• American Dream Jay Gatsby
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    ... nail she all those materialistic possessions and felt more empty than she had before. 'Money doesn't mean anything! You never give me anything you really care about!' After enduring a shocking realization that what she thought wanted in life wasn't at all what she really wanted, she began to realize that the single thing she did want, she knew she couldn't have- not from Charles at least. Charles Foster Kane was seemingly capable of almost anything- except love, for he was never taught how t...
  • American Dream Gatsby Money Daisy
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    When first opening the book, The Great Gatsby is about passion between Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, but once you dig down deeper into the soul of the book you find that, in fact, that the book is more displaying the American dream, or in reality, the dissolution of it. The green light, first shown in chapter 1, represents the hopes for the future of Jay Gatsby, but in reality the light is representing that the desire for money and pleasure surpass more noble goals of Jay Gatsby. The green ligh...
  • The Great Gatsby Jays Background And His Downfall
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    The Great Gatsby: Jay's Background and His Downfall Adam Shane English 11-11-28-96 In the novel, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby did not fit into the lifestyle of Daisy and her friends. Because of his background, his dreams were destined to be shattered even before he tried to achieve them. Jay Gatsby's nouveau riche lifestyle was not of the ways of the old rich. Jay Gatsby killed James Gatz at the age of seventeen as he boarded Dan Cody's yacht. It was '... James Gatz who had been loafing along th...
  • Jay Gatsby Daisy Man Parties
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    Jay Gatsby This book is called The Great Gatsby. The character that I chose from this book is Jay Gatsby. Jay Gatsby an extremely rich man who lives in a giant mansion. His home is located on the West Egg and is "rented for twelve or fifteen thousand a season." (9). Jay Gatsby was born in Minnesota and had two very poor farming parents. His real name was James Gate but his good friend Dan Cody gave him the name Jay Gatsby. Dan Cody also taught Gatsby everything about being wealthy. When Dan Cod...
  • Gatsby American Dream
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    English Outline Thesis Statement: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck both portray the same views of the American dream in the struggles towards the dream, the protagonists determination to achieve the dream and the disappointment of failure to achieve the dream. I. Introduction A. What is the American dream 1. Description of the American Dream. B. Introduction of Books 1. Brief summary of The Grapes of Wrath and importance of characters 2. Brief su...
  • Jay Gatsby And The American Dream
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    The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about the American Dream, and the downfall of those who attempt to reach its illusionary goals. This dream is different for different people, but in The Great Gatsby, for Jay, the dream is that through wealth and power, one can acquire happiness and lost love. To get this happiness Jay Gatsby must reach into the past and in order to relive an old dream of marrying Daisy, the foundation of his life. In order to do this, he must have wealth and ...
  • The Great Gatsby Scott Fitzgerald
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald's story The Great Gatsby tells about the reality of living in the 1920's. The main character Nick Carraway moves to the east coast to get rich quick. He moves into a small house that is dwarfed by his neighbors. The occupant of the house across from Nick's is a man named Jay Gatsby. Gatsby started off as a poor man and made his way to the top by hard work, but also, illegal bootlegging. The money that he had acquired meant nothing to him though, unless he could share it with...
  • The Great Gatsby Daisy Wanted Man
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    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is more than a story about a mans love for a women, but rather a mans will to achieve greatness as he perceived. Jay Gatsby was a man driven by money and power. He was a man with a vision, a vision to succeed in life. As a child, Jay Gatsby grew up on a farm. He saw his parents as nothing but lethargic farmers. Gatsby knew exactly what he didn't want to be and that was like his parents. They were people who were content with who they were. Gatsby, on the ...
  • The Great Gatsby People Man Father
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    In Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby he introduced Jay Gatsby, a man of extreme wealth who lives his life in pursuit of one dream: having Daisy Buchanan as his own. There are many rumors surrounding this man, and his character and actions are questions by many people. Regardless of all the gossip and speculation, Gatsby is great. Gatsby's characteristics show this support of his greatness because he took care of his father, he who have done anything for daisy and he was a self-made millionaire...
