923 words - 4 pages>Bibliography1-Johnson, R. THE EYES OF DR. T. J. ECKLEBURG RE-EXAMINED http://www.questia.com/googleScholar.qst;jsessionid=L19PxvJRw6SGPGnCTV2MV7Kz8kZwp1pjlVphK2JyYpTxG35KZNLL!420183281?docId=95244368 (Accessed 12th April)2-Einem, C and Barske, K. Symbols inTheGreatGatsby http://www.ovtg.de/3_arbeit/englisch/gatsby/Symbols.html (Accessed 9th April)3-Unknown. TheGreatGatsby. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gatsby/themes.html (Accessed 9th April)4-Armstrong, P. TheGreat Waste Land: Sexual Normativity in Two Works of Modernism. http://heliologue.com/2005/06/21/the-great-waste-land-sexual-normativity-in-two-works-of-modernism/ (Accessed 10th April)VIEW DOCUMENT
853 words - 3 pagesInthe novel, TheGreatGatsby, there is lots of reflection on symbolism, and especially colored symbolism. In this novel symbolism is a very important factor, it shows the difference between the different characters and scenes inthe novel. The color green influences the story a lot. Green shows many thoughts, ideas, attitudes, and choices that Gatsby has throughout the story. White too plays an even more important role inthe novel as it is used to represent some of the characters, it also talks about the drinking and the driving that happened, where the color green is more a symbol of the relationship between Daisy and Gatsby. This sort of symbolism reoccurs in different placesVIEW DOCUMENT
889 words - 4 pagesThe book, TheGreatGatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, deals with the issue of morals and humanity's errors. A lack of moral values and convictions within the characters of TheGreatGatsby leads to their own downfall. As examples of humanity's wrongs, Fitzgerald uses the characters of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby represents the broken heart that cannot let go while Daisy gets caught in a glimpse of greatness and lacks any type of morals.Jay Gatsby exemplifies his peers by his goals in life and his integrity. Gatsby doesn't follow the laws of prohibition and he sells illegal alcohol through his drug store chain. Gatsby came east looking for another type of wealthVIEW DOCUMENT
1585 words - 6 pagesThe 1920s were greatly influenced by prohibition. The prohibition law restricted the manufacturing, consumption, transportation, and sale of alcohol. The law was put into effect to lower the crime and corruption rates inthe United States inthe 1920s. It was also said to reduce social problems and lower taxes. InTheGreatGatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald examines the negative repercussions of prohibition on the economy, characters intheGreatGatsby, and on the different social classes of the 1920s.
Prohibition was passed to eradicate the demand for liquor but had the inadvertent effect to raise the crime rates in American. Robert Scott stated, “Prohibition was supposed to lower crime andVIEW DOCUMENT
1137 words - 5 pagesMaterialism may be defined as attention to or emphasis on material objects, needs or considerations, with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual values.
The acquisition of material wealth is often equated with happiness in this country. This is true today, and it was true during the 1920's, the setting of F. Scott Fitzgerald's TheGreatGatsby. That the majority of Americans believe that wealth and happiness are the same is a result of our market economy that encourages consumption and conditions us to think that we need material possessions to be happy. According to Andrew Bard Schmookler, "Wealth and human fulfillment have become equated inthe predominant ideology of liberalVIEW DOCUMENT
683 words - 3 pages equation; when you don't have love, it is hard to say that you are happy. Daisy Buchanan's case inTheGreatGatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald proves this to its entirety. When having to decide between an empty marriage with her husband Tom and Jay Gatsby, her love interest, she chooses Tom even though he doesn't make her truly happy. It is then evident all throughout the novel that materialistic properties of wealth and status triumphs over love.
