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  • Great Gatsby

    Great Gatsby

    Gatsby Essay 3/08/04 Eric Rivkin Reserving Judgements is a Matter of Infinite Hope” pg. 6 F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby This quote is the fundamental axiom that the book revolves around. Nick’s father told this to him and he hasn’t forgotten the quote or the intrinsic moral significance that goes along with it. So much is spoken and gossiped about Jay Gatsby before he is even introduced in the novel that no one knows

    Essay Length: 1,226 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 28, 2010 By: Janna
  • Great Gatsby

    Great Gatsby

    The 1920s is the decade in American history known as the “roaring twenties.” Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is a reflection of life in the 1920s. Booming parties, prominence, fresh fashion trends, and the excess of alcohol are all aspects of life in the “roaring twenties.” The booming parties in Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby reflect life in America during the 1920s. Gatsby displays his prominent fortune by throwing grand parties. From next door,

    Essay Length: 641 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 5, 2010 By: Max
  • Great Gatsby - Personalities of the Lost Generation

    Great Gatsby - Personalities of the Lost Generation

    "Personalities of the Lost Generation" One of the best writers of the Lost Generations is F. Scott Fitzgerald. He writes exceptionally well on this subject because he was also part of it. One of the many famous novels that he wrote was The Great Gatsby. The characters in this story represent the many different sides of the Lost Generation. The narrator, Nick, is caught between the two worlds, the world of moral corruption and the

    Essay Length: 296 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Great Gatsby and the 20’s

    Great Gatsby and the 20’s

    Erik Ferjentsik 127W Paper After a time of prosperity, the roaring 1920’s became a decade of social decay and declining moral values. The forces this erosion of ethics can be explained by a variety of theories. However, F. Scott Fitzgerald paints a convincing portrait of waning social virtue in his novel, The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald portrays the nefarious effects of materialism created by the wealth-driven culture of the time. This was an era where societal

    Essay Length: 1,086 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: regina
  • Great Gatsby Essay

    Great Gatsby Essay

    Jay Gatsby's attraction towards Daisy is the most significant thing in his life. He would do anytihng out of the ordinary to get her to love him back. From the first time Jay Gatsby met Diasy, he has been attracted to her ever since and Gatsby wants to win her back since these years. When Gatsby wa a young military officer, he met Daisy for the first time and fell in love with her because

    Essay Length: 317 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 5, 2010 By: Artur
  • Great Gatsby Essay

    Great Gatsby Essay

    Great Gatsby Essay There are currently 6 different definitions of success in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Try to define success and you will find it almost impossible to come up with a definition that everyone agrees on. This is because it does not mean the same thing to everyone. Success, the most important thing to achieve the American dream, can represent personal accomplishments, money, and how you are look at my society. I believe that someone’s

    Essay Length: 713 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Great Gatsby Essay

    Great Gatsby Essay

    Victim “When people are taken out of their depths they lose their heads, no matter how charming a bluff they may put up” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). This is true of one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s very own characters. In the book, The Great Gatsby, the character George Wilson would be one of these “people” who act irrationally when they are taken out of their comfort zone. George would be a real victim in this story

    Essay Length: 876 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Great Gatsby in Comparison to Catcher in the Rye

    Great Gatsby in Comparison to Catcher in the Rye

    Great Gatsby vs. Holden Caulfield The Great Gatsby written By F.Scott Fitzgerald is a novel about people, mainly Gatsby’s idea of the �American dream’ which can be compared easily to The Catcher in the Rye By J.D Salinger. Nick and Jay Gatsby are similar to Holden Caulfield. Nick is like Holden in the fact that they both share ideas of having expectations of people and hope, even though society constantly lets them down with multiple

    Essay Length: 1,641 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: May 14, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Great Gatsby Info

    Great Gatsby Info

    Response paper on Gatsby The narrator of the story, Nick Carraway, has just returned from war and goes east to work, but being restless in the west. In flashbacks he reveals the story of Jay Gatsby, his next-door neighbor. Immediately after Nick moves to West Egg, he visits Daisy Buchanan, his second cousin once removed and her husband Tom, a fellow Yale graduate, for dinner. Here Nick meets Jordan Baker, Daisy’s friend from Louisville, who

    Essay Length: 452 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: David
  • Great Gatsby Report- Obsessing over the Past Theme

    Great Gatsby Report- Obsessing over the Past Theme

    An Obsession For The Past Obsessing too much over anything is unhealthy for a human being. Gatsby, in The Great Gatsby, dedicates his life to finding his lost love, Daisy, despite changes that may have occurred since the relationship ended. It is a love from the past that he longs for once again. Gatsby’s obsession gets to the point that he will do almost anything to retrieve the life that he once lived. Due to

    Essay Length: 1,890 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Max
  • Great Gatsby Review

