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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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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 By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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The Great Gatsby and the American Dream

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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The 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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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott

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

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Jay Gatsby And The American Dream

- ... That is, until Gatsby invites Nick to one of his usual house parties. Nick sees him at the party but doesn’t realize it to be Gatsby until he finally introduces himself. After which they immediately socialize and make further plans in their future friendship. Through mutual encounters, Gatsby meets Tom and Daisy Buchanan, but only Tom for the first time. He explains to Nick that there was a time where Daisy and himself were involved intimately with each other. Gatsby then proceeds to request of Nick to invite Daisy over so he may find a way back to her heart....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Fitzgerald

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

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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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The Demise Of The Great Gatsby

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

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The Great Gatsby

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

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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Dreams And Promises Of The Great Gatsby

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

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The Great Gatsby And The Death Of A Salesman

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Fitzgerald

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott

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

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The Waste Land And The Great Gatsby

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

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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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Movie Review : ' The Great Gatsby '

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Fitzgerald

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

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The Ending of "The Great Gatsby"

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

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The Great Gatsby By Jean Baudrillard

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

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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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Analysis Of ' The Great Gatsby '

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

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Relationship Between Daisy And Gatsby

- “You can’t live the same love twice,” perfectly embodies the relationship between Daisy and Gatsby in this Baz Luhrmann film. Love is an ever changing thing and will never be the same all throughout a relationship, especially one as complex and crazy as Daisy and Gatsby’s. Their relationship started out as an innocent and flawless love story and quickly spiraled downhill into a rebellious and dangerous affair. Throughout the film, we witness Daisy and Gatsby’s relationship evolve and grow into a very different and curious love, much different from that of before....   [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 Great Gatsby By F Scott

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

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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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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 Lessons of The Great Gatsby

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

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... While in the book, Gatsby seems lonely and approachable, the Gatsby in the movie seems cold and contemplative. The scene where Nick meets Gatsby is also different. In the book, Nick is introduced to Gatsby by chance at Gatsby’s party. He has a casual conversation with a “man of about [his] age” sitting at his table, only to learn the man is Gatsby the same time as Gatsby realizes Nick is his neighbor (51). The movie meeting is different; Gatsby sends a butler to find Nick and escort him to his office to exchange a few lines of awkward conversation....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The book we have finished reading is called “The Great Gatsby” and there are many characters in this book that help develop the book which overall makes this a great book. A character that is very significant in this book is Jay Gatsby because of his role in the book, also his relationship to the other characters and how he affects them and his development as a character in relation to the theme of the book. The Great Gatsby is a book with a lot of character development and a lot of dramatic changes to the book which is why I feel that Gatsby is the best character to analyze....   [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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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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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- A man smiles at someone with extreme prejudices towards them. His suit is all so fancy and surrounded with people drinking his liquor, but in his eyes is full of hope while looking out into the ocean of the past. The Great Gatsby is about a man ,named Gatsby, that tries to get a married girl ,named Daisy, to love him again. They dated before but war broke the magic between the two.. Consequently, his actions in the book leads to the final scene of Gatsby dying and never having Daisey to love him again....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Gatsby’s Blinding Downfall On the last page of The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the second to last sentence is left unfinished ending in “And one fine morning --” (180) after alluding to themes used in the beginning of the book. This ending shows three primary characteristics of Gatsby that will eventually lead to his downfall. The first characteristic that Jay, the narrator, mentions is the platonic conception that Gatsby has of himself and, especially, Daisy. Next Jay brings up Gatsby’s longing for Daisy and Gatsby’s need to constantly surround himself with others to combat his loneliness....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... He is young and stuck on the past. With Gatsby’s youth, comes the different attire. One of his first wealthy friends, Dan Cody, brought Gatsby to Duluth to buy him a blue coat, six pairs of white duck trousers, and a yachting cap (Fitzgerald 107). Young Gatz was memorized with the luxury and perhaps that is why he carried it on throughout the years. Gatsby sent his chauffeur to Nick’s house to deliver an invitation to his party, the chauffeur’s uniform was a robin’s egg blue (Fitzgerald 41)....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... The narrator emphasizes this point by stating, “...standing alone on the marble steps and looking from one group to another with approving eyes,” (55). Gatsby is a mystifying figure as no one knows how he got his money or who Gatsby associates himself with. Many rumors have circulated about how Gatsby acquired his money and about his life in general. One such rumor is that Gatsby acquired his money from his ‘uncle,’ Kaiser Wilhelm. Even Gatsby’s first appearance in the story is one clouded in mystery....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay 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

