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Julius Caesar - A True Great Man

- Julius Caesar - A True Great Man Julius Caesar was undoubtedly a man who changed history. His life and its story have inspired generations of awe and scrupulous study. Many would argue he is the most influential man in recorded history. However, can the great Caesar truly be declared a ‘event-making man’, according to the criteria of the Great Man Theory. Did he truly influence the course of history through his own extraordinary acts of will and leadership. Or was he simply a fortunate man who appeared in the right place at the right time, being only the pawn of a greater scheme....   [tags: Great Man Theory Analysis]

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Who can be considered as a great person. Different people may have different opinions on this question. A lot of literary works try to describe “great”. However, until now, it still does not have an official definition of “great man”. The novel The Great Gatsby by famous author F.Scott Fitzgerald describes an idealist—Gatsby’s whole life. Although F.Scott Fitzgerald names the novel--The Great Gatsby, great people would never only consider their world views, have unrealistic thoughts, ignore laws like the idealist Gatsby does....   [tags: a great man]

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Leadership in Management and the "Great Man' theory

- Leadership in top management and organisations for centuries have fascinated humankind and even gathering more storm as organisations continually change in structure either through merger and acquisition, joint ventures, etc. 21st century organizations require good leadership to revitalise and survive in today’s highly competitive market; which is also critically important to nations. (Boloden, R., Gosling, J., Marlushro, A. and Dennson, P. :Leadership Theory and Competency). There has been various theories on leadership by leading management scholars attempting to review, explain and define leadership....   [tags: Leadership, Management,]

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Leadership Theories: Great Man Theory

- ... This view implies that we can learn from how to become effective leaders by studying these men and emulating those characteristics that seem to account for their successful leadership. Very often, when people lament the critical shortage of leadership in American society, they are referring to the great man type of leader. What often is overlooked is that the demands on today’s leaders have become incredibly complex broad in scope. Contemporary society is less responsive to the appeal of great man leaders and is less willing to play a docile follower role, a role that is essential to the great man leader....   [tags: de Gaulle, Hitler, Jesus Christ, Lincoln]

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Was Stalin a "Great Man"?

- According to Thoman Carlyle, a “great man” is one who shapes history and affects the course of the future. In the case of Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union from 1929-1953, one can perceive that through torment and brutal force, he was able to modernize a nation and oppress his own people. One can argue that Stalin was a great leader of the 20th century. After all, he took an undeveloped country and molded it into one of the world’s greatest industrial and military forces. But, this transformation did not come at a small cost....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Traditional Perspectives of Leadership and the Characteristics of a Great Man

- ... Higher-Ambition leaders establish long-term place for their organizations and they forge more powerful principal visions, they turn their organizations into communities of shared values and beliefs, and produce benefits for the larger community, they build strong social capital within their organization through unlocking their human and business potential. Perceived self-efficacy is defined as the individual’s own beliefs about his power and ability to produce designated levels of performance and accomplish things....   [tags: self-efficacy theory]

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Macbeth - A Great Man Torn Apart By Vaulting Ambition

- William Shakespeare, an eminent playwright, wrote a number of inspiring plays such as Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. He wrote many plays in the Elizabethan era but wrote Macbeth when King James I came on the throne (Jacobean era). Macbeth is a great man torn apart by vaulting ambition. Three witches, a superstition of the time, show Macbeth is future to send his life spiralling into oblivion. Witches were the terror the era. The Jacobeans were very conscious about whom they would socialise with as everyone and anyone could be a witch....   [tags: Ambition, Shakespeare, Macbeth]

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The History and Evolution of Leadership Concepts

- Leadership is an important factor of knowing how and why events in society happened in certain ways. Leadership in certain environment allows people to distinguish the past, and possibly attempt to assume the future, culture and structure of that environment. Leadership is defined in many different ways, Max Weber, for example, believed “a leader possessed power by virtue of his position (1922).” But in 1938 Chester Bernard defined leadership as “The ability of a superior to influence the behavior of subordinates and persuade them to follow a particular course of action (Barnard 1938).” With all the different definitions of leadership that is out there, the ultimate meaning of leadership is...   [tags: the Great Man Theory]

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The Great Depression and the Cinderella Man

- Cinderella Man came out in the year 2005, it is a non fiction movie directed by Ron Howard. It is based on the story of a boxer during the Depression, James J. Braddock. Braddock had to over come many adversities such as the economical and societal conditions. Another adversity he had to overcome was living in the Depression and all the things that go along with that. Braddock’s character traits shown in the movie are all important and appropriate due to the harshness of those times. The economical and societal conditions and their changes during the film had a dramatic affect on the story....   [tags: Essay]

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The Little Big Man in Great Expectations

