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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

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    Analysis Of Jay Gatsby

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    Jay Gatsby wants people to see him as this mysterious wealthy man who throws awesome parties in his big gothic mansion in West Egg. Intelligent Oxford gentleman from old money, who lives this luxurious American dream of a life and successful person in general. But the key question is, is what Gatsby wants people to know him as actually who he was. The answer is no, this extravagant man was only a cover story made solely to fulfill a goal, get Daisy back. The real Jay Gatsby was a meticulous

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Jay Gatsby Downfall

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    The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby, had a vision of himself and Daisy living in a perfect world, in which lead him to destroy his own life. F. Scott Fitzgerald, tells a story about how people can rise up, and fall again. Gatsby was born with nothing, grew up to be wealthy and fell with nothing and no one besides him. Jay Gatsby whose real name was James Gatz, fell in love with Daisy before he went into the war, but when he went back, he found out that she had married Tom Buchanan and had a child. He then

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    Jay Gatsby Allusion

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    husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.” (Proverbs 12:4) A man should never come between another man and his wife no matter how much history they have together, Gatsby knew that money would take a grasp at Daisy’s heart. Knowing she was married, he took his chances anyhow. Jay Gatsby, or at least that’s what he’s known by, put so much dedication into himself to became a part of the upper social class to win Daisy’s heart again. He can’t seem to stay from his past thinking

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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

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    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

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