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In The Great Gatsby, Is Gatsby Truly Great?

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

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Gatsby's Undying Love for Daisy in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- “The officer looked at Daisy while she was speaking, in a way that every young girl wants to be looked at some time…” (75) The Great Gatsby Love, love, love; the only thing everybody talks about. Every movie, every series, every story talks about how two people fall in love and live happily ever after. All stories get to the conclusion that the love the couple shared was unique and that the two lovers matched perfectly together. But what happens when two lovers do not belong to the same social class....   [tags: the great gatsby]

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The Grand Illusion in The Great Gatsby

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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Lies and Deciet in The Great Gatsby

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

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The Great Gatsby and the American Dream

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

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The Great Gatsby Research Report

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

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The Great Gatsby And The American Dream

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

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

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

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Analysis Of ' The Great Gatsby '

- ... Through this, Fitzgerald is trying to portray a scene of the Jazz Age when the women did not have much importance in the society. Later in the book, when Pam, the daughter of Daisy and Nick makes an appearance, Daisy treats her like an object and shows off to her guests. This shows Daisy’s lack of concern for her little baby Pam and how she betrays her daughter by talking goof care of her and loving her enough. Behind every great man, there is a beautiful and a charming maiden who would hold his heart....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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Dreams And Promises Of The Great Gatsby

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

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The Great Gatsby

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

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The Great Gatsby And The Death Of A Salesman

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Fitzgerald

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

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The Great Gatsby And Death Of A Salesman

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Fitzgerald

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

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The Ending of "The Great Gatsby"

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

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Gatsby’s Quest For True Love

- Have you ever been in a situation where you have almost met your goal, but something in the way is preventing you from fully accomplishing it. Jay Gatsby, one of the protagonists in the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, loses the love of his life, Daisy, due to years of separation and is trying to win her back. Daisy’s husband, Tom, however, won’t let her go that easy. Gatsby fights his way to get back the lover he waits so many years for. Preceding Gatsby’s risky quest, his main goal in life is to obtain a great wealth in order to impress the beautiful Daisy....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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Relationship Between Daisy And Gatsby

- ... Further into the film, Gatsby orders Nick to invite Daisy over to tea so they can “accidentally” meet up in the hopes that their love will be sparked again. It is evident through Daisy and Gatsby’s body language in this scene that they still have their passionate love, however it seems more dangerous and precarious now. One of the most significant pieces of dialogue in the whole film occurs when Daisy, Tom, Jordan, Nick, and Gatsby are all at lunch at Tom and Daisy’s house. Daisy and Gatsby had decided prior that they were ready to tell Tom of their love and Daisy was to tell Tom that she never loved him....   [tags: Love, The Great Gatsby]

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Kane, Gatsby, And The American Dream

- The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Citizen Kane a movie directed by Orson Welles are both monumental stories in American society as they both represent the American dream at it’s most brilliant high. The Great Gatsby is all about time and the American dream; it is essentially what consumes Gatsby. Both Kane and Gatsby are representations of the American dream, and as we read into their stories we see that time and the dream become so intertwined that it is hard to see them apart....   [tags: American Dream, Great Gatsby]

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The Traits of Jay Gatsby

- When looking at Jay Gatsby, one sees many different personalities and ideals. There is the gracious host, the ruthless bootlegger, the hopeless romantic, and beneath it all, there is James Gatz of North Dakota. The many faces of Gatsby make a reader question whether they truly know Gatsby as a person. Many people question what exactly made Jay Gatsby so “great.” These different personas, when viewed separately, are quite unremarkable in their own ways. When you take them together, however, you discover the complicated and unique individual that is Jay Gatsby....   [tags: Literary Analysis: The Great Gatsby]

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The Hunger Games And The Great Gatsby

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

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The Great Gatsby and The Grapes of Wrath

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

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The Lessons of The Great Gatsby

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

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Dishonesty in The Great Gatsby

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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An Analysys of The Great Gatsby

- F. Scott Fitzgerald was a romantic and creative man. His work for his novel, The Great Gatsby, was like no other novel ever written at that time (Tolmatchoff). Fitzgerald mad The Great Gatsby not only a romantic and mind blowing novel, but an allusion (Hays). The Great Gatsby was different and this is what made Fitzgerald a beautiful, soulful, and illusionist for his work (Tolmatchoff). In The Great Gatsby , Fitzgerald had involved affairs, lots of parties, and murders in the novel. The Great Gatsby , written by F....   [tags: scott fitzgerald, gatsby, love triangle]

