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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 By F. Scott

- ... Nick looked around and saw all the married couples not standing each other. Myrtle told Nick the story when she met Tom. Tom and Mrs.Wilson discussed in impassioned voices weather Mrs. Wilson had any right to mention Daisy 's name she shouted Daisy as Tom broke her nose with his hand. Nick and Mr. McKnee spoke about having lunch sometime, Nick then went to Pennsylvania station and waited for the for O ' clock train. Nick got invited to Gatsby 's mansion party. He then was introduced to two twins in yellow dresses and they talked about Gatsby, after half an hour Nick and Jordan went off to meet the host....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby, 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

- 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 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 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 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 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

- Many individuals believe that history repeats itself and is on a never ending loop doomed to be repeated once again. However, the past cannot be recreated. The past is the past and while some characters in the novel The Great Gatsby realize this others simply do not. Gatsby has spent the better part of five years trying to recreate the time when him and Daisy were together. Furthermore, Gatsby fails to realize that things have changed and are no long the same as five years ago. The uncertainties of times before are not grounds to repair a current situation in an individual’s life....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- In every piece of fiction, there is always a point of view. Behind novels, short stories and poems, there is always a speaker narrating the story to the reader. The point of view is very necessary to the piece in that many times it can give a reader a great amount of understanding, but it can also make it much harder to comprehend the text. When there is an all-knowing narrator, the person benefits from knowing the thoughts of more than one character and finds that it is easier to discern the meaning behind certain events....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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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 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 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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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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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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Movie Review : ' The Great Gatsby '

- ... As Gatsby continues the obsessive pursuit of Daisy, he ended up being tragically killed and died a lonely death. The original novel perfectly described the energy of 1920s, with all of the era’s liquor-drinking and party dancing, It has a perfect mix of cliffhangers, romance, and despair. The novel’s theme of unachievable love, yearning about the past, and wealth acting a bluff and disguise. The story of The Great Gatsby is everlasting and charismatic. Baz Luhrmann’s movie adaptation portrayed of what “made” the 1920s, as F....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby And The Death Of A Salesman

- American Success The toxicity of success is portrayed through famous literary works such as The Great Gatsby and The Death of a Salesman, while dealing with an overarching theme of American success. F. Scott Fitzgerald beautifully portrays a wealthy upper class society in The Great Gatsby, which has extreme corruption, hidden by it’s allure, while much of this upper class is pompous and selfish, as well as being so heavily judgemental that is it difficult to be accepted by these people. Arthur Miller’s The Death of a Salesman uses the narcissistic Willy Loman to shine light on the capitalist, middle class America, who’s life revolves around superficial success, which represents the overall...   [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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Luhrmann 's The Great Gatsby

- ... ' (Clare 2006) This movie is not a perfect historical recreation of time period in which the novel was set, but this is a really successful adaptation, which is, mostly, concentrated on portraying character’s feelings and emotions. Even with all the bizarre imagery happening on the screen, the intellectual parts of the novel are still well portrayed. "Red Curtain Cinema is a cinema of Exagerration and the primary focus of these films is to entertain, enchant and stimulate their audience rather than to depict everyday reality." (Anett, 2014) Fitzgerald, in his novel, wanted to show New York as a bright, modern city of glittering jazz and loosening morals, so Luhrmann’s choice of visual...   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great 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 Waste Land And The Great Gatsby

- ... Why do you never speak. Speak./ What are you thinking of. What thinking. What. '/ I never know what you are thinking. Think.” (Eliot 111-115). They are never answered. A different couple, together on what appears to be a date only go through the motions of intimacy as the date evolves, “Exploring hands encounter no defense;/ His vanity requires no response,/ And makes a welcome of indifference.” (Eliot 240-242) In both these scenes a shallowness exists, even though they are with someone, they are alone....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Analysis Of ' The Great Gatsby '

- ... Like the people in the film, it seems as if Frida Khalo is stuck between keeping her traditional ways, or conforming, but there is an outside source that is causing her to do this. In Los Dos Fridas, behind the two women there is a storm, which may signify a larger power at work. The source of this power is mirrored by the Western Nations, which is influencing Emerging Nations to adopt Western ideas. The connection of the two pieces shows a powerful influence that can cause people to question whether or not they will change....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Fitzgerald