  • The Great Gatsby Jay Nick Carraway
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    The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a really good book that deals with many different issues with its many different characters. A few of these characters share some characteristics while they are completely different at the same time. In this essay I will show you the similarities and differences in Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway. First off the similarities. Although there are not many there is a few to be talked about. Number one similarity between Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway is the location ...
  • Symbolism In The Great Gatsby
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    Symbolism in The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, uses symbolism throughout the novel to create the characters and events of the post World War I period. Colors are one way symbolism was used to develop the characters' personalities and set up events. This is shown by colors like the green at the end of Daisy Buchannan's dock, the color of Jay Gatsby's car and how Myrtle and Jordan surrounded themselves by white. Other symbolisms used to set up events are the differe...
  • Is Jay Gatsby Tragic
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    The 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 wa...
  • Gatsby And Don Quixote Romantic Fools By Mike Tariff
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    Jay Gatsby from Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Don Quixote from Cervantes' Don Quixote de la Mancha were two quite disillusioned men. They were both perplexed in a self-constructed world of heroism and fantasy alternating into reality. Don Quixote was a dreamer, one who beyond all enjoyed a good adventure. Jay Gatsby was also a dreamer who believed that he could "Repeat the past, of course" (111). Collectively they were too pre-occupied with their own fantastic image to fathom reality. Follo...
  • Gatsby's Dream Jay Daisy American
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    Gatsby's Dream Adam Cohen English Essay #4 Jay Gatsby, the central character of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby symbolizes the American dream. The American dream offers faith in the possibility of a better life. Its attendant illusion is the belief that material wealth alone can bring that dream to fruition. Through Gatsby, Fitzgerald brings together both these ideas. Jay Gatsby thinks money is the answer to anything he encounters. He has the best of everything. The fanciest car, the lar...
  • The Great Gatsby Morality And Gatsby
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    The Great Gatsby: Morality and Gatsby Morality is a very controversial issue. That is one of the reasons what people are interested in reading about it. Morality can lead to many questions essentially it can lead to the question between right and wrong. In The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway is faced with a constant struggle between right and wrong. Truth is an issue of morality. 'It all happened in a minute but it seemed to me that she wanted to speak to us, thought we were somebody she knew.' (Fit...
  • Great Gatsby American Dream
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    Have you ever wanted something that you cannot have? Have you gone to any lengths to achieve your goal? This is what many Americans, past and present, have done in order to achieve the American dream; wealth, liberty, and happiness. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby symbolizes the American dream. One could look at Gatsby's past and it can be seen that he is destined to get ahead in life. Mr. Gatz told Nick, "Jimmy was bound to get ahead. He always had some resolves like this...
  • The Great Gatsby Book Nick Jay
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    The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby was a very compelling and well-written novel. This book has a very intriguing plot, from the mysterious Jay Gatsby to the gruesome murder at the climatic ending. There is a multitude of deep characters you will run into through out this novel like Nick Carraway and his presumed love Miss Jordan Baker, along with Gatsby's lost love Daisy Buchanan. Then there is Gatsby's house, one of the mysteries of the story, with all of it's illustrious parties. Finally it wi...
  • Great Gatsby Evaluation Nick Jay Daisy
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    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. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick Carraway is a character that develops a sense of moral responsibility throughout the novel. This novel opens in the summer of 1922 in West Egg, Long Island. The main character, Nick Carraway moves to L...
  • Comparative Essaythe Great Gatsby Muriel's Wedding
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    Comparative Essay The Great Gatsby / Muriel's Wedding "They " re a rotten crowd. You " re worth the whole damn bunch put together... ." This phrase of complement that Nick Carro way expressed to Jay Gatsby towards the end of the novel, deemed to encapsulate the sentiment that is expressed in both written and visual texts of The Great Gatsby and Muriel's Wedding respectively. We observe and can be drawn to even fathom a sense of admiration for both Jay and Muriel, as no matter what problems they ...
  • Jay Gatsby Daisy Money Buy
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    An Analysis Of The Jay Gatsby I nAn Analysis Of The Jay Gatsby In The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby believes he can buy happiness; and this is exhibited through his house, his clothes, and through Daisy. He owns a large portion of finances due to some mysterious source of wealth, and he uses this mystery source to buy his house, his clothes, and Daisy, for awhile. Gatsby's house, as Fitzgerald describes it, is "a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking ...