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  • Jay Gatsby the Magician

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    Jay Gatsby gives off the aura of magic throughout the novel from the first moment we meet him until his untimely demise at the hands of George Wilson. His life is just a web of clever lies and half-truths told to persuadable brains that keep the stories, rumors and lies alive with gossip. He hides himself behind lavish parties and changes in his identity in an attempt to fit into a world where he truly does not belong. Gatsby follows a magician’s pattern by changing his name from James Gatz to Jay

  • Jay Gatsby

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    The novel, The Great Gatsby focuses on one of the focal characters, James Gatz, also known as Jay Gatsby. He grew up in North Dakota to a family of poor farm people and as he matured, eventually worked for a wealthy man named Dan Cody. As Gatsby is taken under Cody’s wing, he gains more than even he bargained for. He comes across a large sum of money, however ends up getting tricked out of ‘inheriting’ it. After these obstacles, he finds a new way to earn his money, even though it means bending the

  • Jay Gatsby

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    I chose the article about why Jay Gatsby is so great. While reading the book, this is the impression of Jay Gatsby that I developed and pictured in my head. I thought “ man this guy is great, he’s got everything going right for him.” After I had made this analysis of Jay Gatsby, I started to wonder why he was so great. people think Jay Gatsby, is so great probably because of the mysterious man he is presented as. It all starts out as Jay Gatsby’s childhood, He started life with little, as the son

  • Jay Gatsby

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    Jay Gatsby This book is called The Great Gatsby. The character that I chose from this book is Jay Gatsby. Jay Gatsby an extremely rich man who lives in a giant mansion. His home is located on the West Egg and is “rented for twelve or fifteen thousand a season.” (9). Jay Gatsby was born in Minnesota and had two very poor farming parents. His real name was James Gatz but his good friend Dan Cody gave him the name Jay Gatsby. Dan Cody also taught Gatsby everything about being wealthy. When Dan Cody

  • Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby

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    Jay Gatsby lives for his dreams. His dedication to making his dreams a reality, self-made fortune and social prestige, and the unquestionable love for Daisy Buchanan result in Jay Gatsby’s greatness. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, one can determine the world’s view of what greatness truly is. Jay Gatsby is not born great, nor is greatness thrust upon him, but he achieved greatness. Jay Gatsby represents the American Dream: life, loyalty, and the pursuit of happiness. Jay Gatsby

  • Characteristics Of Jay Gatsby

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    argue that Jay Gatsby was an admirable, heroic or “great” person who accomplished the American Dream when one considers the way the story played out at the end. At almost every turn he is at odds with the ideals of the dream because he originally came upon his fortune in an illegal and arguably unethical manner. Similarly, he seems to believe that everything in life can simply be bought – Daisy’s love, the respect of his peers and social status in general. “Can 't repeat the past?" Jay at one point

  • Okonkwo and Jay Gatsby

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    Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, are novels that detail the tragic rise and fall of two heroes, Okonkwo and Jay Gatsby. Two men who represent the quintessential rags to riches story romanticized by Western literature; ironically destroyed by this same society. Through Okonkwo, we see the destruction of his culture; the culture that he devoted his whole life to, only to see it crushed by European colonists. Jay Gatsby illustrates a man who came from a modest

  • Jay Gatsby Optimism

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    dream big and do what we can to accomplish these dreams. Jay Gatsby was no exception. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby, the wonderful man who is admired greatly finds himself optimistic for the future, always yearning for the green light. Throughout the concluding excerpt from Chapter 9 in the novel, Gatsby’s optimism is evident and he is ready took look onto a better tomorrow. Even though it may appear as though Jay Gatsby has everything he can possibly desire, he truly wants

  • Jay Gatsby: The Mystery

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    Jay Gatsby, aka James Gatz is the subject of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. Through the course of the novel, this enigmatic and powerful character, defined by his preceding reputation is gradually deconstructed and revealed to be a lovesick man, a hopeless romantic. Understanding this statement affirms the actions taken by Gatsby in the course of the story. Unfortunately his actions also lead to the demise of dream and one himself. In the larger spectrum Gatsby is seen as the archetypical

  • The Traits of Jay Gatsby

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    When looking at Jay Gatsby, one sees many different personalities and ideals. There is the gracious host, the ruthless bootlegger, the hopeless romantic, and beneath it all, there is James Gatz of North Dakota. The many faces of Gatsby make a reader question whether they truly know Gatsby as a person. Many people question what exactly made Jay Gatsby so “great.” These different personas, when viewed separately, are quite unremarkable in their own ways. When you take them together, however, you