The Great Gatsby

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    For many, The Great Gatsby is a story of two thwarted lovers. However, upon deeper analysis, the Great Gatsby is a work written by F. Scott Fitzgerald that criticizes the American dream at a time where it was unbelievably corrupt. The Great Gatsby occurs in the jazz age, in the middle of the 1920s. Fitzgerald bases it in New York, where the jazz age was strongest. This gives us a perfect setting to see exactly what becomes wrong with the American dream when people take it too far. The novel…

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    During the roaring twenties, an author by the name of F. Scott Fitzgerald became widely popular through his writing and works. Fitzgerald 's most known and popular work is The Great Gatsby, which was published in 1925 during the height of the roaring twenties, which is clearly seen in The Great Gatsby. Another event during that time that was a major influence on the book was World War I. Fitzgerald was living in a hostile world because of the tensions of WWI, as well as soldiers that were…

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    Taboo: proscribed by society as improper or unacceptable (dictionary.com). This word describes the book The Great Gatsby accurately because many actions in this book are considered “taboo”. The book is set in the 1920s which is the time period of change. Prohibition started in the Roaring twenties; prohibition is defined as the outlaw of alcohol. There were many other changes at this period, for example there were flappers, which were women who no longer followed the rules. There was also an…

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    materialistic objects or a new class in society. Gatsby, Tom and Myrtle are no different. Money in The Great Gatsby acts as a motivator for Gatsby, to attain Daisy, Tom, to remain in the social class he is accustomed to, and Myrtle, in her desire to change the social class that she belongs to. Jay Gatsby did not grow up with a wealthy family. His parents were impoverished farmers in North Dakota though Gatsby always had dreams of becoming wealthy. Gatsby became accustomed to the wealthy…

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    How does dishonesty influence an individuals’ ability to be happy? In the Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald comments on a variety of concepts; Self-image, judgement, happiness, and so on. Out of all the themes, he seems to develop the idea of happiness more often than not. He sets up the groups of people in very distinct social classes; East Egg and West Egg. This starts the contrast to the way humans do things just because of the social standing they classify themselves with. The first class that is…

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    Throughout The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway is the only point of view we are given about the lives between these characters, Fitzgerald uses Nick as a way to establish the motif of loneliness by showing that even though Gatsby has everything one wishes for during this time, he is still deep down alone because he is surrounded by fake love and care; however, Nick himself is also isolating himself the most by not being involved and only being the observer. There are many moments throughout the…

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    popularity, for others it’s happiness and an enjoyable life. Whatever the case is, the American dream is broad and it is not going away. In the novel The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald Grant, Gatsby’s true American dream is to be with the love of his life, Daisy. The American dream that Gatsby is chasing is a possibility in today’s world because Gatsby is chasing love, which doesn’t change throughout the different time periods. True love is still the same as it was five thousand years ago because…

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    Fitzgerald illustrates this belief of placing concentration on material perfection such as wealth and status, in The Great Gatsby. The setting of the novel takes place in the early 1920s, which was when wealth became a significant drawback. It was a time full of scandalous people, riches, flappers, and untraditional trends. During this era, people disregarded Prohibition…

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    (Fitzgerald 85). everybody dreams of someday being the pursued and achieving the so called “American dream” but is it really as amazing as people make it sound or was it just a piece of propaganda that America used to attract new immigrants to this great country a hundred years ago. The exact definition of the american dream is the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers. Now just…

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    deeper meaning that we tend to overlook. The use of colors in the novel The Great Gatsby is very congruous with the rest of the novel. All of the characters and their actions can be compared to a color. These colors include blue which symbolizes sadness, green for hope, gold or yellow for wealth, and gray for poverty or depression. The color blue in this story symbolizes sadness. It is mostly associated with Mr. Gatsby and is longing for his lost love, Daisy. “He had come a long way to his…

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