- ... By acknowledging Gatsby’s fixation for his future with Daisy, Nick conjoins Gatsby’s boundless desperation with the novel’s theme that the power of hope cannot determine a dream, or in this case, Gatsby’s dream. Because he is so consumed with his delusion, Gatsby does not realize that his dream is unreachable whereas no amount or power of hope can create his perfected fantasy of the future. In continuation to the green light’s relationship with the theme, not only does the green light illustrate Gatsby’s desperation for the dream but the light furthermore acts as a symbol of Gatsby’s hope for the future....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- 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

- ... The novel takes a different view of this idea by making it seem irrational. An example representing this is Gatsby’s death because all Gatsby had done the criminal activities, the drama, the shutting down of his parties etc, it was all for Daisy and it ended up being to good to be true, resulting to Gatsby’s demise. The novel compared to todays day& age has a strong relevance in terms of society. The novel set during the 1920s still has relevance to today due to the fact that people wanted to strive for riches and end up being successful in America....   [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

- Pulling the wool over his audience’s eyes, F. Scott Fitzgerald has skillfully constructed his novel, The Great Gatsby, to be centered on what appears to be the tragedy that is Jay Gatsby. Falsely accredited as a tragic hero, Gatsby falls short of Aristotle’s definition. According to Aristotle, a hero must encompass a specific set of features: he must be of high standing/power, he engages in an act where he cannot do that which he must, his hamartia leads to his downfall, the audience experiences a catharsis due to his downfall, he then has an epiphany/enlightenment, and he must die....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Gatsby’s Dream Is it possible to achieve the American Dream. The Great Gatsby is a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald that explores this idea. It is narrated by a thirty year old man, Nick Carraway, who goes to New York to try to get into the bond business. He moves next to the grand mansion of a man named Jay Gatsby, who holds extravagant parties almost every week throughout the summer. Gatsby happens to be in love with Nick’s cousin, Daisy, and the story follows Nick as he gets trapped in the dramatic events unfolding around him and as he commentates, albeit a little cynically, on the rich people he is constantly surrounded by....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- ... Gatsby is a very strong character since has been through so much but was always able to hold himself together and move forward with his life. Some of the examples show the readers that he is has a very strong personality is that he ran away from his house at a very young age, just to become more independent and fulfill his American Dream of being rich. One of the quotes from Nick shows us how he felt about Gatsby the first time he saw him staring at the green light across his deck. It stated, “If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him…”, this line not only shows that not only the readers but also, Nick thinks that Gatsby has...   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- While Gatsby spent his time away from Daisy obsessing over his memories of her, longing to see her again, Daisy began a new life with her very wealthy husband Tom Buchanan. Gatsby is the epitome of a romantic idealist who places love above everything in his life, leading to his downfall. Gatsby is essentially an innocent victim who is destroyed by his inability to accept reality. Jay Gatsby’s personality traits, which to the blind eye seem to be positive attributes, lead to his self-destruction....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- Colors are very important in novels because they help the reader understand the deeper meaning of the topic. The Great Gatsby novel is one of the most well-known books ever to be written. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the narrator, Nick Carraway, describes a tragic story of a rich man, Jay Gatsby, in search for his true love, Daisy Buchanen. Daisy and Gatsby were previously in love, but Gatsby left for war and Daisy left him for more money. Jay Gatsby constantly throws extravagant parties hoping that his true love will visit one night and they will fall in love again....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... James Gatz left home with nothing but the shirt on his back and shoes on his feet. He was a nobody from North Dakota. James Gatz created the most perfect form of him and changed his name to go along with it. A great person without a great name is just a mediocre person. Jay Gatsby became remarkably successful. Some claim that Gatsby is a faulty human because he accumulates his wealth illegally. He is no less of a person for out smarting the system. With all of the extra cash, Gatsby rewards himself by purchasing a towering mansion and a lavish car....