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    In chapter 3 of The Great Gatsby Nick is invited to one of Gatsby’s extravagant parties. He arrives only to find he doesn’t know where Gatsby is, and then he runs into Jordan Baker. Together they set off to find Gatsby and they head to the library where they find “Owl Eyes”, a drunken man trying to get sober. After talking to “Owl Eyes” for awhile they head outside again where Nick unknowingly starts a conversation with Gatsby. After revealing himself, Gatsby tells Jordan that he would like to speak

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    admits this to Nick on page 17. This short statement reflects a great deal on what the society of that time thought about women. They were supposed to marry money and be happy the rest of their lives. This represents a theme in the Great Gatsby that many people believe that money can buy you happiness and love. Many characters in this book try to buy things that they think will make them happy. For Tom it was Myrtle, and for Gatsby it was Daisy. Money only increased their problems, for instead of

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    an immaculate house. Daisy does not know that Tom is having an affair with Myrtle Wilson. Nick Carraway plays a major role in Daisy’s love life in The Great Gatsby. Nick is Daisy’s second cousin and he knew Tom from college (11). Daisy invites Nick over for dinner one evening and that is how she relearns about Jay Gatsby (11-17). Daisy met Gatsby at a dance in Louisville. They used to be madly in love with one another when he was in the army (). They had plans of always being together and being married

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    The roaring twenties were a time of great success and wealth, but it also was time of greed and corruption. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, is exceptional at portraying this view on the roaring twenties, especially the idea of corruption during this time. The most corrupt characters in the book hail from the eggs in this novel, where money and power create corrupt people. The themes of the novel, like that of the crumbling American dream, dishonesty, and money, reveal many of the corrupt

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    Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby was said to include many events from Fitzgerald's early life. So the question raised is, did Fitzgerald include himself in The Great Gatsby? Many events in Fitzgerald's life are represented in the novel The Great Gatsby. Nick Carraway a character in a novel is a thoughtful young man from Minnesota, like Fitzgerald, educated at an Ivy league school (for Nick, at Yale), who moves to New York after the war. Also similar to Fitzgerald is Jay Gatsby, a young man who idolizes

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    fuller for everyone, with options for everyone to achieve their dream,” . Fitzgerald demonstrates in the “Great Gatsby” how a dream can become destroyed by one’s focus on only wanting wealth, power, and expensive things. Gatsby’s dream “is a naïve dream based on the fallacious assumption that material possessions are synonymous with happiness,harmony, and beauty” (“Fahey”). In the “Great Gatsby” Nick says “Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry”

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    The Great Gatsby: A timeless classic The Great Gatsby is a movie by F. Scott Fitzergald and is set in the 1920’s. On the outside, The Great Gatsby is a story of the disillusioned love between a man and a woman. However, the main theme of the novel comprises a much larger and less romantic extent. Though all of its events take place over a measly few months during the summer of 1922 and is set in a limited geographical area in the area of Long Island, New York, The Great Gatsby is a highly symbolic

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    is not what they want anymore. Now they want to find something new that is impossible and hard to get. The theme for Great Gatsby is that some people spend their whole life wanting and chasing after something that they do not already or cannot ever have. Three different examples from the book that help support this theme is when Daisy and Tom are cheating on each other, Jay Gatsby is searching and trying to revive the love he had with Daisy, and Myrtle’s death because of her relationship with Tom

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    The Great Gatsby Look closely at the details presented, the snatches of dialogue, and Nick’s comments, in order to explain how Fitzgerald renders this episode in both positive and negative ways. The two-page extract from the Great Gatsby has various themes, motives and symbolism running at its roots. This essay will attempt at deciphering these symbols and clearly expressing their true meaning, as well as the course they help to create in Fitzgerald rendering this episode in both positive

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    be unoccupied, as the house is totally silent. As Nick walks home, Gatsby startles him by approaching him from across the lawn. Gatsby seems agitated and almost desperate to make Nick happy—he invites him to Coney Island, then for a swim in his pool. Nick realizes that Gatsby is nervous because he wants Nick to agree to his plan of inviting Daisy over for tea. Nick tells Gatsby that he will help him with the plan. Overjoyed, Gatsby immediately offers to have someone cut Nick’s grass. He also offers