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  • Smile In The Great Gatsby

    In the passage from The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses Nick’s detailed description of Gatsby to illustrate the mysterious and complicated character of Jay Gatsby. In chapter 3, when Nick attends one of Gatsby's lavish parties for the first time, he encounters Gatsby also for the first time. Nick focuses on Gatsby’s smile, because it is one of those “rare smiles” “full of eternal reassurance” that “understood you the way you want to be understood.” This sets Jay Gatsby apart as someone…

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  • Unrealistic Dreams In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

    Everyone is always chasing a dream they have, hoping one day that they will get it or it will come true. Sometimes this might not be the best case because if someone's dream comes true, then what is next? In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays a man, Jay Gatsby, who will never attain his dream to be with a girl, Daisy. Fitzgerald shows that unrealistic dreams will not be achieved; they are supposed to be practical and attainable because if dreams are unrealistic, then they will…

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  • The American Dream In Winter Dreams By F. Scott Fitzgerald

    In this country called America, the citizens of this great country have this desire or need to always want more then they have. Since this country was started long ago there has been this thing everyone referrers to as the American Dream. The American Dream is the idea that any man or woman can achieve prosperity, happiness, and success through hard work and determination. F. Scott Fitzgerald in the short story “Winter Dreams” uses the character Dexter to illustrate the point of the American…

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  • Similarities Between Nick And Jay In The Great Gatsby

    While The Great Gatsby is a fictional story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in many ways the book mirrors Fitzgerald's real life. The Great Gatsby in its entirety represents the internal battle Fitzgerald faces between his chase of fame and fortune and his loathe of the unachievable “American Dream”. Understanding Fitzgerald's real life is key to better understanding the novel. In many instances both characters Nick and Jay represent a part of his internal conflict. The tragic love story, The…

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  • Comparing The American Dream In The Great Gatsby And The Egg

    In life, almost everyone pursues three simple concepts which they believe will render a perfect life; freedom, independence, and success. The three ideas are the concepts that constitute what has been named as the American dream, a beautiful dream that gives hope to people. The American dream is, therefore, a belief that anyone in America can succeed regardless of their gender, race, class, or nationality, only if they work hard. It presents an American society that disregards problems like…

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  • Great Gatsby American Dream Analysis

    The American Dream was originally about the discovery of happiness and equality. However, In the novel “The Great Gatsby”, Fitzgerald manages to illustrate how this dream became perverted into a desire for wealth and the belief that money is the key to happiness. For many, the prospect of achieving the “American Dream” became a moral vacuum and led to recklessness, selfishness and destruction. Fitzgerald uses symbols and motifs including decadent parties, the valley of the Ashes, the Eyes of T.J…

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  • The Power Of Love In The Great Gatsby

    With the power of wealth, an individual can try to win over their love but will fail in the end. The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, talks about the West Egg and East Egg in the luxurious time of the 1920’s. The novel revolves around the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his love for Daisy Buchanan. This forbidden love is able to portray Fitzgerald’s message in the novel that money can buy an individual popularity in society but not sacrificial love. In society, money cannot…

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  • Colours In The Great Gatsby

    Colours are one of the most prominent and powerful uses of symbolism in the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. A wide array of colours are alluded to, continuously, throughout the novel, holding deep symbolism while being presented at face value. Characters like Myrtle Wilson and Jay Gatsby yearn to be those whom are the elite of society, The Elect, reflected in colours. Other characters such as Tom and Daisy Buchanan’s socioeconomic status consistently manifests itself in the…

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  • Importance Of Stepping Stones

    There is a saying in one of the old sanskrit shlokas. विध्या ददाति विनयम् विनयाध्याति पात्रताम्। पात्रत्वात् धनमाप्नोति धनात्धर्मः ततस्सुखम्।। Meaning : Education / knowledge gives politeness, politeness gives character Character gives wealth/money and with money do dharma /righteousness and dharma gives happiness. Money can't give you happiness but with what you do with it might! We live in a material world and most of our lives depend on materials for happiness and comfort. All of these…

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  • How Is Jay Gatsby Happy

    Having a great deal of money, and wealth is often an advantage in life, but does not necessarily fill the void of happiness in one's life. F. Scott Fitzgerald displays how Gatsby is one of the most affluent men alive, yet he is unhappy because he is missing the factor of love in his life. The Great Gatsby takes place in the New York City and Long Island area during the roaring 20’s, subsequently, World War I. During the Roaring 20’s the economy grew, the majority of people live in cities, and…

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