    Great Gatsby Review

    The fact that I did not enjoy reading The Great Gatsby is irrelevant to the fact that I hated the movie. Though I didn’t enjoy the content of the book, I respect Fitzgerald. I respect the honesty that is reflected in his writing style. I respect the depiction of the era in which The Great Gatsby took place. This movie is an unbelievably terrible attempt at bringing this book on screen. The major insights made

    Essay Length: 523 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 6, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Great Gatsby: Symbolism

    Great Gatsby: Symbolism

    GREAT GATSBY: SYMBOLISM (Original Essay) The Great Gatsby is a classic American novel, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1927 about corruption, murder and life in the 1920’s. The true purpose for a writer to compose any piece of literature is to entertain the reader, and this writer does this to the best of his ability. In this well-crafted tale, Fitzgerald presents a fast moving, exciting story, and to any typical reader it can be

    Essay Length: 1,653 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Greatest Accomplishment of My Life

    Greatest Accomplishment of My Life

    “Greatest Accomplishment in My Life” One Big Water Storage Hole Who would not want to wake up every morning at 7 AM for two weeks in a foreign country and dig a 7ft by 7ft hole during their summer vacation? I, fortunately, had the honor of undertaking this task last summer. Every summer for the last three years, I have traveled to Bogotб, Colombia, to volunteer for a non-profit organization, Children’s Vision International, which takes

    Essay Length: 718 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: regina
  • Greatest Literature

    Greatest Literature

    It's a winter night in Northbrook, Ill., and brothers David and Jason Craven are on the move. They're watching a "Baby Beethoven" video. They're bouncing on a mattress in their basement playroom. They're climbing up their dad's legs. David, 7, and Jason, 5, with their mops of brown hair, look physically healthy. But both boys are suffering from a devastating developmental disorder: autism. David speaks only about 10 words, still wears diapers at night

    Essay Length: 840 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: June 9, 2010 By: Artur
  • Greatest Sinner

    Greatest Sinner

    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne emphasizes the sin present in early Puritan society by following the lives a three people who commit major sins. Of those three, each one experiences different amounts of remorse, penance, and guilt; but the person that felt none of these was Roger Chillingworth. Roger Chillingworth is the greatest sinner in the Scarlet Letter because of his drive for revenge, lack of guilt, and infliction of pain onto others. Roger

    Essay Length: 421 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Greatness


    "We are very near to greatness: one step and we are safe ; can we not make that leap?" - Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson speaks of a greatness that I believe is inherent in every human being. It may sometimes feel like it is jus beyond the reach of your fingers; just outside the bounds of your imagination. You may feel like you are on the verge of some monumental breakthrough, but for some reason

    Essay Length: 353 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: Victor
  • Grecian Urn

    Grecian Urn

    Published in 1794 as one of the Songs of Experience, Blake's "The Tyger" is a poem about the nature of creation, much as is his earlier poem from the Songs of Innocence, "The Lamb." However, this poem takes on the darker side of creation, when its benefits are less obvious than simple joys. Blake's simplicity in language and construction contradicts the complexity of his ideas. This poem is meant to be interpreted in comparison and

    Essay Length: 329 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 4, 2010 By: David
  • Greed


    English September 25, 2005 Greed Greed can be any person’s eventual downfall. Greed does not discriminate between race, wealth, age or sex. According to Webster’s Dictionary, Greed means “excessive desire, especially for wealth”. The identified characters will have their lives evaluated, and how greed has caused them to suffer a great downfall. The stories I have derived the characters from are “A Rose for Emily”, “Good Country People”, “Story of An Hour”, “The Necklace” and

    Essay Length: 1,846 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: regina
  • Greed in Macbeth

    Greed in Macbeth

    Greed is the excessive desire to acquire or possess more, and it is also one of the biggest creators of tragedy. This is so vividly shown in both the novel The Sun Also Rises and in the play Macbeth. In The Sun Also Rises, this greed is directed toward a person, Lady Brett Ashley. Five men; Mike, Jake, Pedro, Bill, and the Count, are fighting to be with her throughout the book. In Macbeth, this

    Essay Length: 1,000 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Vika
  • Greed: A Heart of Darkness

    Greed: A Heart of Darkness

    Greed: a Heart of Darkness Every human’s white soul carries a dark stain; an original sin (as a Christian would say) that irks us toward sin. The stain of darkness alienates us from civilization. The stain is an innate quality endowed within, which forces a struggle to confine and eventually eliminate the dark stain. This stain is not divinely imprinted on our souls; rather it is a reflection of our values taught us by society

    Essay Length: 658 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Artur
  • Greeds Negative Consequences

