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    Great Gatsby Materialism

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    opportunity to become fabulously rich. The goal is a luxurious life without a care in the world, but F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, refutes that idea, believing that this dream life leads to a decadent life. Fitzgerald writes The Great Gatsby as a critique of the American Dream. This belief of his reflects in his novel. The main character: Tom, Daisy, and Gatsby, are all wealthy people; they indulge themselves in their unnecessary luxuries, and in turn, turn immoral, each in their own ways

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    In the book “The Great Gatsby” the story centers around a character named Gatsby, and the story of his dreams being reached, but there are many hardships that need to be pushed through in order to reach his dream. This dream is something he wants, but can’t reach for it is but a fantasy created to help cope with the reality of the harsh world. This same statement could be used on the dreams of many illegal immigrants, or just people coming to the united states, and that’s the American dream. These

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    In Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby we see this theme played out through the character of Daisy. During the writing of Gatsby Fitzgerald weaves in aspects of his own life where he was on the receiving end of this characteristic of human nature. “With Gatsby, [F. Scott Fitzgerald] creates a character with a similar situation to his own; he is motivated to become wealthy after his love interest, Daisy, marries a very wealthy man rather than waiting for Gatsby to earn his income” (Wood, 2007

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    How does F.’s confidence in Max challenge/reinforce what we think of the author? Based on the letters I think that Fitzgerald and Maxwell had a close relationship, Fitzgerald relied on Maxwell many times throughout his journey of writing The Great Gatsby for guidance and direction of how to write his chapters. He also asked for opinions on the naming of his novels. Fitzgerald also named his wife by name instead of referring to her by title of “ my wife”, he also told Maxwell about their living

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    The passage from The Great Gatsby,which begins on page 179,conveys a depressed attitude that Nick has towards Gatsby. His depressed tone is created by the usage of concrete details , which works together with the flashbacks of previous memories that Nick had with Gatsby. Fitzgerald also uses hyperboles which over-exaggerate the feelings that Nick has towards Gatsby. The usage of these rhetorical devices help nick better develop the depressed attitude. The usage of the concrete details helps better

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    Homes In The Great Gatsby

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    In literature and in real life, a person’s home can reveal fundamental truths about them. In The Great Gatsby however, the homes of the characters go far beyond that. They are not only the main settings of the novel but reflect the characters’ status in society as well as their desires, goals, and personalities. Through descriptions of the houses in the novel, the author can reveal things about the characters without needing to over describe the characters themselves, as well as foreshadow events

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    Network and The Great Gatsby. In Extremely loud and incredibly close, there is a conflict between Oskar and his mother. They have a tense relationship ever since Dad’s death. It is caused by Oskar 's self-obsession with his own grief and his emotional immaturity. He thinks his mom is moving on too soon. He overlooks how his mom needs some comfort too. “Mom was with Ron in the living room, listening to music too loud and playing board

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    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby offers up a social commentary on various aspects of the 1920s society such as injustice, betrayal and corruption of the American Dream. Of all the themes, the one that is the most developed is that of social stratification and inequality. One could say that he makes a distinction of groups to send a strong message about the moral character of each social strata. The social elite, that is divided into “Old Money” and “New Money” is represented as materialistic, superficial

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    Desire in The Great Gatsby Desire can lead people in many different directions -- some good, and some bad. Desire can confuse people, and give them false hope. This makes them commit actions without thinking about consequences.Throughout the book, The Great Gatsby, desire influenced the choices of Gatsby, Daisy, Tom, and Myrtle. First, Gatsby desires to have Daisy and will do anything to get her attention. Throughout the book Gatsby tries many different ways to catch Daisy’s attention. For instance

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    Why Is Gatsby Great

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    Any average person would desire to be a “Gatsby” who is extremely wealthy, widely idolized, and seemingly impeccable. Indeed, what makes Gatsby great is his lavish lifestyle and self-earned wealth. However, the more one observes Gatsby, the more one realizes that his epithet is incongruous with his actual character. Not only is the major factor that makes him remarkable, wealth, a result of illegal bootlegging, but he seems to contradict his ‘greatness’ in various instances in the novel. This leaves

