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
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
2057 words - 8 pages histories of experiences as flesh-and-blood readers, readers recognize that the unstable relations, or instabilities, between Nick and Gatsby, and Gatsby and Daisy and Tom, as well as the unstable tensions between Nick and the audience. Elizabeth Preston states in her article Implying Authors in "TheGreatGatsby" that “[t]o fulfill our need for comprehension, to create some type of logical, ordered relationship between author/text/reader, and to discuss and even to disagree about narratives, we must rely on the language on critical terminology” (Preston 146). In order for a reader to fully comprehend a relationship between anything in a story, they need to focus mainly on the terminology thatVIEW 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
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
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
1190 words - 5 pagesSymbol, as defined inthe dictionary, is "Something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible", and plays a very important part in F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece TheGreatGatsby. On the surface, it is a love story with a tragic ending, but if one looksVIEW DOCUMENT
1908 words - 8 pagesSymbolism inTheGreatGatsbyBy Emily GiddensTheGreatGatsby is a piece of literature brimming with a cluster of different and intricate elements that aren't exactly what they seem. The objects symbolize something so much more than what meets the eye. You detect simpler ideas, such as the colors used inthe story, the usage of cars, Gatsby's mansion, and the valley of ashes. All the while, you read about more elaborate symbols, like the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg, the green light on Daisy's dock, the East and West Eggs, and the entire novel in general. Symbolism is the key to create a story to be as marvelous as it can be. By using a plentiful amount of symbols, youVIEW 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
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.
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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
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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
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
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
1791 words - 7 pages F. Scott Fitzgerald’s TheGreatGatsby demonstrates what Marie-Laure Ryan, H. Porter Abbott and David Herman state about what narratology should be. These theorists emphasize the importance of conflict, human experience, gaps and consciousness, among many other elements, in order for a story to be considered a narrative. TheGreatGatsby shows these elements throughout the book in an essential way. This makes the reader become intrigued and desperate to know what will happen next. TheGreatGatsby is unpredictable throughout the use of gaps, consciousness and conflict.
Nick Carraway, Fitzgerald’s narrator, relates Jay Gatsby’s story in a manner that is at once concise and indirect. TheseVIEW 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
616 words - 2 pagesThe Eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Inthe story, TheGreatGatsby, there is a set of eyes that are referred to several times. These eyes are merely a pair of eyes painted on a sign made by an oculist named Dr. T. J. Eckleburg. The eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg serve as an omnipresent being that watches over the city of Queens and all it's happenings. These eyes watch as Tom cheats on his wife withVIEW DOCUMENT
723 words - 3 pages people, and that by being this way every one will like him. He tries to befriend everyone, even people who he would say he looked down upon, Daisy, a who is spoiled and selfish, Jordan who cheats in benefit of herself, Tom an adulterer and a woman beater, even TheGreatGatsby, a man who has been dominated by his emotions.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott. TheGreatGatsby. New York: Scribner Classic, 1986. VIEW DOCUMENT
927 words - 4 pagesResponsibilityThe character qualities of individuals has become a popular theme in literature. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's book, TheGreatGatsby, Fitzgerald recognizes the conflict between wealth and responsibility. Inthe book the narrator, Nick, describes how two of the main characters, Tom and Daisy, use their wealth to hide from what the poor mustVIEW DOCUMENT
1845 words - 7 pagesSymbolism is a very important prospect of a novel when it is used. Authors Often use symbolism to show different emotions and feelings that are being tossed around in a characters head. Inthe Novel, TheGreatGatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author uses different types of symbolism such as the green light, the Eyes of T.J. Eckleburg, The difference between VIEW 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
916 words - 4 pagesGatsby Essay
Symbols are objects, characters, figures, or colors used to represent abstract
ideas or concepts. For example, a dove is usually used to represent peace. Inthe novel TheGreatGatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald uses a lot of symbolism to connect the characters with each other or to other objects. Fitzgerald’s use of symbolism helps advance his thematic interest in his novel of TheGreatGatsby. 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.
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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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842 words - 3 pagesSymbolism
TheGreatGatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is bursting with symbols and motifs. Looking deeper into these symbols will uncover the abstract and intangible themes and messages portrayed throughout the novel. The green light at the end of Daisy’s dock as well as T.J Eckleburg’s eyes overlooking the Valley of Ashes and the discrepancy between not only the characters of East and West Egg but the social class and standard of living they abide by. By uncovering all of these symbols and exposing them in their true light, a better understanding of the messages F. Scott Fitzgerald is revealing can be obtained. The confusion within theGreatGatsby can deciphered and straightened outVIEW DOCUMENT
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
1013 words - 4 pages Is greatGatsby truly great? It seems so according to Nick Carraway, the narrator inthe novel of “TheGreatGatsby.” Nick has a moral background that allows him to judge Jay Gatsby accordingly. His descriptions did not only creates sympathy, but also made Gatsby, the outlaw bootlegger, somehow admirable. F. Scott Fitzgerald presented this ethical trick to expose people’s delusions about the American dream, and uses Nick to show sympathy for strivers.
