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  • Diver And Great Gatsby - 2,640 words
    ... oward death. Gatsby places absolute importance on his love and possible relationship with Daisy. Although Diver never really seems to express the same obvious undying love for Nicole that Gatsby appears to feel for Daisy, his demise also begins with the breaking down of his already dysfunctional relationship. In the way that Gatsby had created Daisy in his mind, Dick created Nicole as her psychologist, and he delights in her progress. However, she is his creation, and the signs that he is losing control of his creation help send him spiralling downward. The stronger Nicole grows, the less she needs Dick, and eventually she leaves. Although this seems negative, the Divers relationship was ...
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  • F Scott Fitzgeralds Novel The Great Gatsby Is About A Man Named Gatsby, In Love With A Woman, Daisy, Who Is Married To Tom Bu - 995 words
    F. Scott Fitzgeralds novel The Great Gatsby is about a man named Gatsby, in love with a woman, Daisy, who is married to Tom Buchannan. He dreams that one day he and Daisy will get together. Gatsby has worked hard to become the man that he believes will impress Daisy. Even though he has an extravagant house, lots of money, and wild parties, he is without the one person he wants, Daisy. Even befriending Nick deals with Gatsby getting Daisy, because Daisy is Nicks cousin. In a meeting arranged by Nick and Gatsby, Daisy is invited over for tea and she sees Gatsby. It seems as if time is suspended for a moment, as they look at each other both thinking something. Then Gatsby tips over Nicks clock, ...
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  • Foreshadowing And Flashback Two Writing Techniques That Make Fitzgerald A Great Writer By Jonathan Werne Suppose You Met Some - 1,149 words
    Foreshadowing and Flashback Two Writing Techniques That Make Fitzgerald A Great Writer by Jonathan Werne " 'Suppose you met somebody just as careless as yourself.' 'I hope I never will,' she [Jordan] answered. 'I hate careless people. That's why I like you.' " (Fitzgerald, pg. 63) Jordan is explaining to Nick how she is able to drive badly as long as everyone else drives carefully. This quote represents the writing technique of foreshadowing, which is being used in one of its finest form. Fitzgerald is foreshadowing to chapter seven where Daisy kills Myrtle Wilson because of her reckless driving. Fitzgerald uses foreshadowing to strengthen the plot of his book. In chapter nine, Nick begins t ...
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  • Gatsby, One Of The Socially Elite - 1,348 words
    Gatsby, One Of The Socially Elite Gatsby, One of the Socially Elite The novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald portrayed the views, beliefs, and actions of the socially elite of nineteen-twenties America. Fitzgerald was not biased for or against the rich; he simply chronicled the lives of his characters and how money and class separated people. The best example of this was life of the title character himself, Jay Gatsby. Inquiring minds want to know, "Who is Gatsby, and what makes him so great?" The novel begins with the introduction of the narrator, Nick Carraway. After fighting in World War I, Nick left his prominent family in the West to move to West Egg near New York City to learn ...
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  • Great - 1,675 words
    Great Gatsby`s Minor Characters In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the minor characters play an important role in contributing to the plot, theme and give the reader an overall understanding of the novel as a whole. The three most important minor characters in the novel are Myrtle Wilson, Tom Buchanans secret mistress, George Wilson, Myrtles husband and the owner of a run down garage on the side of the road leading into the city, and finally Jordan Baker, an attractive young woman golfer who is a compulsive liar, she also eventually becomes more and more involved with Nick Carroway, the narrator. All three of these characters contribute a great deal to the novel as a whole ...
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  • Great Gatsby And American Dream - 1,029 words
    Great Gatsby And American Dream Picture this, a person graduates from high school with honors, goes to college and graduates at the top of his/her class. After college, he/she is offered a job in the field he/she wants with an annual salary of about $400,000 a year. He/she marries the person of his/her dreams, has two children and moves into a large, elegant house. Forty years later that person retires with a pension and lives the rest of his/her life in luxury. This is the American Dream. F. Scott Fitzgerald had this dream and worked his entire life to fulfill it, with no avail. Fitzgerald was a sensitive young man who idolized wealth and luxury. He fell in love with a beautiful young woman ...
