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    “The Great Gatsby”, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, portrays a world filled with rich societal happenings, love affairs, and corruption. Nick Carraway is the engaged narrator of the book, a curious choice considering that he is in a different class and almost in a different world than Gatsby and the other characters. Nick relates the plot of the story to the reader as a member of Gatsby’s circle. He has ambivalent feelings towards Gatsby, despising his personality and corrupted dream but feeling

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    that Tom has been having an affair with Myrtle Wilson, a woman who lives in the valley of ashes, ­ an industrial wasteland outside of New York City. After visiting Tom and Daisy, Nick goes home to West Egg; there, he sees Gatsby gazing at a mysterious green light across the bay. Gatsby stretches his arms out toward the light, as though to catch and hold it. Tom Buchanan takes Nick into New York, and on the way they stop at the garage owned by George Wilson. Wilson is the husband of Myrtle, with whom

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    With The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald made a conscious departure from the writing process of his previous novels. He started planning it in June 1922,[citation needed] after completing his play The Vegetable and began composing The Great Gatsby in 1923.[2] He ended up discarding most of it as a false start, some of which resurfaced in the story "Absolution".[3] Unlike his previous works, Fitzgerald intended to edit and reshape Gatsby thoroughly, believing that it held the potential to launch him toward

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    end of The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway made the final statement of the book saying "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." Which I believe means we move on in life continually and we always have to push our way forward, move against the current, and don't dwell or bring back the past because you will get carried back to the past such as a boat moves across the current, it requires constant moving forward to prevent drifting backwards. Gatsby started off with

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    The Great Gatsby Essay On the outside, The Great Gatsby seems to be a story about a twisted love affair. Fitzgerald is showing the many changes happening during the 1920’s society, and how it affected the idea of the American dream. Fitzgerald shows the strive for the wealth, which defined the American dream in the 1920’s and which continues to defines as a desire for wealth and success today. In the book, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is showing the corruption of the American dream by throwing parties

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    Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby. Many historians believe that Mr. Gatsby was inspired by F. Scott himself. They both were romantics who fell in love with the heartbreaking wild girl. They were both guys who were willing to break the rules in order to get to the top. And most diffidently they were just two guys trying to make to greener pastor. F. Scott wrote The Great Gatsby threw the eyes of Nick Carraway. Originally in awe of him, Nick uncovers the truth and grows an inner hatred for Gatsby; until

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    The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Download free eBooks of classic literature, books and novels at Planet eBook. Subscribe to our free eBooks blog and email newsletter. Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce for her too, Till she cry ‘Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover, I must have you!’ —THOMAS PARKE D’INVILLIERS  The Great Gatsby Chapter 1 I n my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been

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    In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald captures many divisions in American society by making many references through geographic landscapes and also shows many issues of the "Roaring Twenties." The book is narrated by Nick Carraway, the neighbor of Jay Gatsby who is trying to reunite himself with Nick's cousin Daisy. Nick and Gatsby are from West Egg, while Daisy is from East Egg. Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald emphasizes places and settings and also depicts the different aspects

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    Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby 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's

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    “honest” and “nonjudgmental” man named Nick Carraway, the views of the rich and ugly collide together, making The Great Gatsby a novel with a twisted and complicated plot. The main character Nick Carraway, is from the west and moves to the overpopulated city of New York. He settles in the “West Egg” of Long Island and meets his mysterious neighbor who goes by the name of Jay Gatsby. Nick visits his cousin Daisy, who lives in the “East Egg” and soon becomes somewhat engaged within the fast, upbeat,

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    In the first chapter of ‘’The Great Gatsby’’ Daisy was talking to Nick about her daughter and she says ‘’I hope she’ll be a fool- that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.’’ I believe that this quote describes Daisy because, it shows that she is intelligent and she knows that there is no longer any value of being intelligent woman anymore. In the third chapter of the story Nick made a statement about Gatsby and he said ‘’He had one of those rare smiles with

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    The Great Gatsby (Novel) Author Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald Purpose To show the author’s conflicting feelings about the Jazz Age Relationship with the Author and the Characters  Fitzgerald and Carraway  Thoughtful young man from Minnesota  Educated at an Ivy League school  Moves to NYC after the war  Found the new extravagant lifestyle seductive and exciting  Fitzgerald and Gatsby  Idolizes wealth and luxury  Falls in love with a beautiful young woman while at military

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    Great Gatsby? Throughout this novel, one of the main themes is the hollowness of the upper class. As explained in the novel, the East eggers are considered a part of the new wealth and the West eggers are considered a part of the old aristocracy. Is wealth the only thing that makes you a part of society? The book does not really expound on the lower class or how they live, so can you truly say there is one. Is this book only about the life of the upper class or the life of the “The Great Gatsby” himself

