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Morals and Ethics in The Great Gatsby

- How Great is Gatsby. Most self respecting people have ethics and morals they try to abide by. They create standards that they live life by and construct their own philosophy with. In the novel The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, morals and ethics are a scarce practice. Jay Gatsby lives his life by the over bearing morals and values of devotion, corruption, and his will to control. Gatsby has an uncanny devotion for the things and people he desires. Gatsby is a poor man who feels that he can win his love Daisy back, if he achieves enough material wealth....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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Morals and American Idealism in The Great Gatsby

- Morals and American Idealism in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a story of morals and American idealism, this being a major theme of the book, which is corrupted by using materials as its means. Nick, the narrator as well as one of the main characters of The Great Gatsby, has moved to the East coast from the West to learn the bond business. He rents a mid-sized bungalow on West Egg, where most of the other residents have adopted their wealth, which just happens to be next to the palace-like house of Gatsby, the main character of the story....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Decaying Morals in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The 1920’s were a time of social and technological change. After World War II, the Victorian values were disregarded, there was an increase in alcohol consumption, and the Modernist Era was brought about. The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a perfect presentation of the decaying morals of the Roaring Twenties. Fitzgerald uses the characters in the novel--specifically the Buchanans, Jordan Baker, and Gatsby’s partygoers--to represent the theme of the moral decay of society. Tom Buchanan epitomizes the advent of moral uncertainty of the Modernist Era....   [tags: Affairs, Alcoholism, Wealth]

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Corrupted Morals and Degraded Dreams in The Great Gatsby

- F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby presents a vivid chronicle of the Jazz Age and is a tightly constructed work of literary genius. In the novel, Nick Carraway tells the story of Jay Gatsby, a handsome bachelor who has amassed a fortune as a racketeer in order to build a Long Island mansion and give fabulous parties that he hopes will enable him to win back the love of the married Daisy Buchanan. With the help of Nick, a reunion is arranged between Gatsby and Daisy, but in the end Daisy returns to her husband....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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A Society Without Morals - The Great Gatsby

- The streets are paved with gold has long been the allusion of the United States of America meaning that America is the land of opportunity and wealth for anyone. However what people fail to understand when they manage to get to America is that, although it is the land of opportunity, an individual is not able to magically go from dirt poor to filthy rich, they have to work for it. Even after working for it many people are disappointed not because they did not get more money, they just did not as much as the expected....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Of the many intentions of the novel, Fitzgerald portrayed how Victorian Moral Values began to dissolve throughout America’s society. People traded these values in turn for upward mobility and wealth. There were not many figures at the time that helped present and influence morality to the grand scheme of people (The Great Gatsby). Because of this, the decay of morality seemed to spread like wildfire and affected a numerous amount of people. In The Great Gatsby, all of the characters in the novel were affected in terms of morals in one way or another....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Motif of Eyes in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Try to imagine living life during the infamous roaring 20’s. This time was filled with lavish parties, illegal alcohol, bad morals, and really vibrant jazz music. A person living during this time would most likely be a person who deeply cared about their social status and what other people thought of them. Due to the ending of the Great War, economic prosperity for the upper class, and rapid social changes, many people throughout America began to throw away their beliefs and values for the exciting and exuberant life the 1920’s offered....   [tags: Twenties, Wealth, Morals]

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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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The Great Gatsby and the Valley of Ashes

- The Great Gatsby and the Valley of Ashes   Many times we hear of society's affect on people; society influencing the way people think and act.  Hardly mentioned is the reverse: peoples' actions and lifestyles affecting society as a whole and how it is characterized.  Thus, society is a reflection of its inhabitants and in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, it is a wasteland described as the "valley of ashes."  Since the characters of this novel make up this wasteland, aren't they the waste?  Symbolically, this waste represents the lack of ethics of the 1920's society and civilization's decay.  In The Great Gatsby, morals deficiencies such as a lack of God, selfishness, and idleness...   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby “So The Great Gatsby house at West Egg glittered with all the lights of the twenties, there were was always Gatsby’s supplicating hand, reaching out to make glamour with what he had lost be cruel chance...of how little Gatsby wanted at bottom-not to understand society, but to ape it”(21-22). The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald features constant parties, glamorous houses, and extravagance to reveal the values of the characters and the society they live in....   [tags: Fitzgerald Great Gatsby]