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  • Great Gatsby And American Dream - 987 words
    ... distribution increased their share of the national income. Labors share of the national income did not rise at all, and workers suffered from unemployment. By implication, then, the decade differed little from earlier ones (431). This shows why George Wilson and others like him remain in a slump and do not prosper in business, whereas people like Tom Buchanan, have an increase in their yearly earnings. It almost seems that the statement; "hard work does not always equal success" was a false statement in the 20s. If a person only looks at the top five percent of the income bracket, they may be right. However, if a person were to look at the other ninety-five percent, this person would se ...
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  • Great Gatsby And American Dream - 1,003 words
    Great Gatsby And American Dream In the novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author incorporates the aspect of the American Dream to develop the story. The American Dreams goals embody the story to show how one can attempt to put effort into accomplishing ones aspirations in life. Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald gives various examples of different characters so called American Dream. Some characters are able to achieve their goal and others are not able to accomplish their goal. From beginning to end Fitzgerald shows how this concept of the American Dream is accomplished and failed by the characters in the story line. Daisy and Tom are two characters whose dreams portray to be ...
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  • Great Gatsby Characters - 377 words
    Great Gatsby Characters The novel, The Great Gatsby, has many characters in it. Four prominent characters are Tom Buchanan, George Wilson, Daisy Buchanan, and Myrtle Wilson. These four characters have some similarities, but in reality they are very different people. Tom Buchanan and George Wilson have very little in common. The first similarity is that they are the only two people in the novel to use violence. Tom strikes Myrtle and George shoots Gatsby. The other similarity is that they both "love" Myrtle Wilson. Tom cheats on his wife Daisy with Myrtle, which brings about a difference between the two men. George is faithful to his wife, while Tom does not seem to really care about Daisy or ...
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  • Great Gatsby Love Story - 1,003 words
    Great Gatsby Love Story As children, we have all dreamt of money, being rich; owning an extravagant mansion, magnificent cars, and being married to a prince or princess. Basically, we dream of the perfect life, with the perfect spouse. Generally, this dream is known as the American Dream, which is the belief that if one works hard, that person will succeed by becoming rich. The topic of the American Dream can be found throughout The Great Gatsby, the most prime example of this is the dream of Jay Gatsby. Gatsbys dream is to work hard to get rich in order to win the love of Daisy Buchanan, his long lost love. Despite these beliefs, the American Dream, in its modern form, generally fails to ma ...
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  • Great Gatsby Symbolism - 1,550 words
    Great Gatsby Symbolism The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel about one man's disenchantment with the American dream. In the 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 in the fact that he was unable to determine that concealed boundary between reality and illusion in his life. The Great Gatsby 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 of Gatsby's romantic view of wealth. At a young ...
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  • Great Gatsby Thesis - 1,756 words
    Great Gatsby Thesis Fitzgerald's dominant theme in The Great Gatsby focuses on the corruption of the American Dream. By analyzing high society during the1920s through the eyes of narrator Nick Carraway, the author reveals that the American Dream has transformed from a pure ideal of security into a convoluted scheme of materialistic power. In support of this message, Fitzgerald highlights the original aspects as well as the new aspects of the American Dream in his tragic story to illustrate that a once impervious dream is now lost forever to the American people. The foundation qualities of the American Dream depicted in The Great Gatsby are perseverance and hope. The most glorified of these c ...
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  • The American Dream - 399 words
    The American Dream In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses many repeated references to time in order to draw attention to the so-called American Dream, which is something Jay Gatsby sorely desires in this novel. Time is the most important motif in The Great Gatsby, the word itself appears 87 times! Gatsby is constantly striving to get back to that perfect moment in time is to recapture Daisy's heart. These time references are expressed through all the literary techniques. Some episodes which symbolize time are when Gatsby knocks over the clock and his list of famous party guests written on a timetable. Time itself is a dissolution, and therefore symbolizes the irony of the American Dre ...
