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Morality in "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The Webster dictionary defines morality as a moral discourse, statement or lesson. In the novel, “The Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald many of the characters could not be classified as truly moral people who exhibit goodness or correctness in their character and behavior. Tom, Daisy, and George all come to mind as the characters that have done the most moral damage throughout the novel. In the end, these individuals show characteristics of a moral decay in society because the cause corruption and lies, which is why they are morally responsible for the destruction of humanity....   [tags: great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Morality,]

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The Downfall of Morality Illustrated in The Great Gatsby

- The Downfall of Morality Morality in the united states has been deliberately declining since the 1920’s and is currently insignificant if not absent in Americans. F. Scott Fitzgerald presents this in his book “The Great Gatsby.” His characters lie about many things throughout the book, cheat on their spouses constantly and consistently, and rely more on money and material things than anything else. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” displays how lust in the 1920’s caused the downfall of morality by the qualities his characters portray....   [tags: fitzgerald, literary analysis]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The picture is trying to prove F. Scott Fitzgerald discontent for the moral decay that occurred in the 1920s by the face with the appearance of wealth, the colorful, inviting, and bright city, and the variety of colors used throughout the picture. F. Scott Fitzgerald discontentment for the moral decay that existed in the 1920s is apparent by the face displayed in the center of the cover of the book he wrote about the 1920s, The Great Gatsby. The face gives the appearance of wealth by the set of rhinestones that line the right eye, and the bright red lips....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Morality]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby

- Gatsby is America. The rise and fall of our identity as an emerging nation is the true subject matter of F. Scott’s Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. It is the story of illusions, of what lies within everyman, and what we are willing to overlook to acquire what we desire. This paper will focus on the characters of The Great Gatsby as they represent different aspects of America in her post war growing pains. After WWI, the dismemberment of the American dream had torn its way into the hearts and minds of the American people....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Morality]

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Greed Obliterates Morality: An Analysis of the Motifs in The Great Gatsby

- Maurice Sendak, a juvenile illustrator, once stated, “There must be more to life than having everything!” The world is filled with consumers. Once a person has what he or she need, he or she wants more. Often, the actions of man reveal that his main priority in life is obtaining everything because he believes that it will make him happy. While attempting to achieve happiness, man often disregards the well being of his fellow man. The characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s modernist novel, The Great Gatsby, clearly exemplify this notion of the pursuit of happiness....   [tags: Book Analysis, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Materialism]

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Morality in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- “Force always attracts men of low morality,” (Albert Einstein). A moral being is someone who can be seen as honest, considerate, and loyal. These traits are the essential components to creating a well-rounded person; however, these characteristics were void in the context of The Great Gatsby. In Fitzgerald’s so-called, “Jazz Era”, people were vulgar and ignorant of the true virtue of the American Dream. From the organized crime of New York to the intrapersonal relationships of the partygoers, morality appeared to be omitted from the American society....   [tags: unfaithful, dishonesty, traits]

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America and the Decay of Morality: The Great Gatsby and The Sun Also Rises Introduction

- America is a popular image in literature and films. Dozens of writers sought to expose America’s vices and evaluate the consistency of its values, morality, and ethical norms. The pursuit for material wealth and the American dream were the topics most frequently discussed in American literature during the 1920s. The effects of World War I on individual beliefs and ideals, the ongoing decay of morality, the hollowness of dreams and convictions, and the failure to materialize one’s life goals together created a complicated situation, which often resembled a journey for nothing....   [tags: Comparative, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- To think of a day in which one will no longer serve one’s neighbor and aid those who are in need seems too absurd. No reasonable human being under our kind and forgiving nature would be able to do this without any sort of guilt or disgust in themselves. But these thoughts came close to becoming a full blown reality back in the 1920’s especially following the prosperity of The Great War. People looked for their own wealth and prosperity to keep up with the society of the time. In doing so, the entire human race’s morality came into question....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- In the article, “Gatsby and the Pursuit of Happiness” It talks about the small details in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is argued that the underlying emotions in the book portray to Fitzgerald’s emotions in real life. Nick Carraway is the main character of this book and his father gives him advice. “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,” he told me, “Just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages you’ve had.” (The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald pg 1)This article believes Nick Carraway was just an alter-ego of Fitzgerald....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The Great Gatsby is a heart aching novel that shows the true colors of others behind close doors. The Great Gatsby is not just about shallow people, but it is also about love and tragic fate. People can be so shallow and F. Scott Fitzgerald made sure to point that out in his novel The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby because of his own experience with his love, Zelda who wanted to marry rich just as we see with Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson in The Great Gatsby. “F. Scott Fitzgerald was 24 when he wrote The Great Gatsby” (biography)....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Growing up with old money and accomplishing the American dream was the wish of many people during the 1920s. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, many of the characters live lavishly on the Eggs of Long Island, New York. This time period is better known as the “Roaring Twenties” for its time of prohibition, flappers and lost values. The American dream was the goal for many individuals, but they mostly lost sight of morality throughout the novel. Many characters within the novel are faced with choices that challenge their values and goals, which in turn contributes to the theme....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby