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Friendship in The Great Gatsby by F. Scoot Fitzgerald and The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

- ... Everyone wants to be us”(Weisberger, 70). People in the “in-group” are very vain and egotistical, they think of themselves very highly and believe that they are better then everyone, everyone wants to be them. This relates to Great Gatsby, as all the elite know that they ‘have it all’, they are privileged and like to show off their wealth. Also, people in the fashion industry are very superficial; they care more about their appearances and what others around them think, then what is good for them....   [tags: society, morals, experience, respect]

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The Great Gatsby and The Grapes of Wrath

- Money— sweeter than honey but oh so destructive. It facilitates a man’s life, while a lack of it imprisons him in the streets of penury. It raises his social status, while an absence of it leaves him unnoticed. It gives him an aura of superiority and importance among others, while a deficiency of it makes him worthless in society’s eyes. Considering these two roads, most do not take more than a second to decide to chase riches. Blinded by the self-destructive American dream of “Marie-Antoinette music-rooms and Restoration salons” and “toilet sets of pure dull gold” most murder their morals and harm others in the process (Fitzgerald 5.91)....   [tags: the great gatsby, fitzgerald]

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Use of Metaphor, Symbols and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

- Use of Metaphor and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby       Some novels have more of an impact in modern society than when they were originally written. This is especially true with Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Modern society can be termed corrupt, complete with tainted morals and an overemphasis on the acquisition of money and friends. Fitzgerald seeks the root of the problem and wants the reader to ponder whether he or she wants money and social status or fulfillment and truth. In his quest to enlighten the reader, Fitzgerald utilizes metaphor and symbols to clarify his message....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Great Gatsby: The Morally Corrupt American Dream

- Exposing the Morally Corrupt American Dream     The 1920’s were a decade of renaissance characterized by the establishment of the "American Dream" -- the belief that anyone can, and should, achieve material success. F. Scott Fitzgerald's most famous novel, The Great Gatsby, contains themes and morals that continue to be relevant today. In his novel, Fitzgerald criticizes the American Dream by describing its negative characteristics: class struggles between the rich and the poor, the superficiality of the rich, and the false relationship between money and happiness....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Great Gatsby: American Dream or American Nightmare?

- “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby The American Dream, a long standing ideal embodies the hope that one can achieve financial success, political power, and everlasting love through dedication and hard work. During the Roaring 20s, people in America put up facades to mask who they truly were. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald conveys that the American Dream is simply an illusion, that is idealist and unreal....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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Corruption of Wealth and Society through Geography in The Great Gatsby

- Throughout The Great Gatsby, various locations are introduced that correlate to specific types of inhabitants. The geography of the novel is primarily comprised of four scenes: East Egg, West Egg, the valley of the ashes, and New York City. Although all of the localities are situated in the East, Nick muses at the end of the novel that the story is, in actuality, “of the West” (Fitzgerald 176). This discovery insinuates that the materialisms of the East besmirched the characters of the West, symbolizing the deteriorating effects the quest for riches has on traditional values....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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The American Dream in Death of a Salesman and The Great Gatsby

- Since Columbus made land, people have been searching for the “American Dream”. Many people have their own idea and ideas that have changed over a period of time, but what exactly is the “American Dream” defined as .Origins of the dream have been rooted in the pioneering mentality of the eighteenth and nineteenth century immigrants, most who came to America because of a promise for a new and better life. The American Dream was sought through hard work and determination. After the time of the World Wars, society changed and so did the view of the “American Dream”, it changed from a potential reality into being a dream....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby: The Decline of The American Dream

- The pursuit of the American Dream has been alive for generations. People from nations all over the world come to America for the chance to achieve this legendary dream of freedom, opportunity, and the “all American family”. However, in the 1920’s this dream began to take a different form. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, unfolds what the American Dream really meant during the roaring 20’s. The Great Gatsby tells a story of the affluent Jay Gatsby and his dream of attaining the love of the married Daisy Buchanan....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays]

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A Changing Era of Religion in "The Great Gatsby"

