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Women Of The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Wilson’s lap, where she fondled the weather-proof coat with rapture” (Fitzgerald 31). Buying their own dog is just another way to further their relationship, making them feel more like a couple. Would Myrtle have really want to have that dog with Wilson. Or Tom with Daisy. Tom could throw around money whenever he wanted so buying the dog wouldn’t be a problem. The entire apartment requires dedication to the relationship, and putting a dog in it increases it even more so. Just being with Tom and sneaking away from time to time isn’t enough for Myrtle....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby- Women in the Twenties

- When one thinks of flappers, the first thing that pops to mind is the image of a woman dressed much like Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby (2013), bobbed hair, white fringe low-waisted dress, flat-chested and highly made up face. In the 1920’s, after the first world war, women’s roles in society began to change because they became more independent, both in clothing and actions. They defied the well-known appropriate feminine behavior and along with those actions came new fashions. They refused to live up to any rules, whether from their husbands or their society....   [tags: Flappers, F. Scott Fitzgrald, Literary Analysis]

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Women’s Representation in The Great Gatsby

- Women were not equal to men during the era of the 1920’s. In “The Great Gatsby,” Fitzgerald represents a negative, misogynistic, stereotypical view of the various types of women during the era of the 1920’s. During the that time, women were not portrayed in a positive light., By writing a book centered around that time period, it causes one to wonder the message Fitzgerald was trying to illustrate about women and what he was saying about society as a whole. Fitzgerald represents the view of women within the 20’s by depicting each character as a representation of the many stereotypes occurring within that era....   [tags: gender inequality, scott fitzgerald, women's role]

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Role of Women in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Role of Women in The Great Gatsby     The deep-seated conservative quietism that circumscribed Fitzgerald's temperament, for all his vaunted brawls and flamboyant public misdemeanors, takes also one other and subtler form of nostalgia and retreat than those proclaimed in his nostrums: one evident in his presentation of women. We have seen that Fitzgerald's metaphysics of defeat stipulates high political gloom; and, despite some sharp ambivalence toward the elite, we shall see that his perspective on the underclass is marked by a fearful alienation....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Negative Portrayal of Women in Works Such as The Great Gatsby

- The Negative Portrayal of Women According to today’s society, men are women are equal and have equal rights. Although we all try to believe this, the fact is almost every language and culture is male-dominated. Men have always been favoured and believed to be superior to women, which still exists in some third world countries, such as Afghanistan. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby, portrays how women were treated during the 1920s. In the novel, women play the role of an object for men’s pleasure, a strong figure, and materialistic....   [tags: Women's Rights, women's studies, fitzgerald]

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Degeneration of Women in The Great Gatsby and A Streetcar Named Desire

- Degeneration of Women in The Great Gatsby and A Streetcar Named Desire The men they are influenced by and, often, married to, and the circumstances in which they live and work dictate the women’s characters and personalities. In ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, Daisy and Blanche suffer degeneration in terms of their mentality and their morals due to the behaviour and actions of the men in their lives. The male characters act as catalysts in implementing this change, as they alter the lives of others yet are not themselves changed....   [tags: Great Gatsby Streetcar Desire Essays]

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A New Role for Women in The Great Gatsby

- Throughout history, women have had to overcome many setbacks. They have gone through a lot of mistreatment in the process of changing the idea of how a woman should dress, act, and participate in activities outside of the home. The role of women changed drastically in the 1920s. This change presented women with new freedoms in the workforce, at home, and in fashion. Women who took advantage of the new opportunities and independence in the 1920s are known as flappers. The flapper lifestyle is seen most clearly through Jordan Baker, a professional golfer and friend of Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Literary Analysis]

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- Role of Women in The Great Gatsby   The novel, The Great Gatsby, takes place in the 1920's: a time of rebellious behavior and living life according to the new founded American Dream. The women of this era are portrayed in two different lights in the novel: defiant and foolish. Women began to take a step forward in society during the 1920's and this novel explores these phenomena. As women in the novel start to detach themselves from the stereotypical proper and prim manner in society, there are new stereotypes created....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The portrayal of women in The Great Gatsby

