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  • The Great Gatsby Lies And Fortune Analysis

    Lies and Fortune Mahli Strasser Junior Composition: Orange 2 Is living a fake life of fame and fortune worth the pain of living and keep up with all of the lies? Many of the characters in the novel, The Great Gatsby, face this question. The characters must make challenging decisions to decide if all of the lies are worth the suffering or should they just live a normal life. Throughout the book many of the characters lie and cheat. Even though each character cheats in his or her own way, they all do it for the same reason which is to be wealthy and have a high social class. The theme for this novel is, sometimes it is worse to live a life full of lies and riches than to live a life full of normality. Jay Gatsby is in love with Daisy Buchanan and wants to spend the rest of his life with her. Unfortunately, when Jay and Daisy first met, he was poor and Daisy didn’t want to marry him. In order to win Daisy, Gatsby had to be rich. Gatsby had to lie to keep his illegal way of earning his riches a secret. Gatsby even lies about his past. On page 65 Nick says, “…and I knew why Jordan Baker believed he was lying. He hurried the phrase “educated at Oxford” or swallowed it, or choked on it…” Gatsby lied about his family, childhood, and education. Gatsby even lied about his name, which is actually James Gatz, so Daisy wouldn’t find out about his poor past. He had to lie and cheat about everything just to get his dream girl. Throughout the book, many of the people at the…

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  • The Great Gatsby Ignorance Analysis

    Ignorance is a very dangerous emotion. Ignorance not only becomes dangerous when people do not think before they act but also when people let themselves be a part of demeaning life situations due to being blind of an entire situation. Blind love is an example of such ignorance; people will do anything for love without thinking, even if it ultimately hurts them. It has been said that sometimes love requires sacrifice, which can be true to an extent. Healthy sacrifice occurs when a person…

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  • Similarities Between The Great Gatsby And I Too Sing America

    The American dream is defined as an “ideal by which equality of opportunity is available to any American, allowing the highest aspirations and goals to be achieved”. Sound like the perfect dream, doesn’t it? But sadly every one must wake up eventually. The American dream is a major theme is novels and poems such as a book called The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and a poem titled “I, Too, Sing America” by Langston Hughes. The Great Gatsby is the story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby…

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  • Tom's Truth In The Great Gatsby

    Page 98. “Spr[inging] from his Platonic conception of himself,” James Gatz changes his identify to Jay Gatsby. Page 65. As Gatsby states, “I’ll tell you God’s truth,” he doesn’t intend to tell Nick the actual truth, but the truth his delusional mind has created to fit inside his own religion. Page 61. While Gatsby acts as God of his own religion, Nick compares Gatsby’s house to the yard of a church. Page 110 - 111. Gatsby becomes taken with Daisy from the moment he sees her and her house.…

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  • Prince Prospero's Life And Death Analysis

    What is the plot of this story? Use your own words to summarize the plot in one thorough paragraph: The plot of the story is about a prince named Prince Prospero. Prince Prospero was a very rich man. There was a illness spreading rapidly throughout their town killing everyone. The illness was called the red death and was described as fatal and hideous. The Prince thought the only escape from the red death was to lock himself away in his castle with many of his friends. To pass time they drank…

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  • Daisy And Myrtle Compare And Contrast Essay

    Among the upper class in the 1920’s, most people felt entitled to their riches. If they did not have riches, they would do anything to gain money. Daisy and Myrtle were no exception. Daisy may have been born into money while Myrtle had to find her way to it but the two women are very similar. Both women are known to be beautiful but in different ways. Both have relations with Tom Buchanan. Although they have many similarities, there are distinct characteristics that separate the two and make one…

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  • Comparison Of The American Dream In The Great Gatsby And A Streetcar Named Desire

    Everyone wants to be happy. Some people will travel across the sea and leave their home and family in search for happiness. They will throw away everything they have in order to attain something that, during the moment, seems like the perfect solution to all of their problems. Jay Gatsby and Blanche Dubois in The Great Gatsby and A Streetcar Named Desire, respectfully, give away everything they have in order to attain what they believe to be the ultimate form of happiness: the American Dream.…

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  • Humour In The Importance Of Being Earnest

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST The Importance of Being Earnest is one of Oscar Wilde’s most well-known plays and is known for its witty humour and the mocking of the Victorian society. Satirizing of the Victorian views on marriage and the morals and standards of the upper class creates humour in The Importance of Being Earnest. This is supported by stylistic devices and wordplays. The characters in The Importance of Being Earnest, especially Lady Bracknell, mock the snobbism of the upper…

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  • To Blame For Gatsby's Death Analysis

    2. Is Tom most responsible for Gatsby’s death? Daisy? Myrtle? Gatsby himself? Give reasons why or why not each character is implicated in the murder. In my opinion, multiple characters share the blame for Gatsby’s murder. However, I personally feel that Tom was the most responsible for Gatsby’s death. Tom once stated to Nick, “What if I did tell him? The fellow had it coming to him. He threw dust into your eyes just like he did in Daisy’s, but he was a tough one. He ran over Myrtle just like…

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  • How To Write A Short Summary Of The Great Gatsby

    Nick Caraway who is the narrator of the story moves to New York City in the summer of 1922 to learn about the bond business. He rents a house in West Egg, Long Island, which is where the Newly rich live. He also has connection to East Egg because Daisy Buchanan is his cousin. Jay Gatsby, Nick 's next door neighbor ,lives in a gothic looking mansion and he throws amazing parties every Saturday night. It is as if he is trying to impress someone. Nick isn 't like any of his neighbors. He went to…

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