- World War I brought new views on religion to the United States, it ended just before the 1920s so these views were carried over. Some turned to god, while others turned away. Morals were changing in that people spent their time and money on completely different things now. Religion had been the basis of many people’s lives before this, making this way of thinking and acting brand new. In The Great Gatsby, Doctor T. J. Eckleburg’s eyes symbolize god and how traditional religion and morality are sinking away from everyday life....   [tags: Great Gatsby, religion,]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - A Life Foolishly Lived

- The Great Gatsby:  A Life Foolishly Lived             Released in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby cleverly demonstrates the manners and morals commonly practiced throughout the time period. The plot revolves around several main themes and effectively expresses Fitzgerald’s unique perspective. With an objective standpoint, Nick Carraway narrates the story as Jay Gatsby, a foolish racketeer, tries to win over his lifelong love, Daisy Buchanan. Although pecuniary matters can often be too large of an influence on human relationships, the novel unveils several powerful battles entangling love, morals, and money....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Futility of the American Dream Exposed in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

- The ideal of the ‘American Dream’ has hardly changed over the past century. The dream is a unique American phenomenon. It represents a nebulous concept that is exemplified by a number of American values. Many deem wealth and success to be the means to this paradigm. When stability, security and family values also become part of the suburban lifestyle, the American Dream comes close to becoming reality. Nick Carraway, the candid narrator of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby analyzes the legitimacy of this principle through the inevitable downfall of Jay Gatsby....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... His obsession with gaining immediate wealth is made possible by the burgeoning business opportunities brought on by the end of the war.The fact that Gatsby chose criminal means to acquire wealth speaks to the decaying moral attitude of the populace at war’s end. This view of the American Dream is not confined to the 1920’s. People in every subsequent decade have worked to make better lives through love, wealth, social status or whatever their perception of happiness seems to represent. Everyone, from all walks of life, has an idealistic view of the perfect life....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... He is no longer playing the role of his perception of an “East Egg” man, but rather, revealing his true emotions. This segment is also interesting because it comments on other themes of the novel, such as Gatsby’s obsession and longing for the past and the American dream. He believes that his current economic situation will be the answer to marrying Daisy. This passage of the novel is a pivotal point in the story because prior to the encounter between the two, their romance is only a possibility; a dream that Gatsby has....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Gatsby is a character that is very wealthy but it is not corrupted by his money. The reason he wanted to become wealthy was to show Daisy what he can have so he can impress her and hopefully win her back. Fitzgerald shows the American Dream very clearly in this book. Gatsby who did not come from a wealthy family, later becomes very wealthy after he comes back from the war and starts doing sneaky business with people. The only way he could get crazy rich in such little time was to do “bootlegging and gambling” business....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... The green light symbolises Daisy, a dream that nobody can ever really get their hands on, it only flashes before going away, in contrast to the American Dream. Gatsby tries to attain her via his pursuit of the American Dream, which he viewed as his improvement by gaining wealth. Fitzgerald’s characterisation of Jay Gatsby is an underlying message to a society of that time, in attaining the American Dream it is important to realise that some dreams are just that, Gatsby only loved Daisy in his memory and relied upon a corruption of the American Dream to achieve her....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By Charles Scott Fitzgerald

- Some years ago, an author by the name of Francis Scott Fitzgerald wrote a captivating book, in the 1920’s. This book was called, The Great Gatsby. The book has been an enticing read for many decades. Around the time the book was written, American society was on its way into the gutter. The central theme in The Great Gatsby seems to be one of the most discussed and analyzed subjects in literature. Why is the theme so criticized. Is it because there are multiple themes in the story. Maybe, it is because no one actually knows and critics are taking a really great story and over thinking it....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Nick Carraway The Great Gatsby, Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, was first published in 1925. It is a tale of love, loss, and betrayal set in New York in the mid 1920’s. It follows Nick Carraway, the narrator, who moves to Long Island where he spends time with his cousin, Daisy Buchanan, and meets his mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Nick can be viewed as the voice of reason in this novel. He is a static character that readers can rely on to tell the truth, as he sees it. But not only the readers rely on him....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The Great Gatsby, Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, was first published in 1925. It is a tale of love, loss, and betrayal set in New York in the mid 1920’s. It follows Nick Carraway, the narrator, who moves to Long Island where he spends time with his cousin, Daisy Buchanan, and meets his mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Nick can be viewed as the voice of reason in this novel. He is a static character that readers can rely on to tell the truth, as he sees it. However, not only the readers rely on him....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 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