- The portrayal of women in The Great Gatsby Since the concept of society exists, women have been classified differently from men. Women have always been the "weak sex", which is meant to obey and please men. This has changed and now there is a relative equality between sexes, but surprisingly, the image of women only started to change significantly in the last 100 years, and even in this century discrimination still takes place. In the 1930's society had still a very primitive view of women, even if they had acquired rights such as the right to vote, this had just occurred in the 1920's....   [tags: English Literature]

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Emergence of Women in the Great Gatsby

- The Emergence of women and the decline of male dominance in the 1920’s During the 1920’s, the role women had under men was making a drastic change, and it is shown in The Great Gatsby by two of the main female characters: Daisy and Jordan. One was domesticated and immobile while the other was not. Both of them portray different and important characteristics of the normal woman growing up in the 1920’s. The image of the woman was changing along with morals. Females began to challenge the government and the society....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Women in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Set in the Roaring ‘20s, The Great Gatsby focuses mainly on the lives of men as Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby. However, it also clearly outlines the lives of several women : Daisy Buchanan, Myrtle Wilson, and Jordan Baker. On the surface, the lives of these women couldn’t be more different. Daisy, a rich debutante, is torn between her husband, Tom, or her first love, Jay Gatsby. Lower on the social ladder is Myrtle, who is having an affair with Tom, hoping to rise above her station in life. Jordan, on the other hand, is unmarried and a successful golfer, who travels the country participating in tournaments....   [tags: Characters, 1920s, scandal, a date]

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Depictions of Women: The Great Gatsby and Portrait D’une Femme

- Modernist authors of the 1920s showed a negative light on the women of this generation. There were a lot of people who experienced disillusionment of the American Dream which included the ‘perfect’ family. In “Portrait D’une Femme”, by Ezra Pound, it shows the view of a woman from a man who clearly had a disillusionment of his idea of women of a perfect life. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the narrator also has a disillusionment of women of the 1920’s. In this piece, it shows the differences and similarities of the social classes; this showed how women act based on their social status in society....   [tags: modernist authors, literary analysis]

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The Presentation of Women in ‘The Great Gatsby’, and in Cormac McCarthy’s ‘No Country for Old Men’

- In a novel set in 1920s patriarchal society dominated by the obsession of wealth, power, chasing dreams and an enigmatic narrator just how independent can a woman really be. This is the reality of the characters in ‘The Great Gatsby’ where in the aftershock of a world war there is celebration and the incarnation of the women left at home into ‘flappers’, but just how much scope are they given to really change. For Jordan this is an exciting transition but Tom will cling to the traditional past. When a threatening situation looms over them will they run and hide or confront the problem head on, the only way they know, as in ‘No Country for Old Men’....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Gender Roles in the Roaring 1920s: An Examination of the Women of The Great Gatsby

- The Great Gatsby is often referred to as the great American novel; a timeless commentary on the American Dream. A dream that defines success, power, love, social status, and recreation for the American public. It should be mentioned that this novel was published in 1925, which is a time when the American public had recently experienced some significant changes, including women’s suffrage, which had only taken place 6 years prior to the publication of this novel May of 1919. The women of this era had recently acquired a voice in politics, however, the social world does not always take the same pace as the political world....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald , character analysis]

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Comparing the Women in Fifth Business and The Great Gatsby

- Comparing the Women in Fifth Business and The Great Gatsby Behind every great man lies a great women. In some cases the women herself may not always be good or ideal according to society. Nevertheless it seems to add character to the man, and also influences his actions and maybe even his morals. In the novel The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway's realization of the equality of man altered through his origin sets him up as a morally sound standard, until confronted by Jordan Baker. The "American Dream" will never be a failure if Jordan does not develop Nick into his final character....   [tags: Compariative Compare Contrast]

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Women's Role in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morriso