In 1917, Daisy became acquainted with Jay Gatsby from Louisiana. Though they seemed very close with each other, marriage wasn't inthe picture. `Gatsby sprang to his feet, vivid with excitement. `"She [Daisy] never loved you [Tom], do you hear?" he criedVIEW DOCUMENT
532 words - 2 pagesTheGreatGatsby Symbols
Throughout the book theGreatGatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there are many examples of very simple things that have a deeper meaning or represent more than meets the eye. The book is narrated by Nick Carraway, and is about a man named Gatsby who throws huge parties where he doesn’t even make an appearance, all in an attempt to win back his lost lover Daisy who is married to Tom Buchanan. Gatsby is a big figure inthe book and he uses many objects around him to represent his emotions and their status. TheGreatGatsby, is full of symbolism, which is portrayed by the houses and cars in an array of ways.
InTheGreatGatsby, Gatsby’s car makes many appearancesVIEW DOCUMENT
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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald reached a celebrity status upon his publication of This Side of Paradise and attained all new heights of stardom after his release of TheGreatGatsby. Fitzgerald reveals a great deal about himself inTheGreatGatsby as he ascribes aspects of himself to different main characters inthe novel. Fitzgerald uses these symbolic characters to aptly represent humans and social classes inthe Jazz Age, defined by the OED as “The 1920s inthe US characterized as a period of carefree hedonism, wealth, freedom, and youthful exuberance”. TheGreatGatsby depicts the events of New York in 1922, the Jazz Age, from the perspective of Nick Carraway, in which Nick acts as theVIEW DOCUMENT
547 words - 2 pages Symbolism inTheGreatGatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of TheGreatGatsby, uses symbolism throughout the novel to create the characters and events of the post World War I period. Colors are one way symbolism was used to develop the characters’ personalities and set up events. This is shown by colors like the green at the end of Daisy Buchannan’s dock, the color of Jay Gatsby’s car and how Myrtle and Jordan surrounded themselves by white. Other symbolisms used to set up events are the difference inthe people of the West Egg and East Egg and the sign inthe “valley of ashes”.
Daisy Buchanan has a green light at the end of her of dock on the other side ofVIEW DOCUMENT
706 words - 3 pagesThere are numerous examples of symbolism exhibited inTheGreatGatsby. The three which I believe to be the most prominent and most crucial to the development of the novel are: cars, the green light, and the Valley of Ashes.Automobiles in "TheGreatGatsby" were, I believe, the most widely used symbol throughout the entire novel. Cars, especially Gatsby's car, represented the extravagance and grandeur of the Jazz AgeVIEW DOCUMENT
1071 words - 4 pagesJames Baldwin looked upon reality and illusion through the eyes of a great author. He saw that all authors live in reality, while everyone else lives in a sense of illusion, or not knowing the whole truth. He shows us that the author must question everything, breaking down the illusions that are set up by people and by our society. Baldwin shows that normal people don't question everything, and therefore are fooled by illusions may times. InTheGreatGatsby Fitzgerald suggests many things about illusion and reality. I think that the strongest thing Fitzgerald suggests is that you create your own illusion, and with this illusion, you shape the person that you are. All of the rich peopleVIEW DOCUMENT
1514 words - 6 pages Lies are a treacherous thing, yet everyone tells a few lies during their lifetime. Deceit surrounds us all the time; even when one reads classic literature. For example, F. Scott Fitzgerald makes dishonesty a major theme in his novel TheGreatGatsby. The falsehoods told by the characters in this novel leads to inevitable tragedy when the truth is revealed.
Jay Gatsby, one of the main characters inthe novel, fails to realize that when one tells a lie, it comes back to bite you. For example, he initially tells his neighbor, and potential friend Nick, that he had inherited his redundant sums of money from his family. One night, the night Gatsby reunites with Daisy, he and NickVIEW DOCUMENT
1470 words - 6 pagesWhen 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 discover the complicated and unique individual that is Jay Gatsby.