- The Little Big Man in Great Expectations Many people grow small trying to grow big. This idea appears prominently throughout the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. This critical lens means that as a person tries to better them self, that have to be careful to be true to their values or they will become what they despise. This is a story about a boy who falls in love with a girl from a higher class. It seems as if these two could never really be together. Yet by some turn of events he gets a chance to rise to her status but there are many complications....   [tags: Free Great Expectations Essays]

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Grandpa - The Life of a Golfer and Great Man

- Grandpa - The Life of a Golfer and Great Man As I got to know my husband's family, I knew golf was the one thing I eventually was going to have to learn. To them golf is more than just a sport, it is a way of life. Every summer they gather on the golf course for at least one round of golf a week and it always made me wonder, what is it about the game that has got them this hooked. Is there something about it I am just not getting. Every holiday, birthday or major occasion, there is always someone who will happily accept any gift related to golf....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Great Depression in "Cinderella Man"

- The Great Depression is seen as one of the most sorrowful and desolate times in the history of the United States. This time was the longest period of recession ever seen by this nation so far. It lasted from 1929 to 1939, over ten years of complete confusion and despondency within the people. Many Americans were affected greatly by this tragic time and sacrificed much of their lives so that they and their families may have the chance to live. This act of desperation can be seen throughout the movie, The Cinderella Man, where a professional boxer, Jim Braddock, becomes crippled by the depression, both economically and spiritually....   [tags: Literary Elements]

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Behind Every Great Man There is a Powerful Woman (Athena and Pilate)

- Behind Every Great Man There is a Powerful Woman (Athena and Pilate) Its not very often do you see books that date back a thousand years that have a female character as an extremely important roll. This is not the case in the two wonderful books The Odyssey and Song of Solomon. Both books have many fairly important characters but only a few that could almost be considered the most important characters. One of those characters in The Odyssey is Athena and in Song of Solomon it is Pilate. Athena and Pilate have much more in common than it seems, They are more than just guides to the main characters of each book, they are also very important female rolls and outliers among their time....   [tags: Greek Literature]

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St. Augustine: A Man of Great Genius

- Throughout the ages, there have been countless influences on not only social and political life, but on religious character and prevalence as well. Aurelius Augustine, who would eventually rise to the position of bishop in the early Catholic Church, was one of the most interesting characters that would surely leave his mark on the Roman Empire, especially in the few decades before the western part of the empire was to be taken over by Germanic tribes from the North. Perhaps, his most influential characteristic that history still records today, was his striking tenacity to preserve the Christian religion as it was ‘supposed’ to be and to spread that influence to all who walked the earth....   [tags: Theologians ]

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Victor Chang - A Eulogy - The Life Of A Great Man

- Good morning friends, family and all those of you who are here today to celebrate the life of a great man, Victor Chang. Before I begin, I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to the Chang family for their unfortunate loss. This was a senseless and wasteful murder of such an innocent man. When I remember Victor, three words come to mind; Compassion, talent and persistence. Victor Chang, born on the 25 November 1936 in Shanghai, China was a very talented and naturally gifted person. Victor moved to Hong Kong at a young age from his hometown where he attended primary school and completed part of his secondary education....   [tags: essays research papers]

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America, the Great Depression, and The Cinderella Man

- In October 1929, the United States stock market crashed due to panic selling. This crash started a rippling effect that contributed to a world wide economic crisis called the Great Depression. This crash was such a shock because of the economic expansion of the 1920’s when the Dow Jones average reached an all time high of three hundred eighty one. The year 1928 was a time of optimism and the stock market had become a place where everyday people truly believed that they could become rich. People everywhere were talking about the market and newspapers were reporting stories of ordinary people such as chauffeurs, maids, and teachers making millions off the stock market....   [tags: Film Review, US History]

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Bejamin Franklin -- A Life Of A Great Man

- Benjamin Franklin During the period after America's "birth" there were many incredible people but none more so than Benjamin Franklin. Ben is considered one of America's greatest citizens. He accomplished many things in his lifetime; he was a scientist, an inventor, a politician, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. In the 1700s, a scientist was someone who thought about the way things work and tried to figure out ways to make things work better. Every time Ben Franklin saw a question and tried to answer it, he was a scientist....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Great Expectations - Clothing Does Not Make the Man

- Great Expectations - Clothing Does Not Make the Man       In Great Expectations, Charles Dickens explores the perception that the value of a man increases with his attainment of material wealth. Dickens probes the truth of such a system of values through Pip's quest for material gain. This quest is the literal pursuit of a better suit of clothing but is conducted without regard for the kind of man wearing the suit. Thus Dickens poses the question: does it profit a man to gain the world at the risk of losing his soul....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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The Nature of Man in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- In the 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays the nature of man, and that, though characters may live complete opposite lives and be from different upbringings, even the most contrasting of people can have similarities. In the novel, the readers are introduced to two characters named Tom Buchanan and George Wilson. Tom Buchanan is introduced as an arrogant, wealthy east egg man who has never had to work for his money. George Wilson is introduced as a poor man, living in the Valley of Ashes, who owns an auto shop as a living....   [tags: Aggressive, Contention, Cowardly]