- ... George owns a small car repair shop and gas station he rarely ever gets busy and sits in his garage drinking beer all day.”He[George Wilson] is a true product of the wasteland between the suburban world of wealth and New York City” (Telgen 71). Myrtle is swanky is often wishing she could be rich and has many unrealistic aspirations, she is also Tom’s mistress. Many people like Myrtle, Tried to make a name for themselves instead of being a part of the lowest social class. Myrtle 's consumption of all the social climbing made her short minded and not very brilliant....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Autumn nights create love in the air and infuse hope into dreams. Through the dark moonlight sky it is hard for one to tell if it is truly love being formed, or a spark of carelessness that will eventually burn everyone to ruins in the end. In his novel The Great Gatsby, author F. Scott Fitzgerald reveals the carelessness in the upper class and illustrates their main focuses in life; Fitzgerald employs this through distinct characterization, metaphors, and a Marxist lens. The world that Jay Gatsby lives in revolved around the rich socialite, Daisy Buchanan....   [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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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... In the beginning of the novel, Nick explains to the reader that “across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East Egg glittered along the water” (Fitzgerald 5). This is significant because it uses vivid words to describe the types of houses and it helps the reader infer the kinds of people who live there. In the beginning of the article, East Egg vs. West Egg, the author explains to the reader that “people in East Egg come from families that always had money” (Viska). This is significant because it is explaining the kind of people who live in East Egg....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Fitzgerald uses clever imagery and symbolism to represent a deeper, continuous meaning that pervades the book. By doing this, he is able to outline the major themes in the novel, including the elusive American dream, honesty, and love. An example of foreshowing at the end of chapter one as to the violence to happen later in the novel, is when Nick says he is “alone again in the unquiet darkness” (21). By using the word “darkness” at the end of the first chapter, Fitzgerald suggests that eventually, the story is going to take a dark turn for the worse....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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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

- ... Michael is a very smart young man, many just think that “he was ignorant, but a lot of people mistake ignorance for stupidity and knowingness for intelligence.” (Lewis -). Michael was being judged every day because of where he came from, he was different from everyone else, and that the school that he was attending was mainly all white. One day in class, he wrote a poem and titled it “White Walls” this poem was very important because it showed how he was feeling and what he thought everyone else thought of him -“I look and I see white everywhere....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- 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 American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerlad

- Everyone in America has their own American Dream. These dreams may vary from having a family or becoming a rich business person. The American dream was strongest in our country during the start of the 1920's. America was just beginning to triumph over poverty. People were becoming more successful as a country. Carrie Latet once said, "May I never wake up from the American dream." Along with Carrie, this was the wish of the vast majority of America. In 1929, the Great Depression hit and many Americans did have to wake up from their dream of success....   [tags: Essays on The Great Gatsby]

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The Corruption of the American Dream in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

- Francis Scott Fitzgerald portrays the American Dream, originally a set of goals that included freedom, settlement, and an honest life with the possibility of upward social and economic mobility earned through hard work, as corrupted and debased by the egotistic materialism of the 1920s, an era which Fitzgerald characterizes chiefly by its greed and lavish hedonism, in his celebrated novel The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald, in The Great Gatsby, seeks to discredit the supposed purity of the American Dream and belief that anyone can attain it through hard work....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Nick examines the woman who comes off as quite snobby due to her stature. The author uses this initial description in the establishment of the novel to portray the pretentiousness of most of the East Egg residence. Next, Tom proclaims his disdain felt toward Gatsby and explains that he had “been making a small investigation of his past” and that “like hell he is” an Oxford man “he wears a pink suit” (122). Tom’s contempt and assumed superiority over Gatsby shows his warped belief of education determining social status....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Satyricon]

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The American Dream : The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Father of deceased Gatsby shows Nick Caraway, the narrator of the story, the list of “improving his mind” practices that indicated the strong features of Gatsby personality. ”It just shows you, don’t it” claims his father, beyond doubt, prejudiced of his sons dignities (Fitzgerald 173). Gatsby is described as a war hero, which also can attest to his high moral values and attitudes. “Even little Montenegro” awarded him with a medal for courage (Fitzgerald 66). However, in the course of the novel Gatsby forgets his desire for perfection and the hit and run accident, involving the love of his life Daisy Buchanan, persuades the reader that he has fallen....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald 's ' The Great Gatsby '