One of the traits of Gatsby that makes him truly great is his remarkable capacity for hope. He has faith that what he desiresVIEW DOCUMENT
935 words - 4 pagesThegreatGatsby can be characterized as being one of thegreat American love stories of the 20th century. Love is a major theme throughout the novel, whether it is between Tom and Myrtle, nick and Jordan or Gatsby and Daisy. Although all the affairs inthe novel seems tangled they are very different form each other.One of the affairs inthe novel is the relationship betweenVIEW DOCUMENT
1058 words - 4 pagesThe Canadian musician Rick Danko once said” As time goes on we get closer to that American Dream of there being a pie cut up and shared. Usually greed and selfishness prevent that and there is always one bad apple in every barrel”. This is true intheGreatGatsby by F.Scott Fitzergerald. This is story mainly about a self-made man named Jay Gatsby and the decay of his American dream, which is to get Daisy Buchannan back after five years of being apart from her. But because of how Daisy is too selfish and infatuated with Tom’s social status and “old money” that she doesn’t realize how hard Gatsby has fought to get her back. The valley of ashes, the green light, and Gatsby’s death are allVIEW DOCUMENT
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Truth inTheGreatGatsbyThe Golden Age, a time when money was abundant. Wealthy
family's always demanded to impress others rather than living their own
life. How did wealth seem to develop with scandals and how would dreams
contribute to destiny? In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "TheGreatGatsby"
Nick Carraway's great American dream was to controlled the truth in which
he lives his life.
Money is a motivating force for almost everyone, but not everyone
loses sight of who they are. Gatsby's house and parties were a part of the
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1648 words - 7 pagesThegreatGatsby gives us an accurate insight into the 1920s zeitgeist regarding the role of women in society. America was in a state of an economic boom and rapid change. Society had become less conservative after world war one. The role of women was revolutionary during this time and although women had a lot more freedom now; they were still confined to their sexist role within society; Men were still seen as the dominant gender. Scott Fitzgerald illustrates the extremities of gender and social class, and the lack of independence this brought upon women. This essay will discuss the three major female characters and the ideas that Fitzgerald confronts of female stereotypes of the 1920sVIEW DOCUMENT
1186 words - 5 pages Throughout history, few have achieved so much as to afford the title “theGreat”. Catherine theGreat of Russia and Alexander theGreat of Greece are two significant examples. They attained their positions through immense achievement, placing them far above the average person. According to Google Dictionary, in order to be considered great, one must be “of ability, quality, or eminence considerably above the normal or average”. InTheGreatGatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, many characters are described using different key adjectives like 'thrilling' and 'sturdy'. The title character Jay Gatsby is described as 'great'. He is later shown to be a corrupt businessman whose entire lifeVIEW DOCUMENT
1497 words - 6 pages were strictly outlawed. “
“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over
in my mind ever since. "Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that
all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."” (Fitzgerald, 1). This quote
from TheGreatGatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald represents the freedom of speech. The way this sentence
is stated implies that people could criticize each other whenever they wanted too. This is also true in
this time but the only difference is that today people criticize each other with no thought about it, even
if they did have more advantages. ThatVIEW DOCUMENT
1124 words - 4 pages.' That was for the golf tournament. She had lost inthe finals the week before. 'You don't know who we are,' said one of the girls in yellow," (42-43). Girls approach Jordan Baker and Nick Carraway at Gatsby's party. They talk about their sympathy for Jordan's loss on her golf tournament. Fitzgerald uses yellow on the girls to display how they are in pursuit of the American dream. The dresses are yellow to specifically show how theyVIEW DOCUMENT
2262 words - 9 pages. In exploring these important points inthe film, it will become apparent that through Luhrmann’s retelling of a generations old story, that themes in history continue to have a strange way of repeating themselves.
The rise and fall of the stock market inthe twenties as depicted inTheGreatGatsby and as a stapled point in American history exemplifies Jay Gatsby’s gain of wealth which propels him into a spiraling world of newly found success and shrouds his character into more mystery. The stock market of the twenties represented then as a point in which each individual had equal opportunity at financial success, and at the time had the power to fluctuate in such a way that it could changeVIEW DOCUMENT
1633 words - 7 pages reveals not only the male-dominant society of TheGreatGatsby but the chauvinistic psyche of the narrator and the author as well. While both the narrator and author are male, it is only natural for both members to not only conform, but to uphold the ideal, traditional standards of gender roles in a male-dominant society.
