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  • Great Gatsby For Jay
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    The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is set in 1922 in the New York City area. It is about the American Dream and those who attempt to reach its illusionary goals. Jay Gatsby acquires the wealth and the power of his dream but not the happiness. We have to wonder why F. Scott Fitzgerald would write such a book. Was it to reflect the society of the 1920's: where either you had money and the dream, or you were poor and lived amongst the ashes. You could have the chance of being like th...
  • Gatsbys Dreams Of Happiness And Love
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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. The attempt to capture the American Dream is central to many novels. 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. To get this happiness Jay must reach into the past and relive an old dream and in order to do this he must have wealth and power. J...
  • Beginning Of The Great Gatsby Daisy
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    Down through the centuries people have made progress. From the wheel to the assembly line to computers, people have found more efficient ways to do their work. People discovered through the use of technology they could do things they hadn t done before. Mass production and assembly lines reduced the need for manual labor. Outside the home, they worked less they discovered they had more time for recreation and to travel, socialize, volunteer, and relax. Because people found more and more leisure ...
  • Jay Gatsby
    360 words
    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's Tragic Flaw
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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 Cody...
  • Fitzgerald's Story The Great Gatsby
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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 ...
  • Jay Gatsby
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    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald I want to introduce you to, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book is set in the "Roaring Twenties" as it takes place in the summer of 1922. It is the height of the jazz age as society is dissolves into the Great Depression. The protagonist is Jay Gatsby and narrated by Nick Carraway. The story is about jay's love for a woman, Daisy Buchanan. And it is about Jay' Gatsby's will to achieve greatness as he perceives it. He is a driven by money and...
  • Nick Carraway And Jay Gatsby
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    Summary of 'The Great Gatsby'; The Great Gatsby is a book about rich people that are fighting about women, money etc. After I read this book I realized that even if you are rich you don't have to be happy. There are two main characters: Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby, both rich men. Here's the story in a short version... Nick Carraway is a young man from a wealthy family, living in a Middle Western city. The Carraway's are something of a clan actually. Nick's grandfather came herein 1851 and start...
  • Similarity Between Jay Gatsby And 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 o...
  • Concept Of The American Dream Like Gatsby
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    "The American Dream is invariably seen to fail. Discuss " The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald is seen as one of the greatest American writers, admired by his contemp aries and by modern audiences of today. Fitzgerald was very much in tune with the early twentieth century American culture. He is credited with capturing the 'Jazz Age', which he described as "a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken". Fitzgerald observed the culture around him with a c...
  • Jay 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...
  • Gatsby's Excessiveness
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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 was...
  • Major Object Of Gatsby's Dream
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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 larg...
  • Great Gatsby Nick Carraway
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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...
  • Jay Gatsby
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    One of the biggest fears in today's world is the fear of not fitting into society. People of all age groups and backgrounds share this fear. Many individuals believe that to receive somebody's affection, they must assimilate into that person's society. Jay Gatsby, like any normal person, wants to fit into society. His feelings for Daisy make him strive to achieve that goal. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby attempts to fit into Daisy's society by any means availabl...
  • Mr Jay Gatsby
    460 words
    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 wil...
  • Gatsby's Outward Appearance
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    In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby outward appearances are essential. They provide a glimpse at the artificial world inhabited by Jay Gatsby, a product of his own imagination (Lehan", the road to West Egg" 29) and Daisy Fay Buchanan, the embodiment of glamour and wealth (Brewley 44), two characters whose action thoroughly develops the plot, and two who have become so consumed by the image they have created that they do not truly know their own identities. This deceptiveness created...
  • Nick Carro Way And Jay Gatsby
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    Nick Carro way and Jay Gatsby are like an orange and an apple; either being what you want. Oranges and apples have similarities; such as, being a fruit, but have contrasting attributes, like apples are non-citric and oranges are full of citric that's why they never go brown. And that is like Nick and Jay. For some comparisons they are both men of ambition. They have moved away and tried to pursue happiness because that's what they really want, unlike some people some can often be terrified of ch...
  • Past Between Jay Gatsby And Daisy Buchanan
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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 Lo...
  • Harry Houdini And Jay Gatsby
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    Harry Houdini and Jay Gatsby were both famous figures of the Roaring Twenties in America. Both men very much reflected, although in different ways, the wild, risk-taking standards of their times. Houdini was renowned for his incredible escapes and magic tricks. Gatsby, the main character in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, was a playboy and prominent member of Long Island society. Although different in many ways, both of them worked to find happiness in their personal lives. Both men were...

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