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  • The Great Gatsby Theme Analysis

    The Great Gatsby Theme Analysis

    The Great Gatsby by Scott F. Fitzgerald presents several commentaries on then-contemporary society of prosperous America; along with post war economic growth, cinematograph, and increasing optimism the inevitable weakening of humanly values spreads like a plague among the upper class of the East Coast. The fictionalized geographic locations, which Fitzgerald ties with his characters, serve to convey the theme of moral degradation. The novel starts out in the West Egg; a place inhabited by the

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: July
  • Critical Analysis of Great Gatsby

    Critical Analysis of Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby is a romantic but dramatic story of Jay Gatsby who tries to redeem his love that he once had with the women of his dreams, Daisy. Gatsby is a tragic hero and a romantic. Gatsby has a tragic flaw that meets his fate with death. Jay Gatsby is a rich man and his wealth defined his importance. He is a romantic dreamer who wishes to fulfill him dream with Daisy. Gatsby’s every

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Chapter Analysis of Great Gatsby

    Chapter Analysis of Great Gatsby

    This chapter provides the final pieces of Gatsby’s makeup, and this is done by further flashbacks into critical periods of his past. The real history narrated by Nick is, of course, in contrast to the information Gatsby has himself provided. Gatsby was born James Gatz on a North Dakota farm and he briefly attended College in Minnesota, but dropped out after a few weeks. He then worked on Lake Superior, fishing for salmon and clams,

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Colour Symbolism in Great Gatsby, (critical Analysis)

    Colour Symbolism in Great Gatsby, (critical Analysis)

    A careful examination of the “ The Great Gatsby”, by F. Scott Fitzgerald reveals that his intention was to satirize the Corruption of society. Set in the core of America, Fitzgerald portrays a hedonistic society decaying in morals and consumed in materialism, he expresses this through the symbolism of colour and nature. Likewise, The critic, J.S Westbrook suggests the failure of American society are “ symbolized by two patterns of reference…one revolves around the problem

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    Submitted: February 12, 2010 By: Jon
  • Analysis of the Great Gatsby

    Analysis of the Great Gatsby

    There are many themes in The Great Gatsby. However, in my opinion, the most significant theme is the corruption of the American Dream. The most representative characters are Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. The idea of American Dream emphasizes that someone can actually be successful if he or she works hard in pursuing his or her dreams. The author deliberately set the American Dream in the 1920’s, a time period when the dream had been

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    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Jessica
  • A Simple Analysis of Tthe Great Gatsby

    A Simple Analysis of Tthe Great Gatsby

    How do we perceive a novel? What influences our impressions of certain characters? Many literary critics would agree that choosing the correct point of view is critical in developing the plot and character of any piece of writing. Quite simply, point of view can be described as the role of the narrator in the story; is the person telling the story as a detached observer, or is he or she actually involved in the events?

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    Submitted: May 8, 2010 By: Jon
  • The Women of the Great Gatsby

    The Women of the Great Gatsby

    The Women of The Great Gatsby In the novel, The Great Gatsby, the two central women presented are Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson. These two women, although different, have similar personalities. Throughout the novel, there are instances in which the reader feels bad for and dislikes both Daisy and Myrtle. These two women portray that wealth is better than everything else, and they both base their lives on it. Also the novel shows the hardships

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Mikki
  • How the American Dream Is Depicted in the Great Gatsby

    How the American Dream Is Depicted in the Great Gatsby

    The American Dream has been around for many years. This has been the goal for many Americas, as well as immigrants throughout the world. The whole point of the American Dream was to achieve wealth, love, happiness, and power. In order to achieve the American Dream I was through hard work and determination. The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald was made during the 1920, which was a period where there was corruption and crime. The

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Artur
  • The Great Gatsby" Chapter 9 Summary

    The Great Gatsby" Chapter 9 Summary

    Writing two years after Gatsby’s death, Nick describes the events that surrounded the funeral. Swarms of reporters, journalists, and gossipmongers descend on the mansion in the aftermath of the murder. Wild, untrue stories, more exaggerated than the rumors about Gatsby when he was throwing his parties, circulate about the nature of Gatsby’s relationship to Myrtle and Wilson. Feeling that Gatsby would not want to go through a funeral alone, Nick tries to hold a large

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Fatih
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    In Jack Clayton’s film adaptation of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the director uses several visual techniques to emphasize and heighten the illusion of the American dream. These visual techniques include: Framing, color, lighting & space. The most interesting type of framing repeated al throughout the film is the use of mirrors in trapping the characters in their surreal reflection. The director used this technique in more than one scenes, nevertheless this

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Max
  • Great Gatsby

    Great Gatsby

    Upon The Minds of Men As we read “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scot Fitzgerald we can undoubtedly noticed the criticisms he has made towards wealth and the American dream. He has made us wonder and speculate whether or not the pursuit of wealth is entirely a noble aspect of life and that we should consider our values before we submerses our self in the waters of greed. As strange as it may seem, Fitzgerald