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782 words - 3 pagesThe Green Light inTheGreatGatsbyThe flashing light at the end of the dock across the water is first symbolically associated with Daisy. However, throughout the novel it gains new aspects and connotations, covering a full circle at the end of the novel. Throughout the novel the green light symbolizes various elements: Daisy's love, money, renewal, death, and American Dream.The green light is introduced in chapter one for the first time:He stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way... a single green light,minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dockVIEW DOCUMENT
836 words - 3 pagesThis essay discusses the role of social mobility inTheGreatGatsby. It argues that not all people can reach the highest social class, this is a class you must belong to from the beginning of life or marry in to. However, the characters are living the American dream which makes social mobility to the other social classes available. The essay addresses the American Dream, the difference in social class between the main characters and how some social mobility is unreachable.
There are two frames of values for social mobility inTheGreatGatsby. One is the old values where origin is the most important feature for social mobility, this will be discussed with the theorys of PierreVIEW DOCUMENT
1604 words - 6 pagesMany people inthe 1920s lived very extravagant lives. The time of the “Jazz Age” or the “Roaring 20s” where girls were flappers and the men were bootleggers. People loved to have fun and be carefree. However, alcohol dependence was becoming a problem and many started realizing that. Taking action to stop this was the hard part. Alcohol was corrupting the 1920s even though some did not recognize it. IntheGreatGatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald displays the corruption during the 1902s through his main character, Jay Gatsby, and his illustration of prohibition.
Prohibition was a long period of time in U.S. history that lasted nearly fourteen years. The manufacturing, transportation, and saleVIEW DOCUMENT
2218 words - 9 pagesLooking back in American history, America has tended to have different phases lasting around ten years. The nineteen-twenties will always be remembered in history because of the triumphal progress in many different areas. The twenties were a time of great change in America in many different areas. The changes were inthe laws, the lifestyle of women especially and the moral values that they lived by. One of the major events that sculpted this era was prohibition. InTheGreatGatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald explores the life of crime associated with prohibition causing the enormous transformation of Jay Gatz to Jay Gatsby, and also causing a tremendous change in America.
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721 words - 3 pagesIn today society, many people like to follow thecurrent. They want to catch the wave. Which mean, it does notmatter if things were good or bad, right or wrong, they justfollow and do them without any thinking. Therefore, there arenot too many people would like to be a normal, thoughtful norneutral person. However, inthe novel, TheGreatGatsby, byScott Fitzgerald, one of the character name is NikeVIEW DOCUMENT
1776 words - 7 pagesThe most popular of F. Scott Fitzgerlad’s novels, ‘TheGreatGatsby’ is a story of two men; the eponymous Jay Gatsby and the narrator, Nick Carraway. The novel is set inthe fictional West Egg village in Long Island, New York. The story takes place during the ‘roaring twenties’. It was a time of glamour, money, and obsession with materialistic desires. People of that time felt that their own society’s wellbeing and moral stance was being sacrificed for the sake of money, sexual desires, and materialistic possession. I have therefore chosen Freudian psychoanalytic theory as the appropriate form to study to explore the wonder and depth of the characters inthe ‘TheGreatGatsbyVIEW DOCUMENT
644 words - 3 pagesF. Scott Fitzgerald's TheGreatGatsby has been labelled a masterpiece, and perhaps even one of the greatest novels of all time. In order to be revered as a classic, a novel must have one or more qualities that place it above the rest. One of TheGreat Gatsby's best qualities is Fitzgerald's incredible use of realism. This realism is evident inthe development of plot, setting, and characters throughout the novel.TheGreatGatsby is well known for its deeply entangled plots and sub-plots. At first Fitzgerald used realism to develop these plots by choosing plots that would be beleivable toVIEW DOCUMENT
