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  • Great Gatsby
    412 words
    Gatsby meets a woman and falls in love with her. However, Gatsby does not have the fame and fortune a classy lady like Daisy desires. Gatsby decides to devote his whole life to achieving the material goods with which to satisfy Daisy. He lives in the past on a moment of absolute happiness hoping he can relive that state of emotion sometime in the future. F. Scott Fitzgerald published the book in 1925 using the actual time in history, the Roaring Twenties to help create Gatsby's character. Gatsby...
  • Novel Lord Jim
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    A protagonist is defined as a leading character in a written piece. The protagonist in a novel sets the story and frequently leads the plot. The protagonists can be analyzed to reveal the moral or meaning of a story. In the following essay, four main characters will be analyzed from E.M. Forester's A Passage to India, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim, and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. In E.M. Forester's A Passage to India, the main character, Dr. Aziz, is a Mo...
  • Respect For Gatsby 1's House
    545 words
    A great lecturer once said, ^3 Man is so caught up in his own recklessness that he does not notice the values of life. ^2 The theme proclaimed in the quote reflects literature in the abundance that it is used in throughout the history of writing. Author F. Scott Fitzgerald, spokesman of the Jazz Age, illustrates the shallow emptiness, careless recklessness, and materialistic concerns of the rich in his novel The Great Gatsby. First and foremost of all are the issues of the materialistic concerns...
  • People Like Gatsby And Nick
    495 words
    The Great Gatsby is considered a masterpiece full of controversy about the 1920's life style. Fitzgerald uses symbolism to express in a more detailed way this life style of carelessness and corruption. These symbols are shown through out the characters' actions and thoughts as well as in the setting created by the author's imagination to stress a point to be caught by the reader's attention. These symbols are used to elaborate the themes in The Great Gatsby. Social status, one of Fitzgerald's th...
  • Hedonism And The Great Gatsby Hedonism
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    Hedonism and The Great Gatsby Hedonism means to live only for pleasure. It means not thinking about the consequences of your actions as long as make you happy. It's a total abandon of all responsibilities. This type of lifestyle often has negative results. I mean, look at the hippies, and how their hedonistic society turned out. They are all either in rehab centers or have kids running around with names like Moonbeam and Star child. But enough hippie bashing - let's look at how the Hedonistic wa...

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