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    In chapter 6 of The Great Gatsby, a reporter comes to Gatsby’s door to interview him about his personal life. Jay Gatsby’s original name was James Gatz and he was born on a North Dakota farm but went to college in St. Olaf, Minnesota. He dropped out of college and later met the wealthy Dan Cody who hired him as a personal assistant. When Dan Cody died he left Gatsby $25,000, but his mistress prevented Gatsby from claiming it. After that, Gatsby was determined to become rich and successful. Later

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    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is filled with multiple themes such as, love, power, money, reality, illusion and immortality, but the main focus is on the American dream and the downfall of those who attempt to reach it. Everyone has a dream of what ones future will look like, a future that includes something one might not have now. The novel is largely based around the so called American dream which embodies material items as a way of being successful. Jay Gatsby symbolizes the so-called

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    In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays the 1920s in America as an era of “decayed social and moral values,” evidenced in its greed and pursuit of pleasure. The reckless elation and enthusiasm that led to wild parties and jazz (like the extravagant, over-the-top parties Gatsby throws in the novel) resulted in the corruption of the American dream. The American dream was originally about discovery, individualism, and the pursuit of happiness, and the desire for money and status have corrupted

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    Gatsby Essay: Tom and Gatsby Elegant parties, endless supply of alcohol and food, numerous people, huge mansion, and loud music are all examples of common occurrences at the Gatsby mansion. All of this was to lure in one beautiful girl. That girl was Daisy. However, Daisy was occupied by her own rich husband, Tom. This only left Gatsby wishing he could have Daisy. Soon, Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom all cross paths. Although different in many ways, it turns out that Tom and Gatsby share many of the

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    The Great Gatsby “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald presents his audience with a novel with intricate symbolism. Nick Carroway, the protagonist, has recently moved from the Midwest to get his career started in New York. He lives on the island of West Egg the poorer side of town, across from East Egg the wealthier side of town. In East Egg are where his pompous

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    America in 20th Century Recently is very loud about the film The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. People say different opinion about this story which persuade me to buy the book, read it, and find out that how the world looked in those times and how the American dream come true. This book made a huge impression on me and that is way I decided to tell a few words about Mr. Gatsby. The Great Gatsby has been written in 1925 by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald

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    The Great Gatsby: The Corruption of the American Dream through Materialism The American dream is an ideal that has been present since American literature’s onset. Typically, the dreamer aspires to rise from rags to riches, while accumulating such things as love, high status, wealth, and power on his way to the top. The dream has had variations throughout different time periods, although it is generally based on ideas of freedom, self-reliance, and a desire for something greater. The early settlers’

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    The Great Gatsby In the United States Declaration of Independence our nation founding fathers came up with the idea that “all men are created equal” in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. However there has always been a great divide in our country’s society and class, with the top one percent nearly owning all of our nation’s wealth. With the majority of society being of middle and lower class population some of which are struggling to make ends meat living paycheck to paycheck. In F.

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    Jenna Bringenberg English 11 Mrs. D’Emilio & Ms. Snyder 8 May 2013 For the Love of Money In The Great Gatsby, a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, money is shown as a boundary between classes. The 1920’s became known as the party period and was during the highest point of the stock market. Fitzgerald shows how money is important through old money and new money. Fitzgerald portrays how the higher class rank is seemed to have a “better” life, while people continuously take advantage of

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    The Great Gatsby ‘’The Great Gatsby’’ is a Charles Scribner's Son novel based on tragedy . The novel was published in 1925 in NYC . Nick Carraway the novel narrator , explain with details how he was living in this time , including his point of view of the things that happen on his environment . is As a ‘’Modernism’’ novel great Gatsby is a non poetic story based on the search of truth and identity . The great Gatsby is an amazing novel that tells the life of Nick Carraway who travel

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    REFLECTION/ REACTION PAPER After watching the movie in the cinema, I decided to compare Jay Gatsby from Francisco Reteche. When I first saw Gatsby, I already noticed one similarity that I can pair with Reteche wherein they were both mysterious in the starting part of the story and we could not predict what were they thinking. There were still some similarities that I noticed between the two of them like their main problem was about a girl wherein they wanted to be with a certain girl who left

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    Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby is a rendition of F.Scott Fitzgerald novel with the same name. The great Gatsby is a melodramatic love story based out of New York in the 1920’s.dream like quality produced by digital animation takes you into a trance during the entire film. Hope and fantasy are prevalent in Gatsby while trying to win over his love. Star power is displayed with Gatsby the main character portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio and caraway played by Toby Maguire. Elaborate grand sets and glamorous

