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  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The novel the Great Gatsby takes place in the 1920’s. The decade of the 1920’s particularly in the United-States can be defined as one of the most recognized periods of time, seeing that the women in the American Society were no longer concerned with the ethical values. The women carried a rebellious behavior and they were caught up in the midst of finding the best suitor to pursue a life in the American Dream. The

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    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Max
  • Violence Within the Great Gatsby

    Violence Within the Great Gatsby

    Themes of violence and carelessness are found throughout the text of The Great Gatsby. A violent act is portrayed in every chapter of the novel but one; often, the episodes are the products of passion, but they are also frequently due to carelessness. Myrtle Wilson’s tragic death perfectly embodies the sort of negligence, passion, and power that hangs about calamity throughout the novel. The driver, Daisy, appears suddenly, kills Myrtle, and leaves suddenly, without taking

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    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Fatih
  • 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

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    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Kevin
  • The Truly Great Gatsby

    The Truly Great Gatsby

    The Truly Great Gatsby Is his novel the Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald creates Gatsby as a character who becomes great. He begins life as just an ordinary, lower-class, citizen. But Gatsby has a dream of becoming wealthy. After meeting Daisy, he has a reason to strive to become prominent. Throughout his life, Gatsby gains the title of truly being great. Even before Gatsby is introduced, he is hinted at being out of the ordinary.

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    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: regina
  • 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

    The Great Gatsby

    Nick Carraway Nick Carraway is the narrator of the entire novel, he is also the protagonist of his own plot. He is a practical and conservative man who turns thirty during the course of the story. Raised in a small town in the Midwest, in New York he is in the bond business. He rents a small bungalow out from the city on a fashionable island known as West Egg. His next door neighbor

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    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: regina
  • The Great Gatsby Book Report

    The Great Gatsby Book Report

    The roaring twenties truly were roaring with the lavish, extravagant lifestyle of parties and immorality. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald attributes to this lifestyle. In the novel, the narrator Nick Carraway moves to Long Island and develops relationships with Jay Gatsby and Tom and Daisy Buchanan. Fitting perfectly with the theme of the twenties, Tom Buchanan has a woman on the side named Myrtle Wilson. Soon after, the reader is informed that Gatsby

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • Comparison of the Great Gatsby Book and Movie

    Comparison of the Great Gatsby Book and Movie

    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: February 3, 2010 By: Kevin
  • A Comparison of Biographic Features in the Sun Also Rises and the Great Gatsby

    A Comparison of Biographic Features in the Sun Also Rises and the Great Gatsby

    The writers F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway included biographical information in their novels The Great Gatsby and The Sun Also Rises that illuminated the meaning of the work. Although The Sun Also Rises is more closely related to actual events in Hemingway's life than The Great Gatsby was to events in Fitzgerald's life, they both take the same approach. They both make use of non-judgemental narrators to comment on the "lost generation". This

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    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Wendy
  • 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 Gatsby Relates Is a Story of the American Dream

    The Great Gatsby Relates Is a Story of the American Dream

    The Great Gatsby relates is a story of the American Dream. The Great Gatsby is a view into the society of the 1920’s masterfully created my Fitzgerald. In this society the one and only Gatsby falls right into the middle. Gatsby is an exemplary example of one trying to live out the American Dream. “The American dream is the idea held by many in the United States of America that through hard work, courage and

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    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Monika
  • Symbolism in the Great Gatsby

    Symbolism in the Great Gatsby

    Symbolism is what makes a story complete. In "The Great Gatsby" Fitzgerald cleverly uses symbolism. Virtually anything in the novel can be taken as a symbol, from the weather, to the colors of clothing the characters wear. There are three main symbols used in The Great Gatsby, they are The East and West Egg, the green light at the end of Daisy's dock, and the eyes of Dr.T.J. Eckleburg. One of the most important symbols

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    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald with notes and preface by Matthew J. Bruccoli Throughout the book many major characters were introduced some of which include: Jay Gatsby, Nick Carraway, Tom and Daisy Buchanan, Jordan Baker, along with George and Myrtle Wilson. Jay Gatsby is the main protagonist of the story. While being famous for his lavish parties he also portrays a sense of mystery and uncertainty regarding his wealth. Nick Carraway is

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    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Top
  • 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

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    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Great Gatsby

    Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Gatsby was a man who tried to live the American Dream. He was man who assumed had money, power, and love. In my opinion, that is what the American Dream is, money, power, and love. That is what Gatsby thought he had, but he really did not actually live the American Dream. The first part of the American dream is to have money. Gatsby was

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    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Artur
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby In the book “the great Gatsby” by Scott Fitzgerald there are many themes yet there is one theme that sticks out. In each of the characters we see a dream. Each of these characters are guilty of corrupting their own dreams with their own actions. The American dream is that anyone no matter who they are can achieve whatever they want as long as they work hard to achieve that goal whatever

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    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: regina
  • Great Gatsby: Movie Vs Book

    Great Gatsby: Movie Vs Book

    The Great Gatsby I: All throughout grade school and even high school, my teachers, parents, and even friends told me not to take the easy way out when it comes to books. Always read the book before the movie. I usually took the easy way out, watched the movie, and then skim the book. After doing this project I see what everyone was talking about. The book is much better than the movie, it gives

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    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: David
  • Gatsby Analysis - the Observant Participant

    Gatsby Analysis - the Observant Participant

    Tiffany Hwang Mrs. McCown American Literature 4 16 October 2007 The Observant Participant In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, Nick is a character who is often part of a situation, yet never fully involved in the situation. He is able to see through the two different perspectives, and although he is never completely unbiased, he gains surprising insight from these two roles. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, Nick’s summer spent

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    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Top
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    In Class Essay To what extent is The Great Gatsby a moral novel. Discuss. The society our nation lives in today has developed morals and principles through the lessons experienced from the past. The Roaring Twenties was a time of change and a chance to pave a path for the person you wanted to become. Morals and principles served as guidelines rather than rules and were merely preached that practiced. Thus, the severity of the

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    Submitted: February 17, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    In the book, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald has a message of social values. Nick Caraway, a young man from Minnesota, moves to New York in the summer of 1922 to learn about the bond business. Nick rented a house on a part of Long Island called the West Egg. He becomes very wealthy after meeting a girl. Fitzgerald uses Nick Caraways experiences in New York to show how geography influences the social

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    Submitted: February 20, 2010 By: Mikki
  • 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
  • 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

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    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Max
  • 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
  • Great Gatsby

    Great Gatsby

    In the novel The Great Gatsby there are many characters that shape the story and path of the main character, Jay Gatsby. The character that had the greatest affect on Gatsby and significant presence in the story was Daisy Buchanan. Daisy’s character in this novel not only affects Gatsby’s actions and choices, but also many of the main themes as well. Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the

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    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Top
  • Great Gatsby

    Great Gatsby

    No two snowflakes are exactly alike, as with books. Though many books may have a plethora of similar qualities, no two are exactly alike. A reader can see some but not many similarities between the two novels. The Great Gatsby and Their Eyes Are Watching God. The Great Gatsby written by Scott F. Fitzgerald is a tale of high society and its twists and turns, while Their Eyes Are Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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    Submitted: February 24, 2010 By: Fatih

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