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  • Jay Gatsby

    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 and

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    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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  • 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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  • Characterization of Jay Gatsby

    Characterization of Jay Gatsby In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald‚ Jay Gatsby is portrayed as a successful‚ larger-than-life young man‚ representing the “American Dream.” He is a romantic idealist who wishes to fulfill his dreams by amassing wealth in hopes of impressing and eventually winning the heart of the love of his life‚ Daisy. Jay Gatsby is a tragic hero in this novel‚ whose flaw lies in his inability to accept reality. His own corruption suggests the dishonesty of the current

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  • Essay On Jay Gatsby

    Jay Gatsby‚ otherwise known as James Gatz‚ (Fitzgerald 9899) is the definition of larger than life. He is the type of person that has a cool‚ calm‚ and collective personality that everyone wants to be around. Gatsby has an elegance about him that everyone craves to have. He has his own swagger‚ and more money than anyone could ask for. It seemed as if it was impossible for Jay to die‚ but he did. George Wilson shot him. Even though Gatsby died from Wilson’s bullet (Fitzgerald 161162)‚ he created

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  • The "Great" Jay Gatsby

    “Great” Jay Gatsby The word great has many meanings – outstanding‚ eminent‚ grand‚ important‚ extraordinary‚ noble‚ etc. - and varies along with the intent of the speaker and on the interpretation of the hearer. Someone may perceive something as great‚ and yet someone else may see that same thing as horrendous. The greatness of a being is not determined by themselves‚ but by those around them who experience‚ and perceive‚ their greatness through actions and words. In the book‚ “The Great Gatsby”‚ written

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  • Jay Gatsby Outline

    Thesis statement: Jay Gatsby has to strive; that makes him keep going and feeling alive. II. Jay Gatsby’s childhood A. As a young man‚ Jay Gatsby dreams of being rich. 1. Nicks explains what Gatsby has told him. 2. From that moment on‚ he never seems to lose hope. B. Jay Gatsby is a man with questionable morals right. 1. When Daisy comes to tea at Nick’s house‚ that is the moment Gatsby meets her again. 2. Nick explains He stepped outside and then came back inside and realized that he cannot

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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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