- In life, we ask ourselves the question what we are. In addition, we also ask ourselves how our perspectives allow us to see this world. These questions are an opening idea’s, which requires the person answering it, to be fully aware of his or her life, and then have the ability to judge it without any personal bias. This is why, in the book that was and is in a sense is still talked about in class, The Great Gatsby, which is a book that follows a plethora of charters all being narrated by, Nick Caraway, a character of the book The Great Gatsby....   [tags: judgement, ambition, heart break, morality]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby

- F. Scott Fitzgerald used his novel, The Great Gatsby, demonstrate his rise from poverty to great wealth and expose the skewed morality of the upper classes of America. Born on September 24, 1896 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, or as he is better known F. Scott Fitzgerald, would grow to be one of the greatest American writers of the 1920’s. Though he was the only son of Edward and Mary Fitzgerald, he did have one sister, Louise. As a boy, Fitzgerald attended St Paul’s Academy....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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In The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway as the Foil, Protagonist, and Narrator

- In The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick Carraway functions as both the foil and protagonist, as well as the narrator. A young man from Minnesota, Nick travels to the West Egg in New York to learn about the bond business. He lives in the district of Long Island, next door to Jay Gatsby, a wealthy young man known for throwing lavish parties every night. Nick is gradually pulled into the lives of the rich socialites of the East and West Egg. Because of his relationships with Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom, and others, along with his nonjudgmental demeanor, Nick is able to undertake the many roles of the foil, protagonist, and the narrator of The Great Gatsby....   [tags: characters, Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, ]

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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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The Contrast and Conformity in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- ... “The fact that he had [a mistress] was insisted upon wherever he was known” (Fitzgerald 24). Everybody in Tom and Daisy’s social group seems to know of Tom’s infidelity, except for Daisy herself. Yet, Daisy’s ignorance does not stop Tom from parading his unfaithfulness to Daisy’s own cousin Nick Carraway. Tom is so egotistic, he has no shame in expressing his lustful relationships. Gatsby’s immorality is criminal rather than familial. Gatsby is revealed to be a bootlegger; the profession allows him to pay for the extravagant parties he throws in hopes in luring Daisy to his mansion....   [tags: morality, corruption, bigot]

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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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Failure in the American Dream in the Great Gatsby by F. Scoot Fitzgerald

- The American Dream as shown in The Great Gatsby has been proven by F. Scott Fitzgerald to be an unattainable belief in the “Pursuit of Happiness” through the fault of morality. Typically, happiness is being content with ones standing in life regarding wealth, family, love, class, and friendship. Throughout the 1920’s, the decline in morality had shaped the dream into a materialistic goal by accumulating wealth, love, social class, friendship and power. The novel never mentions a specific dream or goal that was to be obtained, only the idea....   [tags: morality, morals, happy, love]