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    The Great Gatsby In The Great Gatsby (1825) by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby had a dream that developed an extraordinary gift for hope. Fitzgerald founded the Gatsby persona and gave him his backstory to accomplish his dreams such as: changing his own name when he met Dan Cody, become rich by being a bootlegger, and moving into a enormous mansion. The intended audience is everyone and he shows that this is not a story about love. F. Scott proves that Gatsby is a gorgeous person by the perspective

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    THE GREAT GATSBY The Great Gatsby is a tale of luxury, lust, deceit, and murder. In Long Island, New York, Nick Carraway lives next door to the mysterious Jay Gatsby, the owner of a huge mansion and host of frequent and lavish parties. Although prohibition has made alcohol illegal, Gatsby always has a surplus available at his wild social gatherings. As Nick starts to spend more time with Gatsby, he begins to learn about Gatsby’s past, his strange profession, and his love for Nick’s cousin, Daisy

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    unfashionable area populated by the new rich, a group who have made their fortunes too recently to have established social connections and who are prone to garish displays of wealth. Nick’s next-door neighbor in West Egg is a mysterious man named Jay Gatsby, who lives in a gigantic Gothic mansion and throws extravagant parties every Saturday night. Nick is unlike the other inhabitants of West Egg—he was educated at Yale and has social connections in East Egg, a fashionable area of Long Island home

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    Yasmeen Williamson English 3 September 2014 The Great Gatsby Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is about a poor boy finding the love of his life, who’s a popular young lady that all the soldiers in town like and who doesn’t marry poor boys. He works and makes himself rich over time. After a few years he finally gets to own a big house with a pool and servants, a few nice cars and he throws parties all the time. The only thing stopping him from being officially happy is having Daisy in his

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    The Great Gatsby Could you imagine life without alcohol? A world where you were prohibited to drink alcohol by an amendment in our constitution! The 18th Amendment ratifications on January 19, 1920 ban the manufacturing, transporting and any sale of intoxicating liquors. When the Prohibition era in the United States began on January 19, 1920, a few sage observers predicted it would not go well. Certainly, previous attempts to outlaw the use of alcohol in American history had fared poorly (Lerner

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    The Great Gatsby People spend a portion of their lives trying to better themselves. Many people set goals as motivation for something they would like to achieve. Having goals was definitely a factor in the lives of Jay Gatsy, Tom Buchanan, and Nick Carraway. Jay Gatsby has the goal of being a success and getting Daisy for his own and admitting she has never loved Tom. Tom Buchanan has the goal of running down Gatsby and proving his illegal ways. Nick Carraway also has the goal of being a success

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    The Great Gatsby, a story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is one based on the American Dream or should I say the “demise” of the American Dream. This so called dream in the 20’s was portrayed by wickedness and greed. Week three of our lecture we were asked to discuss what the American Dream meant to us and my response was one based off freedom, discovery, and hard work. Immigrants, salves, lower class citizens, etc. were accustomed to earning their money through manual labor, not through family inheritance

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    The Great Gatsby In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay and Nick are portrayed as very different characters. Throughout the story, we come to realize that they are much more similar than we originally thought when first starting the novel. Fitzgerald is very subtle when it comes to comparing the two; he doesn’t tell the reader the ways they are and are not alike. In the novel, there are many similarities and differences between Nick Caraway and Jay Gatsby. Although

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    Conley Howard The Great Gatsby Literary Analysis Notebook Mrs. Marlar/English III Period 6 Howard 1 Literary Element- Symbolism Chapter 1, page 21 Original Quote: “But I didn’t call to him, for he gave a sudden intimation that he was content to be alone—he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward—and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute

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    Name Teacher May 18, 2015 The Great Gatsby Character Identification - Jay Gatsby Jay Gatsby is a young man, who went from having very little in his childhood in North Dakota to one day having more than he could ever imagine. Becoming extremely wealthy was not very hard once he had gained his knowledge from a man who had many strategies to get Jay to where he needed to be. Once he had a firm understanding on what had to be done to impress a girl het met before the war. Jay was involved

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    The Great Gatsby is a novel written by the author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The narrator of the book is Nick Carraway, who was the main character of the book, Mr. Gatsby's neighbor. The story Nick is telling starts in 1922 and the novel begins with that Nick is leaving Midwest of USA and moves in to a small house in West Egg, Long Island, to work as a bond salesman. Nick’s cousin Daisy Buchanan and her husband Tom lives nearby, at the more fashionable area of Long Island called East Egg. Nick visits

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    pure ideal has become degraded and buried by the merciless greed for money. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, The Great Gatsby, many of the characters, believed in the Dream and that wealth and social mobility was within his or her reach. Fitzgerald illustrates three specific social classes: old money, new money, and the lower class, with old money and new money taking center stage. Gatsby, himself, represents new money: he climbed the social and economic ladder and succeeded by way of shady dealings of