- ... As the ‘big shore places’[Fitzgerald 1993 p115] on West Egg had shut down, so has Nick with Tom and Daisy. Nick clearly realises this is not a life for him and retreats to his comfort, away from the East Coast. In contrast to this, Gatsby is an entirely different character. As argued by Jay McInerney, there is a heavy link between Gatsby’s and Fitzgerald’s life. He argues that ‘Jay Gatsby 's story mirrors Fitzgerald 's, a poor boy who falls in love with the golden girl and performs heroic feats in order to win the hand of the princess.’[1] In the case of Scott Fitzgerald, such princess was Zelda Sayre of Montgomery, Alabama, whom he met while stationed as an army officer....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Demise Of The Great Gatsby

- The Demise of The Great Gatsby The novel The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, demonstrates the common idea of the American dream, and the effects of living in it. Many would say that they would love to be rich, and live in a giant castle, but don 't look into why those people might be living that way. Are their lives happy. Are they satisfied in what they are doing in their lives. A person only gets one chance to live this life, would living the rich, wealthy life be the way you want to live it....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott

- ... Baz Lurhmann uses setting in the movie to establish the wealth of some of the main characters and others like them. It does this by showing off the size of their mansions, where their mansions are (by the edge of a calm, beautiful lake), and by the scale of the parties that go on in them. Inversely, some other scenes show extreme poverty, in other areas of the city, New York, where people live in coal fields and are always sick and want change. By showing areas of great poverty and great wealth, the contrast between the two settings at its greatest....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Fitzgerald

- The 1920’s was one of the best eras of all time. The era roughly occur after World War I and ended with a stock market crash causing consumers and the government to go under depression. But at the beginning, society was changing, new technology was presented to consumers and the economy was booming to society. Slavery tends to fade away, plantations were smaller, and money was a easy target. *Fitzgerald 's novel the Great Gatsby portrays to the reader deeper views to what the U.S. was like living in the 20’s, and how it could affect us an individual both physically and mentally....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Fitzgerald

- If that was true he must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream. He must have looked up at an unfamiliar sky through frightening leaves and shivered as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is and how raw the sunlight was upon the scarcely created grass. (Fitzgerald, 162.) If that was true he must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream. He must have looked up at an unfamiliar sky through frightening leaves and shivered as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is and how raw the sunlight was upon the scarcely created grass....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By Jean Baudrillard

- ... Go and buy ten more dogs with it.” (Fitzgerald 32) In this quote, Tom flaunts his wealth over the seller of the dogs boosting that he can afford any dog to win Myrtle’s heart. Therefore, the emphasis of over spending defines Tom and Myrtle’s relationship once again. Finally, wealth is shown through Gatsby’s elaborate parties. “There was a machine in the kitchen which could extract the juice of two hundred oranges in half an hour, if a little button was pressed two hundred times by a butler’s thumb.” (Fitzgerald 44) At Gatsby’s party, Nick noticed Gatsby payed for a machine to juice oranges and a butler to press the button....   [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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The Great Gatsby By F Scott

- ... In the vicinity of the Valley of Ashes, where Myrtle resides, lay the tired eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleberg, staring down at the society before him. When George Wilson exclaims that, “God sees everything” (page 152), it could be implied that he is talking about the eyes of T.J Eckleberg that are staring down, unsatisfied, at the corrupt American society. As a result of this, a reader could infer that Myrtle’s death may have been a message explaining that, to God and to Fitzgerald, her sensuous nature and infidelity to her husband were not to be tolerated in society for any longer....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay 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

- ... Gatsby would hold parties every weekend inviting anyone that had a way there he didn 't care who the strange people were that came and enjoyed his hospitality, most people didn 't even know who he was. The only thing Gatsby wanted out of holding these parties was that Daisy would show up so he could talk to her and show her what he has become and get her to fall involve with him again. During one of the parties Gatsby asks to speak in private with Jordan, Daisy’s closest friends. He knows that Jordan and Nick are close and that Daisy and Nick are cousins, so he wanted to know if she could talk to Nick and ask him to invite Daisy for tea and let him join....   [tags: Love, The Great Gatsby]

