The symbols in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald is a highly symbolic book on 1920s America, in particular the fall down of the American dream in a period of materialism and idealism. And also, which was known as the Roaring Twenties. The book basically talks about a tragic story between Gatsby, a “New Money” gentleman and Daisy, a noble girl from “Old Money”. And also, the author tries to transform some ideas to the readers by using some symbolic examples, such as, the green light, Doctor T.J.Eckleburg’s eyes and Gatsby himself. Fitzgerald use The Great Gatsby to show the social situation of America and the real psychology of Americans.
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past”. These are the hauntingly beautiful words that conclude what is to be considered one of the most important novels written in American Literature. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald illustrates the disillusionment of the pursuit of the American Dream during the Roaring Twenties. The novel follows Nick Carraway and his journey throughout West Egg in New York, where he meets and befriends the mysterious and affluent Jay Gatsby. As the economy grows throughout the 1920s, many people waste their money on foolish and unnecessary luxuries.
Authors often integrate symbols and motifs to their writing to foreshadow later events. In one of the most famous pieces of American literature, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald drops hints to forecast terrible outcomes. The novel occurs during the roaring twenties and accentuates the wild and extravagant lifestyle of Long Island’s enclaves. In between East and West Egg’s opulence, there is the Valley of Ashes, a dark, grey wasteland. Even though their opulent lifestyle seems magnificent, one couple, Tom and Daisy Buchanan, faces marriage troubles because of their loss of love.
His father was Apollos Rivoire, a French immigrant who came to America on his own at the age of 13, and Deborah Hichborn, a Boston native and the daughter of an artisan family Paul was important to history because he saved a lot of lives by warning Lexington about the British and that they were coming. If Paul hadn't done that, who knows what America could be.
Alexander Hamilton not only had one role in American history, but he had multiple roles. Alexander Hamilton was an important figure in American history. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, was George Washington’s right hand man, major author of the Federalists papers, was the first Secretary of the Treasury, and much more. Alexander Hamilton was born on the British West Indies Island of Nevis on January 11, 1757. His father abandoned his family when he was an infant, so they struggled to survive.
Jacksonian Democracy “Discuss the Presidency and life of Andrew Jackson. What contributions did he make to American life and politics?” Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767. His hometown was a place called “The Waxhaw settlement” which was a community of Scotch-Irish immigrants that were along the border between North and South Carolina. Jackson’s parents were Andrew and Elizabeth, and he lived with two older brothers, Hugh and Robert. Jackson was named after his father who had previously died before his birth.
Gatsby’s dreams and aspirations in life are rather interesting and amazing as he goes about his life in the book. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald helps highlight the social, moral, and political issue that were very present during the 1920’s and today. Gatsby is the focus of the book as before the book began, he was an ex-soldier who came to wealth by some rather illegal ways. Daisy a married woman is his person of interest, who was his ex-lover 5 years before the book started. Gatsby’s actions, and words demonstrate a clear obsession with Daisy that seems to have no end.
The year of 1920s seemed as the second industrial revolution and the new mass culture create a national community. F.Scott Fitzgerald fortuitously captured the explosion of image (American culture) and sound-making machinery that came to dominate the American life. Then, he assembled this reshaped culture through by the morality classical novel the Great Gatsby. The young man named Jay Gatsby born in the lowest status of society, unlikely accepted this cruel fate, he worked ceaselessly to be a part of the world power that one day can reach to the woman he loved who born in higher social class. Fitzgerald exploited the story comes with figurative language and characterization so he demonstrated to the audience the ultimate goal may affect when falling in love with someone from a different social class can be an obstacle to achieving the American Dream.
Persepolis, a graphic autobiography depicting the life of Marjane Satrapi from her childhood to her adult years and Great Gatsby, a 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about young and mysterious millionaire Great Gatsby and his obsession for Daisy Buchanan are examples of literary works that are shaped based on the cultural, social, political and historical context of their respective time periods. The effect that the context has on the literary work will be analyzed in this essay. Persepolis is nothing but context. If the context is removed, then there would be no story. The story begins with the life of marjane and ends with her life.
The UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History talks about that time period by saying “The novel reflects the outward glitter and the inward corruption of the Roaring Twenties , also known as the Jazz Age, a decade of prosperity and excess that began soon after the end of World War I (1914–18) in 1918 and ended with the 1929 stock-market crash”(656). This included women wanting to work and be more equal and men who came back from the war just wanted to forget everything. F. Scott Fitzgerald was an author in the “Twenties” and lived a very typical lifestyle at the time. Through his book, “Great Gatsby”, you really get the taste of the era. The analysis of the book through his language, characters and events, it shows how his life was and how people acted at the time.
Cornelius Mahony was born in County Cork, Ireland on December of 1828 to Timothy and Mary Mahony. At seventeen years old, he made the journey to the new country, the United States. Many speculate that he came over for new beginnings due to hardship in the potato famine. He stayed in New York for a couple of years where he met his wife, Bridget Fitzgibbon (Somers). Bridget was also Irish.
Childhood & Career Andrew Jackson was born in 1767 to poor Scotts-Irish parents. Serving as a courier for the revolutionary forces at age 13, he witnessed the deaths of his family at the hands of disease and the British. Jackson, now an orphan, went to live with his uncles and study law. After later being admitted to the North Carolina bar, he became more rich and famous, joining the convention for writing a new Tennessee constitution. He was elected to the senate after serving two years as the first House of Representatives member from Tennessee, and resigned after just one year.
When it comes to the Henderson family name there are rumors of the Indian heritage being all in the blood line. Tracing the name back to Germany, England, and Scotland in the 17th Century the rumor was proven to be wrong. Ancestors of the Henderson’s do have historical significance in Texas where Peter Whetstone co-founded the town of Marshall, fought in the Texas Revolution, and also the Regulator-Moderator War. The Whetstone name originates from the German name Wetzstein and evolved to the English form after Heinrich Peter Wetzstein when his family emigrated to America in 1732. “Peter Wetzstein, age 26 years, and his wife Anna Elizabeth Kurtz, age 23, and their daughter Magratha age 6, emigrated to Philadelphia aboard the ship Samuel of London” (Campbell).
For the marriage to work Julia had to send Thomas, and Laura were sent to Jacksons mill, and his uncle had to take care of him. But after a while Thomas and Laura were sent to an orphanage. They couldn 't go back to their mother or see her, because she died on December, 14, 1831 due to birth complications. His grandparents were Irish immigrants so that means Jackson was part Irish. When he was 18 years old he enrolled into West Point Military academy in 1842 until 1846.
Douglass and Helen marriage provoked a storm of controversy, since Helen was both white and nearly 20 years younger than Douglass. Her family stopped speaking to her; his children considered the marriage a repudiation of their mother. Douglass says that his first marriage had been to someone the color of his mother, and his second to someone the color of his father.Frederick Douglass was an incredibly talented writer and orator who escaped slavery and brought the issue of slavery to the attention of people in the 1840s, 50s, and 60s. He became and advisor and diplomat to people like Abraham Lincoln. His work greatly educated the public about slavery and helped move the abolitionist movement forward.