- ... Gatsby retained his shallowness, lack of courage to accept reality, and mentality of living off desires. After five years of separation, Gatsby returned and attempted to recreate the exact same relationship he had enjoyed with Daisy just prior. When conversing with Nick about Daisy, Gatsby confidently but mistakenly claims, “Can’t repeat the past. … Why of course you can!” (Fitzgerald 110). This proves Gatsby’s self-absorption and inability to evolve. He builds his fortune for her. He moves into his house to be closer to her....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Analysis Of George Fitzgerald 's ' The Great Gatsby '

- 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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F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby

- ... While Daisy has never known anything apart from money and luxury, Gatsby has spent years in acquiring his wealth. Apart from their love for each other, Gatsby and Daisy have little in common and completely different backgrounds. The eyes of T.J. Eckleburg and the valley of ashes are also prominent symbols seen throughout the novel. The valley of ashes, “a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens; where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke” (23), represents the poor and destitute....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Wealth in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

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- Setting: A. Time: Sometime during 1922, but the story is being told sometime after the events that happen in 1922. B. Place: First from the Midwest to West Egg, Long Island, then to East Egg sometimes. Character Descriptions: A. Main Characters: Nick Carraway, who was once Gatsby’s neighbor and is the narrator of this story who over the course of events helps Gatsby get back together with Daisy, Jay Gatsby, who is the protagonist and who recently becomes a wealthy entrepreneur who hosts many parties for rich and fashionable people and whose life centers around the desire to be reunited with his lost love Daisy and also who this story centers around, Daisy Buchanan, who is the mai...   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays]

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- ... He joined the army in 1918 and met the love of his life, Zelda Sayre, while stationed in Montgomery, Alabama. Meeting Zelda, Fitzgerald learns the hardest and most critical lesson of his short life: rich girls do not marry poor boys. Zelda and Francis Scott Fitzgerald embodied the tragic and passionate love that is so present in The Great Gatsby. She and alcohol had the greatest influence on both his writing and his life. Zelda was born July 24, 1900 in Montgomery, Alabama. She was the youngest in her family of five children and therefore her “enthusiasms [were] indulged by her devoted mother” (“Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald”)....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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- The Great Gatsby is a story written by Scott Fitzgerald. It is a story about a twisted love affair among the main characters, daisy and Gatsby. The author though his characters shows how striving for wealth defined individuals dreams. Moreover, the story revolves around a pursuit of happiness for the protagonist. This story represents characters who fail to learn from their past experiences and mistakes. The characters in this book are static, starting with Jay Gatsby, Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan, and Nick....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Jack Clayton’s The Great Gatsby and Second Wave Feminism

- Jack Clayton’s The Great Gatsby was produced during a decade of progressive movements such as Second-wave Feminism, and in particular, the Sexual Revolution. Second Wave Feminism demonstrated the fight of females of all classes and races to gain reproductive rights and equality in the workplace, which signaled an ideological background for gender struggles. In the Sexual Revolution, women searched for their role in society through exploring their bodies and challenging sexual normativity in an effort to rid forms of sexism....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays]

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Symbols and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

- Symbolism in The Great Gatsby     Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has more relevance in today’s society than it did when it was written. With the recent societal trend that emphasizes lack of morals and material wealth over a meaningful existence, Fitzgerald’s message really hits home. Which is more important - money or love. Social status or being true to oneself. Fitzgerald uses metaphor and symbols to great effect in order to illustrate what can happen when the pursuit of happiness becomes warped (by American ideals) into the pursuit of money....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Daisy in The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald

- Daisy in The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald Throughout the novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the character of Daisy Buchanan undergoes many noticeable changes. Daisy is a symbol of wealth and of promises broken. She is a character we grow to feel sorry for but probably should not. Born Daisy Fay in Louisville, Kentucky, Daisy was always the princess in the tower, the golden girl that every man dreamed of possessing. ?She dressed in white, and had a little white roadster, and all the day long the telephone rang in her house and excited young officers from Camp Taylor demanded the privilege of monopolizing her that night,....   [tags: Great Gatsby Fitzgerald Essays]