1100 words - 4 pagesAt first glance it seems hard to find any similarities between Lolita and TheGreatGatsby. Finding similarity between two protagonists, Humbert Humbert and Jay Gatsby seems to be impossible task, but in reality there is a big factor connecting both of the characters. Humbert and Gatsby, both of them, met a girl in early years of their life and after that they were trying to attain these girls, the difference is minor- Jay Gatsby was trying to invade the heart of the same women, while Humbert was trying to reincarnate Annabel in a different but similar girl. Both of the protagonists were ready to take really risky and dangerous actions in order to get their lovers back. Both of them triedVIEW DOCUMENT
900 words - 4 pagesTheGreatGatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald depicts a tragic love story between the main character, Jay Gatsby and his lover, Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway narrates about their love relationship tragically because only Gatsby shows his loves towards Daisy. Jay Gatsby is a young man who comes from poor family and he falls in love with Daisy, a wealthy, “the king’s daughter, the golden girl” (Fitzgerald 128). They have been separated for almost ten years as Gatsby goes off to war. While away from Daisy, he tries very hard to reach the American dream and be at the same social class with Daisy as there is no marriage between rich and poor people inthe year back then. Jay Gatsby does everythingVIEW DOCUMENT
1137 words - 5 pagesThe Green Light inTheGreatGatsbyThe image of the green light inthe novel GreatGatsby, by F. Scott
Fitzgerald, is a significant symbol which reflects Gatsby's dream and other
aspects beyond Gatsby's longing. Throughout the novel Fitzgerald uses many
other images or symbols. At first, it may seem very basic, but when the
symbol is closely studied, one may see the deeper meaning found within it.
Fitzgerald uses these symbols to make a point across to the reader. He
then uses this point and converts it into a deeper meaning, into a myth
about America. The green light mentioned inthe novel clearly represents
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1557 words - 6 pagesAccording to the definition of symbolism in Holman’s A Handbook to Literature, “On the most literal level, a symbol is something which is itself and yet stands for or suggests or means something else.” IntheTheGreatGatsby, author F. Scott Fitzgerald uses colour symbolism to develop certain themes of the story. The colours white, yellow and blue are used to symbolize innocence, social corruption and the American dream. Once the significance of each of these symbols is established, their appearance inthe story draws attention to the theme that they represent and helps to guide the reader’s understanding of the story.
One of the most prominent symbols Fitzgerald uses inthe novel isVIEW DOCUMENT
1609 words - 6 pagesMirrors never lie. They reveal each and every intricate feature of a person, which otherwise would not be visible to him/her. Mirrors reflect how one looks on the outside. However, what sheds light on one’s innermost appearance? For centuries, literature has served as rearview mirror for our society reflecting the culture, morals, and beliefs of our past. Literature shows us who we were, who we are, and who we could be. This feature is reflected through the use of both themes and literary devices. For example, the theme of oppression is displayed in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s TheGreatGatsby; this shows us some of the real-life attitudes displayed toward women, lower social classes, and nonVIEW DOCUMENT
1321 words - 5 pagesLying has deadly effects on both the individual who lies and those around them. This concept is demonstrated inTheGreatGatsby. Although Gatsby, Tom and Myrtle have different motives for being deceitful, they all lie in order to fulfill their desires and personal needs. Myrtle’s desire to be wealthy is illustrated when she first meets Tom, dressed in his expensive clothing, as her attitude changes when she puts on the luxurious dress and when she encourages Tom to buy her a dog. Tom’s deception is clear when he hides his affair with Myrtle by placing Myrtle in a different train, withholding the truth from Mr. Wilson of the affair and convincing Myrtle and Catherine that he will one dayVIEW DOCUMENT
2791 words - 11 pagesOutward Appearances intheGreatGatsbyIn F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, TheGreatGatsby outward appearances are essential. They provide a glimpse at the artificial world inhabited by Jay Gatsby, a
product of his own imagination(Lehan,"the road to West Egg" 29) and Daisy Fay
Buchanan, the embodiment of glamour and wealth (Brewley 44), two characters whose
action thoroughly develops the plot, and two who have become so consumed by the
image they have created that they do not truly know their own identities. This
deceptiveness created by outward appearances is seen no more clearly than inthe pictures
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1207 words - 5 pagesTheGreatGatsby is based on a man named Jay Gatsby and his
idealistic infatuation to a girl named Daisy that he met while he was young.