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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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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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Dreams in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- Dreams in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel about the American Dream. In the Great Gatsby, the dream is that one can acquire happiness through wealth and power. To get his happiness Jay attempts to reacquire the love of his lost sweet heart, Daisy. The main problem with Jay's dream is that Daisy is married. Gatsby's personal dream symbolizes the larger American Dream 'The pursuit of happiness'. Jay Gatsby longs for the past. Surprisingly he devotes his adult life trying to recapture it and dies in its pursuit....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald 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 F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Throughout his life, F. Scott Fitzgerald, a prestigious writer of the Jazz age, experienced many battles during his unsatisfactory life. Many of his disturbed endeavors lead to his creation of many marvelous novels including his exquisite novel The Great Gatsby. From beginning to end, Fitzgerald’s notable use of paradox and metaphorical language creates phenomenal and modernistic symbols. Whether distinguishing relationships between characters and morality, Fitzgerald continuously uses symbols to express the adequate meaning of what is behind the true theme of The Great Gatsby-the power of hope cannot determine a dream....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Dreams are goals in life where people aspire to execute their passionate desire to an extent where it motivates them, allowing many to grasp their objectives (Dictionary). However, the dream can consume someone’s thoughts and acts, altering their persona. The nature of each protagonist in the novel, The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald, and in the film American Gangster by Ridley Scott, were very similar due to the fact that their dreams destroyed their character. The protagonist in The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby, first aspired to become a rich man....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the classic American novel The Great Gatsby during an age of partying, defying prohibition, and wasteful spending. Fitzgerald had warned there would be ramifications for these actions, and only a mere four years later the stock market crashed, swallowing America whole. Modernist novel The Great Gatsby has succeeded in being not only classic American tale, but a literary masterpiece that still lives on today. Although the novel is considered a cult classic today, it was not a hit at first....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Social occasions in the form of parties and galas are some of the most common depictions of communion in texts. Some of the most famous and revealing party scenes take place in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The novel takes place in a period of disillusionment and extravagance followed immediately after the Great War. In fact, Fitzgerald actually experienced the extravagance of the society around him firsthand. During 1923, the period in which he began writing The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald lived in Long Island, but soon ended up moving to France due to discontent with the society there (Tredell 7)....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - Conflicting Ideals

- Conflicting Ideals in The Great Gatsby Throughout the world, societies can become cruel and unjustified machines. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the morality of a society is clearly revealed through the choices and consequences its characters experience. The two societies within the novel, West Egg and East Egg, create an atmosphere of mixed ideals and morals, so completely opposite of each other. Three examples will be given to support the above thesis. Firstly, Jay Gatsby, arguably the main character, is involved in a number of criminal activities....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- 1. Explain a character 's problem and then offer your character advice on how to solve his/her problem. In the novel The Great Gatsby, there were many problems that arose throughout the story, such as infidelity, domestic violence, and the lack of morality. Both Mr. and Mrs. Buchannan were having affairs with different people. I would suggest to both of them that if they truly loved each other then they wouldn’t be having affairs with others. I would also suggest to Myrtle after Tom broke her nose to stay far away from any man that lays a hand on a women....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The eyes are a one-way street to a person’s soul. Throughout F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby, there are many connections between eyes and a greater symbol, which symbol lies deep within the story. The reader is given small hints through the story on how the character truly is, based on descriptions of the character’s eyes. Throughout The Great Gatsby, the eyes of various characters are used as a symbol, from the symbol of being able to reveal true personalities to being an all mighty figure. Throughout the Great Gatsby, the eyes of Dr....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- In the novel The Great Gatsby, the 1920’s was a “throwaway culture, in which things (and people) are used and then abandoned” (Evans). This is true of the lives of the wealthy elite who ruled the East and West Eggs, causing the domination of materialistic thought. The substitution of money for integrity ultimately provided a way for corruption to take deep roots in the characters. The frivolous lives and relationships described by F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby depict the emptiness of the shallow 1920’s era....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Desire vs. Illusion in The Great Gatsby In the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, two characters different in gender and social class share an inability to differentiate between desirable illusions and reality, causing the downfall of each. This novel follows the life of Jay Gatsby, a man who rearranges his life to obtain his only desire, to reunite with Daisy Buchanan, his former love interest who he was unable to marry due to his lack of wealth and enrollment into the army. Gatsby’s efforts to obtain this desire lead him to wealth, and eventually he reconnects with Daisy....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Writers explore moral issues in many different, yet equally valid, ways. Some writers might place a character in a moral dilemma in order to show analysis through the character’s choices and internal deliberation; while others might transcend an external conflict to represent a greater moral issue. Regardless of which method the author uses to analyze the issue there is almost always an inherently opinionated perspective presented. In William Shakespeare’s theatrical work, “Hamlet” and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby the two methods of moral discussion are used in both works....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The 1920’s were a time of economic indulgences. The stock market was in a period of wild growth and Americans were enjoying their newfound prosperity. America just came off a triumphant success in the First World War and the 1920’s and was the outlandish victory party. The New York Times said, “Gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession” of the 1920’s. The morality which the common citizen had previously upheld became corrupted, and the American Dream, which once meant making a living through integrity and hard work, became tainted, emphasizing the quick, not necessarily honest, acquisition of money and wasteful spending....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- For many, death could truly be the worst thing to happen. The theme of morality is explored thoroughly both literally and metaphorically throughout Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. While murder is certainly gruesome, it can also be a symbolic form of karma. The murder of Jay Gatsby, not that of Myrtle Wilson, is the greater crime. This is demonstrated using the presence of hope, for Gatsby unmaterialistic views while Myrtle suffers from the clouded view of false glamour. Tragedy offers another opportunity to explain how Jay Gatsby’s death was wrongfully served, whereas Myrtle’s death was payment for her sins....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Composers express their disparate concerns, such as one’s perception of love, and point of views through the manipulation of their respective textual forms. This is observed in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby (1925), where through the manipulation of the novel form, the author directs the audience’s attention to the progression of the characters’ transformations by using techniques such as contrast, motif and extended metaphors in order to establish distinction between the differing perspectives of the characters....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Hashem is Truly Everywhere- Revised: In the Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick Carraway is introduced to the wild, careless world of the rich and left devastated in the aftermath of Gatsby’s death. He watches as Gatsby, Jordan, Daisy and Tom do whatever they want and ignore the consequences. Religion has no place in this world, in fact, it’s notable for it’s absence. The characters live unethical lives; they drink, party, cheat, and even murder. Yet, there is a sense that throughout the whole book, someone or thing is always watching and is aware of their sins....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- We all have dreams that we fantasize so much that they may be in contrast to reality. We have all experienced the utter disappointment of having the harsh reality of the world make itself known to us. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald presents us Nick Caraway, a meek Midwesterner both intrigued and repulsed by the roaring extravagance of the East in the 1920s. Nick’s enthusiasm and confidence to establish a successful life in New York is betrayed when he experiences the underlying emptiness and corruption to the morality of the upper class forcing him to reconsider his adaptability to this modern lifestyle....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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gatdream Corruption of the Dream in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