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Themes in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- Themes in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby The American Dream On first glance, The Great Gatsby is about a romance between Gatsby and Daisy. The true theme behind this wonderful novel is not merely romance, but is also a very skeptical view of the extinction of the American dream in the prosperous 19s. This loss of the American dream is shown by Fitzgerald's display of this decade as a morally deficient one. He shows its incredible decadence in Gatsby's lavish and ostentatious parties. This materialistic attitude toward life came from the disillusionment of the younger generation of the old Victorian values....   [tags: Great Gatsby Fitzgerald]

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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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- Truth in The Great Gatsby The Golden Age, a time when money was abundant. Wealthy family's always demanded to impress others rather than living their own life. How did wealth seem to develop with scandals and how would dreams contribute to destiny. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby" Nick Carraway's great American dream was to controlled the truth in which he lives his life. Money is a motivating force for almost everyone, but not everyone loses sight of who they are....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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- Wealth, material possessions, and power are the core principles of The American Dream. Pursuit of a better life led countless numbers of foreign immigrants to America desiring their chance at the vast opportunity. Reaching the American Dream is not always reaching true happiness. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby achieves the American Dream, but his unrealistic faiths in money and life’s possibilities twist his dreams and life into useless life based on lies. Jay Gatsby believes he can buy happiness....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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Use of Color in The Great Gatsby

- Fitzgerald’s use of symbolism and colors in The Great Gatsby is prominent in every chapter of his novel. To fully understand the meaning of his color use, a reader must recognize the situations in which these colors are used. Throughout the novel Fitzgerald uses the color green. Green has many possible interpretations, and its’ use to reveal insight into Gatsby’s character is probably the most meaningful. One possible meaning of the color green is envy. Gatsby can be seen as an envious, jealous character....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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Use of Symbols and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

- Symbolism plays an important role in any novel of literary merit. In his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses symbols to portray events, feelings, personalities and time periods. Throughout the narrative, Fitzgerald uses strong contrasting symbols such as West Egg and East Egg. His superior use of other predominant symbols such as color and light are also evident throughout the novel. The story begins as the narrator, Nick Carraway, describes his arrival to West Egg. One can immediately spot "new-money Gatsby and no-money Nick on one side of the bay and old-money Buchanans on the other" (Tanner x)....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Language: The True Tale of the Great Gatsby

- Language: The True Tale of the Great Gatsby The Jazz age was a time of glamour, sparkle, parties, music, the extreme rich, the extreme poor, and the exultation of lawlessness; F. Scoot Fitzgerald was no exception. Fitzgerald was enamored by the life of money, status, and beautiful people on a hopeless spiral into self destruction. The moral decadence of America became a prevailing theme in the works of Fitzgerald, taking birth fully within The Great Gatsby. This novel is brought to life by narrator Nick Carraway who is a moral Midwestern man, infatuated, much as Fitzgerald was, by the parties and pizzazz of the east....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Novels Essays]

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- F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby Any American is taught a dream that is purged of all truth. The American Dream is shown to the world as a belief that anyone can do anything; when in reality, life is filled with impossible boundaries. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald gives us a glimpse into the life of the upper class during the roaring twenties through the eyes of a moralistic young man named Nick Carraway. It is through the narrator's dealings with the upper class that the reader is shown how modern values have transformed the American Dream's pure ideals into a scheme for materialistic power, and how the world of the upper class lacks any sense of morals or conseq...   [tags: Fitzgerald Great Gatsby]

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Criticism of Capitalism in The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald

- Criticism of Capitalism in The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald       In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald creates an artificial world where money is the object of everyone's desire.  The characters, the setting, and the plot are very deeply submerged in a Capitalism that ends up destroying many of them.  Fitzgerald's criticism of Capitalism can be seen as a move to subtly promote Socialism, an ideology in which value is placed on the inherent value of an object rather than its market value.  In a late collection of notes, Fitzgerald himself proclaims that he is "essentially Marxist." [i]   Marxism is a specific branch of Socialist theory.  Fitzgerald makes Gatsby a novel that is not inheren...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays Fitzgerald Essays]

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The Traits of Jay Gatsby

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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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Symbols of The Great Gatsby

