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  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    “The Great Gatsby” In the novel entitled, "The Great Gatsby", by F. Scott Fitzgerald is set in the 1920s, a period known in America as "The Roaring Twenties". After the end of World War I and before the stock market crash of 1929, there was a spirit of rebellion in the United States. The people attacked the old-time stability and respectability . In its place, they drank, partied, and grew liberal . The novel is

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    Submitted: June 12, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby Within The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, social classes and the disillusionment of the American Dream are personified in a variety of ways. Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald is able to emphasize various elements of the 1920s lifestyle through the interactions between certain characters, and the way each character is personified within the book. With a variety of characters representing different social classes, Fitzgerald is able to show the reader the differences

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    Submitted: November 14, 2016 By: Alec97
  • The Great Gatsby - Do S Really Love Cars and Money?

    The Great Gatsby - Do S Really Love Cars and Money?

    The Great Gatsby- Do s really love cars and money? In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Gatsby attempts to be obtain his American dream with conspicuous consumption. Fitzgerald uses symbols of conspicuous consumption in money, cars and houses to show that the American dream of wealth and possessions doesn’t necessarily ensure happiness. The concept of conspicuous consumption is greatly exemplified in The Great Gatsby, by all of the characters being in possession of excessive

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Jack
  • The Great Gatsby - Failure of the American Dream

    The Great Gatsby - Failure of the American Dream

    Shahzaib Baig The Failure of the American Dream English Essay The American Dream is an idea and a fallacy that people strive for but can never be obtained. It cannot be attained because it is a never ending race for perfection, for some the dream might be incalculable wealth, unlimited physical strength, or in this case personal and moral satisfaction. Humans have always remained still in time whilst living in a society where perfection is

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    Submitted: December 6, 2015 By: shahzaib3
  • The Great Gatsby - Stylistic Devices

    The Great Gatsby - Stylistic Devices

    Chapter One In Chapter One, F. Scott Fitzgerald mainly uses detail to introduce the setting and characters. For example, when introducing the main setting of the book, he describes his house as squeezed between two huge places that rented for twelve or fifteen thousand a season. (9). One of these houses was Gatsby’s. This detail gives the reader an idea of what kind of town this was, and what kind of people lived in it.

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Great Gatsby - the Jazz Age

    The Great Gatsby - the Jazz Age

    The Great Gatsby The Jazz Age In 1920, F. Scott Fitzgerald said that “An author ought to write for the youth of his generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterwards.” Fitzgerald wrote about what he saw during the 1920’s, which he dubbed “The Jazz Age,” and The Great Gatsby is considered a correct depiction of that era. After World War I, many Americans felt a distrust toward foreigners and radicals

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    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Edward
  • The Great Gatsby American Dream

    The Great Gatsby American Dream

    Jay Gatsby, the central character of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby symbolizes the American dream. The American dream offers faith in the possibility of a better life. Its attendant illusion is the belief that material wealth alone can bring that dream to fruition. Through Gatsby, Fitzgerald brings together both these ideas. Jay Gatsby thinks money is the answer to anything he encounters. He has the best of everything. The fanciest car, the largest house,

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    Submitted: February 26, 2010 By: Jack
  • The Great Gatsby and the American Dream

    The Great Gatsby and the American Dream

    Many people say wealth is the key to measuring success; they are wrong. Success should be measured upon ones happiness, the friends one has and if their goals in life have been attained. It is like saying you can never buy happiness. The American dream is often considered being affluent, but once one becomes rich- if ever- that’s all he ever gains and won’t be truly happy or successful. This is confirmed time after time

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    Submitted: April 19, 2010 By: regina
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a fictional novel written and based on the 1920s, also known as the Roaring Twenties. A time where people drank, partied, and were becoming immoral. The main character and also the narrator of the novel, Nick Carraway, is a conservative young man from the Midwest who comes to New York to seek ‘freedom’ and escape his small town background. But then decides to leave, judging

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    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Tasha
  • The Great Gatsby Compared to the Wasteland

    The Great Gatsby Compared to the Wasteland

    Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby and Elliot’s The Wasteland are two stories that similarly express the modernist post-war disillusionment. Both stories comment pessimistically on the direction that our world is moving in from the post-war modernist perspective. Both men looked past the roaring twenties, and realized that this time period was actually a moral wasteland. The final paragraphs of The Great Gatsby sum up their mutual lack of faith in American culture to improve. Fitzgerald uses a

