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  • Fitzgerald's Use Of Symbolism
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald is an author who is distinguished for his use of symbolism in his literature, like in the novel The Great Gatsby. He uses the image of Doctor T.J. Eckelburg's eyes to symbolize a godlike being. Fitzgerald uses the symbol of the two women in yellow at Gatsby's party to represent the values of the 1920's. The food provided at Gatsby's party symbolically represents the members of 1920's society. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses Symbolism in the novel The Great Gatsby as an accurate refl...
  • 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...
  • Gatsby's Obsession With Daisy
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    The Great Gatsby: Gatsby's Illusion of Himself F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is considered a novel that embodies America in the 1920's. In it, the narrator, Nick Carro way, helps his neighbor Jay Gatsby reunite with Daisy Buchanan, with whom he has been in love with since 5 years before, during World War I. The affair between the two fails, however, and ends in Gatsby being shot and killed. The reason that this was inevitable is that Gatsby created a fantasy so thoroughly that he became...
  • Great Gatsby As A Satire
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    The Great Gatsby as a Satire Satire is an implement used by authors to point out a flaw of society or group of people in general. There are different levels of satire that the author can use. For example, the author may employ a type a formal satire known as Juvenalian satire. Here, the writer points out a subject with anger and contempt for it in a bitter fashion. There is also the contrasting form of Juvenalian satire called Horatian satire. Here, the writer points out a subject with a gentlen...
  • Fitzgerald Sets Gatsby In A Fantasy World
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    The Great Gatsby Doesn't it always seem as though rich and famous people, such as actors and actresses, are larger-than-life and virtually impossible to touch, almost as if they were a fantasy? In The Great Gatsby, set in two tremendously wealthy communities, East Egg and West Egg, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays Jay Gatsby as a Romantic, larger-than-life, figure by setting him apart from the common person. Fitzgerald sets Gatsby in a fantasy world that, based on illusion, is of his own making. Gat...
  • Fitzgerald's Parties
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    In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the main character, Gatsby is the host of many elaborate parties at his home in West Egg. In the morning the lawn crew would come and pamper the yard, in the evening the cooks would begin to prepare the meals, and as dusk approached, the guests would pile out of their taxis, motor cars, and boats (36). Some invited and some not, all were coming in search of a pleasant evening among people. Fitzgerald's parties unveiled a fun-loving, lazy side ...
  • Gatsby's Dream
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    'The Great Gatsby ', besides being a great literary piece, is a metaphor for a whole society, the American society. 'The party was over' (Fitzgerald), which signifies a level of prophetic vision within the American society and its history. An essential part of this American characteristic of the novel, and its historicity, is about the American Dream. At the center of how Gatsby is a metaphor for a whole society, is the relationship between Europe, the already settled, which caused unsatisfactio...
  • Gatsby's Parties
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    The 1920's is the decade in American history known as the "roaring twenties". Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby is a reflection of life in the 1920's. Booming parties, prominence, fresh fashion trends, and the excess of alcohol are all aspects of life in the "roaring twenties". The booming parties in Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby reflect life in America during the 1920's. Gatsby displays his prominent fortune by throwing grand parties. From next door, Nick Carraway witnesses the sc...
  • Gatsby's Parties And The Wealth
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    The Two Faces of Gatsby's Parties During the 1920's, everyone is making easy money off the stock market and lives their lives to the fullest potential. The decade, also known as the Jazz Age, brings a lot of glamour into many households; one of which belongs to Jay Gatsby. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby shows his wealth by arranging humongous parties every so often. At these parties most of the people who are in attendance are uninvited, but at the same time are als...
  • 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...
  • Fitzgerald Sets Gatsby In A Fantasy World
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    Doesnt it always seem as though rich and famous people are larger- than-life and virtually impossible to touch, almost as if they were a fantasy In The Great Gatsby, set in two wealthy communities, East Egg and West Egg, Fitzgerald describes Gatsby as a Romantic, larger- than-life, figure by setting him apart from the common person. Fitzgerald sets Gatsby in a fantasy world that, based on illusion, is of his own making. Gatsbys possessions start to this illusion. He lives in an extremely lavish ...
  • Party Scene Gatsby
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    The final scene in American Pastoral and the first party scene at the Gatsby estate in Great Gatsby serve important functions in explaining common characteristics of Swede and Gatsby. The scenes convey that both protagonists share a common trait of not being true to themselves. In these scenes, both characters betray themselves so that they can attempt to live their version of the American Dream. In Great Gatsby, Gatsby envisions his American Dream as marrying Daisy. In order to accomplish this ...
  • Tone Of The Party
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    The three parties that take place in the beginning chapters of The Great Gatsby reflect a variety of tone and atmosphere. The atmosphere of the party is quickly established by the author when Nick first arrives at the home of Daisy and Tom. The luxurious house suggest to the reader that they are about to enter a place that is both mystical, enchanting, and a picture of wealth and rose-colored beauty. The setting appears almost dreamlike and the reader is enticed by the "deep pungent roses" (12) ...

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