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    that the American dream is not attainable through legitimate means and motives. You have to beat the system to have money as Fitzgerald thinks. Also, since he is from new money, he is definatly not accepted into the upper echelons of society. His socialite, or old money friends only hang out with him when he is throwing his huge, lavish parties. When he is ruined at the end of the novel, no one cares about him. No one even comes to his funeral. It seems that even if one does make the money necessary

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    The Great Gatsby takes place in the 1920’s which is also known as the Jazz Age. During this time, society functions under the influence of pursuing the American Dream, but only a few are capable to live it. People during this time period consists of huge hopes and dreams for improvement of themselves that could also be mistaken by greed. The American Dream is when someone from the bottom class has been working their way up becoming very successful. The main goal was to show off a great quantity

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    Youth In The Great Gatsby

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    The Great Gatsby is a story of a young man who falls in love with a pretty girl who is out of his reach economically. They are separated by his participation in “The Great War” and so he spends the next decade amassing wealth in the hopes of regaining the love of his youth. The tragedy is that no one can ever regain their youth. This theme is repeated through various forms including books, songs, and movies. Juan Ponce de Leon is a famous example as he tried to find the fabled fountain of youth.

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    The Great Gatsby Journal Chapter 1: Chapter one introduces the reader to the narrator Nick Halloway and most of the other other characters of the story. Including his cousin daisy, her husband tom and their friend jordan - the golfer. Nick comes from a wealthy family; however, doesn’t believe in inheriting their wealth. Instead he wishes to earn his own wealth by selling bonds in the stock market. Chapter one also talks about the separation of the rich. Where the east egg represents the inherently

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    The Moral and Emotional Range of The Great Gatsby Throughout Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, there is a broad spectrum of moral and social views demonstrated by various characters.  At one end, is Tom, a man who attacks Gatsby's sense of propriety and legitimacy, while thinking nothing of running roughshod over the lives of those around him. A direct opposite of Tom's nature is Gatsby, who displays great generosity and caring, yet will stop at nothing to achieve his dream of running off with Daisy

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    There is one thing in this world that can really separate people, make them comment crimes, and make them completely change their entire outlook on life and that is money. The all mighty dollar is what they call it and it does a lot of good in this world but it can also cause a lot of pain and hurt. Everything we do in our lives revolves around money, what we do and what we don’t do. The real question though is does money really separate people in their daily lives drastically and if so how much

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    ‘‘A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.’’ Said by Thomas Paine the man who wrote common sense during the American Revolution. His words apply to this story in a variety of ways, the key idea being that almost everyone in the great Gatsby is living somewhat of a lie and sacrificing there own happiness to protect their social standard, and oddly enough none of them seem to be effected by the artificiality that surrounds the people around them and

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    Steinbeck does not portray migrant farm worker life accurately in Of Mice and Men. Housing, daily wages, and social interaction were very different in reality. This paper will demonstrate those differences by comparing the fictional work of Steinbeck to his non-fictional account of the time, The Harvest Gypsies. The first area that will be compared is housing. In Of Mice and Men the housing is described by the following passage: "The bunk house was a long, rectangular building. Inside,

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    dilemma. If you have not yet had the opportunity to experience this wonderful novel by Alan Lightman, I guarantee that after you read it you will expand your perception of the nature of time and of human activity. The novel is enchanting. It is a fictional account of what one of the greatest scientific minds dreams as he begins to uncover his theory of relativity. Whenever I suggest the novel to the uninitiated, they often say that they are not interested in the sciences. This novel is more like

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    Children, as a general rule, defy all of our preconceived notions. In our consensus reality there are rules. In theirs, everything is fair game. Jumping off a park bench yelling “superman!” as far as they are concerned can mean flying from one side of the park to the other. An action figure has feelings, and teddy bears will protect them in the middle of the night from the monsters under their beds. There are no limitations. There are no rules. Anything, and everything, is possible. Unfortunately