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    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. But it is also inferred that Nick is a homosexual. Fitzgerald implied in the novel that Nick, the narrator, had a homosexual affair with a photographer. This novel was set in the 1920’s, and at that time, it would have been shameful

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    The Great Gatsby Response

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    precisely when. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, various significant events occurred at four o’clock. When Gatsby met Daisy for tea at Nick’s house, Gatsby’s extraordinary attempts to attract Daisy were no longer necessary, as he had finally gotten her attention. When Daisy closed her window to Gatsby on the night of Myrtle’s death, she did not express any more passion toward him, indicating that their love had expired. George Wilson murdered Gatsby at four o’clock, ending the life of a man

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    The Great Gatsby Flaws

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    “At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower.”(103) Reading this phrase in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, you are probably picturing the kissing scene in the happy, cheesy romantic Disney princess movie you watched last Saturday. However, unlike Cinderella or Snow White, in Nick’s account of Gatsby and Daisy’s first kiss, their love implies something much more than that, and the chief way that Fitzgerald elevates their love to that level is through his miraculous descriptions. The author

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    Many authors who struggle with addiction use their writing as a way to express themselves through various characters. One prime example is F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of The Great Gatsby, who reportedly “began drinking at a young age and it became such a common force in his life that alcoholics appear as central characters throughout his writing”. This connections with alcohol in Fitzgerald’s writing reflect the traits of an alcoholic author. Fitzgerald wrote a lot about alcohol and he may have

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    Have you ever seen the movie The Great Gatsby? People now days wear clothing totally different from the 1920s. Like in the movie The Great Gatsby clothing was amusing and flashy, however nowadays short, shorter skirts, and spaghetti straps are worn by many in today’s society, and in consequence teenagers are showing more than they need to. In the 1920’s fashion became extensive thing for women because they were given the right to vote, and more liberty. As a result, in “August 26, 1926 the 19th

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    and abuse. Fitzgerald draws from his marital experience to create characters that themselves face similar issues. Wilson, the car mechanic, deals with a cheating wife, much like Fitzgerald struggles to deal with Zelda’s affairs. Tom, an inheritor of great wealth, in addition to a having cheating wife as well, faces extra marital temptations, similar to Fitzgerald own affairs. Fitzgerald reminisces about mistakes in his marriage through the actions of these romantically active male characters. Wilson

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    The Great Gatsby According to Ebook Friendly books are banned or challenged for moral, political, religious, or commercial reasons. A Challenge is wanting to take a book down based on a group of people or a person. Most challenges are unsuccessful though (Banned & Challenged). There is may reasons why books are challenged but most of the time is to protect children from information that may seem inappropriate to them at the same age. Books like The Great Gatsby was and were challenged because of

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    Sometimes we as human beings assume we know everything about one another. However, this can lead to a lot of problems when conflict arises. In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, three of the main characters Nick, Gatsby and Daisy experience the problems when one makes assumptions. Fitzgerald very clearly portrays the issues when someone thinks they know the ins and outs of someone else 's life throughout the book. The first example of this is Nick. In the beginning of the book, he

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    During Jazz Age people’s spiritual values, traditions and customs were decaying. Lust had took over them and they could easily betray their spouses, just like Myrtle, Daisy and Tom in Great Gatsby. As myrtle’s sister had mentioned to Nick “neither of them can stand the person they’re married to” (p. 23). She proposed that if no one is happy in their marriage they should get divorce and get into a relationship that would satisfy them, because “you can’t live forever, you can’t live forever” (p. 24)

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    The Great Gatsby is set in the roaring 20s, a period of excitement, where music, dance, and wealth flourished across the U.S. The energy and exhilaration of the period can most clearly be seen in New York City, coincidentally where this novel takes place. The individuals in The Great Gatsby seem to take a part in this “thrill seeking” attitude of the 1920s and when doing so, they tend to collect things that appeal to them and are suitable for their self enjoyment. However, women at the time experienced

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