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Jay Gatsby

Jay Gatsby Jay Gatsby, the main character in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, is a materialistic man, trying to live out the American Dream in the 1920’s. But, his way of life does not get him the woman of his dreams, and eventually leads to his death. He is an extremely wealthy man, but despite all of his money, is very lonely. Although he never gets the woman he wants, Gatsby was a dreamer. He was motivated to reinvent himself and buy his way through life, with a dream to recreate...

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Analysis of Jay Gatsby 1. Jay Gatsby is a young man, around thirty years old, who rose from an impoverished childhood in rural North Dakota to become amazingly wealthy. However, he achieved this lofty goal by participating in organized crime, including distributing illegal alcohol and trading in stolen securities. 2. From his early youth, Gatsby despised poverty and longed for wealth and sophistication. 3. Though Gatsby has always wanted to be rich, his main motivation in acquiring his fortune...

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Jessica Lennox January 30, 2013 Reading Literature 121E Mrs. Ford The Green Light vs. The Green Life “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us…” (180) James Gatz, the protagonist of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, believes in the past and fantasy; these beliefs result in his death, making him a tragic hero. To resolve his internal conflicts, he constructs a new lifestyle with a new identity, a new look, and a new wallet, big enough...

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Eng. 116 TR 9:30-10:50 “Character Analysis” Jay Gatsby Jay Gatsby in “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the most interesting males in fictional literature, even though he is not a dynamic and changing character during the novel. In fact, Jay Gatsby has changed little since he was a teenager. He was born as James Gatz to poor farmers in North Dakota and he decided at an early age that he wanted more out of life than North Dakota could offer. He leaves home to find excitement...

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Is Jay Gatsby Tragic?

Tragic Jay Gatsby Many characters in novels may be considered to be tragic. These characters are considered tragic because of one character trait they possess that leads to their eventual demise. Jay Gatsby is a tragic character in a unique way. That is, he has many negative traits, but only one of these traits leads to his eventual downfall. Of all the character traits that Jay Gatsby possessed, his excessiveness in everything he did was what led him to his ultimate downfall. Jay Gatsby...

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Raise and Fall of Jay Gatsby

Raise and Fall of Jay Gatsby Jay Gatsby is a young man, around thirty years old, who rose from childhood marked by poverty and mostly spent in North Dakota to a man of unimaginable wealth. From his early youth, Gatsby resented poverty and aspired toward wealth and sophistication. His real name was James Gatz, but it was later changed to Jay Gatsby as it was more melodic and less immigrant. Gatsby is a man who secretly hates the poor as well as immigrants, and could never see humans in them, which...

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Many Faces of Jay Gatsby

Simon Leppicello Rhetorical Analysis Essay Hour 6 3/26/15 The Many Faces of Jay Gatsby In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the main character, Gatsby, has many different sides of his character, which are shown in different parts throughout the novel. The reader understands him to be a very versatile man who feels emotion deeply, but doesn’t show it on the outside nearly as much as he should. Gatsby meets a man named Nick who moves in next to him and becomes the narrator of Gatsby’s...

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Jay Gatsby and the American Dr

The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about the American Dream, and the downfall of those who attempt to reach its illusionary goals. This dream is different for different people, but in The Great Gatsby, for Jay, the dream is that through wealth and power, one can acquire happiness and lost love. To get this happiness Jay Gatsby must reach into the past and in order to relive an old dream of marrying Daisy, the foundation of his life. In order to do this, he must have wealth and...

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Is Jay Gatsby a Moral Character?

Is Jay Gatsby a moral character? I think Jay Gatsby is not a moral character. I think so, because Gatsby uses people. He also lies about his past, his parents, and his life. He makes illegal money and hangs out with gangsters. This shows that Gatsby is not trustworthy. This also shows that Gatsby makes immoral choices. My first reason is that Gatsby uses people. I think so, because when Nick first saw Gatsby, while returning from Tom’s house...

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The Death of Jay Gatsby

The Death of Jay Gatsby The responsibility of a murder is not always completely traced back to the killer. Sometimes, there is a person who directly, or indirectly, motivates the murder. The killing of Jay Gatsby is not excluded. His murder could have been prevented if a few instances were a little different. Interestingly enough, Daisy Buchannan accounts for three strong points as to why she should be held responsible for the death of Gatsby. The events that made Gatsby's murder a reality...

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