Critical Analysis Of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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This thesis is a critical analysis of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best known novel The Great Gatsby. This novel was first published on April 10, 1925, it is set on Long Island 's North Shore and in New York City during the summer of 1922 and is a critique of the American Dream. It is considered one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. Even though in this novel the theme of American Dream is the most dominant one, yet it is considered one of the best known classics of literature in the world so it can be considered a masterpiece of Fitzgerald. Most of the events in this novel take place in New York City and on Long Island in two areas known as “West Egg” and “East Egg”. The narrator point of view is first person. The narrator is Nick Carraway, a young man from Minnesota. As this novel deals with the idea of American dream, the aim of this paper is to make it clear the reasons why the main protagonists Gatsby change his name and why Daisy chose to marry someone else and the reason why they needed freedom. Through this novel the author shows how a love for a woman can led you toward everything you despise? The purpose of this paper will be critical analysis, so I will be focused to analyze this novel in general, its relevant information, the plot of the novel, the analysis of the major characters, main themes, also the analyze of internal and external conflicts, as well the motifs and symbols. Except the book The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which I have

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