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Character Moral Deficiencies in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- “All the world's a stage / And all the men and women merely players.” This quote from William Shakespeare compares the world to a stage and life to a play where men and women are just actors playing their role. This message is not so different from F. Scott Fitzgerald's in his novel, The Great Gatsby (1925). The wealthy characters in The Great Gatsby are Shakespeare’s players; and the Valley of Ashes is part of his stage, where the awful consequences of their moral deficiencies are played out....   [tags: tom buchanam, shakespeare]

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Dominant Characters in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Authors in all stretches of literature develop characters in order to give the reader greater depth into the plot and into the nature of conflict that is occurring. Often times, there are characters that are viewed as dominant within the novel, and seem to feed off of those around them. These very characters are essential to the development of the plot line, as they generally serve as a foil to the main character, although often times, this foil is hidden until the end of the book. Francis Scott Fitzgerald does this exceptionally well, as he does a wonderful job of developing characters into this foil role throughout the book....   [tags: Tom and Daisy buchanon]

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American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Founding father Benjamin Franklin described the American dream as the “pursuit of a better existence… a higher quality of life through hard work, determination, and devotion” (Benjamin Franklin). The American dream is an idea that if you work hard, you can rise from “rags to riches” and live a wealthy and prosperous life with moral values of respect and integrity. Ironically, Franklin’s version of the dream was decaying during the roaring 1920s when society became corrupt and obsessed with greed....   [tags: franklin, tom buchannan, daisy]

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The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

- Depicting masculinity: The Great Gatsby There are many different types of people in this world that try to persuade others on how dominate and powerful they can be. Some can show it off really easy with material things and others have a struggle to find it. Throughout the dramatic novel of The Great Gatsby, three different male characters display their own unique traits on how they show off their manliness. Whether it’s through the classic strong man of Tom Buchanan, the new money and sketchy background of Jay Gatsby or the quiet, soul searching Nick Caraway, there is a sense of competition among this group of men to establish masculinity in their own different way....   [tags: tom buchanam, nick caraway]

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Lust is a desire that can drive an individual to go to all extents, just to get what they wish for. Literature is very broad in the way that it is available to everyone and can help us gain knowledge in many different aspects. In my opinion, I believe that literature is about gaining knowledge about a certain event and being able to connect with the story and relate the situations to what is actually happening in reality. I also think that literature can cause people to form different opinions that can end up being very eye opening when things are looked at from a different perspective....   [tags: lust, tom buchaman]

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The Emotional, Mental, and Physical Journey in The Great Gatsby

- In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby goes from rags to riches and while on his rise, he brings some people up with him such as Nick and Daisy. This leads Nick, Daisy, and Gatsby to go through an emotional, mental, and physical journey. Fitzgerald’s character Daisy was created as a girl who is sweet with the intent to help Nick out from the world and a traitor because she goes against the romantic side that Fitzgerald created for her (Washington). Daisy loves being surrounded by masculine men, who escorts away from a low class life to a bigger status in society, which puts her in a position where she is unable to control who she is around or what she looks like physically (Washington)....   [tags: nick, daisy, tom buchannan]

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The Ambition and Corruption of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, the characters, particularly Jay Gatsby strive to achieve the American Dream. During the 1920‘s, the American Dream was to have success. This success includes areas of wealth, love, and having material possessions, such as superb clothes, a vast house, and a car. Gatsby’s only reason to achieve the American Dream is so that he can win over the love of his life, Daisy Buchanan. Jay Gatsby symbolizes both the ambition and corruption of the American Dream in the 1920‘s....   [tags: wealth, tom buchannan, daisy]

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The Rich and The Poor in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The Great Gatsby “The Great Gatsby”, by F. Scott Fitzgerald depicts the vast social difference between the old aristocrats, the new self-made rich and the poor. He vividly interprets the social stratification during the roaring twenties as each group has their own problems to deal with. Old Money, who have fortunes dating from the 19th century, have built up powerful and influential social connections, and tend to hide their wealth and superiority behind a veneer of civility. The New Money made their fortunes in the 1920s boom and therefore have no social connections and tend to overcompensate for this lack with lavish displays of wealth....   [tags: old aristocrats, tom buchannan wealthy]

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Nick Carraway moves to New York where he goes to visit, and have dinner, with his cousin, Daisy, and her husband, Tom Buchanan. While he’s there, he meets Jordan Baker, a golf player. During dinner, Tom gets a phone call and Jordan tells Nick about Tom’s girlfriend. After dinner, Jordan goes home to prepare for a golf tournament the next day, and Nick goes home. He notices, his neighbor, Gatsby standing on the lawn with his arms reaching towards a green light across the water. One day, Nick and Tom rides a train to the city and on the way, Tom forces Nick to go with him to George Wilson’s Garage, where they meet George and his wife, Myrtle Wilson, who is Tom’s lover....   [tags: Nick and Tom]

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The Character of Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald

- The Character of Daisy Buchanan in the novel - The Great Gatsby - by F.Scott Fitzgerald Daisy is The Great Gatsby’s most enigmatic, and perhaps most disappointing, character. Although Fitzgerald does much to make her a character worthy of Gatsby’s unlimited devotion, in the end she reveals herself for what she really is. Despite her beauty and charm, Daisy is merely a selfish, shallow, and in fact, hurtful, woman. Gatsby loves her (or at least the idea of her) with such vitality and determination that readers would like, in many senses, to see her be worthy of his devotion....   [tags: English Literature]

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