- Throughout history, women, no matter which ethnicity, are often seen to be oppressed by men in society. The social responsibilities between a male and female are also seen to be significantly different. While people often see the male going out to work and bringing back home some income, females are “suppose to” stay home, do chores, and watch over the children. This view causes many women to lack the ability to increase their social status which causes them to be reliant on men or the rich. Although people may think that the social standing of women has improved throughout the years, the change is actually minimal....   [tags: ethnicity, oppressed society, men]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... "Jimmy was bound to get ahead," Mr. Gatz declares proudly (Fitzgerald, 173). Gatsby’s father proudly displays Gatsby 's Hopalong Cassidy a book where in the inside, his son kept a schedule and wrote his general resolves when he was younger. Gatsby’s detailed list of things to do at an early age, is an example of Gatsby’s character of romantic ambition and hope, which includes Gatsby’s goal to get ahead . In reality, Gatsby cares about what he can achieve through wealth, which is someone like Daisy....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Fitzgerald said to his friends ‘Women are so weak, really- emotionally unstable- and their nerves, when strained, break… this is a man’s world. All wise women conform to the man’s lead.’ (Kerr 406). This view of women played a substantial role in the development of the characters in Gatsby. Women in Gatsby are portrayed as weak and while they have independence from their husbands, it is clear that when they are not dependent on their husbands, trouble always follows closely behind. For example, the instant Myrtle flees from her husband, she is obliterated by a car (Fitzgerald 137)....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... In the conversation with Nick, Daisy unintentionally anticipates that her daughter “[will] be a fool … a beautiful little fool” (Fitzgerald, p.23). The adjective “beautiful” is not commonly used to describe a “fool” and thereby incorporates irony in Daisy’s expectation. It is sardonic for girls to abandon discernment and only be concerned about their appearance. The careful diction “fool” allows two layers of meaning. The first layer refers to a commonly accepted social value that suggests girls will be more fun if they are simplistic....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... She has a careless need to indulge in the lifestyle Tom has, as she describes her attraction to Tom as “a dress suit and patent leather shoes I couldn’t keep my eyes off of.” Myrtle describes herself as careless and not having a logical thought process when describing her marriage to George, “The only crazy I was was when I married him. I knew right away I made a mistake. He borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in, and never even told me about it, and the man came after it one day when he was out”(34.) Clearly, she is corrupted by greed and fuelled by the desire for wealth, and thus makes rash decisions regarding her lifestyle choice as she knew that she desire to be a trophy wif...   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Daisy is mainly concerned with the material things in life, crying when Gatsby shows her his expensive shirts because it is a display of his vast wealth. Daisy’s “ethereal beauty requires the connivance and protection of men to maintain in at whatever cost to her moral identity” (Štrba, I, 2013). This paints her as a stereotypically vain girl, who would rather be rich in an unhappy marriage than face the insecurity of marrying a man who’s wealth isn’t assured. Daisy is treated like property throughout the novel by both Tom and Gatsby, who each believe they have their own claim over her....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Instead, she holds it all in and face all of her incapabilities by herself. This song and her state of consciousness was able to break down all of her built up walls. She, like many other women in this novel is unable to stand up for themselves due to their inferiorities compared to men. Also in another one of Gatsby’s parties, women were unwilling to leaving such the extravagant place. Their husband had used force in order to take their wives home, ignoring all of their protests. The wives protest with all their might, but is still unable to stand up for what they want....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... He also went off to the military and became successful after investing in laundromats. F. Scott Fitzgerald also uses his ivy league background in his novel The Great Gatsby as well. Fitzgerald didn’t pass the entrance exam in Princeton University, but he was a good talker, and that made it possible for him to become a student. In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby was a “Yale man”. Although he didn’t personally graduate from Princeton University, he was able to incorporate the ivy league names to show status in his novels....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- In most cases, women tend to be the center of the problem. Always changing one thing or another. The great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, explores the modern views and beliefs of women. The Great Gatsby is told from the point of view from Nick Carraway. It is about a man named James Gatsby who is extremely rich and throws huge parties all the time. He acquired this wealth doing illegal business and gets killed at the end of the story. Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald focuses on women and the shift in their behavior....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... When Daisy and Gatsby left that hotel is when Daisy murdered Myrtle. She did not stop when it happened because she was overwhelmed and she did not want to face the consequences that would ruin her persona that she has kept up for so many years. This is also why she did not go to the police and confess ultimately leaving Gatsby to take the blame even though he wanted to. In the end Daisy chose Tom which was the safest choice for her because she could keep her wealth, her popularity, she did not have to go to jail, and it was an overall better choice for herself....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... This shows that Daisy is helpless even when it comes to managing her own life. Basically, while the men are controlled by money and managing themselves on their own, Daisy is controlled by her husband Tom to accomplish all the things she wants. In Chicago, women such as in Roxie, Velma, Mama are very independent and earn their money on their own and don 't worry about others giving them money. For instance, “Momma Morton,” the prison matron gives them special things they want, and they give her money, She 'll do one for you,” which indicates the way that people in prison want things to exchange and that even though they are women....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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The Non- Realistic American Dream in The Great Gatsby