    Greeds Negative Consequences

    Greed’s Negative Consequences In both “The Long Shot” by Nicholas Blake and “A Very Desirable Residence” by P.D. James, terrible crimes are committed in the name of greed. In one case there is a murder and the framing of an innocent man. In the other case there is a set-up where a man is wrongfully imprisoned and stripped of his freedoms. However, both cases ultimately lead to the demise of the culprit. This teaches the

    Essay Length: 1,427 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Victor
  • Greek Gods and Goddess

    Greek Gods and Goddess

    The Greek Gods: Ancient vs. Modern Views According to ancient Greek mythology the Greek gods and goddesses had at one time lived the savage, brutal and ugly life of humans. Eventually, however, they managed to rise above this ancient fierceness to become the nineteen elder gods and goddesses the Greeks knew as The Titans, who ruled the earth in a primordial era before the Olympian gods overthrew them. The ancient Greeks of the first millennium

    Essay Length: 960 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 30, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Greek Term for the Ancient Egyptian

    Greek Term for the Ancient Egyptian

    The word paper comes from the Greek term for the ancient Egyptian writing material called papyrus, which was formed from beaten strips of papyrus plants. Papyrus was produced as early as 3000 BC in Egypt, and sold to ancient Greece and Rome. The establishment of the Library of Alexandria put a drain on the supply of papyrus. As a result, according to the Roman historian Pliny (Natural History records, xiii.21), parchment was invented under the

    Essay Length: 352 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Mike
  • Greek Theater Related to Oedipus

    Greek Theater Related to Oedipus

    Dan Mullen Structure of Greek Theater Greek theater took great advantage of the natural surroundings, a great theater design, and technologically advanced props and equipment. The Theater itself consisted of 4 parts, the Orchestra, the Skene, the theatron, and the paradoi. Technologically advanced equipment such as the machina, or the ekeclema gave the greek theater an air of believability. Oedipus took advantage of many of these aspects of the theater, and used them to

    Essay Length: 519 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Top
  • Green Mile

    Green Mile

    John Coffey is similar to many different figures. John Coffey worked miracles just like Jesus. John suffered racism like Uncle Tom. John Coffey was a person of total goodness just like Siddhartha. John Coffey was one of God’s great gifts you could say. John Coffey had many great qualities like Siddhartha. John Coffey never judged people. Both Siddhartha and John were very genuine to others. John had a pure heart and wanted to share

    Essay Length: 332 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 28, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Green Peace

    Green Peace

    We interviewed Andra Zommers from Greenpeace. The questions we asked were as follows: 1) What is Greenpeace? 2) How is Greenpeace run/structured? 3) Why did you get involved in the environment? (Your motivation) 4) Why Greenpeace? 5) In your opinion, where is the greatest concern? 6) Is there any Spiritual emphasis Greenpeace has or that you personally have? 7) What is Greenpeace’s vision for the future? 8) What gives you hope? Taken from “Greenpeace

    Essay Length: 1,427 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Vika
  • Green Stone

    Green Stone

    During the opening years of the seventeenth century, Europe was gripped by Reformation and Counter-Reformation, when Catholics and Protestants persecuted one another with equal fervour. England was ruled by a Protestant regime, and in 1605 a group of oppressed Catholic landowners hatched a plot to kill the king, James I, during the state opening of parliament on 5 November. The plan, conceived by the Midland Catholics Robert Catesby and Thomas Wyntour, was to blow up

    Essay Length: 1,064 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Green Tea & the Monkey

    Green Tea & the Monkey

    In "Green Tea", Reverend Jennings ends up succumbing to his hauntings. While in "The Monkey" Hal Shelburn ends up fighting his hauntings to the very end. Upon Reverend Jennings first encounter with the evil monkey, he ends up being completely consumed by its demonic nature. It's only until years later of being terrorized by the perception of the monkey does he attempt to get help from Dr. Hesselius. Meanwhile, the monkey continues to disrupt

    Essay Length: 763 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 28, 2015 By: Jeffery Gibbson
  • Greene Destructors

    Greene Destructors

    Henry Graham Greene, OM (October 2, 1904 – April 3, 1991) was a prolific English novelist, playwright, short story writer and critic whose works explore the doubtfulness of modern man and ambivalent moral or political issues in a contemporary setting. Greene combined serious literary acclaim with wide popularity. Although Greene objected strongly to being described as a mere "Catholic novelist", his religion informs most of his novels, and many of his best works (e.g. Brighton

    Essay Length: 5,508 Words / 23 Pages
    Submitted: February 26, 2010 By: Jack
  • Grendel


    Over the years, many books have been written, and a large handful have been challenged or even banned by societies. Certain books have better reasons to be banned than others and while some of those reasons seem valid, many will seem unjustified to readers. John Gardner's Grendel, published in 1970, is a great example of having valid reasons for banning a book. The novel describes Grendel's viewpoint and what he thinks and considers of

    Essay Length: 815 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 23, 2010 By: Yan
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