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    The Great Gatsby is a famous and successful work which is known by most people. This novel is written by an American author F. Scott Fitzgerald during 1925. Today, The Great Gatsby is widely considered to be a literary classic and a contender for the title "Great American Novel". In 1998, the Modern Library editorial board voted it the 20th century's best American novel and second best English-language novel of the same time period. This literary work follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island during 1922. And the fascinating story primarily 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 Flaws

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    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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    Is Jay Gatsby Selfish

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    The Great Gatsby is told by Nick Carraway who was Jay Gatsby’s neighbor. Nick Thinks he is the only honest person in this novel. He is no different than the rest. Nick was seeking to become a rich bond salesman in the Midwest to west of Long Island. Jay Gatsby is like any American with a dream to become rich and leave the poor life behind us. Jay was poor and had to fight to make his dreams reality. Jay had achieved his dream of having a big house, big social circle of people, and having…

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    Jay Gatsby Allusions

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    There are many biblical references (besides Jay Gatsby as a Christ-like figure) in The Great Gatsby. According to Thomas Foster, author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Every story about the loss of innocence if really about someone’s private reenactment of the fall from grace, since we experience it not collectively but individually and subjectively which connects to Adam and Eve and the mistakes they made. Jay Gatsby fits this statement because on page 66 He tells Nick, “Then, came…

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    Who Is Jay Gatsby

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    “Jay Gatsby” In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby’s life seemed to be quite the soap opera. Meeting Dan Cody and falling in love with Daisy Buchanan led Gatsby to a life of avarice and obsession. Jay Gatsby first met Dan Cody at age seventeen, while Dan Cody docked his yacht. Cody tuned Gatsby into a money hungry man. Their relationship turned into a business venture. Dan Cody taught Gatsby to bootleg alcohol. Considering this book is set in the 1920’s during…

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    Jay Gatsby Corruption

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    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…

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    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 Contradictions

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    into poverty, 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…

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    Jay Gatsby Downfall

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    past. Jay Gatsby was one of the few people who tried to forget it but it eventually someone remembered who he use to be. In the great Gatsby for example, Jay Gatsby pretended to be a rich and powerful man since the day he was born yet that was not the case. Jay Gatsby whose original name was Jimmy Gatz was a poor boy who first joined the war after. When Gatsby is first introduced in the novel he is an extreme rich man who hosted parties every weekend, as the novel goes on it’s later revealed…

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    Jay Gatsby Dreams

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    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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