“When I came back from the East last autumn I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever; I wanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart. Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, was exempt from my reaction—Gatsby, who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn” (Fitzgerald 4). Nick goes west for a while, but comes back east to sell bond. He rents a small gardener’s house in between Gatsby and another godly rich East Egg. After meeting, Gatsby whisked Nick away to Gatsby’s grand parties, gantlet outings to the city, but all for the chance, for Gatsby to meet Daisy, Nick’s cousin.
Nick Carraway, easily being the most stable character in the novel, is actually going through a psychoanalytical process himself. Unlike other residents in East and West Egg however, Nick’s actions are a response to trying to become an individual, a process called individuation by psychologist Carl Jung. Following his early life in the midwest, Nick moves to the east to accomplish that goal of becoming an individual. While there he becomes enamored by the social norms of the east. He finds himself drinking, partying, and even finds himself a girlfriend in Jordan Baker.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald used The Great Gatsby to show his belief in the American Dream: “He warned that a pursuit of happiness driven by greed was not attainable. That is because someone else always had more” (Amadeo). Jay Gatsby tried all his life to fulfill his dream but he always faced failure because he yearned beyond what could be given to him. The definition of the American Dream is a farce that leads to discouragement and disappointments (Arnade). No matter how hard one works, the American Dream will bring people to discontent because of society’s obsession with unattainable desires.
In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzerald expresses a negative view of the 1920's and the American Dream. He does this using the characters, setting, and symbolism. One character Fitzgerald uses to show his view of the 1920s is Nick. Nick doesn't have much of an effect on the story, he just observes everything as it happens and makes silent judgements of those around him. The reader experiences the story through his eyes and sees the world the way Nick perceives it.
The Great Gatsby: Analysis The Great Gatsby is a novel about a man named Nick Carraway. Nick is the narrator and is the neighbor of a very wealthy man who goes by the name, Gatsby. Throughout the novel, it is made clear that all of the men are womanizers, including Nick.
The Great Gatsby: Wealth and Happiness The American Dream is the idea that wealth, love, and power can be successfully attained if one were to work wholeheartedly and diligently. The novel, The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald portrays a young man named Gatsby, who on the surface seems to have attained this American Dream. This idea is emphasized with him owning a large mansion followed by the influence he has over people from the power of his money. However, the audience finds that his motivation to achieve this path is upheld through his infatuation with Daisy.
As the embodiment of the American Dream, Gatsby is both present and unreachable. Gatsby, although corrupt for most of the novel, turns out “alright” in the end. In her article, “The Great Gatsby and the Obscene Word”, the author, Barbra Will, focuses on how Gatsby’s characterization and the obscene word on his steps complete the ending to The Great Gatsby. With his past life being full of corruption, the audience, as well as Nick, is forced to forget about Gatsby’s past.
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.
The Great Gatsby is a story about the American dream and the people that lived it and those who pursued it. The story consists of the very rich, Tom and Daisy Buchannan, who inherited their wealth and lived in east egg. In the west egg lived, Mr. Gatsby, who it was rumored to have made his money in bootlegging. Also in west egg there was our narrator, Nick Carraway, who moved from the Middle West to learn the bond business. This was very popular at the time, early 1920’s, when the American dream of becoming rich seemed more attainable then it ever had before.
In the book The Great Gatsby, Nick has a high opinion of Gatsby. Nick admires Gatsby as more than just a neighbor. He doesn't think of him as Jay Gatsby but as "The Great Gatsby". There are many reasons Nick feels this way for Gatsby. The three reasons I believe are more important would be his wealth, his new life, and his romantic heart.