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Man Overcoming Great Obstacles

- Some believe to live is to suffer, and in Hemingway’s “The Old Man And The Sea” this philosophy is dealt with and viewed in many situations. In this poignant short novel Ernest Hemingway beautifully illustrates the trials and tribulations of everyday man, through Santiago’s struggle at sea. The old man’s adventure with the marlin is one of loss, pride, and achievement all combined into one emotional fight for life itself. Hemingway’s use of allegory in “The Old Man And The Sea” establishes many deeper aspects that man struggles with in everyday life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression

- The Great Depression tested America’s political organizations like no other event in United States’ history except the Civil War. The most famous explanations of the period are friendly to Roosevelt and the New Deal and very critical of the Republican presidents of the 1920’s, bankers, and businessmen, whom they blame for the collapse. However, Amity Shlaes in her book, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, contests the received wisdom that the Great Depression occurred because capitalism failed, and that it ended because of Roosevelt’s New Deal....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Free Great Gatsby Essays: The Ideal Self – Made Man

- The Great Gatsby and the Ideal Self – Made Man In the same way that the all-embracing concept of the American Dream suffered certain degradation during the course of its historical development, so, too, the noble 19th century ideal of the self-made man was conveniently adapted to suit the moral climate of the 1920s. Referring to Fitzgerald's main character in his novel "The Great Gatsby", the young James Gatz is obviously modeled in this aspect of personality upon Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), who is often quoted as the earliest example of this particular type of "homo americanus"....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Is Jay Gatsby in F. Scott Fitzgerald´s The Great Gatsby, a Good Man?

- To decide whether Jay Gatsby is a good man or not, one must define what a ‘good man’ really is. Although it is an extremely vague and layered term, a ‘good man’ best fits the description of a man whose intentions are never meant to harm anyone. In addition, readers must remember that the Gatsby in the novel is Nick Carraway’s version, and that is a very biased version. Yet, based off of the events depicted in The Great Gatsby, I believe that Jay Gatsby is a good man. Gatsby is not formally introduced until chapter three, and due to his initial description, readers hold him in much higher regard than other characters in the novel....   [tags: Intentions, Ideal]

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Diary Of Man During Great Depression

- Diary Of Man During Great Depression Dear Diary, I am 29 years old and I come from a lower - middle class family. My ancestors came from England but I was born in Australia. I haven't got married cause I am having a hard time supporting myself let alone have a family. I lost my job when the Great Depression began and I got one about three years later. This is my story and this is how it all began. I was going to work on a Tuesday and I had heard on the radio that there was a Wall Street stock market crash but I hadn't really cared about it till then....   [tags: Papers]

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Death in Venice Essay: Every Great Man has a Flaw

- Aschenbach was certainly an artist. A very decent one. He had his life planned out, was very accurate and organized. Perhaps even a bit boring, monotonous. He was a hard-working man, he had that certain motus animi continuus. He was seen as a genius. From the beginning, he wanted to become known, to become famous, but his life was empty. He yearned for a change of pace, for some action, adventure and unpredictability of what might come. He was afraid of 'breaking out', yet he was also afraid of being trapped....   [tags: Death in Venice Essays]

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The Meansure of a Man (A Closer Look at Five Great Men)

- How does one determine the measure of a man. His accomplishments. His ancestry. His financial worth. Or do we look deep into the heart and soul of that man and determine the weight of his values, his dreams and what he has stood for in the grand scheme of things. We will appraise the lives of six important figures in the shaping of our country. With this evaluation, we risk becoming critic and judge, but in an attempt to go beyond those things both tangible and measurable, perhaps we will be forgiven....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Money, Money, Money (In A Rich Man's World) in Fitzgerald´s The Great Gatsby

- The Jazz Age was a gilded time in America, a period of excitement and carelessness, the entire nation obsessed with good looks and money. As wealthy reputations became more important than ever, Americans grew increasingly materialistic and craved the "good life"– a life with big houses, fancy cars, and lavish parties. The highest level of success was not derived from a hard work ethic as in the olden days, but instead from this new, gaudy American Dream, a dream focused neither on happiness or satisfaction, but instead solely on the attainment of wealth....   [tags: looks, materialistic, wealth, happiness]

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Iago, Man’s Animal Appetites, and the Great Chain of Being in Shakespeare’s Othello

- In Shakespeare’s Othello he is the grand architect, the puppeteer even, who manipulates the players and the action— but above all he is one of fiction’s favorite and most perplexing sinners: Iago. In a script we are given essentially nothing but words, but words can be a very revealing judge of character. Thus through Iago’s language, which is ripe with profanity, sensuality and above all animal imagery, Shakespeare has left us clues about the nature of the enigma that is one of his most striking villains....   [tags: Shakespeare, Othello, ]

