The Great Gatsby There are many different types of people in this world. Apart from physical features, it is the characteristics of a person that makes him/her original. Nick Carraway the narrator of The Great Gatsby, has qualities which are the complete opposite of those of Tom Buchanan, his cousin-in-law. In the novel, the author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, uses the comparison between two cousins to show how their differing characteristics reflects the themes of morality and reality versus illusion. One of Nick’s Characteristics, that is incompatible with Toms is that Nick is cautious when speaking. On an occasion when Mr. Gatz said something that Nick disagreed with , Nick still hesitantly, agreed with him, as to not hurt an old man’s feelings; as apparent by the following quote: “If he lived, he would have been a great man. A man like James J. Hill. He’d of helped build up the country.’ ‘That’s true,’ I said, uncomfortably. (Pg. 164) Tom, who is at the other end of the rope, is very careless about what he says; he does not care if he hurts someone. At one time, he was very rude when paying only ten dollars to a dog seller on the street. “ ‘Is it a boy or a girl?’ she asked delicately, ‘That dog. That dog’s a boy. (Dog-seller) ‘It’s a bitch,’ said Tom decisively. ‘Here’s your money. Go and buy ten more dogs with it.’ (Pg. 28) This shows that Tom does not care if he hurts the feelings of the person to whom he speaks with. Nick’s carefulness when speaking and Tom’s Carelessness reveals a lot about their morality. It shows that Nick’s morals are high he can not hurt an old man who had just lost his son; whereas Tom’s morals are so low, that he hurts a poor stranger walking down the street, who is trying to make a living. The carefulness of speaking shows the theme of morality because it reflects respect for
Is Gatsby great or not?
Gatsby is generous to the people at his parties. He throws banquets and spends a lot of money on food, preparations and entertainment. Gatsby is a generous host. “most people were brought”
“Every Friday five crates of oranges and lemons arrived from a fruiterer in New York--every Monday these same oranges and lemons left his back door in a pyramid of pulpless halves.”
“At least once a fortnight a corps of caterers came down with several hundred feet….
Gatsby was great. Not so because of all his wealth, but because of his persistence in fighting for his American Dream, which witnessed his pure love towards Daisy.
Gatsby can be viewed as a tragic figure in the story. When he is first introduced, he seems to be surrounded by people and wealth. However, as the story progresses, we identify that everything in his life is fabricated. The true Gatsby, Jay Gatz, came from a humble background. When Jay Gatz fell in love with Daisy that came from a well….
ALC Period 3
Fitzgerald’s Colorful Imagination
The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is an ever exciting story about a trouble-some wealthy man, Jay Gatsby. He spends his life creating a rich status for myself to allure people in. Among the people his wants to in his life, is his one true love, Daisy Buchanan. Color Symbolism plays a huge roll in describing characters and lending extra meaning to inanimate objects and descriptions of society.
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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel about the upper-class American life in the 1920s. Specifically, it takes place from spring to fall in the year 1922. The ending of the novel is very tragic and gloomy. In the end, Myrtle, is ran over by Gatsby’s car, and the car does not stop; it keeps on speeding by. Tom is deeply affected by this because Myrtle was his girlfriend. George Wilson, Myrtle’s husband, finds out the owner of the yellow car….
mean to be great? In the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author introduces a character known as the, “Great” Gatsby, but is this character truly great? I think that the character, the Great Gatsby truly is great because of the following reasons.
The Great Gatsby’s born name is James Gatz. He was born poor, in poverty in which he knew he didn’t belong. He always knew he was destined for greatness and power beyond anyone's imagination. However, despite his great poverty stricken….
not say how he felt about his dwindling marriage he turned it into fiction by writing his wife, Zelda, into Daisy Buchanan. Fitzgerald not only portrayed Zelda in Daisy but also displayed his relationship with Zelda in both Daisy’s relationship with Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship with Tom.
Although Daisy is fictional she seems to be inspired by Zelda. He does this by having Daisy be from a wealthy southern family, by having Daisy be popular with the young men, and by having Daisy be a little bipolar….
Charles de Montesquieu says that "to become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them". Throughout F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby , protagonist Jay Gatsby progresses as a hero through his dedication for love, his youthful dreams, and his Christ-like persona. His passion for love reflects in his greatness; for he proves commitment, dedication, and a loving soul for others. Jay Gatsby lives the model of the American Dream in a youthful and undertaking way. Extravagance….
Section: CURRENT BOOKS IN REVIEW
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli (Cambridge University Press, 1991. lvi + 226 pages. Illustrated. $27.95)
Even if Scott Fitzgerald is, as someone suggested years ago, essentially a one-book author, only a prig would dispute either the stylistic beauty or the cultural importance of The Great Gatsby. With so much of the novel's plot achieved through motif and symbol, with so much of its atmospheric intensity concentrated in the….
The Great Gatsby
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The Great Gatsby
Cover of the first edition, 1925.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Charles Scribner 's Sons
April 10, 1925
Print (Hardback & Paperback)
The main characters in both F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and William Shakespeare's Macbeth appear stable and successful on the outside, but inside they are engaged in a constant struggle with their dreams. Gatsby tries to win back the girl of his dreams by becoming something he's not, a member of high society; while Macbeth believes the prediction of the witches that he will be king and spends his life trying to make it come true. Both characters are willing to risk everything in pursuit….