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  • Jay Gatsbys Dream 2
    626 words
    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 sum...
  • Avey's Dream Of Her Great Aunt
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    "The fight raged on. Brawling like fishwives! Like proverbial niggers on a Saturday night! With the fur stole like her hard-won life of the past thirty years being trampled into the dirt underfoot" (45). Avey Johnson, the main character in Paule Marshall's novel Praise song for the Widow, is haunted by this dream of her Great Aunt Coney. This nightmare awakens in her an emptiness and longing for something that she can not initially explain. Her life up to that point had seemed successful, especi...
  • Beginning For The Great Gatsby
    536 words
    Jeremy A. Griffin Fitzgerald Literary Analogy Winter Dreams hits closer to home. In fact, it is one of the few Fitzgerald stories obviously set in and around White Bear Lake, the summer playground of Saint Paul's elite. Dexter Green first encounters Judy Jones when he is caddying at her club. He quits on the spot because he realizes that she sees him as a servant, and he quite consciously begins to make something of himself in order to earn her approval. The little girl who had done this was ele...
  • Greatness Of Gatsby
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    According to American Heritage Dictionary, the definition of great is: great (great) 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. 5. Powerful; influential. 6. Eminent; distinguished. 7. Grand; aristocratic. 8. Enthusiastic... Many people have achieved some sort of greatness in todays society. To be associated with the adjective great is a tremendous compliment. T...
  • Dexter And Finn
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    Dreams and Expectations The story "Winter Dreams" and the movie Great Expectations (based on the book by Charles Dickens) both tell rite-of-passage tales about men in search of beauty and wealth. The stories both begin when the men are boys and fall in love at first sight with girls who are as stunning as they are pretentious. These girls become the symbols of the great quest for beauty, the great journey in search of a top-notch spot within America's social hierarchy. These girls also become wo...
  • Wrong With Gatsby's Dream
    344 words
    Fitzgerald seems to be saying that what keeps Americans going as individuals is the belief in that dream, and so they struggle like Gatsby to attain it. But they are like "boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past". Americans row and row against the current of time, trying to get back to that dream, bearing themselves backward like Gatsby, who believed the past could be repeated, but doomed by the hand of time to failure. Whether Fitzgerald believes Americans can recapture ...
  • Igby's Father
    428 words
    "Igby goes down" is a story about a seventeen year old boy trying to break out of his American High Society family. There is just one similarity that all members of the family share, they are blood tied. Igby's father had a nervous breakdown and is in a psychiatry. His mother is a very ha table, cold-hearted woman who is not able to live without her "puppies". And finally his three years older brother Oliver. He was the best in his class, goes to Columbia University and is a young Republican. Ig...

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