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  • The Importance of Money in the Great Gatsby

    The Importance of Money in the Great Gatsby

    In "The Great Gatsby" money is one of the most important things in the world. In the beginning there was Daisy Buchanan who got to know a military man by the name of Jay Gatsby. These two spent a lot of time together and grew to love each other despite the fact that Gatsby was poor. However, there came a time when Gatsby had to go to war and left Daisy at home. He continued

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    Submitted: March 24, 2010 By: David
  • 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

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    Submitted: March 28, 2010 By: Janna
  • 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
  • Great Gatsby

    Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby is based on a man named Jay Gatsby and his idealistic infatuation to a girl named Daisy that he met while he was young. Gatsby was not of a wealthy family and therefore Daisy would not marry him. Gatsby devoted his life to getting what he needed to win Daisy. After the war Gatsby became a bootlegger to attain what he needed to win Daisy. In the Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    Submitted: March 29, 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

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    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: regina
  • Roaring Twenties and the Great Gatsby

    Roaring Twenties and the Great Gatsby

    The 1920Ѓfs in America, known as the ЃeRoaring TwentiesЃf, was a time of celebration after a devastating war. It was a period of time in America characterised by prosperity and optimism. There was a general feeling of discontinuity associated with modernity and a break with traditions. New technologies, like automobiles (left), movies and radios, spread the idea of modernity to a large part of the population. There were also new ideas and theories that clashed

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    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: Monika
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    One of the great ironies of life is that when one is young, he can’t wait to grow up, but as soon as he is old, he just wants to be young again. The same immature and vain values that one has as a youth can hold true all through an individual’s life. The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, tells the story of a love suck Jay Gatsby in pursuit of

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    Submitted: April 4, 2010 By: Fonta
  • 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,

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    Submitted: April 5, 2010 By: Max
  • Great Gatsby

    Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby James Gatz, better known as Jay Gatsby is the main character in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This novel is a story about Gatsby, and his relentless pursuit of his one and only dream and goal: Daisy Buchannon. Gatsby and Daisy met in 1917, five years prior to the setting of the novel. The fell in love immediately and spent countless hours together. After a month, Gatsby, at the time

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    Submitted: April 10, 2010 By: Vika
  • Symbolisms and Realisms in "the Great Gatsby"

    Symbolisms and Realisms in "the Great Gatsby"

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has been identified as a great success, and perhaps even one of the greatest novels of all time. In order to be revered as a classic, a novel must have one or more qualities that place it above the rest. One of The Great Gatsby's best qualities is Fitzgerald's incredible use of realism and symbolism. Symbolism and realism the key elements that made this work a success are evident

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    Submitted: April 13, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The movie created by David Merrick as well as the novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, both entitled The Great Gatsby, ate truly two fine pieces of art. The movie version shows the viewer what is happening in the story without internal comments from the narrator and the viewer can understand exactly what is happening without any intellectual thought involved. The novel, however, challenges the reader to look deep inside the writing in order to

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    Submitted: April 15, 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
  • Similarities and Differences in the Great Gatsby and Winter Dreams

    Similarities and Differences in the Great Gatsby and Winter Dreams

    There are numerous similarities and differences between The Great Gatsby and “Winter Dreams”. The key and most significant similarity between the two stories was the importance of class rank during their time period. Both stories emphasized class rank, which became very essential to the plot. Class rank informs how much money you make and how well you show it off to others. In The Great Gatsby, Tom, Daisy, and Gatsby were all very prosperous. Each

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    Submitted: April 19, 2010 By: Anna
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald creates the roaring twenties by showing the division of society. The Buchanans live on one side, East Egg, and Jay Gatsby lives on the other side, West Egg. The Buchanans belong to the socialites, yet their lives have no meaning. Gatsby tries to chase the American Dream, yet his idea is tarnished. He throws parties to try and fit in with the socialites. Gatsby's idea of the American Dream

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    Submitted: April 19, 2010 By: Edward
  • Short Summary of the Great Gatsby

    Short Summary of the Great Gatsby

    Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald About F. Scott Fitzgerald Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, the only son of an aristocratic father and a provincial, working-class mother. He was therefore the product of two divergent traditions: while his father's family included the author of "The Star-Spangled Banner" (after whom Fitzgerald was named), his mother's family was, in Fitzgerald's own words, "straight 1850 potato-famine Irish." As a result of this contrast, he

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    Submitted: April 26, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Symbolism in the Great Gatsby

    Symbolism in the Great Gatsby

    Symbolism in The Great Gatsby   In The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald presents a book with great symbolism. Fitzgerald puts symbolism into the heart of the book so strongly that it is said you have to read the book several times to gain any level of understanding. Three themes dominate the text of The Great Gatsby. They are "time" how valuable it is, appearance, and perspective. Most of the books structure falls neatly into one

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    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    Because Gatsby and Wilson both lose their women to Tom, Tom is victorious. Tom is symbolic of moral corruption of the rich, selfishness, irresponsibility, and cold-heartedness. Unlike Tom, Gatsby and Wilson are symbolic of the lesser man, new wealth, family background, and true happiness. In the beginning of the book you learn that Gatsby is a poor soldier who falls in love with Daisy. Then he goes back to war, when he returns he finds

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    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: Jessica
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    Many people try to achieve the American Dream by simply trying to make a lot of money. Money isn’t all what the American Dream is about. Other people know the power of money yet they still think they can buy happiness, like Gatsby. In F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, displays that money does not necessarily bring happiness. Money does not necessarily bring happiness because Daisy has a lot of money and she is not

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    Submitted: May 9, 2010 By: David
  • 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

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Tom’s Character in the Great Gatsby

    Tom’s Character in the Great Gatsby

    Tom Buchanan’s moral character can be quesitoned due to his despicable and patheic nature when it comes to his actions throughout the novel. Even though he was born into a wealthy family and thus inherited the wealth he has in the novel, no signs of moral teachings by his family were evident. The actions he took in the book were due to him being a conceited and ignorant man. His ignorance was a result of

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Jessica
  • 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 Great Gatsby

    “Death of a Dream” Any American is taught a dream that is purged of all truth. The American Dream is shown to the world as a belief that anyone can do anything; when in reality, life is filled with impossible boundaries. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald gives us a glimpse into the life of the upper class during the roaring twenties through the eyes of a moralistic young man named Nick

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    Submitted: May 12, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby introduced life during the 1920s where color was represented to serve ideal purposes of expressions and ideas. Fitgerald added symbolism to the novel by introducing symbolic values to the colors green and white. Fitzgerald uses green to allude to Gatsby's choices, attitudes, and thoughts; while white represented a social facade behind every character's action. The green light at the end of the dock was introduced as a vision

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    Submitted: May 12, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Corruption of the Rich Based on the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Corruption of the Rich Based on the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Corruption of the rich based on The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Written during the roaring twenties, a time when individuals felt the need to surpass the ideals of the American Dream, F. Scott Fitzgerald's renowned novel, The Great Gatsby, explores how wealth ultimately leads to corruption within a society. In his novel Fitzgerald displays situations that may be invoked by the theme; individuals will most likely show signs of corruption as they come

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    Submitted: May 13, 2010 By: Vika
  • 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

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    Submitted: May 14, 2010 By: Andrew

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