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The Great Gatsby CRP

In a dream, the dreamer believes in the existence of a limitless realm. In a dream, there is an endless sense of hope and everything in the dream seems to be attainable. In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is a dreamer, but his dreams are full of "foul dust" (Fitzgerald 2). Fitzgerald alludes to the Heart of Darkness's character, Kurtz, whose one-minded goal is empty and...

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Great Gatsby Essay

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The Great Gatsby CRP

In a dream, the dreamer believes in the existence of a limitless realm. In a dream, there is an endless sense of hope and everything in the dream seems to be attainable. In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is a dreamer, but his dreams are full of "foul dust" (Fitzgerald 2). Fitzgerald alludes to the Heart of Darkness's character, Kurtz, whose one-minded goal is empty and...

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How can Appearance Affect People Can a person's personality be judged by the way he or she looks? There are some people in the world that try to impress others by either appearance or by buying gifts for them. In the novel Great Gatsby, there are three characters that used their appearances to show how they felt about other people while not showing the actual way they felt about each other. Such characters in the novel that use appearances are: Daisy...

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Great Gatsby Essay - 766 words

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In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby was a very wealthy man, who is portrayed as a man with many friends and many "business" connections. However, in the end the reader finds out that even with money, Gatsby is unable to have real friends who care for him for who he is, instead of for what he can give them. After Wilson shoots and kills Gatsby, Nick arranges Gatsby's funeral and tries to contact Gatsby's friends, but all of them seem to have an excuse for not attending. Mr.

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1580 words - 6 pages 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 to her privately. Later “Owl Eyes” drives his car into a ditch and the chapter ends with Nick describing his life in New York and driving in a car with Jordan. The quote that best describes... VIEW DOCUMENT
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947 words - 4 pages One of the biggest fears in today's world is the fear of not fitting into society. People of all age groups and backgrounds share this fear. Many individuals believe that to receive somebody's affection, they must assimilate into that person's society. Jay Gatsby, like any normal person, wants to fit into society. His feelings for Daisy make him strive to achieve that goal. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby attempts to fit into Daisy's society by any means available. The only way Jay makes enough money to enable him to be able to live near Daisy is by bootlegging, an illegal activity. Tom, Daisy's husband, reveals the truth about Gatsby's business, " I... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Great Gatsby Essay - 811 words

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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel about several people's lives in high society, told from the point of view of a rather normal man. The theme of the withering of the American dream shows itself in the book through many of its characters. Most of these people seem to be either living or pursuing the American dream, but they could not be considered altogether 'good' or 'happy'. This is shown in many of the characters, including Tom, Gatsby, and George.

Through rising by his own actions from the poor state of his youth to a state of great wealth in later years, Gatsby seems to embody the American dream. However, one part of the American dream involves...

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Discuss the film techniques Baz Luhrmann has used to convey the main themes in the film version of The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby film is based on the original novel, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published in 1925. The modern outlook of the novel allows the film to expand on details like extravagant sets, gowns and cars which illustrates themes that are prominent in today's version of the 'American dream'. The American dream is the luxurious, envious fantasy of many Americans in the 1920s, when young society abided against prohibition and law to have a prosperous life. The story is set in the fresh summer of 1922 when

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Great Gatsby Essay - 765 words

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1. The story is one of power and wealth and those who use it for their own ends. Identify 3 characters that do this and explain actions and how they are self-serving.

Many characters are powerful within the novel. The three characters that stand out the most as self-serving are Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby. Tom Buchanan was a high-class man with a nice car and luxurious things, but was self-serving in the sense that he had a second girlfriend,

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Great Gatsby Essay - 908 words

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Critical Analysis The glistening world of the elite of the Roaring Twenties concealed the corruption that festered at the heart of the age. The only one within the "circle" that remained untainted was Gatsby. Gatsby had drive and ambition, characteristics that were unpalliatable and foreign to the tongue of the society that he was desperately trying to blend with. He masked this "flaw" by throwing extravagant...

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Great Gatsby - 702 words

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Symbolism in the Great Gatsby Symbolism is what makes a story complete. Fitzgerald clearly uses symbolism.

Almost anything in the novel can be taken as a symbol, from the weather, to the colors of clothing the characters wear (Samuels 80). There are four main symbols used in the novel, they are The East and West Egg, the green light at the end of Daisy's dock,...

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Great Gatsby - 667 words

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald This is another example of a novel that I didn't think I was going to enjoy but did. I found that even after having seen both film versions I could still get involved in the book.

