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The Great Gatsby

Is Gatsby great or not? Section 1: 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...

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characteristics that identify Jay Gatsby as a tragic hero.  Some of the characteristics of a tragic hero include greatness, a weakness or a flaw, an undeserved fate and a punishment exceeding the crime.  Jay Gatsby encompasses all of these characteristics of a tragic hero.  Although, the author tries to portray Gatsby as a perfect person, there are still some flaws that are noticeable.  Gatsby's great life unwinds with the death of the tragic hero.    We know that Jay Gatsby was esteemed by the way others...

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Jeremy Wu Eng073 3-4-13 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...

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Thode Melum 8 The Great Gatsby Essay 6.4.13 In The Great Gatsby, we are faced with many interpretations of the American Dream. The American Dream is often seen achievable in different ways than others. The rebellious, middle aged, wealthy individuals have already achieved their own interpretation of the American Dream. Whereas the working class, in The Valley of Ashes, is still trying to obtain the motivation to find their own American Dream. Throughout The Great Gatsby, one might find that...

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The Great Gatsby Literary Analysis Essay In The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald presents a novel with complex symbolism, even into the heart of the novel. Fitzgerald’s life shows through in all of his work in The Great Gatsby. He uses his life to create people and places. Fitzgerald used mostly his own experiences for this novel. Fitzgerald used many different real life people to build up his characters James Gats and Jay Gatsby for his book. He used his own life as a model for James Gats...

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The Great Gatsby Do you ever sometimes wish you have everything in life? In fact, each and everyone in the world wish or want something. Like love, hope, wealth and etc. These topics are seen in the book called “The Great Gatsby.” In America, as a whole, they have this “American Dream” where they all want to be independent and being optimistic about their future, pretty much everything great in life. But not everyone in America achieves these dreams because of the distraction around, sometimes...

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 The Great Gatsby In the novel, The Great Gatsby, there were many symbols used to resemble the characters ideas and the novel’s story line. Some very important symbols throughout the book were Dr. T.J Eckleburg’s eyes, the green light, the valley of ashes, and the colors. I thought that the most important symbol explained in this novel was the green light. The green light was mentioned numerous times throughout the story and stuck with us while we tried to figure out if Gatsby was right for...

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Period 1 10 December 2012 The Great Gatsby The novel the Great Gatsby is a very well written book by F. Scott Fitzgerald and is probably the most known out of his novels. In the Great Gatsby Fitzgerald shows us that in the 20’s money was a huge part of how you are viewed by everyone. Money determined how you were viewed and how people perceived you.People felt like they could alter how people viewed them by having a lot of possessions. In the novel Jay Gatsby has to resort to Daisy’s materialistic...

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Summer Reading Essay The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is truly themed on greed and power creating corruption. Gatsby, one of the main characters started in the book as someone nick admired, worshiped, but all of that changed after experiencing the New York lifestyle. Gatsby turns from being an idol to someone with many problems. His lies lead him to great downfall and greed of being with Daisy, the love of his life. His life was perfectly fine until his encounter with Daisy, and his obsession...

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American’s had the right to the pursuit of happiness instead of automatic happiness? Did he believe happiness was unachievable? In the book , The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is in the pursuit of happiness trying by all means necessary to achieve this goal, the goal that all human kind shares, happiness. For his entire life, Jay Gatsby has been striving to find happiness. From when he was a young boy keeping a journal on how to better himself, until his adulthood where he worked...

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