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    order to do this she has employed the use of three different writing styles: These being narrative, expository and real life accounts. Between chapters and further the different sexual topics, Donaghy has split the information up by an ongoing fictional story, which runs through the entire book. It is a narrative story about two inquisitive and curious adolescent teenagers who fall in love and start to get ‘full on’ but then decide against the idea of sex as it is simply too complicated. Donaghy

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    S. They believed this myth about life in the north, so they fled from their violent situation, only to trade their present set of problems for another kind of intensified conflict as undocumented immigrants. The director was careful to present a fictional story based on the real life struggles of undocumented immigrants. The authentic portrayal of the people and their story is powerful. The characters are no...

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    them control over their lives. The woman shows strength and endurance in the story. Rural New England also possessed this in their culture and economy. Her reflective importance for the culture of rural New England has brought her own life into the fictional story “The New England Nun.” Comparable to the lifelong subjects the authors used from their own experience, Willa Cather evoked her thoughts of her own childhood to her writing as well. As a child she was seen as a tomboy and was not seen as a conventional

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    Robert Wrhinghim in James Hogg's Novel, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner Works Cited Not Included James Hogg's classic novel, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, portrays the fictional story of Robert Wringhim, a strong Calvinist who justifies murder by quickening the inevitable. Robert commits infamous acts of evil, believing that these murderous actions glorify God by annihilating sinners not chosen to be saved. I believe that a combination of

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    Robert Browning’s poem “My last Duchess'; is spoken from the perspective of the Duke and conveys the Dukes personality through the literary form of a dramatic monologue. It involves a fictional account of the Duke addressing an envoy from the Count to talk of details for the hopeful marriage to the Count’s daughter. The subtitle of this monologue is “Ferrara,'; which suggests an historical reference to Alfonso II, the fifth Duke of Ferrara in Italy in the mid-sixteenth century. The objective of the

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    Monsters are creatures that don’t fit in society. Some don’t try to hide themselves, but some on the other hand do. Since society doesn’t except them, they try to find a way to fit in societies image. Even when monsters try to hide their true identity, society makes them who they actually are by pushing them back to their monstrous state. Several monsters that go through this are Frankenstein’s Monster, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Edward Cullen. In the story Frankenstein, Frankenstein creates a

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    also went to the town in Puerto Rico where Nieves claimed the town of Seva was massacred in order to give their respect to those that supposedly died in the resistance. What was it that caused thousands of Puerto Ricans to blindly embrace this fictional story of Puerto Rican resistance? The desire to have the ability to defend their honor and say, "We have resisted the Americans," was most likely a major reason for the strong belief in Nieves’ story. Throughout the island’s history, its people have

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    Is Hypertext the Future for Reading?

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    a story, reading whatever strikes their fancy. Readers are no longer forced to start at page one and finish with the last page. With hypertext there is no definite end to a story by any means. I experienced this first hand with the hypertext fictional story “Dissapearing Rain” by Deena Larsen. I read “Rain”, a hypertext on the web, and found the story very confusing. I found myself confused as to where to click and what I needed to know to understand the story. With every click came a multitude

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    are two works written by male authors who have first hand knowledge about the African American experience. A difference between the two works is that McCalls story is an autobiography of his life growing up in the streets/ghetto and Goines is a fictional story about growing up in the streets/ghetto, but from a young black female perspective. Although Goines Black Girl Lost is not an autobiography, he and McCall share similar struggles and hardships in their backgrounds that give them the motivation

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    Mr. Potter, by Jamaica Kincaid

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    “And it was the middle of the night when there was no wind and there had been no rain for a long time…” (Kincaid 4.61) Mr. Potter’s life begins in stark contrast to the opening of the book. When demonstrating Mr. Potter’s routine life, Jamaica Kincaid portrays “the sun…in its usual place, up above and in the middle of the sky…” (Kincaid 1.3) but she chose a very different setting for Mr. Potter’s birth. Instead of being born into a sun so bright it made “even the shadows pale” (Kincaid 1.3), Mr.

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