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    In The Dinner of Trimalchio as part of Gaius Petronius Arbiter’s Satyricon, the now wealthy freedman Trimalchio has invited the hero Encolpius for a meal in his home, complete with a seemingly endless parade of food, wine and insanity. While the story may appear to be nothing but a farcical rendition of an unconventional dinner, greater meaning emerges from the story when viewed as a mixing of three distinct, but intertwined cultures, that of the slave, freed slave and freeborn roman. From this angle, much can be elucidated on the lives of roman slaves, the relatively understated freedman culture, and the fluidity with which each interacted within the roman hierarchy. While Trimalchio is likely an unreliable witness when providing evidence…

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    both women at the same time. Even though he wishes to divorce Daisy and marry Wilson’s wife, he still is jealous of her knowing other people and being with other people. This leads to him holding on to Daisy, causing Daisy emotional distress, and leading to her running over Wilson’s wife, which led to the death of Gatsby. Fitzgerald illustrates the theme that often greed leads to the loss of social and moral values, which can lead to disastrous results. Allusion “…his career as Trimalchio was…

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    sentence lengths does not make their writing styles completely different because sentence length is only one small part in determining an author’s writing style. Fitzgerald and Butala have many similar elements in their writing style such as diction and rhetorical devices which make them easily comparable. The authors use allusions to show the readers how the protagonists are seen through the eyes of the narrator. The allusion in The Great Gatsby displays how Nick truly sees Gatsby. One day…

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    Marcus Aurelius, once said that “Time is a sort of river of passive events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes place, and this too will be swept away.” This holds true because in the novel, The Great Gatsby, time is rapidly moving from event to event meaning that time does not stop. Throughout the novel the main protagonist ,Gatsby, does not seem to be able to catch up to the present time of the novel. F.Scott Fitzgerald, a…

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    The Great Gatsby is a novel about the “Roaring Twenties” and how people wanted to achieve the “American Dream.” Fitzgerald uses many different elements to describe the destruction of the American Dream. Symbolism is used as a key element throughout the novel to add complexity and suspense, requiring the reader to decipher what is meant and put the symbolism into context. Fitzgerald’s major uses of symbolism are the green light, the Valley of Ashes, and the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckelburg. The…

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    In the Great Gatsby, Nick is an omniscient narrator as he is the primary method Fitzgerald uses to provide the readers with information about all the characters in the novel whilst also possibly suggesting some of Fitzgerald’s own personality and potentially hazardous opinions. Yet, Nick is an intelligent character with an idealistic viewpoint as he prides himself on being honest and trustworthy but throughout the course of the novel the self diagnosed judgement to ‘reserve all judgements, a…

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    Underestimated Dreams In Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quinonez takes place in Spanish Harlem, here we see a kid named Julio who is Puerto Rican and half Ecuadorian. Julio is a good friend with Sapo; Sapo always defends Julio no matter what. Julio gets into many fights, which got him the name Chino that was a painter who did the Rest In Peace Frames. As they grew up Chino ended up with a girl named Blanca who was a church girl. Blanca is the best in Chino’s life giving the positive influence like…

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    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…

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    Literary Criticism: The Great Gatsby Money is an iconic symbol in The Great Gatsby. It is often regarded in the 1920’s, when the book was written, as the American Dream. This recurrent dream is that in which the ultimate triumph is to make enough money to never have to worry. This dream is still shared by many people today, and differs slightly perhaps to a foreign immigrants dream, which might be freedom for their family or even simply a stable job to provide for one 's family. The Great…

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    Gatsby Personal Narrative

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    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald contains a personal narrative that has shown a glimpse of Fitzgerald’s life. Throughout Fitzgerald’s life he has published many novels, but before his death he was considered to be a failure. The award winning novel was published on April 10, 1925, and is a true masterpiece. Fitzgerald incorporates many themes and messages for the reader to understand why the novel was truly written. First, The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald contains the main key of…

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