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- Fitzgerald reminds us of this throughout the novel, and from beginning to end he fills the text with hints as he alludes to Gatsby^s divine spirit. The ^Great Gatsby^ was a great man- Fitzgerald tells the reader that Gatsby was so great he could not have been a man- that he was a heavenly figure.
- The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a portrayal of the withering of the American Dream. The American Dream promises prosperity and self-fulfillment as rewards for hard work and self-reliance. A product of the frontier and the west, the American Dream challenges people to have dreams and strive to make them real.
- In the United States’ Declaration of Independence the founding fathers stated: “?held certain truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
- In his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald tells of the death of the “American Dream.” Nick Carraway, a young, seemingly pure man from the west, decides to journey to New York to make his money on the stocks and bonds market. In New York, he is met with a story of love, lust, adultery and murder.
- In the novel The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald shows a clear contempt of the American Dream, an ideal that the characters that he has created either chase or have achieved. Through his excellent writing technique, Fitzgerald reduces the characters of the novel to seeming obsessed with material possessions, petty, superficial and selfish, and indeed he seems to attribute much of this to the setting of the novel, America in the 1920’s.
- The valley of ashes, “where all hopes must be left behind”(long 1 3), and the grand mansions of Gatsby and the Buchanans also offer the reader a look at the massive illusions created by Fitzgerald’s characters.
- In chapter nine, Nick begins to recall the past and relive his old memories. His must relieve his lingering thoughts of the past. During the chapter, Nick uses a flashback to tell about Gatsby’s funeral for the readers to know what happen the day Gatsby was shot.
- This novel was written in Fitzgerald?s own time. The reader is able to see his insight and artistic integrity in the way that which the novel is composed. He brings forth the values that he embraced at least partially in his own life, such as materialism and the magic of wealth, which are clearly placed in the characters of The Great Gatsby.
- Fitzgerald’s dominant theme in The Great Gatsby focuses on the corruption of the American Dream. By analyzing high society during the1920s through the eyes of narrator Nick Carraway, the author reveals that the American Dream has transformed from a pure ideal of security into a convoluted scheme of materialistic power.
- Existentialists believe that in order to have a meaningful life one must pursue realistic dreams. Willy Loman from the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, tries to succeed in life by getting people to like him. Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald, lives his whole life trying to earn the love of one woman.
- "Gatsbys personal dream symbolizes the larger American dream where all have the opportunity to get what they want.
- In, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the story is brought to us through a “flawed” narrator, Nick Carraway. It is through his eyes and ears that we form our opinions of the other characters. This makes the audience blind to any discrimination or bias he might have towards the other characters; so Fitzgerald knowingly tries to establish Nick as a trust worthy source.
- One of the main characters of the novel is the narrator of the book, Nick Carraway. He relates the events of many summers that affected him deeply. He has a knack for telling the truth, at least according to him, and he comes from a small mid-western town seeking employment as a bond trader.
- ^ (Fitzgerald ) It almost seems as if he is better off dead, according to the narrator, because all his so-called ^friends^ either deserted him or used him for their own personal gain.
- The beauty of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s writing is probably nowhere more exhibited than in his handling of the color-symbols in The Great Gatsby. The range of the color-symbols and their complex operations at each stage of action is escaped from the readers.
- In F. Scott Fitzgerald?s The Great Gatsby, the theme of destruction is evident in the life of the character of Jay Gatsby. In order to determine the extent of this destruction it is necessary to review Gatsby?s illegally acquired wealth, his artificial lifestyle and his fixation on Daisy.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald?s novel The Great Gatsby is a glimpse into the elite social circles of Long Island society during the prosperous period of the 1920?s. In this decade a class of “new rich” was born, and the class of “old rich” enjoyed continued prosperity.
- Carraway is involved in all of the events of the novel, yet does not play a significant active role; he is only a passive observer. When Nick arrives in New York, he soon visits his relatives, the Buchanans, who live in East Egg.
- Both texts The Great Gatsby by F.S.Fitzgerald and Arthur Miller s Death of a Salesman explore and conjure up the ideals of the American Dream. Through this process, both authors reveal themes such as love and corruption. Understanding F.S.Fitzgerald s depictions was made clearer after studying and comprehending Arthur Miller s views on the American Dream.
- Secondly, Gatsby attempts to exemplify his wealth through fancy cars and stylish clothing. Gatsby shows his clothing to Daisy and informs her that he has a “man in England” who buys his clothes every season (Fitzgerald 97).