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    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Great Gatsby Essay

    The Great Gatsby Essay

    The Great Gatsby Essay Discuss Nick Carraway’s character. How reliable is he as a narrator? What aspects of his character make him an effective narrator? Nick Carraway is not only a character in the novel The Great Gatsby, he is also the narrator. This is very important because it makes him a central figure, like Gatsby. He is so involved in the plot that he becomes quite important and significant in the story. The whole

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Tommy
  • The Great Gatsby Final

    The Great Gatsby Final

    The Great Gatsby Final Paper Jacob Hawk 3/26/08 CP English 11 Final Paper Jay Gatsby started running booze during prohibition, just like the southerners started running moonshine. You had to have a quick car and a skilled and fast driver to run alcohol in the 1920’s. Both boot legging during prohibition and after in the 30’s and 40’s tie in with Gatsby’s wealth and the start of car racing. Gatsby’s love of expensive and fast

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Artur
  • The Great Gatsby Paper

    The Great Gatsby Paper

    The Great Gatsby Paper The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is told from the perspective of one of the main characters, Nick Carraway. Nick tells the story of a man named Jay Gatsby, who is his neighbor in the West Egg. Fitzgerald portrays Gatsby as a man who everyone wants to know and copy but deep down are very envious of him. Gatsby trusts few people and those whom he trusts know his

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    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Steve
  • The Great Gatsby Personal Response

    The Great Gatsby Personal Response

    Illusion and reality have distinct fundamental differences between the two, although they lay upon some comparable principles as each other. Illusion is based on having a false idea or belief on a subject, while reality is the state of having existence. Some could argue that illusion only interferes with one's reality when their hopes and dreams are out of reach. When a deceptive impression battles with actuality, the individual is bound to be wound

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    Submitted: May 30, 2016 By: k.patel13
  • The Great Gatsby Review

    The Great Gatsby Review

    The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a historical novel set in the roaring twenties, just after the first world war. In the times of the roaring twenties with the passing of the nineteenth adjustment in 1920, women felt even more liberated, and changed the style of life. Their skirts became shorter, hair was bobbed, and many people began to smoke. During this time, American cities grew large, the reason of this growing population was

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    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • The Great Gatsby the Color White: Symbol of Tarnish?

    The Great Gatsby the Color White: Symbol of Tarnish?

    The Color White: Tainted? The color white is oftentimes unanimously associated with purity, hope, and innocence. However, in the Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the color has the deeper meaning of false purity over goodness. With the taboo characteristics that Fitzgerald’s white carries, the reader is led to a false sense of security throughout the course of the novel; just how far was this rebel of a writer willing to go to break down

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    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Victor
  • The Great Gatsby Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Great Gatsby Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is deemed to be a true classic that will never be forgotten. The Novel is a timeless masterpiece that any era throughout history can relate to. “Though written in the 1920’s The Great Gatsby stands as... one of the masterpieces of the twentieth century American literature .” The book has “transcended its own age and turned into a timeless classic.” The novel may have been written to

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Mikki
  • The Great Gatsby, Freud and Psychology in the 1920s

    The Great Gatsby, Freud and Psychology in the 1920s

    Starting in the 1920s, a rebellion against religion, the church and old sexual mores begun. This movement was called Modernism and this paper will address and explain one of the main factors of the movement: Psychology. The psychological ideas were new and embraced by especially the youth, and adults too, all sick of the strict norms and rules. Sigmund Freud was the symbol of psychology, and so he has been for decades now. Sigmund Freud

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Edward
  • The Great Gatsby: Did Money Kill the Great?

    The Great Gatsby: Did Money Kill the Great?

    The Great Gatsby: Did Money Kill the Great? Many people claim that The Great Gatsby is the quintessential American novel. This is due to the reoccurring theme of the book of the rise and fall of the American dream. The book is very significant because of its relation to the time period in which it was written and the actual events that were taking place in the world in and around the 1920’s. This period

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    Submitted: March 29, 2010 By: Kevin
  • The Great Gatsby: The Ragged Transition from Victorian "self-Made"

    The Great Gatsby: The Ragged Transition from Victorian "self-Made"

    The definition of what it is to be a man is one of fluidity and contradiction. In Gail Bederman's essay "Remaking manhood through race and 'civilization'", she proposed that as the United States entered into the 20th century, the framework behind white manhood was challenged by the economy, women and minorities, as well as by men themselves. This confrontation of the Victorian ideals resulted in a tumultuous transition from the hard-working self-made man to its

