The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, deals with the difficulty of attaining the American dream. The American dream is different for every individual, but Jay Gatsby, the main character of the novel, believes the American dream is eternal happiness through love. Gatsby thinks the only way for him to reach the American dream is to harness his old dreams of the past with Daisy. Gatsby exploits wealth and power to reach this goal. The novel uses love, an unusual narrator, and

In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the theme of destruction is evident in the life of the character of Jay Gatsby. In order to determine the extent of this destruction it is necessary to review Gatsby’s illegally acquired wealth, his artificial lifestyle and his fixation on Daisy. Throughout the entire novel all of these aspects proved to work against the ideals of the American Dream that Gatsby had hoped for. The ultimate realization became that Jay Gatsby fell prisoner t

Characters in books can reveal the authors feeling toward the world. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald suggested the moral decline of the period in America history through the interpersonal relationships among his characters. The book indicates the worthlessness of materialism, the futile quest of Myrtle and Gatsby, and how America's moral values had diminished. Despite his newly acquired fortune, Gatsby's monitory means could not afford his only true wish, therefore he cannot buy everything whi

Hedonism and The Great Gatsby Hedonism means to live only for pleasure. It means not thinking about the consequences of your actions as long as make you happy. It s a total abandon of all responsibilities. This type of lifestyle often has negative results. I mean, look at the hippies, and how their hedonistic society turned out. They are all either in rehab centers or have kids running around with names like Moonbeam and Starchild . But enough hippie bashing - let s look at how the

The Great Gatsby Essay "Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." In his famed book, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald shows his readers the main idea behind the whole story in the opening paragraph. This is done purposely. Immediately Fitzgerald has the narrator, Nick, say what his father told him when he was young. That quote is the foundation with which the rest of the book is built around

Daisy Does Not Love Gatsby The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald is based upon three characters involved in a love triangle. (However...meaning behind this) Daisy, a beautiful yet insecure young woman is married to Tom, but also accepts the courtship of Gatsby, her first true love. Set in the 1920s, tangled into the web of lovers are complications such as materialism, greed, adultery, and power hunger. Though Gatsby and Tom have confessed their love for Daisy, she is incapable of returning

The corruption of the American Dream The Great Gatsby takes place during the 1920 s and it is a time when the old values and the new are in a battle with one another. The Great Gatsby has characters who believe in the American dream and those who are corrupting the dream in prosuit of wealth and personal gain. The character, Nick is the perfect example of those with the faith in the existence of the dream. He is part of the group who believes in the old values and the belief that ones own ha

The Great Gatsby In the story The Great Gatsby, many corrupted relationships are found. George & Myrtle, Myrtle & Tom, Tom & Daisy, Daisy & Gatsby, Gatsby & everyone are all perfect examples of misleading relationships seen in the novel. Fitzgerald may seem pessimistic in portraying every relationship as a fraud. I however, must agree that the time this novel was written, which was around the same time that the story took place in, was a very materialistic time. This is why I feel Fitz

The Great Gatsby In today society, many people like to follow the current. They want to catch the wave. Which mean, it does not matter if things were good or bad, right or Wrong, they just follow and do them without any thinking. Therefore, there are not too many people would like to be a normal, thoughtful nor neutral person. However, in the novel, The Great Gatsby, by Scott Fitzgerald, one of the character name is Nike Carroway; he was the good and neutral narrator. It was becau

Throughout the novel The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there is more then one theme. Culture clash, the American dream, appearance and reality, and moral corruption are all discussed and considered themes of The Great Gatsby. The idea of moral corruption found in The Great Gatsby is exemplified not only in literature but in life as well. The wealthy class is presented as morally corrupt in The Great Gatsby. The novel gives the feeling that there are no spiritual values an