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: David
  • 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
  • Daisy’s Character in the Great Gatsby

    Daisy’s Character in the Great Gatsby

    Perhaps the most important fiction work of the decade, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is an account of the self-absorbtion of the rich in the 1920's. Daisy Buchanan, the object of the title character's desire, is the most significant woman in the novel. Daisy resembles most of Fitzgerald's other female characters in her situation, personality and actions. The characteristics of Daisy and her social status are similar to those of the typical Fitzgerald

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Symbolism in the Great Gatsby

    Symbolism in the Great Gatsby

    Symbolism in The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, 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

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Bred
  • The Great Gatsby Comparison Between Book and the Movie G

    The Great Gatsby Comparison Between Book and the Movie G

    The Great Gatsby Comparison Paper The similarities and the differences between the book The Great Gatsby and the movie G are many in both accounts. The book The Great Gatsby was written and set in the 1920's with all caucasion characters, and the proper talk and everyday life of the 20's. The movie G is much different in this aspect because the writter's and the director of the film decided to modernize the story and

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Wealth Leads to Moral Decay of Characters from the Great Gatsby

    Wealth Leads to Moral Decay of Characters from the Great Gatsby

    Wealth Leads to Moral Decay of Characters from The Great Gatsby. In the 1920’s The United States went through many changes as well did people, “Jay Gatsby, a farmer’s son turned racketeer, whose ill-gotten wealth is acquired solely to gain acceptance into the sophisticated, moneyed world of the woman he loves, Daisy Fay Buchanan” (Poupard 146). That quote showing how Jay Gatsby gained his wealth. This novel has many different types of people in it.

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Great Gatsby - Daisy and Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby - Daisy and Gatsby

    In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald explains the symbolism of the green light on Daisy's dock and why it is important to the novel. The color green is used frequently in this novel. Envy, money, and hope are several characteristics that the color green portrays. The green light on Daisy's dock represents the hopes of Jay Gatsby, the protagonist of the story. Daisy and Gatsby were acquainted with each other prior to the beginning

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Tommy
  • How Money Widens the Gap of Loneliness in the Great Gatsby

    How Money Widens the Gap of Loneliness in the Great Gatsby

    The 1920’s in the united States was a time of economic growth in which people lived frivolous lives by believing their money would make them happy. It was a time of alcoholic prohibition and a time of emancipation for women. Thus, it was a time of parties, drinking and wild women for those who could afford it. Those who were at the bottom of society were constantly striving for the top of the economic ladder.

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Monika
  • The American Dream, and All Its Splendor (great Gatsby)

    The American Dream, and All Its Splendor (great Gatsby)

    The 1920s were a decade of rebirth characterised by the founding of the "American Dream" -- the belief that anyone can, and should, achieve material success. The defining writer of the 1920s was F. Scott Fitzgerald whose most famous novel, The Great Gatsby, has become required reading for present-day high school students. We study Fitzgerald's novel for the same reason we study Shakespeare. The literature composed by both authors contains themes and morals that

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    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Janna
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby, which was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a story that reflects the life of the 1920’s in New York. The 1920’s was a decade of prosperity and opportunity, but also of prohibition and organized crime. The life in the 1920’s was filled with moral decay (immoral decisions) and corruptness. Throughout The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald shows how the American Dream is dead through immoral decisions and corruptness in Gatsby’s and Myrtle’s life.

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Fonta
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The book, The Great Gatsby, was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book has a definite plot line, and the details are very well defined. Everything in the book fits together well. The movie on the other hand, has some continuity errors. The movie follows the same plot line as the book, but the movie leaves out some details and events that are in the book, and has details and events that didn’t occur in

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: July
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    Jay Gatsby---A Tragic Hero What does the word Ў°heroЎ± mean? Who can qualify as a hero? Heroes such as King Arthur may seem hard to understand and relate to, but there are many heroes in our everyday lives. Heroes are great people who have done special things; however, they are not perfect. Every hero has flaws; it is these flaws that make them humane but extraordinary. Happy endings are rare and unrealistic in the real

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Artur
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald I want to introduce you to, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book is set in the “Roaring Twenties” as it takes place in the summer of 1922. It is the height of the jazz age as society is dissolves into the Great Depression. The protagonist is Jay Gatsby and narrated by Nick Carraway. The story is about jay’s love for a woman, Daisy Buchanan. And

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Edward
  • Great Gatsby Quotes

    Great Gatsby Quotes

    In the novel The Great Gatsby, The major theme is the collapse of the American dream. The American Dream consisted of money, lots of money. The Quote, “Her voice is full of money,” is said about Daisy by Gatsby. To me this means that she has been raised rich and will always remain rich, which is the American dream. Gatsby believes that Daisy’s voice is full of money and that is very addicting to

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Jon
  • 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

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