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  • Gatsby First Met Daisy
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    The American Dream "The American Dream": what does it mean? Wealth, material possessions, and power are the core values of "The American Dream". For too many Americans life is based upon reaching a higher standard of living. Gatsby was one of these Americans who lived his whole life in pursuit of wealth and power. Gatsby based his whole self-being on how much money he earned and the possessions he had. He felt that with money came many other advantages to life. Gatsby's sole purpose for acquirin...
  • Desires Symbols In The Great Gatsby
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    Wants, Desires & Symbols In The Great Gatsby, symbolism adds depth to the story without casting confusion. The representations are presented and sometimes even explained through the characters. Our own society too has many symbols which reflect who we are in a similar manner as the symbols in the novel did. Although there are many symbols in this book, perhaps one of the most striking is the green light on the end of the Buchanan dock. This light represents hope and dreams to Gatsby. It shows hi...
  • Gatsby's Money
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    In his novel The Great Gatsby (1925) F.S. Fitzgerald introduces the reader to a set of characters that stand on the different levels of socioeconomic ladder and by destiny's will share each other's lives. Reading the novel one can see that Fitzgerald puts a huge emphasis on money: its presence or absence is the deciding factor in shaping the lives and personalities of the characters. The novel takes place in New York, in the early 1920's. One might notice that the financial situation with the Ea...
  • Pip And Jay Gatsby
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    Contaminated Motives The very essence of money creates an urge of human nature to obtain it, and have an excess of it. Fame and money go hand in hand; if you have one, you have the other. One also must understand that money equals power; people aspire to money. When people come into wealth and begin rising to the top of the social ladder, history dictates they usually become corrupted, and sometimes compromise their personal values. Do they believe this is for the common good, or merely for pers...
  • People At Gatsby's Parties
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    Fitzgerald's Satirical Portrait of Modern Society Rosie FikePeriod 4 "The Great Gatsby", a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, depicts life in the 1920's. "The Roaring Twenties", a nickname given to the decade laden with flippancy, is a time where the rich people in society have little to do, and a lot of money to spend in many ways. Jay Gatsby, one of the "newly" rich people, chooses to spend his money throwing wild parties every weekend in the summer. Fitzgerald paints a picture of modern society by...
  • Jay Gatsby
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    Laura Pats May 18, 1998 Death by Illusion Before writing The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald must have done thoughtful and extensive research. This is apparent because, to explore the novel's main theme, 'The American Dream', he chose to place it in the 1920's. This was, indeed, a perfect time slot because the 20's were notorious for the numerous ways in which they influenced the public. These years served as a defining point for many aspects of everyday life such as wealth, social status, and...
  • Gatsby's Love For Daisy
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    Gatsby's Pursuit of the American DreamT he American Dream means that by persistently working hard, one can achieve success; this is in contrast to other countries where the immigrants came from, in which one was either born into money and privilege or not, and if you weren't, there was no way of achieving this success. The American Dream eliminated the barriers between people that social class had held for centuries in Europe. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, shows the corruption of the...
  • Jay Gatsby
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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 o...
  • Gatsby's Loneliness
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    The 1920's in the united States was a time of economic growth in which people lived frivolous lives by believing their money would make them happy. It was a time of alcoholic prohibition and a time of emancipation for women. Thus, it was a time of parties, drinking and wild women for those who could afford it. Those who were at the bottom of society were constantly striving for the top of the economic ladder. This time era, in Long Island, is the basis of F. Scott's Fitzgerald's book, The Great ...
  • Money Gatsby
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    Our great cities and our mighty buildings will avail us not if we lack spiritual strength to subdue mere objects to the higher purposes of humanity" (Harnsberger 14), is what Lyndon B. Johnson had to say about materialism. He knew the value of money, and he realized the power and effect of money. Money can have many effects, however money cannot buy happiness. Many people dont this fact, and many continue to try and actually buy things that make them happy. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gat...