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  • The Great Gatsby - 609 words
    The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was influenced by eastern society during the roaring 20's. He portrays his knowledge of eastern morality in the novel The Great Gatsby. In The Great Gatsby the corruptive effect of wealth is the cause of the most conflict regarding the morals of Nick Caraway and the morals of Daisy and Tom Buchanan, Jordan Baker, and Jay Gatsby. Daisy Buchanan has a very little moral value for herself and others. She is very careless. These low morals show throughout many parts in the story. For instance, her attitude toward Jay Gatsby - she doesn't want him for what he is, but for the superficial illusion of what he is. The ultimate act of carel ...
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  • The Great Gatsby - 1,547 words
    The Great Gatsby A Critical Review: The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a universal and timeless literary masterpiece. Fitzgerald writes the novel during his time, about his time, and showing the bitter deterioration of his time. A combination of the 1920s high society lifestyle and the desperate attempts to reach its illusionary goals through wealth and power creates the essence behind The Great Gatsby. Nick Carraway, the narrator, moves to a quaint neighborhood outside of New York City called West Egg; his distant cousin and his former colleague, Daisy and Tom, live in a physically identical district across the bay called East Egg. The affluent couple quickly expose ...
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  • The Great Gatsby Book Report - 1,653 words
    The Great Gatsby Book Report The Great Gatsby Book Report Summary At the onset of this book, the reader is introduced to the narrator, Nick Carraway, who relates the past happenings that construct the story of Jay Gatsby and Nick during the summer of 1922. After fighting in World War I, or the Great War as Nick called it, Nick left his prominent family in the West of America for the North where he intended to learn the bond business. Nick was originally supposed to share a house in West Egg near New York City with an associate of his, but the man backed out and so Nick lived with only a Finnish cook. Right next door, Gatsby lived in a glorious mansion with expansive gardens and a marble swim ...
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  • The Great Gatsby Book Report - 1,610 words
    ... placed them so that he would not have servants telling the entire town about his private affairs. The next day Gatsby called Nick on the phone. At Daisys request, Nick was invited to her house for tea with Jordan and Gatsby the next day. That day was the hottest of the summer, and Gatsby and Nick waited before the butler led them into the salon where Jordan and Daisy reclined and Tom rushed in and out answering phone calls and getting drinks. After much tension, the group decided to go into New York. Daisy and Gatsby went in Toms car and Tom, Jordan, and Nick went in Gatsbys car. Tom had to stop for gas at Wilsons garage. Wilson informed Tom that he was taking his wife out west and that ...
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  • The Great Gatsby By F Scott Fitzgerald 1896 1940 - 1,838 words
    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) Type of Work: Human drama Setting New York City and Long Island; 1922 Principal Characters Nick Carraway, a young bond salesman from the Midwest, and the story's narrator Jay Gatsby, a rich, young racketeer Tom Buchanan, a wealthy playboy Daisy Buchanan, his beautiful wife, and Nick's cousin Jordan Baker, an attractive pro golfer, and the Buchanan's friend George Wilson, a gas station owner Myrtle Wilson, his wife and Tom Buchanan's mistress Story Overveiw After his return from the "Teutonic migration known as the Great War," Nick Carraway felt too restless to work selling hardware in ...
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  • The Great Gatsby By Fitzgerald - 988 words
    The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald On the superficial level, The Great Gatsby tells the story of a young middle class man who happens to get mixed up in the chaotic affairs of his wealthy cousin and neighbor. F. Scott Fitzgerald's story of life in the 1920s is much more than it appears to be, though. Even such things as the colors used in description play a crucial part in the "big picture" of the entire novel. Symbolism adds a whole other level of comprehension to the story. Even from the smallest pieces of the puzzle, this symbolism broadens the view of what the "big picture" of the novel actually is. These pieces of the puzzle come even from the characters themselves when viewed merely as sym ...
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  • The Great Gatsby Male And Female Interactions - 1,216 words
    The Great Gatsby - Male and Female Interactions Through the interactions between male and female characters, Fitzgerald depicts a variety of social expectations regarding "typical" male behavior in the 1920's. In the novel The Great Gatsby, characters such as Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby, George Wilson and Nick Carraway demonstrate behavior that acts to maintain and live up to expectations inherent in society. Through their controlling ways, these characters strive to define the "typical" man in the 1920's. The notion that a man's success can be measured by his possessions becomes evident through the actions of Tom, Gatsby and Wilson. These characters strive to obtain more than just material pos ...
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