasses. These glasses represent god because a pair of eyes look over all of the people that pass by it. The glasses symbolize “great worship of money and where the materialism is so fashionable that even God cannot avoid its influence” (Zhang 42). The color yellow symbolizes the evil Daisy Buchanan, Gatsby’s hope to impress people with his money, and God’s hopeless effort to stop materialism. The color green represents Gatsby’s hope for true love and his desire for wealth....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... The phrase “The American Dream”, refers to a common belief among Americans, which signifies freedom, equality and the right to set out and accomplish one’s goals through effort and dedication. Due to the subjective nature of the term; the interpretation of the American dream varies from individual to individual, although freedom and equality continue to serve as the concept’s cornerstone. The novel as well as the motion picture descriptively portrays Jay Gatsby as a man of mysterious inception, however whether the story is conveyed through the novel or the film, the whole-hearted essence of Jay Gatsby is undeniable....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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