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  • The Great Gatsby Personal Response

    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 revile them as it is not in his place to do so. The treachery and sadness in book speaks about real life problems that many individuals are going through every day. Throughout the Great Gatsby novel, Fitzgerald explains countless metaphors to successfully express and draw attention to his main themes of the American Dream, money and materialism and love/desire. Paragraph 1: Firstly, the Pursuit of Happiness, an opinion that can be considered the groundwork of the American Dream, the dream that each person has the capability to turn out to be what he or she wishes to be. Despite the fact that numerous people work to achieve their American dream, others think that the dream is outwardly not possible to reach, like F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby looks at the "Jazz-Age" age group as obscure American Dream of material goods, happiness and analyzes the consequences of all these money-oriented dreams that eventually will turn out unpleasantly. In the Great Gatsby…

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  • The Lamb To The Slaughter Short Story Analysis

    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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  • The Great Gatsby Tragic Hero Analysis

    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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  • The Effect Of Materialism In The Great Gatsby

    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…

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  • A Raisin In The Sun American Dream Analysis

    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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  • Daisy Buchannan In The Great Gatsby

    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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  • Citizen Kane's Last Word 'Rosebud'

    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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  • Compare And Contrast Tom Buchanan And Jay Gatsby

    Money can buy all privileges you can think of in but love. The mysterious protagonist Jay Gatsby from the F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story “Great Gatsby” is a newly rich entrepreneur whose quest of achieving the American dream leads him from poverty to wealth apparently through illegal money. Gatsby’s grand mansion and extravagant lifestyle are quite bizarre in West Egg because nobody is able to make “new money” so quickly. Tom Buchanan, who is the antagonist of the story comes from a wealthy Chicago…

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  • The Role Of The American Dream In Winter Dreams

    “There is hardly a nation or a person without a dream.”(Shestakov) Dreams are essential parts to the creative process of humans. It is through dreams that the impossible becomes possible and reality begins to take different shapes. The American Dream, just like any other dream, contemplates the possibility that through effort and dedication any person, no matter class or rank, can achieve success and wealth. Romantic and optimistic is the idea that the poor can achieve as high or a higher rank…

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  • Great Gatsby Literary Criticism

    Literary critic, Kenneth Eble, analyzed Gatsby’s character himself and states that: “Gatsby, the ‘mythic’ embodiment of the American dream, is shown to us in all his immature romanticism. His insecure grasp of social and human values, his lack of critical intelligence and self-knowledge, his blindness to the pitfalls that surround him in American society, his compulsive optimism, are realized in the text with rare assurance and understanding. And yet the very grounding of these deficiencies is…

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