Gatsby was not of a wealthy family and therefore Daisy would not marry him.
Gatsby devoted his life to getting what he needed to win Daisy. After the
war Gatsby became a bootlegger to attain what he needed to win Daisy. IntheGreatGatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses various colors, objects, and
gestures as symbols to portray the lack of moral and spiritual values of
people and the different aspects of society inthe 1920's. The colors
which are spread throughout the novel are green, white, gold, and others.
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1033 words - 4 pagesTheGreatGatsby is a story with many aspects that are symbolic of deeper meanings. From the colors Fitzgerald associates with different objects to geographical locations, symbolism can be seen throughout TheGreatGatsby.The most obvious of the symbolic colors inthe story is the color green. It comes to the mind right away when Nick Carraway, the narrator, says that, "[Gatsby] stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and far as I was from him I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward-and distinguished nothing except a single green light ... that might haveVIEW DOCUMENT
3018 words - 12 pagesConsidered as the defining work of the 1920s, TheGreatGatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was published in 1925, when America was just coming out of one of the most violent wars inthe nation’s history. World War 1 had taken the lives of many young people who fought and sacrificed for our country on another continent. The war left many families without fathers, sons, and husbands. The 1920s is an era filled with rich and dazzling history, where Americans experienced changes in lifestyle from music to rebellion against the United States government. Those that are born into that era grew up in a more carefree, extravagant environment that would affect their interactions with others as well asVIEW DOCUMENT
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Jay Gatsby is the main character inTheGreatGatsby. He is the mysterious character that the story revolves around. Nick is his neighbor that gets invited to Gatsby’s party that set in on Gatsby being a mysterious person that has so many people talking about him and talking about different stories about Gatsby that unravel how big of a mystery Gatsby is. InTheGreatGatsby, “Gatsby’s notoriety, spread about by the hundreds who had accepted his hospitality and so become authorities on his past, had increased all summer until he fell just short of being news” (Fitzgerald 105). In chapter six, the real truth is revealed about thegreatGatsby. The stories of the mysterious GatsbyintheVIEW DOCUMENT
1584 words - 6 pagesIllusion and Reality inTheGreatGatsbyTheGreatGatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel about one man's disenchantment with the American dream. Inthe story we get a glimpse into the life of Jay Gatsby, a man who aspired to achieve a position among the American rich to win the heart of his true love, Daisy Fay. Gatsby's downfall was inthe fact that he was unable to determine that concealed boundary between reality and illusion in his life.
TheGreatGatsby is a tightly structured, symbolically compressed novel whose predominant images and symbols reinforce the idea that Gatsby's dream exists on borrowed time. Fitzgerald perfectly understood the inadequacy ofVIEW DOCUMENT
539 words - 2 pagesSymbolism inTheGreatGatsbyTheGreatGatsby is filled with symbols and symbolism, which try to convey Fitzgerald's ideas to the reader. The symbols are uniquely involved inthe plot of the story, which makes their implications more real. There are three major symbols that serve very important significance inthe symbolism of the novel. They are "the valley of the ashes," the reality that represents the corruption inthe world, the green light of Daisy's lap that Gatsby sees across the bay and lastly, the symbolism of the East Egg and West Egg or more important the east and the west of the country.
The "Valley of the Ashes" is located next to the river, where railroad andVIEW DOCUMENT
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Lying has deadly effects on both the individual who lies and those around them. This concept is
demonstrated inTheGreatGatsby. Although Gatsby, Tom and Myrtle have different motives for being
deceitful, they all lie in order to fulfill their desires and personal needs. Myrtle's desire to be wealthy is
illustrated when she first meets Tom, dressed in his expensive clothing, as her attitude changes when
she puts on the luxurious dress and when she encourages Tom to buy her a dog. Tom's deception is
clear when he hides his affair with Myrtle by placing Myrtle in a different train, withholding the truth
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1199 words - 5 pages Many of the occurrences inTheGreatGatsby produced far-reaching effects for several of the characters. Of these occurrences, one of the most influential and important incidents was the death of Myrtle Wilson. While her life and death greatly affected the lives of all of the main and supporting characters, her death had a very significant effect on the lives of Tom, Daisy, and Gatsby.
