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  • Jay Gatsby Corruption

    One example of a character whose want for wealth leads to corruption, is Jay Gatsby. On many occasions he is speculated to have been a bootlegger by multiple characters due to his relationships with shady characters like Meyer Wolfsheim and the origin of his vast fortune. Although, Wolfsheim only appears in the book twice, the first at the restaurant and the second after Gatsby’s death, his character makes a huge impression as he had human molars for cufflinks and he stated that he fixed the 1919 World Series. This leads readers to further believe that Gatsby is not who he seems and is part of the gambling business. There were many rumors as well, “He’s a bootlegger,” said the young ladies...“One time he killed a man…” (pg 61). Nick heard a…

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  • Jay Z Symbolism

    gave back, to me that 's the win-win" – Jay Z (Carter, 2003) Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is among the most recognized identities in pop culture; one of the wealthiest recording artists alive (Lynch, 2014), as well as being widely considered in the hip-hop community to be a contender for the greatest rapper of all time. However, his rags to riches life story includes a checkered past, which he has never shied away from exploiting. This has made him a controversial figure, who comes under scrutiny from…

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  • Characteristics Of Jay Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby is a classic novel written by Scott F. Fitzgerald. Jay Gatsby is the essence of a mysterious character and is devoted to a life of solitude and secrecy. He is a man that is willing to do whatever it takes to find the woman he loves. Because no one knows much about him or his life, Jay Gatsby is considered a mysterious man. Jay Gatsby is a lonely, mysterious, and wealthy man that is determined to find happiness in his life. Jay Gatsby was not always wealthy. He was born on a…

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  • Jay Gatsby Downfall

    concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. In…

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  • Jay Gatsby's Murder

    Fitzgerald kills off the main character at the end of the Great Gatsby therefore he can address what directly represents the American dream. During the book The Great Gatsby certain moments’ drive evidence towards the American dream such as the death of Myrtle, and Gatsby’s murder. Fitzgerald demonstrates his positon on the 1920s wealthy American society through the choices to kill the main character Jay Gatsby. Gatsby’s unexpected murder shows how the authors demonstrates that sometimes your…

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  • Jay Gatsby Dreams

    A blood-filled pool, a desolate mansion, and thousands of owner-less shirts are the only carcass of Jay Gatsby’s dead dream. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s timeless American classic The Great Gatsby recounts the tale of Mr. Gatsby and his esoteric wanting. Jay Gatsby, or James Gatz, as he is truly named, starts his life the son of a poor farming family in the Mid-West. Through a series of events, the young man finds his way into the service of yachtsman Dan Cody, where he gets a taste of wealth. This…

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  • Jay Gatsby Transformation

    Behind any great novel is a protagonist who keeps the reader interested and entertained throughout the course of the story. Though Nick is the narrator of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald the novel is centered around Jay Gatsby an extremely wealthy man who lives on the West Egg of Long Island. Gatsby begins the book as an enigma, not much is known of him other than his legendary parties, however as the story progresses you find out more and more about who he is, where he came from and why…

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  • Jay Gatsby's Journey

    Gatsby’s hero journey Jay Gatsby from Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a remarkable character in American literature. Gatsby refuses to accept his fate and creates his fortune with his determinism. Many also fantasize over Gatsby’s sincere love for his first lover, Daisy Buchanan. Some published reviews of Fitzgerald’s protagonist claim that Jay Gatsby is a “romantic hero”; my argument is that Jay Gatsby’s obsession with Daisy turns romanticism into a distortion. Contrary to his…

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  • Jay Gatsby Flaws

    One of the greatest classic American novels of all time is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, published in 1925. The story is narrated by Nick Carraway and follows the summer he lived next door to a mysterious man who was known for throwing lavish parties. That man went by the name of Jay Gatsby. Gatsby was a man in love with a young woman he had known prior to his deployment to Europe during World War I. Daisy Buchanan was the woman whose love he longed for. The Great Gatsby explores the…

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  • Jay Gatsby Contradictions

    through hard work and perseverance, can gain money because of America’s economic system, which is supposed to give all Americans the same same advantages. Through his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays the extravagant 1920s through the eyes of his narrator, Nick Carraway. Nick moves into New York and is catapulted into the world of the extravagantly rich, which bursts with drama, lies, and corruption. His next door neighbor, Jay Gatsby, is a mysterious and extravagantly wealthy…

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