Something that has caught my attention is how much Jim Burden from My Antonia and Nick Carraway are similar. Both are Mid-West boys, which gives them a sense of earthiness, also they have that insightfulness...

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Great Gatsby

1355 words - 5 pages The Great Gatsby      There are many different types of people in this world. Apart from physical features, it is the characteristics of a person that makes him/her original. Nick Carraway the narrator of The Great Gatsby, has qualities which are the complete opposite of those of Tom Buchanan, his cousin-in-law. In the novel, the author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, uses the comparison between two cousins to show how their differing characteristics reflects the themes of morality and reality versus illusion.      One of Nick’s Characteristics, that is incompatible with Toms is that Nick is cautious when speaking. On an occasion when Mr.... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Great Gatsby - 1043 words

1043 words - 4 pages In chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby the narrator reveals himself to be Nick Carraway, a man from Minnesota. Nick moved to New York to get a job in the bond business and he rented a house in the West Egg. The West Egg is considered “Less fashionable” (5), than the East Egg where all the people with connections live. Nick was invited to dinner at the home of his cousin Daisy and her husband Tom Buchanan who lived in the East Egg. At dinner Nick meets Jordan, Daisy’s rather laid-back friend, and learns that Tom is having a very open affair with another woman. At the end of the chapter Nick goes home to see his neighbor, Gatsby, reaching out across the bay to a distant green light. The quote... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Great Gatsby - 747 words

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A Daisy For Us Both "It's amazing how a beautiful daisy can radiate so bright that it catches the eye of every man." In the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, this was true for both men. While Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby both had feelings at one time for Daisy Buchanan, their way of behaving was far different from each other. Daisy was wanted by...

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The Great Gatsby

680 words - 3 pages The Great Gatsby The "Twenties" was an exciting time in American history, when being a "flapper" and rebelling against the common say of society was all the rage. As in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is a popular yet mysterious "flapper," whose image is created through the life of Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald portrayed his life, problems, and triumphs, through his image of Jay Gatsby. The correlations between the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the life of his character Jay Gatsby, is that Gatsby and Fitzgerald were both brought up the same way, both used their popularity the same way, as well as signifying the life he wanted through Gatsby. First of all, both... VIEW DOCUMENT
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"The Great Gatsby"

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The narrator of "The Great Gatsby" is a young man from Minnesota named Nick Carraway. He speaks very highly of himself. He stated that he learned from his father to reserve judgment about other people because if he holds them up to his own moral standards he will misunderstand them. He is both highly moral and highly tolerant. He briefly mentions Gatsby, the hero of his story, when he represented everything he scorns, but he exempts Gatsby from his...

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The great gatsby: comparison

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The characters of Jay Gatsby, Tom Buchanan have led dishonest, passionate lives which has ultimately brought upon their destruction. The Great Gatsby is filled with many conniving and sinful acts amongst the characters, they are portrayed mostly through the eyes of Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan.

Throughout the novel Jay Gatsby has indulged in illegal activity and has had multiple affairs with Daisy, he has not contributed positively to society nor has he benefited anybody but himself. All Jay Gatsby has ever cared about in life has been being accepted in...

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The Great Gatsby

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, is an arduous book to interpret particularly because of the style in which it is written. Readers must differentiate between the separate views of Nick Carraway as the narrator and Nick as a character, but without him, the story would lack balance and insight. Nick is both a shrewd and tolerant man who greatly represents the only sense of morality in the novel. His moral sense helps to set him apart from all the other characters. Not only is the beginning of the first chapter primarily dedicated to establish his personality, but it also serves a purpose...

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The Great Gatsby

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"THE POOR SON OF A BITCH" The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, portrays the period known in American history as Prohibition (1919-1933) by focusing on three circles of people and how their worlds collide. The novel, narrated by Nick Carraway, gets its namesake from Jay Gatby, an affluent man known throughout the New York area aristocracy for his lavish parties. Gatsby and Nick enjoy a brief friendship before Gatsby is murdered after a string of misunderstandings. Only three people attend his burial, Owl-eyes, Nick, and Gatsby's father. Owl-eyes says of Gatsby, "The...

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The Great Gatsby - 732 words

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The American Dream of life, love, wealth and happiness is wanted by all, but only few will find it. The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about the American Dream, and those who try to find it, roaring 20's style. Jay Gatsby wanted to be part of the rich. He wanted to live the American Dream. This dream is different for the many people in this book. Nick...

