Analysis Of The Book ' The Great Gatsby ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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ip at the beginning of the book can be seen as a person who is very tired to his upbringing and home. He is an orphan, a dependent on his older sister who was brought up “by the hand.” In return, she is very strict on Pip and he in away is afraid of her. His sister is married to Joe Gargery, a simple blacksmith. The three of them live in a poor village near the marsh of Kent and are considered to be “lower class.” Due to their socioeconomic situation, Pip was never given the opportunity to be schooled. This lead to him being an apprentice to Joe, where he would lull away mindlessly as he slowly turned into another Joe Gargery the blacksmith.
Peer pressure can only be taken to account for the ambition of a person. If there is a group of friends, and the majority can be categorized under “A,” then those who aren’t in the majority “B,” will soon assimilare to be “A.” In other words, “that placing a student in a school in which a greater proportion of students are disadvantaged increases the probability that she will not complete high school.” (Evans,986). In fact social and peer pressure can be so influential that “[their effects] appear to be large in comparison to the effects of some of the family background variables,” an example being “[how] moving a student from a school at which the dropout rate is 80% to a school with a dropout rate of 50% would completely offset the higher risk of dropping out associated with being in a single parent family.” (Gaviria,262). Unlike…

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