- Corruption of the Dream in The Great Gatsby   The American Dream describes an attitude of hope and faith that looks forward to the fulfillment of human wishes and desires. What these wishes are, were expressed in Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence of 1776, where it was stated: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Graham Hoyes DP1 English Literature HL Mrs. Dufour December 17, 2014 IOP Hello. My name is Graham Hoyes, a student of the DP1 Higher Level Literature class at St. John’s-Kilmarnock school. This is my individual oral presentation on how F. Scott Fitzgerald approaches the theme of moral shallowness and materialism in his novel, The Great Gatsby. I will be discussing how Fitzgerald represents the hysteria of the 1920s using the various settings in The Great Gatsby where the characters hide their moral shallowness in a state of materialistic self-gratification....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, literature in America was undergoing the Modernism movement. After World War I, the idea that virtuous behavior would bring about prosperous endings started to disintegrate. Modernism was the creation from this new way of thinking. This movement broke away from tradition, especially regarding religious, political and social viewpoints (Lorcher). American author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, produced several works of literature during this time period, depicting the change in both the behavior and mentality of the people....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Crucible, A Raisin Of The Sun, And The Great Gatsby

- The American dream is defined as “the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative”, yet many people in this day of age believe that this is no longer a plausible aspiration. Neverless, this demeanor is at the heart of the classic American tales of the highest and lowest points of the American spirit, making one question whether or not this fundamental dream is still worth pursuit. Though it is a path containing hardships and challenges, actively seeking to achieve what you desire is one of the most prominent life lessons throughout American literature, as evidenced through the Crucible, A Rais...   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The roaring twenties were all about the shallow pursuit of wealth and pleasure all coated with greed and corruption resulting in the destruction of the “American Dream”, creating the biggest wealth gap in history. The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald is a romantic affair between individuals set in the roaring 20’s in long island New York; geographically the area is divided between 2 groups, West Egg and East Egg, the geographic division symbolizes the social division between 2 groups of old money and new money, Jay Gatsby is among the new found wealthy while his perfect idealized lifelong love interest Daisy is from old money, Jay Gatsby uses his new found wealth to obtain the object he most...   [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