- The 1920s were a time of big dreams, moral decline, and hardships in America . The Roaring Twenties were a different time altogether with its bootleggers and speakeasies, women becoming more independent, the poor becoming poorer, but through all this was The American Dream keeping the hope afloat. F. Scott Fitzgerald captured this era in his book, The Great Gatsby. Through his many symbols he illustrates the hopes, the forgotten God, and the oppressed Americans of the Twenties. The symbols in The Great Gatsby help convey several different themes, from wealth to loss of morals, to poverty....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Money and Corruption in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- Money and Corruption in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby During the time in our country's history called the roaring twenties, society had a new obsession, money. Just shortly after the great depression, people's focus now fell on wealth and success in the economic realm. Many Americans would stop at nothing to become rich and money was the new factor in separation of classes within society. Wealth was a direct reflection of how successful a person really was and now became what many people strived to be, to be rich....   [tags: Fitzgerald Great Gatsby, wealth, status]

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Importance of Nick Carraway, Narrator of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

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- The American Dream The American Dream was the philosophy that brought people to America and to start a new life in a strange, foreign land. Due to this dream, it was believed that America was the land of opportunity, wealth, and prosperity. The dream consists of three components: all men are equal, man can trust and should help his fellow man, and the good, virtuous and hard working are rewarded. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is a condemnation of American Society and focuses on its downfall....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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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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- In chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby the narrator reveals himself to be Nick Carraway, a man from Minnesota. Nick moved to New York to get a job in the bond business and he rented a house in the West Egg. The West Egg is considered “Less fashionable” (5), than the East Egg where all the people with connections live. Nick was invited to dinner at the home of his cousin Daisy and her husband Tom Buchanan who lived in the East Egg. At dinner Nick meets Jordan, Daisy’s rather laid-back friend, and learns that Tom is having a very open affair with another woman....   [tags: Character Analysis, Nick Carraway, Tom ]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Profound Narrative Point of View in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby" and Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”

- In the popular literary works of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Franz Kafka’s novella “The Metamorphosis,” we are given examples of the importance of a profound narrative point of view in creating an integral depth to the author’s story and enchanting its characters. Through key placement of well-rounded characters, both works of art succeed in creating a perfect narrative point of view which illuminates their stories in emotionally moving ways. The Great Gatsby’s Nick Carraway, plays the role of a secondary character in most of the novel....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Great Gatsby, Franz Kafka, Me]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- The 1920s was a decade when the newly rich discovered the fast life style and would do nearly anything to conquer their idea of the American Dream. Women were on the transition towards equally, however some chose not to transition into their newfound roles. The atmosphere of this era was one of fear and constantly living for other people’s views instead of your own. Every person was motivated to attain financial success, and a method of gaining a higher position within the social order. The wants, needs, desires, dreams, and aspirations represent the society as a whole during the 1920s; both in an economical, social, and political way....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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- The Great Gatsby Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was influenced by eastern society during the roaring 20’s. He portrays his knowledge of eastern morality in the novel The Great Gatsby. In The Great Gatsby the corruptive effect of wealth is the cause of the most conflict regarding the morals of Nick Caraway and the morals of Daisy and Tom Buchanan, Jordan Baker, and Jay Gatsby. Daisy Buchanan has a very little moral value for herself and others. She is very careless. These low morals show throughout many parts in the story....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Moral Destruction In The Great Gatsby

- The Great Gatsby: The Destruction of Morals In The Great Gatsby, the author F. Scott Fitzgerald shows the destruction of morals in society. The characters in this novel, all lose their morals in attempt to find their desired place in the social world. They trade their beliefs for the hope of being acceptance. Myrtle believes she can scorn her true social class in an attempt to be accepted into Ton's, Jay Gatsby who bases his whole life on buying love with wealth, and Daisy, who instead of marrying the man she truly loves, marries someone with wealth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Modernism In The Great Gatsby

- INTRODUCTION What is real. In a modernist point of view the world shouldn't be called reality. But if the world isn't reality what is it then. What is reality in modernism. Modernism is a rejection of realism, which believed that science will save the world and where notion of science and social determinism is idealized. In modernism, science explains everything, which took away all the power of God, He became useless. In a way, life had lost its mystery, man, not God, could rule the world. Irving Howe, a literary critic, once talked about modernism as an "unyielding rage against the existing order"....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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