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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 By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... “He was employed in a vague personal capacity - while he remained with Cody he was in turn steward, mate, skipper, secretary, and even jailor” (100). Gatsby is pushed to his limits as he learns proper manners through each of his occupations, turning him into a well rounded individual. Gatsby and Hamlet share analogous mentors. Both mentors resemble a father figure, Hamlet with his father’s ghost and Gatsby with Dan Cody. Each mentor teaches his apprentice the correct way to live. Gatsby’s and Hamlet’s mentors are extremely similar and it gives them this parallel to connect with each other....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby, 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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Presentation Of ' The Great Gatsby ' And ' Othello '

- ... Scott Fitzgerald: Jay Gatsby is the main character of the novel, he is an optimistic man. He is rather literally and fatally idealistic . Daisy Buchanan is the women who he loved deeply, but she is married to Tom Buchanan. Gatsby grew up in an underprivileged childhood in rural North Dakota, he reached for his dreams to become fabulously wealthy. Interviewer: uh, I see. I was wondering if you could shed some light on this questions, although Gatsby sounds like an unstoppable man, whatever happened between him and Daisy in the end....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Othello]

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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 Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Tom talks about Wilson’s garage to Dr. Eckleburge he says, “It’s a Terrible Place isn’t it” (pg.26). Myrtle has dreams of becoming part of the upper class so she runs off with Tom. Tom being a very angry man gets drunk and breaks Myrtles nose. Fitzgerald also showed corruption of the American Dream through Gatsby. Gatsby a man who was once poor starts making millions by being a bootlegger in the hopes of getting Daisy back with his wealth. Myrtle who hates Daisy has an afire with Tom. Gatsby sees how Tom treats her and it drives him insane....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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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

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, 20th century American novelist, once said, “You don 't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.” In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald wrote to address the materialistic nature of the Roaring Twenties and the unattainability of the American Dream. The Great Gatsby, is, on the surface, about lavish events, parties, and objects. Jay Gatsby, a prime example of this theme, constantly throws extravagant parties and possesses expensive materials in a shallow attempt to win back his golden girl, Daisy....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is really about the author 's view of the 1920s and its immaturity and irresponsibility that negatively affected and changed the American dream from its original meaning. Scott Fitzgerald saw the 1920s as depicted in his book The Great Gatsby as an age where people were careless, reckless, immature and all around irresponsible, here is my proof… “I couldn 't forgive him or like him, but I saw that what he had done was, to him, entirely justified. It was all very careless and confused....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Wolfsheim leaves, Gatsby explains to Nick that Mr. Wolfsheim is a gambler, and that he successfully rigged the World Series of 1919 without getting caught; this confirms that Wolfsheim is a criminal. In Chapter 3 of How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Thomas C. Foster discusses literal and figurative vampirism in literature. In many works of fiction, vampires are cunning, dangerous, mysterious, attractive, and unmarried, and regardless of whether they are literal vampires, they become more youthful and lively as they corrupt their victims....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... This interpretation could be easily made as F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the novel through the perspective of a narrator, Nick Carraway, this makes the novel seem like Nick is writing a biography on Gatsby. As stated in my review “the novel is a fictional twist on historical facts from the Jazz Age during the 1920s. The Great Gatsby recounts the glory and the misery of the American dream.” F. Scott Fitzgerald presented the ethical issues of American society during the 1920s in The Great Gatsby, by using characters that had issues with their morals....   [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

- It is the clear that within the novel, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author stresses concepts of the American Dream. There are many symbols that reiterate societies attitudes towards such goals in the Roaring Twenties—one such Fitzgerald emphasizes is the mysterious green light at the end of the Buchanan 's dock. The recurring luminescence symbolizes Jay Gatsby 's own inaccessible dream of attaining Daisy and the desperation to return to the past with her. It also reveals Gatsby 's ambitious but naive character in achieving his dream, which reflects the author 's perspective on the American Dream in the 1920s....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... I loved my mother dearly, the sacrifices she made in her lifetime is the only reason I am able to enjoy a comfortable life. When my mother told me she wanted me to go to Queens, it symbol of success for myself. Much like Gatsby, everything in my life became about Queens. I joined more extracurriculars, attended math tutor, enrolled in night school and sacrificed many things I enjoyed to achieve my goal. I rewrote my application countless times, trying to see a good student through the universities eyes....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Alli Craig AP Language Mr. Ruddy October 11, 2015 The Great Gatsby Synthesis Essay Nick Carraway the voice telling the story “The Great Gatsby” but the mastermind giving it purpose is the author Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald lived a lifestyle that was very similar to the one we see in Nick. He was also a very average man placed into a society of over the top lifestyles and extravagant wealth possibly reflecting how Fitzgerald felt as an average person in thriving time period being the 1920’s where people would do anything to pursue the American Dream....   [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

