4.03 Developing Theme Thesis Statement F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and The Jelly Bean both use Irony, Foreshadowing, and symbolism to describe how many people’s endeavor to achieve great wealth and class drove people’s decisions in the 1920s. I. Main Idea for 1st Body Paragraph: Irony A. Literary element use and effect in novel 1. Nick’s relationship to Gatsby is an example of irony because Nick tells the story about Gatsby, but he doesn’t like him.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. In these words, Charles Dickens describes the grand scheme of the Roaring Twenties. Also known as the Jazz Age, this was a decade that for the most part, was full of extravagance. During this time, prominent writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald ruled American literature. Following his success in The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald found inspiration in his life of luxury, alcohol, and a mentally deteriorating wife, and this inspiration soon erupted into his fourth novel.
Additionally, from observing the gypsy’s unattended enjoyment, the concept of obtaining so much money that worries will float away is also implied. Aside from East Egg, the young-and-careless, comes the opposing old-aristocracy West Egg. When roaming within the Buchanans’ angel-white home, Nick wanders into a room he illustrates as “gleaming white against the fresh grass outside that seemed to grow a little way into the house. A breeze blew through the room, blew curtains in at one end and out the other like pale flags, twisting them up toward the frosted wedding-cake of the ceiling, and then rippled over the wine-colored rug” (8). The immense purity, elegance, and taste this single room exhibits reflects exactly the West Egg’s charisma.
The Great Gatsby is very flashy with all its outrageous commotion during parties but in Midnight in Paris there seems to be a more realistic representation of what was actually going on during parties and speakeasies during the 20s. Lighting plays a role in both films. Gatsby always seems to see the green flashing light at the dock of daisy’s house. Anytime Gil is in the modern time with his wife their seems to be a glossy gold filter that just doesn’t look right but when he goes into the past the lighting just really makes the environment stand out and feel interesting.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald is the author of the twentieth century American classic, The Great Gatsby. It is a story of the American dream, settled down in the 1920’s, with issues of the time period being, prohibition, women, class structure, crime, and many more, The Great Gatsby has a taste of each. Fitzgerald incorporated subjects of his time and his very own experiences into the story to portray an era of social and moral values. The 1920’s were a time of breaking morals Class structure and wealth were among the highest pleasures achievable. The 20’s were an era of Jazz; with extravagant music playing throughout all hours of the night.
The Great Gatsby The roaring 20’s will go down as a high time in American history. The time period overflowed with scandal, love and mystery. The characters in the novel flaunted their wealth and lived a very extravagant life. The author F. Scott Fitzgerald uses symbolism throughout the story, such as a green pier light, the East and West Egg and the valley of ashes to explain significant themes and events in The Great Gatsby.
Leah Pope Mrs. Dixon Honors American Literature Class 3B 03/02/17 The Great Gatsby Rhetorical Analysis Essay Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby are polar opposites. Nick is poor while Gatsby is rich, Nick is laid-back while Jay is social and throws extravagant parties every weekend, and Nick is honest and doesn’t hide who he is while nobody truly knows who Gatsby really is or how he got his riches or even what he really does. So, how are the two such close friends?
Her voice is full of money," he said suddenly. That was it. I 'd never understood before. It was full of money – that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell into it, the jingle of it, the cymbals ' song about it… high in a white palace the king 's daughter, the golden girl ”
The book explores the search for happiness and wealth through the American dream and shows dysfunctional relationships, materialism, and corrupt values during the Jazz Age. The Great Gatsby is a rags to riches story of a man in pursuit of his dreams. The Great Gatsby is not the story of a woman’s pursuit of happiness and does not offer a good female representation of a 1920’s woman. The book seems to reduce women to mere objects through characters like Tom and Gatsby who manipulate and glorify Daisy. In The Great Gatsby there are several men that have a physical dominance over women.
The Great Gatsby is a modernist and jazz Age novel written by F.Scott Fitzgerald between 1923-1924, it was first published in 1925. The protagonist is Nick Carraway, he tells us his experience moving to West Egg and meeting a mysterious man who makes the most popular and extravagant parties, Jay Gatsby. The American Dream started when poor immigrants came to America searching for opportunities. The American dream is the achievement of success through determination. It is often described as a very superficial and materialistic ideal.
“It 's a ghost town rabid underworld / Dionysian night vitriolic twilight / A mirage comes up it never ends”. (Distillers) California is synonymous with the glitz and glamor seen in Hollywood movies. People not living in California fail to see that amongst all the glamour lies cities that at one time were amongst the most dangerous cities. California has a modern noir that resonates in particularly in the city of Los Angles amongst the star stricken Hollywood stars.
In the novel the Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald creates a main character that catches the attention of his readers that goes by Jay Gatsby although originally named James Gatz. He is the main character of the novel who is the namesake of the novel. Gatsby is a wealthy Bootlegger from North Dakota that moved to Long Island who pursues one thing and that is Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier to another millionaire. He is very self conscious and cares very much about his outward appearance to the public. His quest for the American dream leads him from poverty to wealth, and to the love of his life as well as his death.
Imagine that George Clooney was your next door neighbor, threw extravagant parties every weekend, yet kept quietly to himself during the day; this describes the life of Jay Gatsby. While he appears to be the nation’s most mysterious, wealthy bachelor, his wealth is built on the illegal business of bootlegging. However, despite all the rumors against him, the allure of Gatsby’s character is based off of the slanted view of the narrator and the improbable way that he obtained his massive amount of wealth.
The Great Gatsby was a fantastic novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald that portrays the roaring 1920’s as well as presents to the reader the subtle changes towards materialism seen in this era. These changes as seen with the many complex characters present in this novel are displayed to us in an efficient manner, being put it into almost every scene with little hints towards the corruption of the American Dream. Fitzgerald depicts the corruption from excessive wealth in extravagant lifestyles and demonstrates how this causes relationships to be based off of the monetary aspects of life in order to emphasize the immorality in the respective era. Corruption is constantly seen throughout this novel. From Gatsby’s rise to wealth, to his journey for love, to
Yellow Cocktail Music The Great Gatsby is an extremely well known and popular novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. In this book, Fitzgerald tells a story about obsessive ideas of love, various homicides, and people with vastly different personalities through the eyes of a man named Nick Carraway. The upbeat and lively emotions associated with the Roaring Twenties can be seen in the splendid chaos of Jay Gatsby’s parties, and many movie versions of The Great Gatsby have attempted to recreate the flashy scenes throughout the book. Of all the recreations, the 1974 film directed by Jack Clayton and the 2013 film by Baz Luhrmann easily stand out from the crowd.