- In my final paper I will argue that F. Scott Fitzgerald represents the country in relation to civilization and the city in his novel The Great Gatsby. This novel take takes place in New York City on the East Coast of the United States shortly before the start of the great depression at some point in the 1920’s. This novel is constantly comparing the fictional cities East Egg and the West Egg witch is modeled to be the two different sides of long island. The continued comparison of the society on the East side versus the West side of Long Island shows the difference that earning your wealth has on your morality compared to being born into it....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Wealth and economic success struck the lives of the Americans living during the 1920s. Lavish lifestyles, overindulgence, and gaudy apparel were the rage of this decade. At this time, “America [had become] the wealthiest country in the world with no obvious rival” (America in the 1920s). Francis Scott Fitzgerald, an American writer of that time, employed the events of his life and the realities of the world around him in order to create one of the most influential works in the history of America: The Great Gatsby....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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Analysis Of ' F. Scott Fitzgerald 's ' The Great Gatsby '

- MAJOR WORKS REVIEW AP Lang Version GENERAL 1. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner, 2004. Print. 2. Fiction STRUCTURE 1. Point of View: 1st person; the narrator, Nick Carraway 2. Relationship of POV to meaning: Nick Carraway provides an outsider, “non-judgmental” outlook on the story of wealthy members of the Long Island Society. 3. Plot Structure a. Exposition: Nick Carraway goes to dinner at Daisy and Tom Buchanan’s house, allowing readers to meet these important characters....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- Sandra Marcushamer Ms. O’Connell English II CP Period 3 December 5, 2014 A Change In Promise The American Dream is an ideal that has been present in the majority of American literature including The Great Gatsby. Although this phrase has become a cliché we sometimes put it into use without knowing the meaning. What exactly does this famous American Dream mean. Some might say that it is a journey to wealth and prosperity, while others might say that it is nothing else but the beautiful promise of settling down, having children, being able to provide for your family, and basically living a pleasant worry-free life....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby in the American Classroom

- The Great Gatsby in the American Classroom       In determining why The Great Gatsby is so frequently assigned at various education levels, my thoughts reverted to our discussion on the Vendler text and the premise that teachers may be attempting to seduce their students into learning. In connection to this discussion, I reflected on my own classroom and what I hope to achieve with my students. I find the "seduction" of students to be an integral component in teaching students to appreciate the learning process....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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- How Does Baz Luhrman’s 2013 Production Of The Great Gatsby Reimagine Fitzgerald’s Classic Characters And Cultural Messages For A Modern Audience. The Australian film director, screenwriter and producer; Baz Luhrman is vastly renowned for his remarkable productions of bewildering visuals, extravagant techniques and aggravated portrayal of reality. These constituents are particularly apparent within Luhrman’s recreation of the paradigmatic writings by F. Scott Fitzgerald, within the Great Gatsby, through the re-imagination of classic characters and development of cultural messages for a contemporary audience....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- The Corruption of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about the corruption of the American Dream, and the downfall of those who attempt to attain its illusionary goals. As the novel shows, the 20th century is a moral wasteland and a corruption of the original idealistic American Dream of the past. Fitzgerald's moral wasteland is shown physically in the "valley of ashes" scene of the novel. This 'dismal' and 'desolate' wasteland exists side-by-side with the white and unreal dream of Daisy and her world....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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-   The Great Gatsby is a bold and damning social commentary of America which critiques its degeneration from a nation of infinite hope and opportunity to a place of moral destitution. The novel is set during the Roaring Twenties, an era of outrageous excesses, wild lavish parties and sadly, an era of regret and lost potential. As the audience, they take us on a journey guided and influenced by the moral voice of Nick Carraway, a character who is "simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life." Nevertheless, when Carraway rejects the East, returning to the comparatively secure morality of his ancestral West, we realize that gaiety was merely a t...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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- Books are more than simple stories, they have a message to send, whether it be in a direct or indirect way. Books can also tell us about the author’s life, beliefs, inner ambitions and fears; Moreover, they often project the writer’s vision about their environment, reflecting their society in which they lived. Writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernesto Guevara were capable, not only of portraying the society in which they are immerse, but also to convey them in an exquisite social critique. Such literary pieces of art do not criticize in a direct way, nor to specific people or events....   [tags: F.Scott Fitzgerald, Ernesto Che Guevara]