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Trouble emerges when the wrong people and the wrong time collide, but a tragedy is not always necessarily the solution of that collision. However, in The Great Gatsby, Gatsby got murdered in the end of the novel. Despite the cause of it, his death itself is tragic. This novel leads the way to the fateful end of such a collision between the wrong man and the wrong time. As what Marius Bewley argued, The Great Gatsby, written by American writer F. Scott. Fitzgerald in the1920's, demonstrates the corruption of the America dream and profoundly reveals the theme: the great and pitiful contrast between people's spiritual and material life during the Jazz Age....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Wrong Man, Tragedy]

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Character Analysis of Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... Jay Gatsby himself had killed a man. Countless different conversations with the topic all on Gatsby. These differing conversations all held by the ever changing people not even invited by the supreme pontiff himself. Those guests came and left like dust in the wind. In and out of Gatsby’s seemingly flawless life. Jay, a pretty spiffy man if I do say so myself, just gallivants around inconspicuously observing and spectates the crowd around him. But, for what; what is something that this man feels he needs so much that he can not join his own parties that he hosts every week end....   [tags: demise, motive, emotion, man]

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The Running Man

- "Save me" screamed Sarah who stabbed to death by a serial rapist/murderer. The murderer, Pedro, was a fugitive for 2 years. You know, running away from the cops for murdering dozens of innocent souls. He went on the run, from Liverpool England to where else but the land of fatness, the land of ignorance and stupidity, the lad that has some of the most weird and peculiar sates in the world, the state where a rapist and murderer would fit in quite nicely. Texas, America. From Texas there have been many gory, disturbing, wired, frightening stories....   [tags: Running Man Essays]

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Analysis of the Movie Rain Man

- Rain Man, character is a very caring individual that has a neurological condition, but it still actually very functioning with real emotions and feelings. People in the world of exceptionalities are still people, they just go through life by a different set of rules, which is a result of being different, they tend to focus on, a specific thing. but very caring individuals, capable of affection, just in their unique ways, by releasing this film it allowed people around the world to understand different exceptionalities, and what people go through each and everyday....   [tags: autism, autistic, rain man]

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Stonewall Jackson the Great U.S. Military Figure

- ... Cummins had been known for his partying and drinking habits. Because of this, many people believe Stonewall was affected negatively. In reality, Cummins pushed a strong work ethic on Stonewall. Cummins led Stonewall into a difficult, hard nosed farm life. As Stonewall grew, his previously taught work ethic played key roles in his life. Because of this strong work ethic, we now know Stonewall Jackson as an outstanding military leader led gave a military leadership to the Confederacy during the American Civil War....   [tags: american civil war, respectable man]

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Racism Exposed in Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison

- During the late 1940s and early 1950s many African Americans were subjected to racism in America. Blacks during this time had few opportunities and were constantly ridiculed by whites based on the color of their skin. Although numerous amounts of blacks ridiculed themselves and their own race based on the color of their skin. Many writers have tried to portray this time period with the use of various literary devices such as theme. Ralph Ellison is one of those great writers that depicted America during the 1940s and 1950s perfectly....   [tags: Invisible Man Essays]

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Pompey the Great

- Over the years, there have been many heroes who have changed the world and our way of thinking. One of these many people was known as Pompey the Great. Although he stared his military career early he gained the respect of his people and was known for his great war tactics and politics. Through his many battles and political career, Pompey proved to be one of the greatest leaders of all time. Formally known as Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, Pompey The Great was born on September 29,106 BC. His father, Pompeius Strabo, was a well-known general and consul....   [tags: Pompey the Great, history, ]

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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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Fear and Tension in Great Expectations

- How does Dickens create an atmosphere of fear and tension in the opening chapters of Great Expectations. Explain briefly how effectively these chapters prepare the reader for the revelations at the end of the second stage of Pip’s expectations and expose the frailty of Pip’s assumptions about the identity of his benefactor. Charles Dickens successfully creates an atmosphere of fear and tension in the opening chapters by using characters to a remarkable effect, amplifying the differences between the two most important characters....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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Social Class in Great Expectations

- In Great Expectations, Pip changed his social class immensely. Pip did not understand how a poor family could be happy. Pip thought that social class was everything in life. He also thought that money was very important. In reality, it turns out that money and social rank do not matter in life. What really matters is being connected and having relationships with family and friends. Pip finds that out the hard way. In Great Expectations, Pip is exposed to many different social classes, he acts very differently, he finds out how lonely he becomes, and how family and friends mean everything in life....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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The Great Gatsby and the Great Depression