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Gatsby's American Dream

- A commonly held tenet among people from all generations is that hard work will ultimately lead to wealth and prosperity. This concept, illustrated in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, is known as the American Dream. Although many have this dream today, it is a one in a million chance to attain it, regardless of whether or not a person is tremendously deserving of such success. James Gatz, later known as Jay Gatsby, is a character who experiences this minute probability of the American Dream coming true....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about Jay Gatsby’s pursuit of the American Dream and his inevitable downfall as he tries to reach this imaginary goal. The typical idea behind the American dream is too be happy in any means necessary and the characters try to achieve this happiness with large amounts of money and this leads to dissapointment and unhappiness in the characters. In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby believes that one can acquire happiness through the accumulation of wealth....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- It’s the peak of the nineteen twenties, a time of great modernism and materialism in America. Stockbroker Nick Caraway, a new arrival in Long Island, resides next to a secretive billionaire who goes by the name of Jay Gatsby. Gatsby soon recruits Nick to aid him in rekindling flames with Gatsby’s lost love, Daisy Buchanan, who is actually Nick’s cousin. Although successful at first, the team encounters circumstances that divide Gatsby and Daisy from one another. This story is that of author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s highly acclaimed novel The Great Gatsby....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Aristotle’s first characteristic of a tragic hero requires one to be of high standing, power, or recognition. While Gatsby may be recognized because of his over-the-top parties, the text does not give the audience evidence to support the claim of Gatsby being a “high standing” man. Though Fitzgerald does make it clear that he came from new money, according to Aristotle, Gatsby would have already failed in the quest of fulfilling his wrongly attributed characteristic of being a tragic hero. Gatsby, who is trying to re-create the past in order to win Daisy’s love back, sends a personalized invitation over to Nick, who coincidently lives next door....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... However, in reality, Gatsby is projecting his discontent with the way he got his money. As a child he dreamed of becoming rich, but now that he has completed it in a crooked manner, Jay isn’t pleased with himself. Gatsby can not achieve the American Dream if he isn’t proud of who he is. Some may argue that Gatsby, in fact, did live the American Dream. In their eyes, his large wealth and success is enough to attribute the American Dream to him. However, as stated earlier, this money was gained illegitimately, and Gatsby wasn’t proud of the way he got it....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... As Gatsby knows, the two cannot be together because of the extreme difference in wealth between them, and he enters the bootlegging business in order to gain enough money to reach her stature. At the time America was in Prohibition, and the production and selling of alcohol was illegal. Gatsby is willing to become a bootlegger and work alongside gangsters in order to become wealthy. Gatsby enters this illegal business solely for Daisy, so that the two will finally be in the same social class....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Everyone stays to themselves and do not engage in society. There is a bay in between the two places and it serves as a middle ground. This keeps these two societies apart, and in some cases it can keep you away from what you love. Two of the main male characters in the Great Gatsby are Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby. Nick is the narrator of the book, and was brought up in the Midwest. He starts to believe that his hometown was not for him anymore, so he moved to the East Coast to learn a little more about business....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... His count of enchanted objects diminished by one.” (Fitzgerald 93). The mere fact that the green light “burns all night at the end” of Daisy’s dock shows how much Gatsby observes Daisy when she was away from him and how he has always wanted her. The color green has a connotative meaning like money which signifies the wealth that Gatsby has acquired. In an article On Imagery and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby, Dan Seiters emphasizes on how Gatsby is deeply in love with Daisy and does not want to see anything else except things related to her....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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This Side of Paradise and The Great Gatsby

- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s writings largely focus on the American aristocracy during the 1920s. The ‘20s became alternatively known as “the Jazz Age,” a term coined by Fitzgerald with connotations encompassing the prosperity, frivolity, and decadence of the upper class. The atmosphere and mindset of lavish excess are preserved in the plots and characters of Fitzgerald’s writings. Although Fitzgerald’s protagonists are wealthy, there is a noticeable distinction between those who come from “old money” and those who are considered “new money”....   [tags: Characters of Amory Blaine and Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a story told by Nick Carraway, who was once Gatsby 's neighbor, and he tells the story sometime after 1922, when the incidents that fill the book take place. As the story opens, Nick has just moved from the Midwest to West Egg, Long Island, seeking his fortune as a bond salesman. Shortly after his arrival, Nick travels across the Sound to the more fashionable East Egg to visit his cousin Daisy Buchanan and her husband, Tom, a hulking, imposing man whom Nick had known in college....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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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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Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby utilises the interaction between Jay Gatsby and his dreams, to accentuate and explore relevant ideas. As a result, Gatsby’s antagonistic dreams and materialistic values portray how Gatsby’s character has developed and portrayed before and after his death, in contrast to the protagonist who is Gatsby’s character and personality. This is because it is his dreams and ideals that blind him from conceiving the idea that he is an unaccepted individual in American society and that he is inferior to the other citizens of West Egg; the outcome of this is his death at the end of the novel....   [tags: Gatsby, antagonistic, Fitzgerald]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- American clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger one said “The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it 's possible to achieve the American dream.” This idea of the “American dream” has been around since the founding and had become a prominent part of American culture and identity. This same idea is what the raved about novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is based around. Jay Gatsby, the protagonist pursues this American dream through his pursuit of Daisy Buchanan and his need to be insanely rich....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The American Dream inspires the tired, the poor and huddled masses yearning to breathe free. It serves as the beacon of light for the oppressed or the determined to find wealth and opportunity in America. It was in the hopes and dreams of the old Dutch sailors, the revolutionary patriots, and in the youth who had witnessed the first World War. An archetype of the post World War I American literature, F. Scott Fitzgerald expressed in his writing the profound shift in values accompanied by the Dream in the 1920 's....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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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

- ... That’s what I get for marrying a brute of a man, a great, big, hulking physical specimen of a-’”. (Fitzgerald, 11-12) Tom likes to prove that he has all the power and that he is superior and more entitled than anyone. What is ironic is that he is not held accountable for his actions as he suffers no punishments for what he does to Daisy or Myrtle. On the other hand, we have Gatsby, who came from a poor family and gained his wealth by performing illegal business dealings. Gatsby is a humble and subdued character that does not believe that he is better than anyone else....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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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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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... He started to see past the man Gatsby is trying to be and has witnessed his true character. Gatsby had his start when he changed his name from James Gatz for Dan Cody pleasure. This was the beginning of a rich pregnant with Dan Cody at 17 years old. When he couldn’t get the inheritance From Dan Cody’s death because his fiancé fought for it, he was left with nothing to back his image. A big theme alongside illusion versus reality was love and memory & past. By far, the greatest delusion that took place in The Great Gatsby was the apparition of Daisy and her love for Gatsby....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Fitzgerald was a heavy drinker then near the end of his life he tried to refrain from his alcoholism. Fitzgerald’s removal from drinking was most likely the basis of the character of Gatsby to stay away from alcohol. The final similarity between Gatsby and Fitzgerald is regarding their love lives. In the book, Gatsby devoted everything he had for Daisy. Like Gatsby, Fitzgerald also devoted much of his time trying to impress his love Zelda. However, unlike Gatsby Fitzgerald went on to marry Zelda....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Extravagant parties were so prominent in the 1920’s because, with a materialist mindset, people didn’t have to make emotional connections, only needing to attach to objects while they are near others. The only reasons to go to enormous parties is because the objects were not at your own expense, but provided by someone else and so that a person could flaunt the fact that they participated in a well known money-oriented event. This is why no one knew exactly who Gatsby since he was not consumed with the physical world, people therefore assuming that he did not have anything and was lower in class¬¬¬, coming off as forgettable and not important....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Early in the novel Tom takes Nick to go meet Myrtle in New York. That night they have a party in an apartment owned for the sole purpose of this affair. Towards the end of the party Tom and Myrtle begin to argue. “Sometime toward midnight Tom Buchanan and Mrs. Wilson stood face to face, discussing in impassioned voices whether Mrs. Wilson had any right to mention Daisy’s name,” after which Tom breaks Myrtle’s nose (Fitzgerald 37). While he may be having this affair, Tom’s heart still belongs to Daisy....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Gatz is able to take steps towards a new life because his "ability to reinvent himself comes from his belief in the American dream ," which makes that dream seem realistic in his mind (Verdeame). The formation of a new identity is the start of corruption within his dream, and where he starts to fail to gain what he originally wanted. As the newly created Gatsby starts to make his dream a reality, he takes actions which eventually prove to be mistakes in his quest for the American dream. In order to obtain the necessities of his dream, Gatsby reveals that he "was in the drug business and then I was in the oil business," demonstrating the lengths Gatsby takes just to maintain his wealth...   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Just before Tom and Daisy 's wedding day, Tom demonstrated his unending will-power to be flamboyant in addition to his lack of altruism “He came down with a hundred people in four private cars and hired a whole floor of the Seelbach Hotel, and the day before the wedding he gave her a string of pearls valued at three hundred and fifty thousand dollars.” (Fitzgerald 82). Any wedding has always been and will always be about the bride, and Tom was unable to overcome his will-power to let Daisy solely shine just before her wedding....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Throughout the story, Gatsby is seeking to rekindle his romance with Daisy, the woman who he is deeply in love with from his younger days. Gatsby and Daisy in the novel parted ways, due to his engagement in the army, and her insensible desire to find money not love. A series of events unfold, and Gatsby once again gets to see Daisy. There is a very intimate scene that follows the reunion, Gatsby and Daisy are dancing, meanwhile Nick Caraway, the narrator of the story, Daisy’s cousin, and Gatsby’s neighbor, is having an internal dialogue, he watches Gatsby and Daisy and says to himself, “No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart” (Fitzgeral...   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... On the way back they passed Wilson’s store and Daisy accidentally hit Myrtle when she ran into the road. Myrtle was being locked up by her husband and when they were arguing she went into the road and that’s when Daisy hit her. Gatsby started the commotion at the hotel with Tom, telling him about how Daisy never loved him. Gatsby’s commotion was what got Daisy all worked up and that lead to a death. Ever since Gatsby plotted to get Daisy from Tom, it triggered so many events that turned for the worse....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Fortunately, he has always memorized the advice on tolerance that his father had given him. It is a moral guide to help him to keep himself awake in this “Wasteland”. Moreover, the penetration of Daisy and Tom’s carelessness, grossness, corruption, and cowardice gradually damage Nick. Even though he does not make any quick judgement of his cousin, “the polo player”, and the golf player at the beginning, his “many curious natures” help the audience understand the reality of everyone in the novel....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Nick describes “Gatsby, pale as death, with his hands plunged like weights in his coat pockets, was standing in a puddle of water staring tragically into my eyes” (Fitzgerald 86). Fitzgerald’s description of Gatsby as he stands in the pouring rain allows the reader to fully grasp the emotion and the tenseness of the scene. In a novel such as this one with images of ashes and extreme heat as bad imagery, rain also does imply a new opportunity for renewal and regrowth. In one of the very last scenes of the book comes Gatsby’s lonely funeral, where, it is again raining....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The "American dream" has powered the hopes and aspirations of Americans citizens for generations. It began as a plain but revolutionary idea and states that each person has the “right to pursue happiness, and the freedom to strive for a better life through hard work and fair ambition.” Over time, this dream has come to represent expectations about owning things and making money. Through the desire to obtain this dream, became the significance of cars as Scott Fitzgerald symbolizes them as a characteristic of American society and a status symbol of various characters in the novel, The Great Gatsby....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... She learns that Gatsby is greedy. He wants a person who is already married and has children; he wants money and to be well-liked by public When Gatsby’s true identity is revealed, it causes people to view him as untrustworthy and fake. Throughout the story, James struggles with internal conflicts to help him realize his full potential. During his camping trip when he was younger, a bear attacked James’ family. Unlike his mother, James’ dad was frightened. James reflects “I understood- I had been frightened too… I saw that his jokes were how he held himself together” (Wolff 504)....   [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

