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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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    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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    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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    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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    died, or returned home either physically or mentally wounded. One of the “Lost Generation” authors during the Jazz Age was F. Scott Fitzgerald. F Scott Fitzgerald became an acclaimed American author in the early twentieth century. In his book, The Great Gatsby, the time period of the Jazz Age inspired him on how he would create his characters. He lived a lifestyle of excess and pleasure that was sometimes similar to the characters in his novel. The emotions and events that Fitzgerald went through were

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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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    The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzergald challenges the American dream by showing that if you have glamourous dreams of wealth and fame, yet if you aren't born into riches, there's only one way to get there, and that's by cheating. Though, you end up in a bad place anyways if cheat to that dream. Gender has nothing whatsoever to do with where you are if you're rich. Also, women's rights were emerging in this era, so women had more freedom and could get jobs if they wanted to. Wilson is born into poverty

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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

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    Do you want to be rich? Live in a big mansion; have lots of fancy cars and expensive jewelry? Well unless you’re born rich, keep on dreaming. That is what is foretold in the Great Gatsby. The book makes it pretty clear that here's no such thing as the American Dream or being a “start from nothing”, self-made man. You are who you're born as, and trying to change classes will just lead to tragedy. Your class defines who you are, and changing classes will ultimately lead to you changing yourself. The

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