Tom knew Myrtle better than any of the main characters. He had met her on a train headed for New York. When the train reached the city, she went with him in a taxi, and their affair began. Tom never made much of an effort to keep their relationship secret. In fact, he almost paradedVIEW DOCUMENT
1484 words - 6 pagesNo American writer has understood money more than F. Scott Fitzgerald has, says James L. W. West III . "He knows money has a deadening effect on morality. It insulates people from the pain of others." Fitzgerald's books seem to give a clear picture of the influence of money upon people's behaviour and relationships during that time. TheGreatGatsby is his most reflecting book of his deftness in showing how money and class distinguish mattered for the characters and how it affected them.Right from the first chapter, Fitzgerald displays a world of money, Nick describes Gatsby's mansion:MyVIEW DOCUMENT
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Linguistic Choices inTheGreatGatsbyTheGreatGatsby emerged inthe 1920's with triumphant fanfare, cementing its place as a classic American novel as well as proclaiming its classification as a modern onr. TheGreatGatsby pushed the boundaries of literature by abolishing preconceived notions of viewpoint, emotional language, and examining real world issues. TheVIEW DOCUMENT
2254 words - 9 pages-f69da327f07b.html" title="Charles Dickens">Charles Dickens and TheGreatGatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. In both novels the writers project their social criticisms to the reader through the use of characterization and setting. Great Expectations was written and set in mid-Victorian England, having been first published as a serial in "All The Year Round" a weekly English periodical. Dickens used this form of publication to incrementally dose his readers with his criticisms of Victorian English Society. In this work the writer uses setting to influence character; thereby showing how social problems arise from people conform too the political, social and economic elements of society. TheGreatGatsbyVIEW DOCUMENT
992 words - 4 pages“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” (Fitzgerald 180). Through this one quote, F. Scott Fitzgerald is able to express the idea of people trying to move forward while being stuck inthe past. Inthe beginning, Gatsby is a man of many rumors: he is murderer, a German spy, or even a relative of the Kaiser. What is not immediately exposed is the fact that Gatsby is blinded by love and is willing to do anything in order to reconnect with those feelings—including reinventing himself. With the idea of reinvention, Gatsby is stuck in his own illusion and is not able to escape the idea of reliving a time that is already gone. InTheGreatGatsbyVIEW DOCUMENT
548 words - 2 pages throws elaborate parties every weekend at his mansion, lavish spectacles to which peoplelong to be invited. Gatsbys parties were almost unbelievably luxurious. Guest marvelover his Rolls-Royce, his swimming pool, his beach, crates of fresh oranges and lemons,Daugherty 2buffet tents inthe garden overflowing with a feast, and a live orchestra playing under the stars. Liquor flows freely, and the quests grow louder as they get drunk. During the 1920s drinking was banded. Gatsbys parties were the only place where liquor was available to drink.This time in life was called the lost generation. It was taken place during theGreat Depression. There was two partsVIEW DOCUMENT
2381 words - 10 pages”. (Modernism).
Nick Carraway is the narrator inthe book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald “TheGreatGatsby”. Nick helps Gatsby not only mentally but also spiritually. Nick is always himself and honest, and he is one of “TheGreat Gatsbys” most interesting character. This quote from the novel shows how honest Nick is “I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known”. (Gatsby 69). It still does not mean he's very nice though. Nick can have manners and be quite easy to get along with he is not afraid to tell you how it should be.Nick attended Yale University, and thought of himself as a “well-rounded man”. Nick fought in World War I, and thought that it was astonishing. After he left the warVIEW DOCUMENT