- In the novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby, the characters truly believe that they can have everything they ever dream for and have a life that others will envy. Myrtle and Gatsby both seem to have the same agenda for their lives; desperately seeking wealth, social status, beatitude, and love. Myrtle Wilson and Jay Gatsby are both driven to reach their goals but do not realize that the American Dream is just an illusion. The dream of finding fortune, fame and true love is something that almost all Americans strive for....   [tags: Literary Analysis, The Great Gatsby]

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Imagery and Symbolism in F. Scott Fitzgerald´s The Great Gatsby

- ... In chapter one, the narrator, Nick Carraway introduces the readers to the tone of lust with the first appearance of Jay Gatsby. “... he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and far as I was from him I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward -- and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away.” (pg. 25-26.) Gatsby is reaching out with to this light-- or rather the owner of the light, Daisy Buchanan. For five years, Gatsby has been driven by his desire of Daisy’s love to become rich and ornate....   [tags: cover, eye, women, tone]

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It’s a Hard-Knock Life for the Female Elites in The Great Gatsby

- “It’s a hard-knock life for us!” cries the orphans of Hudson Street’s Home for Girls in the Broadway musical Annie. Indeed, it is a tough existence for the women in F. Scott Fitzgerald's timeless novel, The Great Gatsby, but most specifically for the main character, Daisy. Throughout the novel, Daisy faces the choice between the fantasy life with her love, Gatsby, or a stable but superficial marriage to Tom. Daisy's fortunate wealth and status have sheltered her from the harsh realities of the world and taught her the discretions of a woman to ensure a life of comfort and wealth....   [tags: jazz age, independent women]

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Social Status and Feminism in The Great Gatsby

- F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby may appear to be a simple tragic romance; however, within the text, Fitzgerald identifies and defines social gaps and importance of wealth. He also presents women within a very separate space as the men. The Great Gatsby allows the reader to enter into the world of wealth and experience the joys and tragedies of being within this certain class as well as allowing the reader to interpret the position of gender inside the class. "Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,' he [my father] told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had" (Gatsby 1)....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... For the upper class women in Daisy’s time that were unwilling to rebel against their traditional roles, the very best that a woman could be was blissfully ignorant, weak and indecisive. Furthermore, the perfect characteristics of a woman, as seen by a sexist man such as Fitzgerald, were physical attractiveness, a docile nature, and complete contentment with one’s place in life. Additionally, Daisy represents a woman that is not a full person in her own right, but rather an extension of their husband and a symbol of their husband’s wealth and prestige....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Gender role]

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The American Dream Destroyed Willy Loman and the Great Gatsby

- Everyone has a dream of their desired future, they dream of the one thing that makes them happy that they do not have now. In Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman and Gatsby are characters dominated by an American dream that destroyed them. Their dream comes from a fantasy past. These dreams were made outside from who they truly are. Gatsby tried to repeat his past, while Willy attempted to create a new past. The lack of control over their goals and dreams lead to their downfall at the end....   [tags: Great Gatsby, Death of a Salesman, comparative]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby

- F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the most compelling twentieth century writers, (Curnutt, 2004). The year 1925 marks the year of the publication of Fitzgerald’s most credited novel, The Great Gatsby (Bruccoli, 1985). With its critiques of materialism, love and the American Dream (Berman, 1996), this dramatic idyllic novel, (Harvey, 1957), although poorly received at first, is now highly regarded as Fitzgerald’s finest work (Rohrkemper, 1985) and is his publisher, Scribner 's most popular title, (Donahue, 2013)....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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A Freudian Reading of The Great Gatsby

- A Freudian Reading of The Great Gatsby       F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby is generally regarded as an excellent novel which expresses much more than the superficial plot. The Great Gatsby could be, however, more complex than the average reader might imagine. The Great Gatsby is often interpreted as the corruption of the American Dream. In this framework, the Buchanans are viewed as the example of irresponsibility and degradation, and Gatsby the embodiment of idealism and sentimentality....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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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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In The Great Gatsby, Is Gatsby Truly Great?