At the roaring ages of 1920s, the booming economy brings up the notion of American dream. People chase the American dream in pursuit of happiness while some of them believe that wealth will fix everything in life. For the same reasonVIEW 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
846 words - 3 pagesSymbols are always used in novels to help readers understand the story in-depth. In Francis Fitzgerald's TheGreatGatsby, symbols are widely used for Jay Gatsby and George Wilson's character development. Symbols such as the area where these two characters lived, the eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg, and the cars in this story were all used for this. This novel was filled with symbols and symbolism, which try to convey Fitzgerald's ideas to the reader. Symbols were constantly used in Fitzgerald's novel to help develop the characters of George Wilson and Jay Gastby.An important symbol was where JayVIEW DOCUMENT
1904 words - 8 pagesAs far back as colonial times when the courageous Dutch sailors first saw the fresh green islands of New York, America has always promised prosperity and self-fulfillment in return for hard work and dedication. However, when World War I finally ended, the American Dream began to wither away. Americans became more interested in pursuing materialistic goals such as wealth and prestige and lost sight of the true purpose of the dream. InTheGreatGatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is the ultimate symbol of this corruption. At first, his goals remain innocent and pure, however when he moves toVIEW 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
1684 words - 7 pagesWhen one thinks of flappers, the first thing that pops to mind is the image of a woman dressed much like Carey Mulligan inTheGreatGatsby (2013), bobbed hair, white fringe low-waisted dress, flat-chested and highly made up face. Inthe 1920’s, after the first world war, women’s roles in society began to change because they became more independent, both in clothing and actions. They defied the well-known appropriate feminine behavior and along with those actions came new fashions. They refused to live up to any rules, whether from their husbands or their society. Today’s modern women are the reflection of the 1920’s women. InTheGreatGatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald appraises the changingVIEW DOCUMENT
1726 words - 7 pages Fitzgerald's novel TheGreatGatsby, Gatsby is not portrayed as being a romantic hero due to his attempts in trying to be someone he is not by faking his identity, by his selfish acts in desperation for Daisy`s love, and his fixation with wealth, proving that love is not the same as obsession.
Unlike those cheesy romantic heroes from soap operas and films, Gatsby believes that by attempting to be someone he is not and by faking his identity, he will be able to win Daisy`s heart . Nick Caraway, the narrator of the novel, informs readers about Gatsby`s past and his first reaction to Daisy. He tells readers, “…he let her believe that he was a person from the same stratum as herself…thatVIEW DOCUMENT
1829 words - 7 pagesInthe novel TheGreatGatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, it is obvious that Fitzgerald patterned the novel after his life. There are many similarities between the people, events, and experiences in Fitzgerald's life that mirror those inthe book. Characters such as Daisy, Gatsby, and Nick closely resemble people such as Zelda and Fitzgerald himself. Events which Fitzgerald himself experienced such as going to war, moving to the East, and gaining vast riches are also very similar to events that Fitzgerald would include inTheGreatGatsby. Experiences such as heartbreak, poverty, and depression are also those which would stem from Fitzgerald’s life and later be incorporated into his novel TheVIEW 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
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
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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990 words - 4 pages%3D0G81C5DAZ03ZR9WH9X82%26tag%3Dzemanta-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0743273567" title="TheGreatGatsby">TheGreatGatsby" and Tom Ripley from Anthony Minghella's "The Talented Mr Ripley" are two constructed examples of men who stop at nothing in order to undergo a transformation from being working-class strugglers to rich gentlemen. The longing to develop the characteristics necessary to their acceptance within upper-class society most definitely gives new meaning to the word dedication. While Gatsby and Tom share a likeness inthe devotion toVIEW DOCUMENT
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
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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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634 words - 3 pagesMoral Responsibility inGatsbyBang! Gatsby's dead! George Wilson shot Gatsby! However, who is morally responsible for killing Gatsby? The obvious answer would be George since he pulled the trigger. However, it is clear, if for no other reason than for the unimportance of George inthe book, that others were also partly responsible. InTheGreatVIEW 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
2817 words - 11 pagesColors are an essential part of the world around us. They can convey messages, expressing that which words do not. Gentle blue tones can calm a person and bright yellows can lift the spirits. If an artist is trying to express sorrow or death he often uses blacks blues, and grays basically he uses dreary colors. Without one word, a driver approaching a red traffic light knows to stop. Colors are representative of many things. In his novel TheGreatGatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses color symbolism throughout as a major device in thematic and character development. He uses colors to symbolize the many different intangible ideas inthe book. Throughout the book characters, places, and objectsVIEW 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
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
1803 words - 7 pagesComparison and Contrast inTheGreatGatsbyThe success of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald's TheGreatGatsby is in part due to his successful characterization of the main characters through the comparison and contrast of Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson, Tom Buchanan and George B. Wilson, and Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby. The contrast is achieved through two principle means: contrasting opposite qualities held by the characters and contrasting one character's posititve or negative qualities to another's lack thereof. Conflict is generated when the characters sometimes stand as allegorical opposites. On the other hand, comparison of two characters is rather straightforward. ThisVIEW 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
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
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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