- The Great Gatsby and the Great Depression       When F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby in 1925, it was impossible for him to predict that only four years later his story would be enacted in real-life during the Great Depression.  There are many prophetic symbols in the novel that tie The Great Gatsby and the Great Depression together.               The twenties was a decade full of new financial opportunities in a society unable to adopt so much so quickly.  All of the new possibilities, such as credit and loans, led to greater debts and bigger holes to fill.  Society began getting too deeply in debt and was becoming increasingly unable to get itself out.  So, they began se...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Use of Imagery and Irony in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- The Great Gatsby has been around for ages; it is a story of a young man in the 1920’s who is thrown into a new world made up of the new and the old rich. He is confused by the way these people act and in the end cannot stay another minute in this strange, insensitive, materialistic world. The author, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses many techniques to help the reader understand how Nick Carraway (the narrator) is feeling throughout the story. In the book The Great Gatsby, the author F. Scott Fitzgerald uses effective language to make his writing successful....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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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 American Dream in Death of a Salesman and The Great Gatsby

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

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man The mind wanders, on occasion, through many processions of thought. When at the beginning of this text, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, I found it difficult to follow young Stephen's meandering thoughts with any semblance of comprehension until I finished reading the novel. I then began to research the novel and Joyce and realized the significance of these seemingly random thoughts. These are the thoughts of a budding artist in infancy....   [tags: Portrait Artist Young Man]

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The Old Man and the Sea

- Hemingway went to Havana, Cuba in 1944, where he got his idea for "The Old Man and the Sea". There he met a man by the name of Gregorio Fuentes, who for more than twenty years was the captain of Hemingway's fishing boat "Pilar". Navarro in her article says, "he claims to have inspired "The Old Man and the Sea". Navarro tells "but it was Mr. Fuentes's own exploits that were immortalized in The Old Man and the Sea, Mr. Fuentes". The story of "The Old Man and the Sea" is about a old man named Santiago who has to overcome the great forces of nature....   [tags: The Old Man and the Sea Essays]

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The Invisible Man by HG Wells

- The Invisible Man by HG Wells Griffin - Wells goes in great detail about the way Griffin (the Invisible Man) looks and acts. He writes about Griffin's bad temper and his evil scheme of stealing money and food to survive as an invisible man. He makes the character, Griffin, realistic because his emotions, like expressing his anger through shouting, are something people are familiar with. Griffin was quick to anger by the taking of drugs and stimulants. What may have begun as quick temper and impatience turns into violent rage and a wish to commit murder....   [tags: The Invisible Man HG Wells]

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Misery and the American Dream in The Great Gatsby

- "No— Gatsby turned out all right in the end. It is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men." When F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote these words in The Great Gatsby in 1925, he perfectly described the human struggle of the time. This was, by no means, accidental--for Fitzgerald wrote meticulously and very rarely did he leave a line unrevised. No— Fitzgerald knew what he was doing; he was, in two sentences, criticizing American society like no one else had....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is the unbelievable story of a man who was forsaken by his one true love, and his ongoing struggle to reclaim her heart. Fitzgerald does a outstanding job of capturing the idea of the true American dream. The novel highlights the concept of the affluent spending without consequence; this thematic structure of the text parallels the concept of the American dream in current popular culture and for this reason this story is a classic novel shared all over the world....   [tags: american dream, great depression]

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Gatsby---the great Dream Chaser

- In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald shows a picture of 1920's America. In that period of time, just after world war one, the American economics was developing at a very fast speed. Prosperity changed people's spirit and values, wealthy people lived extravagant lives, and they tried to seek pleasure all day long. Millions of peoples try to get wealthy, and that was their dream. American dream as one of the most important factor in the society in the 1920s American, and it plays a primary role in the novel....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Colin Fletcher's The Man Who Walked through Time

- The story, The Man Who Walked through Time, by Colin Fletcher, is depicting a situation where he takes over the role of a non-existent Indian. Fletcher is trying to experience things the same way the Indian man used to. Fletcher lets the audience see this by using rhetorical devices such as word choice, tone, and descriptive examples. In Fletcher s style of writing he sometimes makes the reader think that he is actually experiences some of the same things that the Indian experienced. Fletcher, at first makes the reader believe that he actually lives in the dwelling....   [tags: The Man Who Walked through Time]

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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 Pyramid of The Seven Wonders of the World

- The Great Pyramid Of all the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, only one still stands today: the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza in Egypt. Surprisingly, it is by far the oldest of the Seven Wonders. It was already more than 2,000 years old in the time of the ancient Greeks. For more than 4,000 years, the 481-foot-high pyramid was the tallest structure ever built by humans. It is about as tall as a fifty-story building. No other building reached that height until the Eiffel Tower was created in 1887 (Putnam 20)....   [tags: Great Pyramid, Khufu, Egypt, Giza]

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Analysis of Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man

- Analysis of Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man   There are three main issues that Pope talks about in his long poem "An Essay on Man." First, the poet evokes a timeless vision of humanity in which the universe is connected to a great chain that extends from God to the tiniest form of life. Secondly, Pope discusses God's plan in which evil must exist for the sake of the greater good, a paradox not fully understandable by human reason. Thirdly, the poem accuses human beings of being proud and impious....   [tags: Pope An Essay on Man]

