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  • Materialism And Wealth In The Great Gatsby

    dominance, comfort, and love. With the help of geography, Fitzgerald analyzes and explores the horrid truth of American wealth and materialism through Myrtle Wilson, Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby. Myrtle Wilson lives in the Valley of Ashes “where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens […] with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air” (23). A chilling image of mental and physical poverty depicts Myrtle’s…

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  • The Great Gatsby Reflection Essay

    Many people see me as one of the greatest American authors of all time because of my novel; The Great Gatsby. It wasn’t until when I attended Princeton University that I was exposed to the social scene, and when I first discovered my passion for creative writing. Here is when I first started writing musicals for the school, humorous articles in my University’s newspaper, and stories for the Nassau Literary Magazine. Although, my passion came to a halt when I decided to end my schooling in…

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  • Essay On The Color Gold In The Great Gatsby

    Colors play an important role in literature and everyday life as the way to represent certain characteristics. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the characters Gatsby, Daisy, Tom, and Myrtle lives are surrounded by colors that are full of meaning. The novel is based upon the period in history called “the Roaring Twenties”. At this time, World War I was over and an entire generation was viciously destroyed. It was a scary time for everyone around the age of eighteen, so…

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  • Social Class In Ancient Rome

    would get carried out to show their achievements that they had made during their lifetime. Eventually the corpse was then carried out on the couch; the body was usually carried out on the eighth day after death. If the body was cremated then the ashes would be placed into an urn (a small clay jar) and the urn would be placed into the tomb, located outside the city walls. The size of the tomb reflected what social class their family was in and the ancient Romans believed that the tombs were…

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  • The Great Gatsby Wealth

    lives. Though wealthy individuals are affected by their wealth, those who are not wealthy are also consumed by their wealth. Beyond the extravagant residence of Gatsby and Daisy lies the less appealing Valley of Ashes. The poverty-stricken area is described as, “a fantastic farm… where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and… of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air… the ash-gray men swarm up with leaden spades and stir up an impenetrable…

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  • Joseph Conrad's View Of The Human Condition

    eerily floats through the air, “Ring around the rosy, a pocketful of posies ‘Ashes, Ashes’ we all fall down.” This classic nursery rhyme that children innocently sing originated from the Bubonic Plague that infested London during the seventeenth century. The unsettling truth reveals that the song conveys the plague’s story: it resulted in a pink ring on the skin, posies in pockets to ward off repugnant odors, and the ashes of cremated bodies. The irony appears when pure children happily sing and…

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  • Metaphors In Death Fugue

    eventually cremated, which explains the ashy quality of Shulamith’s hair. Celan’s description of the physical attributes of Margarete and Shulamith, who serve as representations of Germans and Jews, reveals a collective trauma of the Jews being reduced to ashes because of their “unfavorable” physical…

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  • General John B. Hood During The Atlanta Campaign

    During the Atlanta Campaign, Sherman went right after the Confederates major supply line, bringing the Union fame, but the Confederates shame. Atlanta was one of the most important cities to the Confederates. Atlanta was the Confederates major supply line, and losing Atlanta would be catastrophic. On July 17, while the Confederate army is mostly in trenches surrounding Atlanta, President Jefferson Davis decides that Atlanta is too important to lose, and Johnston isn’t doing well-enough.…

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  • Hillbilly Elegy

    describe is white working class people and the excerpt I read comes from J.D. Vance who wrote Hillbilly Elegy. Vance wrote this story to shed light on how poverty and social class can also affect working class white people and how he rose from the ashes to “have a nice job, a happy marriage, a comfortable home, and two lively dogs.” This is a story about achieving the American Dream even when events are not go for your favor. However, Vance accomplished his dream of going beyond his horizons and…

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  • The Great Gatsby Research Paper

    The American Dream in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby, since its publication in 1925, has throughout the years, become an iconic piece in American literature. It has been seen as “perhaps the most striking fictional analyses of the age of the gang barons and the social conditions that produced them” (qtd. in. Smiljanic). The Great Gatsby undoubtedly gives the reader a look into an era in America history where materialism reigns over morals and the American dream is corrupted by society’s…

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