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    The effect of materialism on the main characters In his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses wealth and the process of gaining it as an important theme. This process of acquiring material wealth is known as materialism. Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan are both strongly materialistic and put a lot of value to possessions and wealth, while Nick Carraway doesn’t show any materialistic desires and therefore highlights the contrast between these characters. Gatsby’s main desire and aim in this novel is to win Daisy back from Tom. A major part in his obsessive love to Daisy is her wealth and the status she represents. In an effort to impress her and win her back, Gatsby boasts with his possessions. This can be seen on page 89 (chapter 5), where he tries to emphasize the grandiosity of his house by asking “my house looks well, doesn’t it?”, and if they can “see how the front catches light?”. Gatsby’s life is driven by a need for wealth and possession, and Daisy fits perfectly into that need, since her voice for example is described as being “full of money”(pg. 120 ). Gatsby also throws huge, excessive parties and drives a yellow Rolls-Royce which both symbolize his inconsiderable wealth. Gatsby’s dream is to win Daisy back, but a lot of her attraction is due to the wealth, status and the excessive lifestyle she follows. Daisy is also very materialistic in character, but in a contrasting way from Gatsby. This is because she has all the wealth she needs already (as…

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    According to Aristotle, a tragic hero must be noble, be flawed, and must have suffered a reversal of fortune. In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the reader painfully follows the main character, Jay Gatsby, as he gets thrown into each of these steps. As the novel progresses, Gatsby also gains sympathy by showing the audience his romantic side as he falls deeply in love with Daisy. At the end of the novel, he is forced to meet his ultimate downfall. However, his cataclysmic ending should…

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    When reading a book an individual should be on cloud nine in a world that they can equally relate to however also gain knowledge from. In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald it goes back to the early twentieth century, where Nick Carraway moves to New York to start a new life and business. His next door neighbor is the mysterious Jay Gatsby, who once had a love affair with Daisy Buchanan, which is Nick's cousin. In the novel, Nick knows all the hidden secrets and love affairs but does not…

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    Kate Chopin, born from Katherine O’flaherty, was an American author of short stories and novels. Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies. Although these writers are almost a generation apart in age, both individuals display a remarkable similarity in their lives. Each has written a tongue twisting story about how love takes a toll on a human being and eventually leading them into death. Though…

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    Throughout A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry uses the theme of dreams in order to illustrate the ways a dream being deferred can affect one’s life. The main concept of this play is the American dream, which includes every person, regardless of race, ethnicity, and religion should have an equal opportunity to live a successful life. The play emphasizes the importance of someone having a dream even when there are obstacles that may stand in his or way. Each character has a dream that they…

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    The Japanese believe that everybody has three faces: one face that friends witness, one face family witnesses, and one face is veiled within the individual. In The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby, of newly found wealth and enigmatic nature, continues, rather optimistically, to pursue his everlasting beloved, Daisy Buchannan, who is wedded to the affluent and dominant figure of Tom Buchannan. Fitzgerald brilliantly depicts that an individual’s ostentatious personality is, in fact, a…

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    F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a impressive novel, that follows the life of characters living in the town of West Egg on Long Island in the summer of 1922, The Great Gatsby. The story’s main plot involves a youthful, mysterious millionaire by the name of Jay Gatsby. The story has underlying messages about dreams and making them come true or having them shattered. Through the use of symbols of name changes, dialogue describing Gatsby meeting Daisy’s daughter, and the captivating plot that shows no…

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    Citizen Kane is known as one of the best movies ever made, and I have to say I do agree with this statement. This movie is composed of a group of reporters trying to discover what was meant by Charlie Kane’s last word “Rosebud”. This movie shows different people giving different perspectives on Kane and his life style. From the interviews conducted by the journalists, we gathered that Kane was not born into a wealthy family, however, he was given up by his parents (more by his mother) so he…

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    The Green Light symbolizes Gatsby’s hopes & dreams for the future & Gatsby also associates it with Daisy. The Green Light is mostly Gatsby reaching towards the darkness and finding a light to lead him to his goal. Gatsby believed in the Green Light because it inspired him not to give up & never to let Daisy down. Gatsby loved Daisy to the point he’ll go to the end of the world for her. He went upon his way to find ways to bring her around such as parties, & getting Nick to get them back…

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    In his famous novel, Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh weaves a lavish tale of one man’s aristocratic adventures, mainly concerning the Flyte family, in the more peaceful years between the first and second world wars. As that man, Charles Ryder, is looking back on those times from the 1940’s, a period brimming with strife and suffering, it is only natural that nostalgia plays an important role in defining his character and narration. However, it is not only Charles who seems to romanticize the…

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