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Free Essays on Invisible Man: Invisibility

- Invisibility in Invisible Man Invisibility is usually taken to the extreme effect of truly being transparent, unseen by anyone and is often depicted in society as the hero, going behind the enemy's back to complete his mission. In Ralph Ellison's The Invisible Man this view of invisibility is turned around so that a man is in plain sight of everyone but do to a lack of observation nobody recognizes what he accomplishes. After beginning the novel as a man who stays quietly out of the way by doing what he is told, he is forced to leave and mold his "power" into another use....   [tags: Invisible Man Essays]

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Sypmathy for Pip and the Convict in the Opening Chapter of Great Expectations

- Great Expectations How does dickens enable the reader to sympathise with pip and the convict in the opening chapter of great expectations. On Christmas Eve, Phillip Pirrip nicknamed Pip, an orphan boy raised by his sister Mrs. Joe Gargery and her husband encounters a frightening man in the bleak village churchyard overgrown with nettles. The man, a convict who had escaped from a prison ship, scares Pip into stealing him some food and a file to grind away his leg shackle. Pip's kindness warms the convict's heart....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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The Fascination and Relevance of Alexander the Great in the Contemporary World

- There is no one description of Alexander the Great, he has become for modern and ancient writers an astonishing man from Macedon, who was a controversial, yet admirable ruler of the largest empire of the known ancient world. The fascination and relevance of Alexander in the contemporary world have proven to be a reflection of his extraordinary successes, which has led to a strong debate on whether Alexander’s epithet as “The Great” is at all an indication of his achievements. Alexander’s ability to expand his empire through military measures connecting the East and the West of the known world; a feat that had never been achieved prior to Alexander, or in fact achieved again after his death h...   [tags: world history, great conquerors]

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Exploring the Characters of Havisham and Magwich in Dickens' Great Expectations

- Dickens seems to develop characters who are so compelling that the reader needs to know what’s going to happen next... When we first met Magwich he seems to be a nasty and manipulative convict, bullying a small, naive little boy called Pip for basic food of which he is lacking, shortly after Pip meets him again but your opinion of Magwich changes entirely he defends Pip of the stealing actions he bullied him into. Then he is unthought-of for some time in the book until he appears again after Pips transformation from young lower class boy to a gentleman....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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Nick and his Experiences of Materialism in "The Great Gatsby"

- The Great Gatsby shows the ambition of one man's achievement of his goal, the disappointment of failing, and the hopelessness of it. During the era of this novel, which is around the 1920's, America was a country with huge misery, ambition, and lack of humanity values. The novel shows a reflection of this decade, it illustrates the burning passion one man has toward his objective and the different aspects of the American principles. As the sequence of events continues in the story, someone will narrate the singular aspects of it; exposing the idea of the conflicts that will happen among different social levels....   [tags: great gatsby, materialim, characters,]

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Great Expectations

- Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens is a compelling work that highlights the life of a young man Pip from childhood to adulthood. In his life this character goes through so many experiences that all contribute towards his growth and development. The theme of love is dominant in this novel as presented by the main characters and the other characters. The different types of love articulated in the story have important roles in the life of Pip as the main character. The life of Pip as the story unfolds is full of so many miseries....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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Robert Bolt's A Man For All Seasons

- Robert Bolt's "A Man For All Seasons" In the play, written by Robert Bolt, 'A man for all seasons' the Common Man is a very important character and also a very important part of the play, not in the plot but in the way the play has been presented, he is both a narrator and a role player who makes the play more interesting and separates it from reality. The Common Man also introduces some of the ideas from Bertolt Brecht's work. The idea of the Common Man is a rare and rather unusual one. Robert Bolt used him intentionally to be like no other character in his play....   [tags: Robert Bolt Man Seasons Essays]

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Free Essays - Alexander Pope’s Essay on Man

- Alexander Pope’s Essay on Man An enormous emphasis was placed on the ability to think and reason during the Enlightenment. People during this era thought and reasoned about a variety of topics. Some people concerned themselves with the issue of God, which consequently caused many to question the church. Others were concerned with the organization of the Universe, and man’s place within that Universe. The first epistle of Alexander Pope’s “Essay on Man” can be considered an articulation of the Enlightenment because it encompasses three major concerns of the people during the Enlightenment....   [tags: Alexander Pope Essay on Man]

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The Character Santiago in Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea

- The Character Santiago in Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea Hemingway has a way of making his readers believe that the feats and strengths that his characters obtain in his novels are actually possible. Although this statement may be too critical, and maybe there is a man out there, somewhere on the coast of Cuba who at this very moment is setting out to the open sea to catch a marlin of his own. The struggle many readers have is believing the story of Santiago’s physical powers and his strength against temptation bring forward the question of whether or not The Old Man and the Sea is worthy to be called a classic....   [tags: Old Man Sea]

