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- Mainframe computers analyze information and present it so that the observer is able to make accurate observations. In The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the narrator, Nick Carraway, tells a story in which Jay Gatsby tries to attain happiness through wealth.
- 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.
- The novel THE GREAT GATSBY is rich with symbolism. Two of the most apparent of these are the green light and the names of the people who attended Mr. Gatsby’s parties. These are just some the symbolism that occur in the book, but they are the ones that I will be talking about in this critical analysis.
- By the end of the novel, the hopes of both Gatsby and Mrs. Wilson have been dashed and they have passed away. While discussing the lost dreams of these two people, the image of dust is used several times. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald used dust to symbolize the destruction of the dreams of the common man.
- What is unknown is often talked about as being mysterious, perhaps even ominous. Naturally, many people become curious and want to find out what lurks about in the dark and be able to say that they know what others do not. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, the main character, Jay Gatsby is quite enigmatic.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has been labeled a masterpiece, and perhaps even one of the greatest novels of all time. In order to be revered as a classic, a novel must have one or more qualities that place it above the rest. One of The Great Gatsby’s best qualities is Fitzgerald’s incredible use of realism.
- Throughout the book The Great Gatsby many of the main characters committed various crimes from adultery to murder. Tom Buchanan was the most cruel and deceitful character of them all. Tom committed adultery, abused a woman, and was an accomplice in the murder of Jay Gatsby.
- Known as the Jazz Age, the Roaring twenties, or the Boom, the twenties marked a time period when the economy excelled. Many people felt that this was a time when everyone got rich, drank hard liquor, and partied all the time. This was not the way it was at all and Fitzgerald wanted people to realize this.
- SummaryAt the onset of this book, the reader is introduced to the narrator, Nick Carraway, who relates the past happenings that construct the story of Jay Gatsby and Nick during the summer of 1922. After fighting in World War I, or the Great War as Nick called it, Nick left his prominent family in the West of America for the North where he intended to learn the bond business.
- 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.
- There are also other little things that relate to the reason of gatsby?s death. The main character?s of this novel each have their part to do with the ending, Nick Caraway is probably the main character of this novel, as he comes down from New Jersey to new York to visit his cousin Daisy, who is married to Tom Buchannan.
- Jay Gatsby is an enormously rich man, and in the flashy years of the jazz age, wealth defined importance. Gatsby has endless wealth, power and influence but never uses material objects selfishly. Everything he owns exists only to attain his vision. Nick feels “inclined to reserve all judgements” (p.
- Symbolic representation is common amongst people and cultures around the world, but it is also used in literature to change the meanings or instill a different meaning in the mind of the readers. People hold different things to be symbolic. Dove and peace, rose and love, they are simple yet symbolic.
- According to American Heritage Dictionary, the definition of great is: great (grEt) adj. 1. Remarkable or outstanding in magnitude, degree, or extent. 2. Of outstanding significance or importance. 3. Chief or principal. 4. Superior in quality or character; noble.
- After reading the book The Great Gatsby, the author, F. Scott Fitzgerald imparts upon the reader a very specific impression of glamour and allurement in a “perfect,” yet shallow, upper class society. Even the front cover of the book itself illuminates the flair and attractive lights that would appeal to those of wealth.
- Throughout the course of any literary work many of the characters go though some sort of a change. These changes maybe life lessons which are necessary to obtain in life. These lessons include undergoing a development of responsibility or morality. In The Great Gatsby by F.
- Like the setting says, the story takes place at West Egg in Long Island. The narrator, Nick, is not like the people of West Egg. He drives out to East Egg to have dinner with his cousin Daisy and her husband Tom where he is introduced to Jordan Baker, the woman who he will begin a romantic relationship with.
- Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer of novels, and short stories that epitomized the mood and manners of the 1920’s, the Jazz Age, as it was called. Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and attended Princeton University, where he mostly ignored formal study, instead receiving his education from writers and critics, such as Edmund Wilson, who remained his lifelong friend.
- “Wearing the gold hat and bouncing high” (1), may seem like the ultimate lifestyle to most, but to Gatsby this wasn’t. Gatsby’s dream was not to be successful, but to instead obtain his obsession (Daisy) and have her “cry lover, gold-hatted, high bouncing lover, I must have you” (1).
- Fitzgerald could have entitled the novel anything, The Diary of Nick Carroway,The Exploits of the Easterners, Nick’s Wild Adventure, but he chose The Great Gatsby. This leaves the reader with the question, “Why The Great Gatsby? Why ?great?’” Gatsby was not the most powerful man, he did not command the respect of millions or control a country.