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Is Gatsby really 'Great'?

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The "Great Gatsby" is essentially about the rise and fall of the American Dream, and what meaning that held for Gatsby. It is also about how the American Dream is seen by Gatsby, not to obtain something materialistic, money, but to reach a goal not in keeping at all with what the American Dream stands for. For him the American Dream is a vehicle toward his goal.

The greatness of "Gatsby" can be explored through a variety of viewpoints. One can compare his successes and failures and then weigh them up, or look at how he should be remembered and...

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Singh 1

Inder Singh

Mr. Harrison

English 11 American Studies

18 March 2014

Hopes and Dreams

The Green light in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, symbolizes hope, money, and the American Dream. The green light is a significant symbol in this novel because the color green can symbolize many different things, but...

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The Great Gatsby

1085 words - 4 pages The Great Gatsby In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book The Great Gatsby the narrator, Nick Caraway makes a statement that, in my opinion, reveals to the reader why the book is called The Great Gatsby. “They’re a rotten crowd” Nick shouted across the lawn to Gatsby “You're worth the whole damn lot put together.” I agree with Nicks statement because Gatsby has outstanding values that differ and set him apart from the other characters in the book. Also the one main feature that really sets him apart from the crowd and makes him worth more than the whole crowd is his ability to set himself goals and achieve them. He had a dream, An American Dream. Throughout the book Gatsby is... VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Great Gatsby Essay Most people are obsessed with something, whether it be cleanliness or money. Many characters in the Great Gatsby are obsessed with the dream of being wealthy, the American dream. Most of these characters are corrupted by this dream, for example Jay Gatsby, Meyer Wolfsheim, and Myrtle Wilson. The Great Gatsby show how the American dream when taken...

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The Great Gatsby - 1037 words

1037 words - 4 pages F. Scott Fitzgerald opens The Great Gatsby with an epigraph, consisting of a poem, ostensibly written by Thomas Parke D’Invilliers. D’Invillier, a fictional character created by Fitzgerald, describes the advice given to a man to woo his woman of interests with materialistic things. This epigraph directly parallels the courtship of Gatsby and Daisy, as he uses his wealth to cultivate the past love, which was once at the core of their relationship. The use of the epigraph serves as an illusory element of The Great Gatsby, drawing attention to the employment of wealth used in attempts to rekindle the lost love between Gatsby and Daisy, ultimately resulting in the reader empathizing with... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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Illusions and Reality in The Great Gatsby

According to Cynthia Wu, no matter how many critical opinions there are on The Great Gatsby, the book basically deals with Gatsby's dream and his illusions (39). We find out from the novel that Jay Gatsby is not even a real person but someone that James Gatz invented. Wu also tells us that Gatsby has illusions that deal with...

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The Great Gatsby & Nick

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In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway serves dual roles. The first one introduced, Nick Carraway is the novel's most well-developed character. The opening paragraphs of the novel reveal Nick's morals and ideals as a person. Though believing himself to have been given a fair amount of the "fundamental decencies [that are]...

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Great Gatsby Analysis

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The Jazz Age through Jay Gatsby

The Progressive Era prior to the Great War was a time of tremendous economic, political, and moral growth in America. However, World War I was a crude awakening to the reality that although society seemed to have progressed, life was not getting better and the people were no happier than they had been before. Society was shocked by the horrors of war and their once bright hopes for the future became bleak. Unable to bear this unpleasant vision of the future, the American people looked to return to the artificial world that they had left behind and regain the innocence of their...

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The Great Gatsby Final

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Sirenia Millan

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The Great Gatsby final project.

If Myrtle Wilson was not killed in the novel…

When Gatsby and Daisy left the hotel room, the car was silent. Neither of them said a word. Although they both eagerly wanted to just discuss what happened in the hotel room. Gatsby wanted to just tell her the truth...

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The Great Gatsby - 842 words

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The Great Gatsby The title of this book is "The Great Gatsby."� It was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925.

Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1897 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

He was named after his ancestor Francis Scott Key. Fitzgerald was a very intelligent kid and was sent to a New Jersey Boarding School in 1911, because he did so poorly in school. He was able to enrolled at Princeton in 1913. Many things bothered him during school and he never graduated.

Being since he didn't graduate he enlisted into the army in 1917, toward the end of World War I. Fitzgerald was a...

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The Great Gatsby

Under The Red, White And Blue.