- ... Gatsby demonstrated his selfishness in many different ways--his love and desire for Daisy, his reputation, his mansion, his wealth, and overall personality make him one of the most selfish characters in the story. One of Gatsby’s main motivations is his love for Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby believed that if he became wealthy enough he would be able to have Daisy all to himself and she would love him as much as he loved her. He was betting on being able to leverage her selfishness (her love of wealth and self) as a tool to gain her affections....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The American Dream as Shown Through Jay Gatsby

- Jay Gatsby becomes so enthralled in his American Dream and the immoral means that he would use to obtain it, however, that he could not see foreboding events around him. He acts in a manner of obliviousness when many of the people whom he associates with mock him, such as when and an unnamed woman in Gatsby’s house in Chapter VI gives an insincere invitation for Gatsby to come to dinner and, after Gatsby naively accepts the invitation, Tom ridicules him by asking Nick, “Doesn’t he know she doesn’t want him?”(Fitzgerald 103)....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... During this time Daisy has been affected by time in a positive way. To fill the void that she had been missing, she didn’t feel sorry for herself. She went out and found that with a little time your wounds of loss begin to heal. Daisy is smart enough to know that she cannot dwell on the past forever and she needs to move forward to the future. Daisy is able to let go of what happened and not have the burden of carrying it with her. Everybody could tell that time healed “Daisy, was too wise ever to carry well-forgotten dreams from age to age..." (Fitzgerald 138)....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Gatsby waited for Daisy to question what was going on and go over to find out. Jordan, Daisy’s friend, explained “he half expected her to wander into one of his parties, some night” (Fitzgerald 79). Unfortunately, she never made her way over. Jay was just hoping Daisy would come to a party of his and fall in love with him and how much money he has. Gatsby bought his house just to impress her and “he wants her to see his house” (Fitzgerald 79) so she can see what a great life he has made for himself....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Gatsby truly is an interesting man. Gatsby had Jordan Baker discuss with Nick the matter of why he feels the need to drift around surrounding himself with stranger just to escape the sadness within. “I’m going to make a big request of you today,” he said, pocketing his souvenirs with satisfaction, “so I thought you ought to know something about me. I didn’t want you to think I was just some nobody. You see, I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad thing that happened to me.” He hesitated....   [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

