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    are many books that people consider to be great books, but what does this truly mean? Because so many people have a different definition of what a great book is, can we truly define what a great book is? A person can define a great book as something that is enjoyable and entertaining to read or something that is difficult, but knowledgeable to read. What makes a great book, a great book? Either way the definition of a great book is determined by the context in which a person is using it. People typically think of a great book as something that has a bigger meaning or something that has a bigger purpose. When talking about what a great book is in the context of Western literature, which is the context in which this paper is defining a…

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    Background Author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota . He was originally born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald. He had a bright future ahead of him. He went to school and worked on his writing. Fitzgerald joined the army and fell in love with Zelda Sayre. When he got out of the army he started writing. He published a few books then married Zelda Sayre. They had a daughter named Francis Scott Fitzgerald. He wrote many short stories after that. He then wrote his…

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    Many myths and stories contain similarities in plot, content, and outcome. In the “Great Flood” myth and The Book of Eli their story displayed prior, during and after their heroes’ journey relate and are reflections of the ancient and modern day cultures that created them. God saw the “wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Speiser). In the “Great Flood” myth God is regretful for creating man and has decided…

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    During the 1920’s, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a very popular author and today is known for his very famous book, The Great Gatsby. However, The Great Gatsby was not a bestseller, unlike many of his other novels. Most of his books related to the Jazz Age, much like The Great Gatsby. The Jazz Age, also known as the Roaring Twenties, was a time when the majority of people in America seemed to have money to spend. The Jazz Age came to an abrupt halt when the stock market crashed in 1929. This…

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    He attended Yale University in hopes of being a writer, but pursues a career on wall street. He’s a gentle man with good morals. He is very introspective, and tries his best to reserve judgment on people. Through out the story he shows great empathy towards everyone he meets. At the end of it all, he develops a certain bitterness for the injustices of the world. Jay Gatsby is a hopeful and enthusiastic man. He seems to be a bit of a compulsive liar. It’s almost as if he is a bit oblivious to the…

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    commonly hear this phrase from some individuals after watching a film version of their favorite book. If you read the book, you have an image in your head of what the character looks like, what their voices sound like, and what the scene looks like, and usually it is pretty good. But when you watch the movie, all those images get shattered. Reading the books is the most popular activity for people around the world that would last forever. As a fact, now we even have a chance to see the actual…

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    Santiago Lopez Jr Ms. Tobias English III GT-6th 10 January 2017 Gatsby The Good Ol’ Sport In this essay, I will be comparing the novel and the 2013 motion picture, The Great Gatsby. Throughout the book and the movie, there are multiple differences, some of which are minuscule but others are highly noticeable. The Great Gatsby is a story about a man by the name of Nick Carraway and how his view on life was changed by a man claiming the name of Jay Gatsby. The book The Great Gatsby was written…

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    Despite the common idiom “don’t judge a book by it’s cover,” book covers play an essential role in grabbing attention from potential readers. Book covers leave lasting impressions on people in a bookstore or in the appstore, and are more influential and eye-catching than a summary. With this knowledge in mind, most publishers choose flashy and memorable covers as a means of luring in an eager audience. However, for world renowned author F. Scott Fitzgerald, book covers serve a much more…

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    The book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is about a man named Gatsby who became wealthy in order to impress a woman he once loved. The woman, Daisy, is now married with a child. However, her cousin and Gatsby’s only friend, Nick Carraway, brings reunites to two. The book touches on some main themes, including the failure of the American dream, love, and wealth. There have been multiple film adaptations of this book, the most recent one being in 2013 by Baz Luhrmann. Luhrmann had…

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    Some movies are based off of good books, this is a known fact. Often, Hollywood blockbusters stem from the imaginations of a work of an author. However books and movies don’t always portray the same meanings and story in the end result. Often a movie will have all the same people and places, yet by changing a changing the dialogue, deleting a scene or two, and changing other details certain facets of the story change from the novel. In contrast the novel may do a better job explaining certain…

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