Great Gatsby

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  • What Does The Black Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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    Jay Gatsby is a man of many stories. He is believed to have been German spy, an Oxford graduate, and someone even claimed Gatsby once killed a man. Gatsby’s life is full of color and throughout the novel he is commonly associated with black for his darker side, gold for his wealthier side, and white for his nice side. Black is one of the colors picked because of its high symbolism and deep meaning of dread and death. Gold was quite obvious because of Gatsby’s great wealth that he managed to acquire

  • What Is The Archetype In The Great Gatsby

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    In his seminal novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the lives of his characters to illustrate the monumental impact America’s brief engagement in WW1 had on the nation’s economy, participants and supporters back home. He makes particular notice of the impact on women and veterans. However, it is his delineation of the extent to which values considered sacrosanct in the American ideology in the pre-war era, and particularly in his own native Midwest have been torn asunder by the stark

  • Great Gatsby Book Vs Movie Analysis

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    Dhakshenan Pushparajan Mr South English 3 05 October 2015 The Great Gatsby: Book v. Movie THE BOOK I believe the book does a better job of building Daisy’s character compared to the movie. Daisy is the prime reason for the death of Gatsby. In the book it is easier to imagine Daisy being the cause of Gatsby’s death as the book describes her to be shallow and love Gatsby for his money rather than replicate Gatsby’s true affection for her. She is very manipulative, according to the book, and she usually

  • The Nature Of Man In The Great Gatsby

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    Men have been perceived in many different ways throughout the past. At times, they are seen as protective and strong. Other times they are seen as loving and kind. However, in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the nature of man is told as being very violent and harsh. In this novel, it is most accurately explained through the characters of Tom Buchanan and George Wilson. Tom Buchanan was filled with hostility and anger throughout the entire novel. He is often referred to, by Nick, as a cold

  • Examples Of Wealth In The Great Gatsby

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    Wealth is a materialistic and tangible object that drives people to act irrationally and to have an unrealistic view of the way life should be. The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a story of how wealth that the characters obtain leads them to act in a way that influences others’ lives and their own as well. Fitzgerald uses Tom Buchanan, from East Egg with old money, to reel in Myrtle Wilson to live a life she desires. Myrtle Wilson is a poor, lower class woman from the Valley of

  • The Great Gatsby Women Analysis

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    represent the women of the 1920’s. Tom Buchanan’s wife Daisy, his lover Myrtle and Nicks girlfriend Jordan. Nick sees everything these three women do throughout the novel, he doesn’t say anything however, because his father told Nick not to judge. Gatsby gets involved with these three women in a different way but he isn’t the one that notices what type of women they are. Fitzgerald slowly evolves these women's characters through Nicks

  • How Does The Valley Of Ashes Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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    The Great Gatsby is filled with many objects that represent an idea or symbol. These symbols help progress the story and develop the theme, which is the emptiness in the higher class. The emptiness in the higher class means the rich people feel they are missing something even though they have all the money they could ever need. The opposite is also true that the lower class are more happy and have everything they need despite their lack of money. Many of these symbols are very important to

  • Character Analysis Of The Great Gatsby

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    the American Dream ends in death and sorrow. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is about a wealthy man named Jay Gatsby trying to achieve the American Dream in the 1920s. His dream was nearly complete- he almost had the girl of his dreams- until it was all taken away by exposure and death. Throughout the novel, multiple characters with different personalities are introduced, and some go through a few major changes. Coincidentally, Jay Gatsby is the character that is impacted the most by the

  • Comparing F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby: Book And Movie

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    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s well known American novel, The Great Gatsby was tranformed into two movies by the directors Jack Clayton and Baz Luhrmann. It is more interesting for American teenagers to watch a summarized movie rather than to read a 9 chaptered book, it also helps them to understand the story more easily. Gatsby’s death in the novel symbolized the death of the American dream, Luhrmann’s movie developed this theme more effectively than Clayton’s movie because of the cinematography, sound effects

  • The American Dream In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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    “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” A quote from the novel, “The Great Gatsby” written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. In other words society tends to pick on others who are less fortunate but never really realize what their actions can cause. Just like the novel, the article “Frank Abagnale” written by a CommonLit Staff, talks about the life story of a man who lived by deceiving people. Same goes for the