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    words of Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author of the prominent novel The Scarlett Letter. Time is universally established as an eternal measure, however an individual can typically break his or her lifespan into the past, present, and future. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, explores the burdens and manipulations of these time segments. Through the utilization of symbolism, characterization, and figurative language, Fitzgerald cultivates the theme that life is a limbo bounded between one’s imminent

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    The Great Gatsby is a story told by Nick Carraway, who was once Gatsby's neighbor, and he tells the story sometime after 1922, when the incidents that fill the book take place. As the story opens, Nick has just moved from the Midwest to West Egg, Long Island, seeking his fortune as a bond salesman. Shortly after his arrival, Nick travels across the Sound to the more fashionable East Egg to visit his cousin Daisy Buchanan and her husband, Tom, a hulking, imposing man whom Nick had known in college

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    Great Gatsby “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald There are many messages authors try to send the readers when they write books, but at the end of the day, people receive different messages from the masterpiece. Author Francis Scott Fitzgerald wrote a book in 1925 which was The Great Gatsby. “Even if Scott Fitzgerald is, as someone suggested years ago, essentially a one-book author, only a prig would dispute either the stylistic beauty or the cultural importance of The Great Gatsby.”(Barbarese)

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    The Tragic Flaws of Hamlet and The Great Gatsby In Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby and Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, the main characters both go through tragic flaws. Their love does not end up the way they want but they keep on trying to make it perfect. Hamlet and Gatsby both have a job they want to do but cannot pursue that goal because they have men that are standing in their way. They also have secrets that they keep from their fellow friends and family and no one knows the actual reason

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    book The Great Gatsby does just that. By describing gatsby's life, author F. Scott Fitzgerald, makes it clear that Gatsby's past, belongings and fame all contribute to describing the American dream. Gatsby grew up poor, once working as a janitor and fisherman. He met a man named Cody and sailed with him until one day he passed away. According to Cody's will, Gatsby was supposed to inherit his money,  but Cody's mistress got in the way and kept it for herself.  From then on, Gatsby made his own fortune

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    The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that shadows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on the prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story focuses primarily the young and mysterious bachelor Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby offers a vivid variety of social commentary, dwelling heavily on the theme of the abandoned

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    Compare the presentations of appearance and reality in The Great Gatsby and one other short story by Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald presents the theme of appearance and reality throughout his novel The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald presents 1920’s America as the decade of illegal use of substances, promiscuity and the status and wealth of similar Americans, showing this era to be a time of moral decline. "They smashed things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness

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    summarized the essay. 4. Less than five grammatical errors. Jay Gatsby vs. Tom Buchanan The Great Gatsby, exhibits several person vs. person conflicts; this novel shows one character, Gatsby, who has a problem with one of the other characters, Tom. Throughout the story, Jay Gatsby’s love for Tom’s wife, Daisy, is a reoccurring conflict. The resolution of this problem is concluded with the exposure of Tom and Gatsby, and finally the confrontation in a parlor at a hotel. The exposure of

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    In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the descriptions of landscape reflect the theme of the distinction between social classes that pervades the book. Two vehicles through which Fitzgerald describes the landscape include Gatsby’s house, and the geography of New York and its weather. The descriptions of Gatsby’s house changes as the book progresses, and it should be noticed that they parallel changes in the plot, and highlight the theme. In previous chapters, Gatsby’s house is just as much

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    that  wealth  has  bad  effects  and  it  doesn’t  solve  every  problem  they  encounter.  Jay  Gatsby,  a  main  character  in  ​   Great  Gatsby  The was  one  of  these  people.  Gatsby  and  other  characters  of  his  class  all  strived  for  happiness,  wealth,  status  and  love.  To   their  dismay,  they  realized  that  the  desire  for  wealth  could  lead  to  their downfall. Through Gatsby, Fitzgerald  proves that the pursuit of wealth is corruptive, useless  and dangerous.  The 

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    Criticism Chapter I 1.1 Introduction The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald's magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change

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    Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald set in America during the 1920’s. During this time, the county had just gotten out of World War 1 and the Eighteenth Amendment was mandated. This Amendment outlawed the buying and selling of alcoholic beverages, also knows as prohibition. Many Americans began producing their own alcohol in their home and selling it illegally. Since there was such a high demand for alcohol, these bootleggers became extremely wealthy. This is how Jay Gatsby gained

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    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a novel that takes a different spin on the stereotypical American dream. To say “through the novel, Fitzgerald puts across the idea that the American dream has been corrupted by the desire for materialism” would be accurate. Because “we see that Gatsby had a pure dream, but became corrupt in his quest towards that dream,” this is how the American dream was viewed as corrupt. Throughout the novel Gatsby displays many examples of how his quest towards the

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