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- “I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy” (54). F. Scott Fitzgerald details these large parties and much more in his American classic, The Great Gatsby. In this story, Nick Carraway, the narrator, moves in next to Jay Gatsby, an eccentric billionaire with a deep passion for Daisy Buchanan, the girl from his past that left him because he was poor. Gatsby tries to win her back by throwing huge parties and flaunting his wealth to prove his love for her. The social occasions depicted in this novel reveal the morals of the characters that surround Jay Gatsby....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald novel]

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- Innocence in Daisy Miller by Henry James, My Antonia by Willa Cather and the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is not as easy as it seems to distinguish who is innocent and who is not. Innocence is a cultural concept which is usually confusing. An act that is naïve and normal in one society can be a public disgrace in another. Then a question comes to mind: What is innocence. Challenging the norms of a society makes a person totally wicked. What spoils or preserves innocence. The word innocence is ambiguous....   [tags: Daisy Miller, My Antonia, Great Gatsby]

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- To what extent is The Great Gatsby a moral novel. Discuss. The society our nation lives in today has developed morals and principles through the lessons experienced from the past. The Roaring Twenties was a time of change and a chance to pave a path for the person you wanted to become. Morals and principles served as guidelines rather than rules and were merely preached that practiced. Thus, the severity of the immoral actions taking place created opportunities for lessons to be learned. In his novel The Great Gatsby, F....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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- The thought of having an immense sum of money or wealth bring certain people to believe that money can buy almost anything, even happiness, however in reality, it will only lead to lost and false hope. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, the author, F. Scott Fitzgerald writes a story about a man named Gatsby who is a victim of this so called 'false hope' and 'lost.' Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald clearly demonstrates and elaborates on the relationship between having money, wealth, and one's ethics or integrity by acknowledging the idea that the amount of money or wealth one has attained does affect the relationship between one's wealth and one's ethics whether or not in a pleasant manner....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Literary Analysis]

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- In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the setting of New York in the nineteen twenties performs an extensive role in the novel. Although the nineteen twenties are a time of economic prosperity, they appear to be a time of corruption and crime as well. In New York, particularly, the nineteen twenties are a time of corruption and moral scarcity. The setting is during the Jazz Age as well, where popularity, fashion, and commerce are a primary inclination. The setting of The Great Gatsby efficaciously portrays the behavior of the characters in The Great Gatsby, as well as the plot and development....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

- Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald reached a celebrity status upon his publication of This Side of Paradise and attained all new heights of stardom after his release of The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald reveals a great deal about himself in The Great Gatsby as he ascribes aspects of himself to different main characters in the novel. Fitzgerald uses these symbolic characters to aptly represent humans and social classes in the Jazz Age, defined by the OED as “The 1920s in the US characterized as a period of carefree hedonism, wealth, freedom, and youthful exuberance”....   [tags: Frances Scott Fitzgerald, literary analysis]

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Themes of The Great Gatsby

- ... This shows that not only Tom and Daisy are unfaithful and immoral in their relationship but neither is Tom’s Mistress, who also would have to be in a corrupted relationship if she is cheating on her husband. Good morals and values are considered to be good qualities in most people’s perspective. In Fitzgerald’s, morality is something that many characters lack. Murder, bootlegging, and adultery are all traits that the characters in the novel possess. Myrtle Wilson is one of the two characters that is murdered in the story....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, literary analysis]

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Symbolism in "The Great Gatsby"

- Symbolism The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is bursting with symbols and motifs. Looking deeper into these symbols will uncover the abstract and intangible themes and messages portrayed throughout the novel. The green light at the end of Daisy’s dock as well as T.J Eckleburg’s eyes overlooking the Valley of Ashes and the discrepancy between not only the characters of East and West Egg but the social class and standard of living they abide by. By uncovering all of these symbols and exposing them in their true light, a better understanding of the messages F....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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The Great Gatsby and Today

- Society today is split in many different ways: the smart and the dumb, the pretty and the ugly, the popular and the awkward, and of course the rich and the poor. This key difference has led to many areas of conflict among the population. The rich and the poor often have different views on issues, and have different problems within their lives. Moral decay and materialism are two issues prevalent among the wealthy, while things such as socio-economic class conflict and the American dream may be more important to those without money....   [tags: socioeconomic class separation]

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