- ... Bootleggers came out of the wood works everywhere. To bootleg is to “make, distribute, or sell illegally” (Oxford Dictionary), meaning that a bootlegger is a person who will make, distribute, or sell something illegally. In the 1920’s the bootlegging of alcohol became nothing but a norm for those who became quite good at it. In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby and Wolfsheim perfectly represented the rise of crime and bootlegging at the time. Gatsby was even quoted saying, “He’s the man who fixed the World’s Series back in 1919” (Fitzgerald, 1925, p.73)....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The great story of American history has been depicted countless times. Textbooks, pieces of art, melodies, and literature all contain great stories of American citizens throughout time. Many of these fantastic works depict the struggles in which our great people had to face in order to survive the nations hardships. A time of great transformation occurred in the early twentieth century and is depicted impressively in many novels. Both In Dubious Battle written by John Steinbeck as well as The Great Gatsby written by F....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... 3. Time references: • Two o’clock and the whole corner of the peninsula was blazing with light, which fell unreal on the shrubbery and made thin elongating glints upon the roadside wires. P. 87 • The day agreed upon was pouring rain. At eleven o’clock a man in a raincoat, dragging a lawn-mower, tapped at my front door and said that Mr. Gatsby had sent him over to cut my grass. P. 88 • The flowers were unnecessary, for at two o’clock a greenhouse arrived from Gatsby’s, with innumerable receptacles to contain it....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Tom doesn’t see marriage in its traditional sense Fitzgerald uses Tom as an example to show how new wealthy society has lost these traditional morals. Aside from Tom’s decline in morals Tom Daisy isn’t all that better in terms of her morality in fact it seems as if though all wealthy people lack morals. The wealthy lack morals and empathy for other only caring about themselves, creating messes and having others pay the price. Daisy kills myrtle but instead conspires to have Gatsby pay for it, “Daisy and Tom were sitting opposite to each other at the kitchen table…....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Daisy had Tom as her stability. He was old money, and had a bad reputation that never bothered him. Nothing below him mattered just like when Daisy killed Myrtle. Tom and Daisy just sat normally together, “They weren’t happy, and neither of them had touched the chicken or the ale—and yet they weren’t unhappy either. There was an unmistakable air of natural intimacy about the picture and anybody would have said that they were conspiring together”(Fitzgerald 155). Though Tom gave Daisy stability Gatsby gave her a sort of freedom....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- American Dream idea is set in which “freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success” and where money and fame is achieved through hard work. However, Due to the United States’ economic advantages, the industrialization of the 19th and 20th centuries began to change the American dream, replacing it with a statement of "get rich quick".F. Scott Fitzgerald expresses and explores this idea thoroughly in his most successful novel, The Great Gatsby. To live out the American Dream was what once was on the minds of many Americans....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The American Dream changed drastically during the early 20th century. Americans’ attitude about the American Dream changed because of the events that happened during the first half of the 20th century. The Great Depression affected a majority of Americans during the 1930s. This caused many people to work hard and help themselves recover. By the 1940s, because of World War II, women started to work in order to support the economy (Desmond). After World War II, the most basic values of the American Dream were defined as having a nice home, family, and car....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... ‘And if you feel that way about it, maybe I’d better sell it somewhere else after all’” (pg. 19). George is one of the characters that lives in the Valley of Ashes, the area where mostly the average class lives. He owns a garage that Tom frequently goes to because his wife, Myrtle, is Tom’s mistress. Tom has the ability to destroy George’s life because George only relies to his garage for a living and Myrtle can runaway anytime from him and go to Tom. The wealth that Tom has gives him the ability to take control of George’s life....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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