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

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The Response to War in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FItzgerald and A Farewell Arms by Ernest Hemingway

- ... As a result of his hardship, he desserts his role in the army and attempts to escape the country with Catherine, his pregnant girlfriend. Fitzgerald’s writing style is much more descriptive and creative as compared to Hemingway’s bland and terse nature. Even with the similarities between the themes of war and the reactions of the novel’s characters to it, the two books have diverse characters, plots, settings, and styles. In each novel, war is represented in a different way, much like the character’s interpretations of the events....   [tags: war experience, women, relationships]

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Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald

- Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald The 1920s is the decade in American history known as the “roaring twenties.” Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is a reflection of life in the 1920s. Booming parties, prominence, fresh fashion trends, and the excess of alcohol are all aspects of life in the “roaring twenties.”      The booming parties in Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby reflect life in America during the 1920s. Gatsby displays his prominent fortune by throwing grand parties. From next door, Nick Carraway witnesses the scene of Gatsby’s fabulous summer parties: There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights....   [tags: Great Gatsby Scott Fitzgerald Essays]

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The Great Gatsby Research Report

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

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Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby In my presentation, I will be discussing how the 20s played a major role and affected the story, characters, and ultimately, the outcome of the novel, The Great Gatsby. The first topic I will be discussing are the women of the Great Gatsby. The 20s were a time of change in the views of women. They became more open and outgoing in many things. These included not only womens rights, but also their sexuality. This was the age of the "flapper". A flapper was a women who was very outgoing at parties....   [tags: Fitzgerald Great Gatsby 20's Essays]

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Women’s Rights in the 1920’s and Examples in F. Scott Fitzgerald´s The Great Gatsby

- Before the 1920’s women had very few rights in politics, education, sports, and fashion. Suffragists fought for a long time against those who said they would never get what they want. In this essay we’ll also be connecting to The Great Gatsby to see how F. Scott Fitzgerald showed examples of the struggles women had went through when they were coming up in the world. The biggest right many women fought for was their right to vote. Men believed that women were too emotional and uneducated. Women then were a lot stronger than the men thought....   [tags: Suffrage, Voting, Equality]

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Feminist Criticism of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

- Feminist Criticism of The Great Gatsby The pervasive male bias in American literature leads the reader to equate the experience of being American with the experience of being male. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, the background for the experience of disillusionment and betrayal revealed in the novel is the discovery of America. Daisy's failure of Gatsby is symbolic of the failure of America to live up to the expectations in the imagination of the men who "discovered" it. America is female; to be American is male; and the quintessential American experience is betrayal by woman....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson of The Great Gatsby

- Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson of The Great Gatsby   In the novel, The Great Gatsby, the two central women presented are Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson. These two women, although different, have similar personalities. Throughout the novel, there are instances in which the reader feels bad for and dislikes both Daisy and Myrtle. These two women portray that wealth is better than everything else, and they both base their lives on it. Also the novel shows the hardships and difficulties they have in their marriages....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Portrayal of the Twenties F. Scott Fitzgerald was accurate in his portrayal of the aristocratic flamboyancy and indifference of the 1920s. In his novel, The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald explores many aspects of indifference and flamboyancy. A large influence on this society was the pursuit of the American Dream. Gangsters played a heavily influential role in the new money aristocracy of the 1920s. The indifference was mainly due to the advent of Prohibition in 1920. One major societal revolution in this period was that of the “new women,” who expressed new actions and beliefs....   [tags: Great Gatsby Fitzgerald Essays]

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Free Great Gatsby Essays: Criticism of American Society

- The Great Gatsby as Criticism of American Society In the novel The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald is criticizing American society of the 1920s. He uses the characters to demonstrate the power than men had over women during these times, as well as their mindless, self-indulgent actions, where consequence was only an afterthought. The attitude towards and the role of women is shown throughout the novel. Fitzgerald also shows how many people in America during this time were delusional and had meaningless existences....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Analysis Of ' The Great Gatsby '