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- ... Gatsby has always loved and longed for Daisy’s status. He says she was the “first ‘nice girl’ he had ever known” (Fitzgerald 148). When he first tells Nick about the time he met Daisy, she produces a mysterious aura that Gatsby cannot forget. This mysterious aura is a world Gatsby has never known, a world full of money and prestige. According to Wershover, “Daisy has become the embodiment of the things Gatsby has craved for so long.” She represents everything that Gatsby was born without. Gatsby falls in love with her and continues to long for her because she is not only a “nice girl” but she also “vanished into her rich house, into her rich, full life, leaving Gatsby-nothing” (Fitzgeral...   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- In the novel, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, both Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan’s actions are completely driven by their mental state of self-interest. According to modern cognitive psychology, each living person has a different mental state that properly explains his or her thoughts, feelings, and actions. Although both Gatsby and Tom are immensely determined to satisfy only their own needs, they go through very different means of doing so. In the novel, Gatsby’s self-driven actions usually lead him to behaving positivity to himself and to those around him, Tom’s self-interested actions are the cause of his vulgar social attitude in which Gatsby does not share....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- ... He understood Nick to be Daisy cousin and saw his long awaited opportunity finally present itself. Gatsby Uses a mutual friend of theirs to arrange for him and Daisy to "accidentally" run into each other at Nick 's house. When they do finally meet Gatsby breaks an old clock on Nicks mantle, representing Gatsby 's attempt to live in the past and his inability to change what the passing of time has done to his relationship with Daisy. This is how I believe Gatsby first enforces the theme that time is always passing us by, even if he refuses to see it....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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- ... On the way back to the East Egg they travel through the valley of ashes and Daisy hits Myrtle using Gatsby 's car, but Gatsby So he intends to take the blame Tom tells myrtles husband that Gatsby drove the car and he must have been her lover. George, myrtles husband finds Gatsby and kills him and then he kills himself. Nick has a 3 car funeral for Gatsby, breaks up with Jordan, and moves west to escape the disgust he feels for the people in the Eggs. The American Dream is just an unachievable dream in The Great Gatsby....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- ... In the novel, Daisy exists on two levels. She represents Gatsby’s ideal romantic dream; however, in reality, Daisy is heartless, cold, and not worthy of Gatsby’s vision (Pidgeon 3). Daisy and Tom proved to be the prime obstacle to Gatsby achieving his American Dream. As much as The Great Gatsby is a novel of promoting the pursuit of happiness, the end result for its characters demonstrates the elusiveness of the American Dream. First, the readers discover what happens when the original dream is based on unrealistic visions....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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- ... Gatsby does a great job of sucking up to Nick before asking about Daisy. Gatsby also repeatedly calls everyone- especially Nick “old sport” as if he has known them for a long time. This is an easy way to come off as a likable person which would eventually lead to people doing what you want. In Gatsby’s car, Nick learns about Gatsby’s past, or rather the version of Jay Gatsby. Before he talks, Gatsby says “I don’t want you to get a wrong idea of me from all these stories you hear” (65). This is ironic because after he says that, Gatsby tells Nick the made-up story of his life....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- ... In order for Gatsby to even be considered an option for Daisy he has to be on the same level, wealth wise, as her. Gatsby used corrupt measures to achieve The American Dream because building up from nothing to something, simply by working hard, would take too much time. “I found out what your ‘drug-stores’ were…He and this Wolfsheim brought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter” (Fitzgerald 133). “The Great Gatsby” is set during the time of prohibition and selling alcohol was illegal, but so many people wanted it that it was an easy way to make money fast....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- The Great Gatsby Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald wrote the Great Gatsby during the 1920’s. This book is rather based on a true story in that like the author, Gatsby fell in love with this woman but ended up breaking the guys hearts. This book is about how Gatsby when he was young was in the military and fell in love with this girl. He ended up leaving town and the girl never came to see him again. It happens to be that Daisy was that girl and she moved on to marry Tom. There were two society’s in the book that are called East Egg and West Egg and were separated by a bay....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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