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Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons

- Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons is a provoking historical drama. Thomas More, who is considered to be an honest man, is entangled in the politics of the day and having to decide between his own welfare and his personal conscience. Thomas is an absolute saint of the church, but now he had to choose between two different kinds of loyalty. The theme seems to be recurring, regardless of the age or setting. In fact, it is the Common Man who reminds the audience "The 16th century is the century of the common man....   [tags: Man All Seasons Bolt]

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The American Dream Destroyed Willy Loman and the Great Gatsby

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

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Classism in The Great Gatsby and A Streetcar Named Desire

- Classism has a heavy influence on characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Both Tom Buchanan and Blanche Dubois show disrespect towards others due to their dominating classist views. Tom primarily displays his dislike of Jay Gatsby, due to Gatsby’s standing as a member of the “Nouveau Riche,” or newly rich, in great contrast to Tom’s “Old Money”. Blanche directs her distaste at Stanley Kowalski, because Blanche believes that she and her sister are of high standing in society, and Blanche does not approve of Stella marrying into a lower class....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire, The Great Gatsby]

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Santiago as Code Hero in Hemingway's The Old Man and The Sea

- Santiago as Code Hero in Hemingway's The Old Man and The Sea "The Old Man and the Sea" is a heroic tale of man's strength pitted against forces he cannot control. It is a story about an old Cuban fisherman and his three-day battle with a giant Marlin. Through the use of three prominent themes; friendship, bravery, and Christianity; the "Old Man and the Sea" strives to teach important life lessons to the reader while also epitomizing Santiago, the old fisherman, as a Hemingway code hero. The relationship between Santiago and the boy is introduced early in the story....   [tags: Hemingway The Old Man and The Sea]

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Rudyard Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King

- Rudyard Kipling's "The Man who Would Be King" deals with man's ability to rule. The character Dravot's success and failure in ruling derives from the perception of him as a god, instead of a king. Kipling uses the perception of Dravot as a god to show that though a king can rule as a god, he becomes a king by being human. Dravot gains kingly power by being perceived as a god. The perception of him as a god occurs through his actions and luck. After helping the first village Peachy and he find in Kafiristan, Dravot takes power from the former leaders....   [tags: The Man Who Would Be King]

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Essay on Race in Invisible Man and Black Boy

- The Question of Race in Invisible Man and Black Boy      In the early twentieth century black American writers started employing modernist ways of argumentation to come up with possible answers to the race question. Two of the most outstanding figures of them on both, the literary and the political level, were Richard Wright, the "most important voice in black American literature for the first half of the twentieth century" (Norton, 548) and his contemporary Ralph Ellison, "one of the most footnoted writers in American literary history" (Norton, 700)....   [tags: Invisible Man Essays]

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Achieving Visibility in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man

- Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man,” as told by the “invisible man” himself, is the story of a man’s quest to separate his beliefs and values from those being pressed upon him. The narrator never gives his name in the story, which is shown later to have great significance. The narrator is a well-educated black man who has been kicked out of his college, and lied to by the school officials. While wandering around Harlem searching for some sort of closure, he encounters a black couple, unjustly evicted from their home....   [tags: Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man]

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Free Great Gatsby Essays: The Truly Great Gatsby

- The Truly Great Gatsby Is his novel the Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald creates Gatsby as a character who becomes great. He begins life as just an ordinary, lower-class, citizen. But Gatsby has a dream of becoming wealthy. After meeting Daisy, he has a reason to strive to become prominent. Throughout his life, Gatsby gains the title of truly being great. Even before Gatsby is introduced, he is hinted at being out of the ordinary. The first evidence of this is when Nick says, "Gatsby turned out all right at the end." (2) Nothing was known about Gatsby at the time and Nick is already saying Gatsby was okay....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Significance of the Narrator's Invisibility in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

- The narrator’s invisibility first comes up in Chapter One, where he is invited to a community meeting consisting of prestigious white citizens. He comes to this meeting believing that he is to give a speech to represent his high school. He believes that in dictating a speech, the narrator will be recognized by the white community for his intelligence. Unfortunately, he is turned into entertainment when he is forced to fight in a “battle royal” with other black men. After being beaten blindfolded and pushed into an electrocuted carpet, the narrator still gathers up the strength to dictate his speech, only to find the white men “still [talking] and still [laughing], as though deaf with cotton...   [tags: Invisible Man]

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The Great Gatsby

- The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby belongs to what Harold Bloom tags the “tomb” of literary archetypes, a family of fiction that espouses every facet of the expressive use of language (everything from Shakespeare’s plays to Dickens’ prose). As a participant in this tomb, The Great Gatsby has adopted a convenient persona in the world of twentieth century literature as “the great American novel,” a work that embodies the American thematic ideals of the self-made man, the great American character—Jay Gatsby....   [tags: Great Gatsby Fitzgerald Papers]