  • Old Moneys
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    Man dreams of living the life of the elite social class and of the power and admiration inherent within. F. Scott Fitzgerald comes to terms with this American dream in The Great Gatsby, a novel about social life in the 1920's. The social hierarchy of the times plays a very important role in this novel. Here Fitzgerald illustrates three specific social classes: old money, new money, and lower class, with old money and new money taking center stage. Gatsby himself personifies new money; he made hi...
  • Reality Of The Love Of Money
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    The American Dream as portrayed in The Great Gatsby is the reality of the love of money. The characters in the novel dwell on the fact that they have money. The novel is about the power of money. Daisy is the main character who fulfills the American Dream; being rich. Her lifestyle revolves around money. It is impossible to imagine her without it. When observing Daisy, it is natural for the reader to experience envy. She has a rich husband, owns a beautifully furnished home, and has a lovely dau...
  • Daisy And Gatsby Return To West Egg
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    Buying Happiness and Love The American Dream is starting with nothing and through hard work and determination one can achieve millions of dollars and all the happiness one can handle. This may not be true, if that person tries to buy the past to regain the happiness he will never succeed and mostly likely end up very unhappy. A good example of this in fiction is F. Scott Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald criticizes the American dream in his novel, The Great Gatsby, by showing Jay Gatsby...
  • Novel The Great Gatsby
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    Money and The Great Gatsby 'Her voice is full of money Pg. 127),' is a major contributing sentence to the story. This sentence, which comes from the character by the name of Jay Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald relates this story to many, stating that money can buy anything, including the love of a woman. This feeling that Gatsby has acquired baffles Nick Carraway. Throughout the story, the truth comes out of why Daisy becomes part of Gatsby, which is because she wants him just for his riches. In the...
  • Houses In The Great Gatsby
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    The Great Gatsby- Do's really love cars and money? In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Gatsby attempts to be obtain his American dream with conspicuous consumption. Fitzgerald uses symbols of conspicuous consumption in money, cars and houses to show that the American dream of wealth and possessions doesn't necessarily ensure happiness. The concept of conspicuous consumption is greatly exemplified in The Great Gatsby, by all of the characters being in possession of excessive amounts of pro...
  • Novel The Great Gatsby
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    Dove and peace, rose and love, they are simple yet symbolic. Every two years televisions around the world are graced with the images of five multicolored joined rings meant to represent the unity of the world in a celebration of the Olympic games. Although a circle is nothing more than a geometric shape to some, others take it to be a representation of endless love and friendship. People hold different things to be symbolic, but the inevitable truth is that everyone holds something to be represe...
  • American Dreams Of The Transcendentalists
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    The American Dream remains viewed as the success which one obtains. The American Dream has had a great impact on literature as well as an impact on the changing of time periods. The 19th century Transcendentalists idea of the American Dream focuses on reaching ones goals by honest, hard work. On the other hand, Gatsbys idea of the American Dream in the 20th century centers on becoming successful by way of illegal money that was not acquired through working. Ultimately, the Transcendental and Gat...
  • Reader The Use Of Grey Ashes
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    Throughout the novel "The Great Gatsby", F. Scott Fitzgerald consistently uses colour imagery to create atmosphere in different scenes, to bring out the characters' personalities, and to reinforce theme development. Even though he refers to a vast array of colours, they differ in prominence and influence. The most prominent colour Fitzgerald uses is green. Gatsby can be said to be green with envy over the fact that he lost the love of his life, Daisy to Tom Buchanan. He is also envious of the "o...
  • Green Light In The Great Gatsby
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    New York City: a place of wonder that people visit just to see anything and everything on any and every day of the week. In our times in New York City a person relieving themselves on the sidewalk or someone stumbling around drunk are both observed and during the 1920's a person could witness the same. During his life as a rich man F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote powerful encounters about life during the 1920's in New York City. His most famous novel, The Great Gatsby is full of symbolism which makes ...
  • Money Gatsby
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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 ...

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