Green light at the end of Daisy?s dock, Toms love with Myrtle, and the James Gatsby?s American dream Symbolizes the plot of the story. The Symbolisms also tells Gatsby?s part in the story and ambition of the Gatsby. This book The Great Gatsby was first named Under The Red White And Blue because it symbolizes the

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Great Gatsby - Loneliness

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Loneliness Essay In the book The Great Gatsby, almost all the characters deal with loneliness in their lives at some point or another. Jay Gatsby started his life lonely, lived his life lonely and died lonely. "He had never really accepted…his parents." (pg.99). At a young age he began his journey to make something out of himself. He never got along with his...

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The Great Gatsby - 1427 words

1427 words - 6 pages The American dream became prevalent in the “roaring twenties”, when material possessions were the spotlight, social class was essential, and your status in society was all that mattered; society was mesmerized as if they were in a trance. The Great Gatsby takes place during the 1920’s in a culture that craved wealth, sex and fame. Nick Carraway, the narrator, finds himself captivated by the lifestyle that his cousin Daisy Buchanan, her husband Tom Buchanan, and friend Jordan Baker have come to love. Carraway moves next door to the “famous” Jay Gatsby, the protagonist, in West Egg, known for its new money. At first, the implication of a genuine friendship between Gatsby and Carraway is... VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Great Gatsby

2243 words - 9 pages In chapter 6 of The Great Gatsby, a reporter comes to Gatsby’s door to interview him about his personal life. Jay Gatsby’s original name was James Gatz and he was born on a North Dakota farm but went to college in St. Olaf, Minnesota. He dropped out of college and later met the wealthy Dan Cody who hired him as a personal assistant. When Dan Cody died he left Gatsby $25,000, but his mistress prevented Gatsby from claiming it. After that, Gatsby was determined to become rich and successful. Later on, Nick visits Gatsby and is shocked to find Tom Buchanan there, and the next Saturday Tom and Daisy attend one of Gatsby’s parties. After the party Gatsby is worried that Daisy did not enjoy it and... VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Great Gatsby - 1598 words

1598 words - 6 pages The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby was a very well written and enjoyable book. It was follows the lives of some upper class people in rural early America. This book shows the corruption and lack of morals posessed by many people. Jay Gatsby, the main character is used as a symbol of all the people in the world that struggle to get up in the world only to find that others will not fail to bring them down. During his life, he finds success, love, happiness and wealth, only to have it all destroyed by the same thing that helped him to attain his dream, his one true love. I enjoyed the depth the author used in establishing each character's personality. Not only did it give the ability to... VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Great Gatsby--Symbolism

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The Great Gatsby is a novel that took place in New York in the 1920's. This novel is known for the admirable symbolism that shows how mankind and wealth was. Symbols are objects, characters, figures, or colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts. Some examples of symbolism in The Great Gatsby are the valley of ashes, the eyes, colors, flowers, the...

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"The Great Gatsby" Setting

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a popular novel that has remained one of the best-known literary works to this day. Set in the 1920s, the story is narrated by Nick Caraway, an easy-going bond salesman who lives next door to Jay Gatsby whom the story revolves around. Jay Gatsby is a man with a mysterious past, who lives in New York and is famous for his extravagant parties and...

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The Great Gatsby

1431 words - 6 pages F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is the story of one man searching for a long-lost love and the struggles he goes through to get her back. It is the story of Jay Gatsby, his wealth, and most importantly, his awe-inspiring love for Daisy Buchanan, his first and only true love. Gatsby spends all of his time trying to build up a life to impress Daisy and win her back from her rich, jealous, and aggressive husband, Tom Buchanan. Symbolism is strong throughout the novel; from the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock symbolizing how close Gatsby is to Daisy (yet still so far away), to the valley of ashes representing the lost hopes and dreams of the people in the city. There is... VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel about several people's lives in high society, told from the point of view of a rather normal man. The theme of the withering of the American dream shows itself in the book through many of its characters. Most of these people seem to be either living or pursuing the American dream, but they could not be considered altogether 'good' or 'happy'. This is shown in many of the characters, including Tom, Gatsby, and George.

Through rising by his own actions from the poor state of his youth to a state of great wealth in later years, Gatsby seems to embody the American dream. However, one part of the American dream involves...

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The Loss Of Innocence 'The Great Gatsby' is perhaps the greatest novel ever written. The language and prose utilized and the relevance Fitzgerald's themes continue to hold in our culture, even after 75 years. Among the many themes of 'The Great Gatsby' one remains prevalent: the loss of innocence. At the beginning of the novel Nick and Gatsby are men of morality and conscience in a time and place where neither is valued. At the...