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    Submitted: February 6, 2010 By: Yan
  • The Great Underpants Debate

    The Great Underpants Debate

    The Great ТUnderpantsУ Debate The fact that some of the most popular literature of our time also happens to be generally perceived as offensive in content is not coincidental. Off-color or offensive texts often inspire controversy, which in turn tends to inspire public interest. Timeless classics such as Of Mice And Men, Fahrenheit 451, and A Separate Peace almost always are among the top books challenged each year by readers who have become disenchanted with

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    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Jon
  • The Greatest King of All

    The Greatest King of All

    Vegar Nygеrd Ms. M. Ambrose English IV 1st period The Greatest King of All One source says, “War’s a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at” (Bartlett 377). Harald Hardrada was born in 1015 in the great kingdom of Norway. His first major battle was the battle of Stiklestad in 1030. After this he spent several years in Russia and Bulgaria. He came back to Norway after terrorizing the continents of

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    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Andrew
  • The Greatest Literary Scandal of All Time

    The Greatest Literary Scandal of All Time

    “The Greatest Literary Scandal of All Time” The debate over the actuality of the authorship of Shakespearean works has been disputed for centuries. While many scholars have held beliefs that Shakespeare's works have been written by figures such as Christopher Marlowe, Francis Bacon, William Stanley, and others, the most heated debate today is between William Shakespeare and Edward DeVere, the Earl of Oxford. Each side of this debate has many followers, the Stratfordians, or those

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    Submitted: April 6, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Greek Chorus’ Small Place in History

    The Greek Chorus’ Small Place in History

    THE GREEK CHORUS’ SMALL PLACE IN HISTORY The history of the Greek Chorus can be traced back to a relatively small time period; from the original Dithyrambs, to Thespis’ small, but revolutionizing changes to the system, to Aeschylus’ triple entente of tragedies The Oresteia, which included the infamous Agamemnon. To truly understand the Greek Chorus, and what role it was meant to play when it was created and thereafter altered, one has to go

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    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Top
  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    Sir Gawain is a complex character and represents many things in the story of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”. The Green Knight is very intriguing because of his otherworldliness and his presence in this story. When the Green Knight first enters the story, he is definitely a sight to be seen. People had to be shocked seeing an all green man on an all green horse bursting into their celebration unannounced. For example the

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Jack
  • The Green Mile

    The Green Mile

    The Green Mile When watching The Green Mile, I had noticed that my life was very similar to Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks). At the end of the movie is when my life became part of the movie. Paul lives his life throughout the movie as a prison guard; it’s like that with my life because it feels like I always try to keep people from getting away and it just feels like every person

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    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Grizzly Man

    The Grizzly Man

    “The Grizzly Man” The film “The Grizzly Man” is not about a man living with or studying bears. It is a personal journey that one human being takes to discover and confront him. Who Timothy Treadwell really is, was and still is a mystery. However, because of this movie we get an idea whether or not we would like him personally. It seems to me as if he himself was not quite sure of who

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    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Fonta
  • The Growth of London in the Middle Ages

    The Growth of London in the Middle Ages

    Early on in the Middle Ages, London was not the great city it has become in the world today, in fact it was not even called London, it was called Londinium, then Lundenwic, and finally London. In the beginning of the Middle Ages, London was just a small trading town on the banks of the Thames River in England. As the Middle Ages progressed, so did the city of London. Even with the plagues and

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    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Kevin
  • The Growth of Pip

    The Growth of Pip

    The Growth of Pip In Great Expectations, Pip goes through stages of moral development. Over the course of the novel, Pip learns lifelong lessons that result from pain, guilt, and shame. Pip grows from a young boy filled with shame and guilt to a selfish young man, and finally into a man who has true concern for others. Pip goes through three stages in the novel; shame and guilt, self-interest, and his stage of redemption

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    Submitted: May 28, 2010 By: Tasha
  • The Guardian-Nichoals Sparks

    The Guardian-Nichoals Sparks

    Sparks Nicholas, The Guardian, Warner Books, April 2003. Nicholas Sparks is a #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author. He was also named Favorite Author by Entertainment Weekly Readers. In this book, Julie Barenson is a young widow, whose husband Jim died earlier from cancer. Her husband left her two unexpected gifts. The first was a Great Dane puppy name Singer (this gift was delivered the first Christmas after his passing) and the other gift was

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Jessica
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