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    Comparing the Pursuit of the American Dream by Jay Gatsby and Willy Loman (Essay outline also included in the word count.) People from all around the world have dreamed of coming to America and building a successful life for themselves. The "American Dream" is the idea that, through hard work and perseverance, the sky is the limit in terms of financial success and a reliable future. While everyone has a different interpretation of the "American Dream," some people use it as an excuse to justify

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    Materialism in The Great Gatsby

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    considerations, with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual values. The acquisition of material wealth is often equated with happiness in this country. This is true today, and it was true during the 1920's, the setting of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. That the majority of Americans believe that wealth and happiness are the same is a result of our market economy that encourages consumption and conditions us to think that we need material possessions to be happy. According to Andrew Bard Schmookler

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    about Jay Gatsby’s struggle in the novel The Great Gatsby. Jay Gatsby will be the first of three characters that will be evaluated in this essay the next being Tom Buchanan followed by the tragic Myrtle Wilson. These coming pages will dig deep through the novel The Great Gatsby exploring how Fitzgerald state’s that the honest man can’t achieve the American unless they are born into it or they cheat and steal their way in, leaving those who try to get in honestly to lay to waste. Jay Gatsby is used

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    means of accomplishing such dreams may however, lead to tragic endings. The concept of infatuation leading to tragic endings is explored within the essay Tragedy and the Common Man by Arthur Miller, the novel Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, and the Australian-American film The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Lurhmann. Tragedy and the common man is an essay based on the fundamental components of a tragedy experienced by the “common man”. Death of a Salesman portrays a man by the Willy Loman who is out

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    The most popular of F. Scott Fitzgerlad’s novels, ‘The Great Gatsby’ is a story of two men; the eponymous Jay Gatsby and the narrator, Nick Carraway. The novel is set in the fictional West Egg village in Long Island, New York. The story takes place during the ‘roaring twenties’. It was a time of glamour, money, and obsession with materialistic desires. People of that time felt that their own society’s wellbeing and moral stance was being sacrificed for the sake of money, sexual desires, and materialistic

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    Essay 4: Comparative Analysis of Two Texts When comparing two texts, one must look at the characters and themes to find similarities and differences and we see a similarity with the theme of accepting reality in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and The Great Gatsby. There are differences in both texts with the way the characters fight reality but the outcome is the same. The power of love in both texts is looked at as more important than social priorities and the main characters will do anything

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    Great Gatsby There is a fine line between love and lust. If love is only a will to possess, it is not love. To love someone is to hold them dear to one's heart. In The Great Gatsby, the characters, Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan are said to be in love, but in reality, this seems to be a misconception. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald portrays the themes of love, lust and obsession, through the character of Jay Gatsby, who confuses lust and obsession with love. The character of Jay Gatsby

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    realm. To dream is to be consumed by the passion and beauty of life, for although a dream may never become a reality, the true substance of a dream is its place in the heart. Jay Gatsby is a dreamer. He believes that the future can return him to his past and to his love, Daisy. Time blocks Gatsby’s dream, for Daisy has made Gatsby a mere memory by marrying Tom Buchanan. Tom and Daisy have minor conflicts with time that parallel Gatsby’s principal struggle with time, yet Gatsby’s dream emerges as the

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    The Great Gatsby and the Power of Love

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    The Great Gatsby and the Power of Love "It was an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which is not likely I shall ever find again." (2). The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel that takes place in the Roaring 20's. It's about a man who changes everything he is for the inaccessible woman of his dreams. After losing her before the war because of his financial status, he finally tries to win her heart back through

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    The Great Gatsby: A Tarnished American Dream Thesis: In his influential book The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald recognizes and describes many of the less alluring characteristics of the 1920's and the pursuit of the American Dream including dysfunctional relationships, materialism and classism. The American dream states that people can work themselves up "from rags to riches" by hard work.1 For this reason, the new society has developed dreams of the blind pursuit of material, wealth

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