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Ther Great Gatsby Themes

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The Multiple Themes in The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald has written several novels and is considered one of the greatest writers of all time. His novel "The Great Gatsby" is no exception. The novel covers the Roaring 20's as well as any other novel in print. Ranging from the festive parties to the bootlegging. This novel is filled with several immoral people. Immoral being that people got their wealth against the rules of the American Dream. That is they received their wealth illegally. Gatsby, himself, made his fortune through organized crime. Nobody really knows how everyone else in the novel came into their wealth since they are never really discussed by anyone other...

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"THE GREAT GATSBY"

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The novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a novel that depicts the shallowness of life. The American Dream is a large part of Fitzgerald novel. The American Dream involves being wealthy, which wouldn't cause you to have to think about any others things because money could attain everything in life, but the American Dream also has to involve a persons physical and spiritual strength. In Fitzgeralds' novel the characters thoroughly...

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The Great Gatsby Essay

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The author F. Scott Fitzgerald, in his book The Great Gatsby brings up the concept of how a person cannot succeed in life through deception. The character that represents this idea in the novel is Jay Gatsby, who lives his life through lies to society and himself, which in the end achieves nothing.

In the novel The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is an example of a man who is concealing his past through the impression of high class and wealth. Society sees him as a person of old money, or wealth through inheritance, when in reality he originated from the poorer side of the general public. He conceals this through many of his possessions, his manner and the way he conducts himself to...

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In his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald tells of the death of the "American Dream." Nick Carraway, a young, seemingly pure man from the west, decides to journey to New York to make his money on the stocks and bonds market. In New York, he is met with a story of love, lust, adultery and murder. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel telling of the death American Dream, and the downfall of those who attempt to reach its illusionary goals.

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896, the namesake...

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"The Great Gatsby" The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald is a novel that is very complete, it has love, infidelity, wealth, and even murder. The story takes place in New York, more specifically on the East and West Eggs of Long Island. The novel takes place in the 1920's. The novel starts in the Spring of 1922. It is narrated by one of its main characters, Nick Carraway. In this novel there are several types of conflicts like, conflict with self, with society, and with otheres.

Nick, the narrator, is a mid west boy who moves east to work in New York as a bond sales man. He strives to make sense of all the chaos and carnage, but it is Gatsby's attempts to construct a sense of...

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The Great Gatsby - 1321 words

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"What goes around comes around." This is ultimately the message delivered by F. Scott Fitzgerald in his novel, The Great Gatsby - that retribution for one's actions is inevitable. He demonstrates this point through the novel's ending and, more specifically, the death of Jay Gatsby. Gatsby's untimely murder is essentially the only possible conclusion for the novel to express Fitzgerald's point - since the ending is justice being served for Gatsby's actions and the way he leads his life, as well as the actions and behaviour of the other characters. Gatsby's illegal business activities and wild...

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Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

849 words - 3 pages Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby In my presentation, I will be discussing how the 20s played a major role and affected the story, characters, and ultimately, the outcome of the novel, The Great Gatsby. The first topic I will be discussing are the women of the Great Gatsby. The 20s were a time of change in the views of women. They became more open and outgoing in many things. These included not only womens rights, but also their sexuality. This was the age of the "flapper". A flapper was a women who was very outgoing at parties. She smoked, drank, danced, and couldn't hold only one man. Think "Chicago" for a very good example. Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones both played... VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Pseudo-Great Gatsby

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At some point nearly all individuals aspire to become great. But what exactly constitutes greatness? Shakespeare possibly offers a simple answer in his quote, "Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em." However, at an elementary level, greatness refers to upholding a distinguished status, effectively setting apart the select few great individuals from the masses. Although, greatness can be highly subjective, some characteristics of great individuals are common throughout. For instance, great individuals tend to be intellectual and realistic; they devise concrete plans and strive to materialize them. Additionally, great individuals believe that...

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The Great Gatsby - 556 words

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The book The Great Gatsby was related to the Roaring Twenties and how life was changing and the way society was greatly being altered. The three main things that had to do with the book and the twenties were the changing role of women, ban of alcohol prohibition, and wealth and materialism. These three things had a great impact with life in the Twenties and how the book was written.

During the Twenties women’s role in life was greatly changing. Women in the Nineteen Twenties were supporting themselves and were not ordinary house wives or supported by there husbands. Women smoked cigarettes in...

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