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- ... Blanche is unable to be honest, to everyone she encounters with including herself. She wants to get rid of all the pain in her past, so she decides to invent a whole new reality for herself. With all these lies, we figure out more about her past, which consists of her being a prostitute, realizing that Blanche is trying to portray a “Ladylike” persona by wearing fancy dresses and being mesmerized by her perfumes. You can tell that Blanche is a egotistical, deceiving, flirtatious woman, and tries to claim that she is innocent to everyone, which is not the case at all.She later on meets Mitch who is Stanley’s friend, and tells Stella "I want to deceive him (Mitch) enough to make him want...   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- ... In fact the only reason he lives where he does is solely so he can be close to Daisy. Gatsby then asks Nick a favor. He asks Nick to have Daisy over for tea, without telling her that Gatsby will be there. At first Gatsby and Daisy are very awkward, but soon reestablish their connection and they too begin an affair. Soon after their affair begins Tom starts to catch on but has no proof of the affair. Then, at a lunch at Daisy and Tom’s mansion, Tom realizes Gatsby’s love for Daisy. This sets Tom off, although he too is involved in an affair....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Love has no real meaning, it’s an abstract characteristic which happens to every human being at least once in their life. It’s hard to describe in words but easily understood by everyone if described with right feelings and symbols. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” shows how only a light can have an interesting impact on the book as a whole. In The Great Gatsby F....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- ... He sets up beautiful, extravagant parties with hundreds of attendees, both invited and uninvited, and lots of food and music. Yet, while the parties are going on, he holds back from socializing with his guests. He does so because he wants to be socially accepted. In fear of that not happening, he puts up a barrier and doesn’t allow himself the opportunity to mingle. Instead, he indirectly shows them a good time by providing lavish accommodations, which in turn causes people to brag about Gatsby’s assets and character without actually having met him....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- ... Gatsby’s “dream of self is one of absolute liberation from the conditional world of circumstances,” and then manipulates the dreamer, who is Gatsby, into seeing a tangible, realistic result of it (Stern 103). Nick Carraway takes the world’s circumstances into consideration and doubts Gatsby’s plans; he even voices it to Gatsby. Nick doubts “the attempt to recapture something lost in the past” and said, “You can’t repeat the past.” In response, however Gatsby confidently cries, “”Can’t repeat the past....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- ... He wants to pretend the previous four years never existed in which this displays his foolishness of wanting to repeat the past. His dreams were shattered when he asked Daisy to admit that she had never loved Tom, and she refused to do so: "I did love him once.. but I loved you too"(126). This was the turning point in their relationship, and the beginning of the end of their love affair. Although Gatsby is personified as a high class, intelligent man, this illusion starts to diminish when his superficial side is shown....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- ... Gatsby is very successful in his businesses, and he becomes very rich. “Every Friday five crates of oranges and lemons arrived from a fruiterer in New York — every Monday these same oranges and lemons left his back door in a pyramid of pulpless halves.” (Pg 47) Gatsby’s wealth allowed him to feed hundreds of guests at his extravagant parties. Where did his money come from. He is not a business man, he is just a soldier in World War I. Even though the economic boom was happening at that time, it was impossible to earn that much money in such a short amount of time....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- ... The whole time he was only hoping that one day, Daisy Buchanan would join the crowd. He asked everyone at every party that he had ever thrown if they knew Daisy, until one day someone said yes, Jordan Baker. Jordan was Daisy’s best friend who just happened to know a way to get him and her together, through Daisy’s cousin, Nick Caraway. Nick had just moved to West Egg in a small cottage right next to Gatsby’s mansion. After Gatsby found out their connection, he made Nick his best friend. With Gatsby becoming best friends with Nick, he knew his goal of being reconnected with Daisy was soon to come....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- ... For example, Gatsby 's car before the accident was viewed as a "rich cream color." But after the accident the color of the car gets referred to as an ordinary "yellow". Lance proves that Fitzgerald "uses the representation of colors to explain the meaning of symbols." (Lance 25) The description of the car goes from luxurious to insignificant. This exemplifies that after the accident Gatsby has failed his goal to reach his desired social class. Both of these characters deaths were unfortunate but deserving because the envy they exhibited throughout the story....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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- ... Eventually, Wilson ends up at Gatsby’s mansion and murders Gatsby and then shoots himself. After Gatsby 's death, Nick helps make arrangements for Gatsby 's funeral. Daisy never leaves Tom and they live together at the end. One of the points Fitzgerald focuses on is the differences of wealth in the East and West side. Dishonesty is displayed throughout the novel in the 1920s Long Island societies in different manners, which overall conveys the failure of the American Dream. The Great Gatsby (also known as Jay Gatsby), the protagonist, lives right next door to Nick Carraway, who lives on the West Egg....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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