Dreams in Gg and Hs

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Gatsby and Bone are both possessed by a dream which kills them. Explore the importance of these dreams in the GG and HS. Dreams are a key theme in both F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Patrick Hamilton’s Hangover square. I will be studying Fitzgerald’s and Hamilton’s text as a whole; investigating how both authors present dreams, how characters are possessed and the authors possible contextual influences. In this study I will also make a critical analysis of dreams and their importance in the novels. Firstly I will begin this study by concluding why dreams are an important aspect in the novels. The protagonist, Jay Gatsby has a dream which is sustained throughout the novel. Gatsby’s dream is important because he constructed his adult life in order to achieve it. When Jordon say’s “Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be across the bay” in the novel, a person may agree with her statement because of Gatsby’s worshipping of the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. When Nick sees’s Gatsby spreading his arms “In a very strange way”... Towards it, we get the impression that Gatsby is connecting with this light spiritually; Fitzgerald’s green light must represent something more than just the end of a dock. In contrast to Fitzgerald’s Gatsby, Hamilton’s George Harvey Bone has nothing going for him and his dreams change throughout the novel. As a result of his split personality his dreams vary between wanting to kill Netta and Peter to wanting to love Netta. Georges dreams are important to him like Gatsby because he has no other goals in life. “I must kill Netta, I must”
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