- ... This elaborates the story and is a good adaptation that Hollywood made. Eventually, the doctor tells Nick to write down everything about that’s summer, hence the novel, The Great Gatsby. Nick says to the doctor, “I don’t want to talk about this.” In which the doctor responds, “Then write about it” (Baz Luhrmann). Nick’s thoughts in the movie are sometimes verbatim to the novel. What sets the film version of The Great Gatsby apart from other adaptations of novels is that it includes the formation of the novel....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... She even told him that she would wait for him but when she met Tom she couldn 't turn down the opportunity. She is a beautiful socialite, sardonic, and a little cynical. The main theme in the story is The American dream and the false nature of it. The whole point of the American dream was basically life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In the 1920 's the whole idea of the American dream crumbled. Instead of searching for happiness, people were searching for money, and didn 't matter if they were happy as long as they were rich, it didn 't matter....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Daisy is selfish and greedy, only caring about herself. Fitzgerald describes Daisy and her husband, Tom, “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy─ they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made” (Fitzgerald 179). Daisy, like her husband Tom, step on people, because think they are superior to everyone. Daisy lets greed take over her life. By living in a lower class society, when he was younger, Gatsby lost the love of his life....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... She does this on purpose so she can feel somewhat “superior” in the relationship. “Myrtle raised her eyebrows in despair at the shiftlessness of the lower orders. These people. You have to keep after them all the time.” (Fitzgerald 32). She also has an affair with Tom Buchanan as another attempt to feel higher in her class. She also uses Tom for nice accessories and even a dog. Myrtle enhances the story because both she and Tom are cheating on their spouses and it leads to her death later on when she tries to run out supposedly to “Tom’s” car....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... As a young James Gatz, he worked tirelessly to become rich and powerful. He grew up in farm in North Dakota with his unsuccessful and shiftless parents. Tired of his life of poverty, James Gatz decided to follow his aspirations to become greater than his former self. At the age of seventeen James Gatz “sprang from his Platonic conception of himself” (98), and change his name from James Gatz to Jay Gatsby. Thus, the beginning of the illusion accompanying the American dream. Frustrated at working as janitor for Lutheran College of St....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... When first analyzing the color blue itself, it is usually associated with sadness and calmness, which is exactly how it is used throughout the novel to represent Gatsby’s inner feelings. This color is referred to when describing Gatsby’s garden, Its first appearance is in chapter three, “in his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars (Fitzgerald 39),” and also used in this same chapter to describe the uniform of his chauffeur, however not the only time Gatsby’s home is portrayed to be blue as it is once again made prominent in that later chapters of the book....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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Jay Gatsby and the American Dream

- Men and women all around the world work countless hours of their lives to fulfill their dreams. In America, many people strive to make the money necessary for them to be able to buy, what they believe, will truly make them happy. In the majority of cases, this is known as the American Dream. In “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is a man that comes up from nothing and becomes involved in criminal activity to live out his version of the American Dream. Gatsby’s case is similar to Charlie Wales from “Babylon Revisited”, in that he discovers that there is more to the dream then the money and the dream is not always going to live up to the expectations he has for his life....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, prosperity, Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Great Gatsby And The American Dream

- ... Speakeasies, the nightclubs of the 1920s, were the face of the Roaring 20s. Robert Benchley says, “There were thirty-eight speakeasies on East Fifty Second Street alone, and potential buyers were so convinced that every house there was a speakeasy…” (Wukovitz 138) So widespread, the very word “speakeasy” was a common household name. Supplied by gangsters like Capone, speakeasies were the biggest booming business in the 1920s. To prevent law enforcement shutting them down, they required passwords or business cards....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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