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The Ironic Title of The Great Gatsby

- The Ironic Title of The Great Gatsby      Titling is a very important part of the fiction-writing process. It is important for authors to be careful in choosing their titles because the titles often can have great influence on certain aspects of the story. In the book, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the title was formulated with the intention of heightening characterization through the use of irony. When readers start to read this novel, they immediately see a man who seems very glamorous and powerful while they have already been predisposed to seeing him in an alluring light due to the book's title....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Maturation of Pip in Great Expectations

- The Maturation of Pip in Great Expectations In Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, the author begins the tale by revealing Pip's arrogance towards previous companions. By the end of the story, we learn of Pip's love and compassion for everyone. In Great Expectations, during the middle of the book, Pip creates a rather low opinion of himself acting arrogant and conceited to others. For example, When Joe is coming to visit Pip, Pip thinks to himself, "I was looking forward to Joe's coming not with pleasure, thought that I was bound to him......   [tags: Free Great Expectations Essays]

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The Three Houses in The Great Gatsby

- The Three Houses in The Great Gatsby The houses of the three main characters in The Great Gatsby represent different characteristics of their dwellers. Gatsby is a flashy and superficial man with a one track mind. He lives next to Nick who is simple and observant. Nick's half cousin is Daisy, who lives across the water from Nick and Gatsby. She is superficial and cynical. Daisy's house is a fairly large and elaborate Georgian Colonial mansion, located on East Egg....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Bildungsroman and Pip's Great Expectations

-      On the surface, Great Expectations appears to be simply the story of Pip from his early childhood to his early adulthood, and a recollection of the events and people that Pip encounters throughout his life. In other words, it is a well written story of a young man's life growing up in England in the early nineteenth century. At first glance, it may appear this way, an interesting narrative of youth, love, success and failure, all of which are the makings of an entertaining novel. However, Great Expectations is much more....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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Tension and Fear in Great Expectations

- Discuss how Dickens creates tension and fear in the early chapters of Great Expectations. There is a lot of tension and fear created by Charles Dickens throughout the early Chapters of Great Expectations. In Chapter 1 tension is started off when Philip known as Pip hadn’t seen his parents of any kind, Charles Dickens stated that in 1960 - 1961 they never had photographs of any kind, therefore Pip didn’t even know what his parents looked like. Pip was able to see his parent’s tombstones; the shape of the letters on his father’s grave gave him an odd feeling that his father was a square, stout, dark man with curly black hair....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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Analysis of the Photography of The Fallen Man

- ... What is so chilling about this specific photo out of the other photographs Drew shot that day, is the way the man is falling. This photo is a quiet and simple image. There is not much else in the picture to be viewed, except for the man. What differs about this photo is that the man was not tumbling down screaming, with his hair flying everywhere. A typical inference about what a person free falling would look like. The photograph shows this man upside down, falling straight down through the air with his hands tucked right by his sides....   [tags: death, fall, man, attacks, images]

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Spiritual Shallowness in The Great Gatsby

- Spiritual Shallowness in The Great Gatsby The American Dream was based on the assumption that each person, no matter what his origins, could succeed in life on the sole basis of his or her own skill and effort. The dream was embodied in the ideal of the self-made man. The Great Gatsby is a novel about what happened to the American dream in the 1920s, a period when the old values that gave substance to the dream had been corrupted by the vulgar pursuit of wealth. Spiritual shallowness is portrayed in The Great Gatsby through the characters' pursuit of power and pleasure, the character groupings and images and the forgotten past....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Cinematic Appropriations of The Great Gatsby

- Cinematic Appropriations of The Great Gatsby       Although Paramount's 1974 version of The Great Gatsby - the one with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow - is probably the most famous, there have actually been six attempts to flatten Fitzgerald's novel into two dimensions.  The first was a silent film released in 1926.  The second version, with Alan Ladd as Gatsby, appeared in 1949.  Two television adaptations followed, one with Robert Montgomery in 1955 and the other with Robert Ryan in 1958.  The controversial 1974 adaptation rings in at number five.  The sixth version of Gatsby is slated to run on the A&E cable network early next year - Mira Sorvino will play Daisy and Toby Stephens will...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Future of Man: Bright or Bleak?

- For almost all of recorded history, man has been fascinated with his future and all of both the wonders and horrors it might hold. From the Aztecs, who created a calendar that dated all the way to a couple of years prior to today, to the famed Nostradamus who was allegedly clairvoyant and whose prophecies have been interpreted to fit modern happenings, to modern-day apocalypse writers, man is held captivated by that which he cannot know for certain: the future. Many literary artists have published works on their idea of the future of both the human race and our planet, with very few of them having much of a positive outlook....   [tags: man extinction, human's future, dystopia]

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