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

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Daisy and Roxie in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Daisy and Roxie both are very careless women who think only of themselves. They trample all over other people without giving a second glance behind them, and they are selfish women who never think or care about anyone else. Their only differences are in the different ways that they are selfish. Roxie pursues her selfish endeavors by trying to become a big star, getting the spotlight on her and doing everything she can to keep it on her. First Roxie steals Velma Kelly’s place in the magazines; then when another girl starts attracting attention, Roxie faints and it “slips out” that she hopes the fall didn’t hurt the baby....   [tags: women, selfish, tom, wilson]

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Fear of Intimacy in Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

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

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The 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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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- In 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s well-known novel The Great Gatsby was published. Since its publishing, there have been three movie adaptations of the book. The most recent one was released on May 1, 2013 staring Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, and Leonardo “Still Hasn’t Won an Oscar” DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby. The Great Gatsby contains relationships between multiple characters from platonic and romantic relationships. What is being analyzed is how each main character’s relationships with one another pertain to the concepts associated with interpersonal relationship psychology....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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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

- ... As Gatsby himself chases Daisy so does the people of the united states chase their wildest dream. Going back to the fundamentals for the definition of the American Dream, we define it as the ideal that success can be reached through hard work, passion, and initiative. Yet that success is not defined by financial or social parameters, but by the ultimate satisfaction for the soul’s yearning undying quest for fulfillment. Whatever that fulfillment may be, it is only defined by the means of its allocation, for all stars burn, but each one is special in its own mesmerising light....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... At the beginning of the novel, it is unknown how Gatsby has made his fortune but various rumors are going around that he “killed a man” or that he was “a German spy during the war” (29). As we progress more and more though the novel, we find out that Gatsby is not the man we first thought he was. Tom accuses Gatsby of being a part of illegal activities such as buying many drugstores in New York and Chicago so he could sell “grain alcohol over the counter” (89). F. Scott Fitzgerald never explicitly confirms this, but it is the most logical explanation of how Gatsby gained so much wealth in so little time....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... When someone like Myrtle has access to money, she acts as though she believes the wealthy women act.This shows that she desires to be part of the upper class. Her desire for a utopian life causes her death when she is struck by a car. Myrtle’s death proves that chasing after a luxurious and perfect life in order to achieve the American Dream only causes the destruction of everyone else’s American Dream. Daisy initially believes that she has everything: wealth, love, and happiness, all significant aspects of the American Dream, but she soon discovers that she truly has nothing because she has been destroyed by the American Dream....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Nevertheless, Tom does not divorce Daisy for the same reason he does not marry Myrtle. He enjoys juggling both relationships, for he finds himself bored the minute he settles down. As the rapacious man he is, Tom can only be satisfied with new pastimes. However, complications escalate rather quickly when Tom discovers that his wife shares a similar outlook on their relationship. Daisy contributes to the overall commotion through her intimate relationship with Gatsby. She also finds herself uninterested in her ordinary routine....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... This moment is what Gatsby has been planning on and now that it has finally happened he is closer to achieving his dream. Gatsby bought a bunch of flowers for Daisy because it was the first time they would have met in five years and he had ambiguous dreams for her. Both Daisy and Myrtle are types of flowers and the way Fitzgerald uses them is important to the book. Tom and Nick go to Wilson’s house on the way to the city and as the arrive Wilson’s wife Myrtle come down the stairs to see who was there....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... During this chapter, it is determined that Tom wants to portray a certain way about himself. In addition to that he wants and has a certain idea of himself. When in fact, his secretly knows that the appearance he wants so badly is not portrayed and not real. The third chapter of the book brings out the man of the story, Mr. Jay Gatsby. I believe that this chapter title should be The Host. During this chapter Jay Gatsby is known for having insane, fanciful, and flamboyant parties. He throws a party and Nick is invited and attends the event....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Thus it is money that leads him to the splendor of Jay Gatsby, but it is also money that ushers him into the illusion of Daisy Buchanan. Daisy Buchanan’s wealth lures Gatsby into loving her. When Daisy is introduced, the fact that she is wealthy is the point most emphasized. The first mention of her younger days is made by Jordan Baker, who recalls that “the largest of the banners and the largest of the lawns [belongs] to Daisy Fay’s house” (79). Right from the beginning, Daisy is connected to wealth, and, like Jordan, Gatsby establishes this connection as well....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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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 Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald the 1920s are displayed as a time alcohol, parties, and glamour. The Volstead Act banned the commercial distribution of alcohol making it more appealing than ever before. The ban led to the development of speakeasies, illegal nightclubs where people would gather to drink, dance, and have the time of their lives. The 20s were also a decade of economic prosperity. People bought everything they could afford and even more was bought on credit with little regard for possible future consequences....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... “I just meant-”.. (Fitzgerald Chapter 2). Tom makes him back down on his deal. Wilson is not forceful enough to succeed his dream. He 's chasing an empty dream that he can never achieve. Myrtle Wilson cheats on her husband after becoming bored by him. Delusioned by his wife’s love, George chases after desolate love but in vain. "Crazy about him!" cried Myrtle incredulously. "Who said I was crazy about him. I never was any more crazy about him than I was about that man there"(Fitzgerald 34).George chases after myrtle who doesn 't love him back....   [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

