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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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  • 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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  • Contradictions In The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby is unique because of the great contradictions between different people and places throughout the novel. The novel shows what wealth can do to moral values, on small and large scales. Most of the binaries in the novel are based on this key idea. Another key idea is how dreams of the future and memories of the past transfer into the present and how that changes one’s mentality about life. These are some of the most important themes of the novel and can be expressed with binaries.…

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  • Huckleberry Finn And Sula Comparison

    In the novels Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Sula by Toni Morrison, the characters in each story fall victim to friendship. These friendships that the characters entertain themselves with are detrimental to their consciousness and their morality. From Nel hiding Sula’s murder of a young boy to Nick aiding in both Daisy and Tom’s infidelity, a strong pattern that emerges from these stories is, characters becoming corrupted by their friendships. In…

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  • Response To The Great Gatsby

    In the great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald, there were so many themes, it wasn’t just a novel about romance. There were many significant themes and clues about all of them. The novel is about a young men trying to get back his old lover, it's the only thing he has left to be able to accomplish all his goals. Gatsby the main character in this novel is fighting against anything to get Daisy his lover back after five years of them not being together after he went to war. The story begins in the…

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  • Literary Criticism In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

    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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  • Green Light In The Great Gatsby

    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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  • The Great Gatsby Personal Response

    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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  • Underestimated Dreams In Bodega Dreams By Ernesto Quinonez

    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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  • Great Gatsby Character Analysis

    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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