The Great Gatsby

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Jeremy Wu
Eng073
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Great American Novel

What book should be consider as the great American novel? The Great Gatsby is a book that should be consider as the great American novel because F. Scott Fitzgerald lived through the 1920’s and he pull his own life experience in the book to make it more realistic than other novels. And the novel talks about the American dream, which you can start from scratch and becoming rich. The writing style of this book is very creative and have a lot of symbolism also with critical thinking paragraph. The Great Gatsby should consider as the great American novel because of its realism, American dream, and the writing style. Fitzgerald wrote about the time where people were having parties and how the people were like in the 1920s, and he make some characters that express differently to problems. First, the woman in the 1920s were very stylish because of the clothing got less restrictive. And they are allow to smoked, drank, flew planes, wore pants and have parties. Also, alcohol was banned but people still uncommitted about the law, everyone knew that everyone else did it. This caused the rise of gangsters. In The Great Gatsby book, “I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library.” This quote shows how the people were like after parties, and it’s essential because of the alcohol are banned. According to John Turby “ The true main character is Nick. Fitzgerald uses the third-person storyteller. So the basic structure of the story will track how Gatsby changes Nick's life.” this quote show how can one perspective change the other perspective. The American dream is crux because it give you a clear explanation on how you can achieve your goals in life through hard work. This is a concept of the idea of freedom, and opportunity to every hard working Americans to reach their goals. In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is a perfect example for the American dream, because he was...
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