- ... “‘You can’t repeat the past.’ ‘Can’t repeat the past?’ he cried incredulously. ‘Why of course you can!’” (110; Ch. 6).This quote shows Nick’s logical look on life and how he believes these hopeless romantic ways of Gatsby’s will not always work . “You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.” (154; Ch. 8). Contrary to the previous quote, this quote shows Nicks admiration for Gatsby. This quote also may suggest that Nick wishes for something better; he longs for a love like Gatsby’s.This possible romantic side of Nick is also shown by his relationship with Jordan, “.......   [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

- ... The way she is portrayed varies greatly depending on which movie you are comparing to the original book, but the difference stood out to me the most in the 2013 version. In the novel, Daisy is described as being “bright”, “passionate”, and as always having “an excitement in her voice” (pg. 6). She is also very often seen as a greedy and unlikable character who readers are unable to identify with. On the first day that Daisy is reunited with Gatsby, she is touring his house and is overwhelmed by how luxurious all of his belongings are....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- 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

- ... Daisy describes the events that have happened: “...Let me tell you what I said when she was born… Well, she was less than an hour old and Tom was God knows where. I woke up out of the ether with an utterly abandoned feeling and asked the nurse right away if it was a boy or a girl. She told me it was a girl, and so I turned my head away and wept. ‘All right,’ I said, ‘I’ glad glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool--- that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.’...” (Fitzgerald 21) And in Chapter VII, the reader meets Daisy’s child, Pammy, for a brief moment....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Myrtle is considered to be lower class, as she doesn’t have a lot of money. Myrtle sleeps with Tom to inch her way to an upper class status. People who are upper class are the ones that have money, drive fancy cars, and have nice, big houses. Myrtle isn’t one of those people, but desires to be one of them. This later on causes destruction, and destroys Myrtle. It was later found that Daisy was the one that hit Myrtle with her car which resulted in the death of Myrtle. It is ironic that Daisy was the one that killed her, since Myrtle was having an affair with her husband, Tom....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... “Despite its illegal status at the time, alcohol was an integral part of the social lives of the characters in The Great Gatsby. Wealth, status, fine clothing, expensive cars, mansions with maids and butlers- and alcohol: these things seemed to go hand-in-hand” (Prohibition & The Great Gatsby). This was a large business during this era. It is how a lot of men made their illegal money. “This time period was known as the roaring twenties for a reason. The energy and effort that could be used to obtain goals as a country for the betterment of the country, was used for pleasure and power....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Finally, there was Jordan Baker, a single lady who was a professional golfer. Throughout the novel she was mostly portrayed as a nice person. She didn 't have a spouse; however, she had several boyfriends at one time. Jordan 's desired different flavors of males because you got to catch them all. All three women lacked something related to love; however, Daisy for true love, Myrtle for the love of money, and Jordan for the love of men. The second way the women were similar but different was in their motivations: Daisy Buchanan was motivated by true love; Myrtle Wilson was motivated by the hunger for money; and Jordan Baker was motivated by a tomboyish attitude....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Daisy and Myrtle: The Women of The Great Gatsby        Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is a fascinating work that details the corruptive influence of greed. The main character is a man named Gatsby. The two main female characters are Daisy and Myrtle. These two women provide an interesting contrast while complementing each other at the same time. Daisy is living a life of luxury while Myrtle is struggling to make ends meet. They both play major roles in the novel, and, although their intentions seem pure and promising enough, they both are doomed to succumb to greed which causes eventual death....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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