Moderator – Your Excellencies, distinguished guests ladies and gentlemen. It is my pleasure to be the moderator for this panel discussion. I’m Winnie Shang, and on behalf of XXX, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of you in joining us this evening.
It is well-known that the Gatsby is an outstanding and classic story. It discusses issues of post-war society, the American dream, love and wealth which still attracts the attention of the audience today. However, as the story becomes more popular, more and more people are asking the hottest question, is Gatsby worth calling great?
In order to conclude the best answer for today’s discussion, we have with us a well-known novelist, Jay McInerney, who is the expert on The Great Gatsby and is determined by his unique vision and skill at character analysis. We are also delighted to have Tom Buchanan, the arrogant, hypocritical bully in the story and our distinguished guest from the audience, Rebecca Chai to join our discussion, welcome! Please give them a round of applause for them.
Now, without further ado, I would like to begin by asking each of the guests a basic question, do you think Gatsby is great, or not? Why? Let’s start with you, Mr. Mcinerney, give us your opinion.
Jay McInerney – Okay, Winnie, thank you very much. Let me begin by thanking the panelists for coming all this distance to be with us. Especially Tom, he had come a long, long way from East Egg, in fact, I think Tom just arrived from New York City
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In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tom Buchanan lacks the intelligence of a normal high class member, but he has a very good eye at seeing through lies. Our first introduction to Tom establishes him as a “hulking”(12) figure with “a cruel body” (7) with “two shining arrogant eyes” and “a supercilious manner” to show his dominance over others. Tom is from a wealthy family and takes great pride in his college days as a star football player. Although it seems like he has it all, money and a trophy wife, Tom is not satisfied with himself so any remarks to him angers him greatly.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, has been heralded as one of the outstanding novels of the Jazz Age. The characters that Fitzgerald created in this novel were laudable and disreputable. Therefore, these characters in the novel will be contrasted and elucidated.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famed novel The Great Gatsby incorporates many dynamic characters and situations into the world of the Roaring Twenties. Given the title, many readers will argue over whether the main character, Jay Gatsby, a mysterious man who throws elaborate parties, was truly great or not. The true definition of great is one who is selfless, pure of any illegal actions, and who doesn’t lie. Gatsby rebelled against all of these characteristics. Gatsby was selfish, committed illegal actions and lied about his overall past. Using these three reasons, one can prove that Jay Gatsby was not as great as some believed him to be.
A marvelous novel, “The Great Gatsby” written during the 1920’s by F. Scott Fitzgerald proposes a question about the truth of being “great”. The novel's protagonist, Nick Carraway grows close to Jay Gatsby; a rich, party man. Carraway strongly believes that Gatsby deserves to be known as “great.” Nevertheless, Gatsby should not be considered “great” for many reasons. To list a few, Gatsby does not do anything extraordinary to earn the title of “great”, does not work hard for success, and pretends to be somebody he wishes to be.
“Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so,” once said Charles de Gaulle. This valiant quote by a former president of France accentuates my opinion of the Great Jay Gatsby. From humble beginnings rises our main focus of F. Scott Fitzgeralds’ The Great Gatsby. Young Jimmy Gatz is brought to West Egg from his heavily impoverished North Dakota family. His desire to be something greater than a farmer drove him to fortune and love through any means necessary; his life long obsession, Daisy Fay, infatuates Jay in his own insatiable thirst for her affection. James follows Daisy in the years after he is deployed to World War 1, and when he sees she has married Tom Buchanan he becomes hell-bent on replicating the success Tom has inherited in order to win over Daisy. Through moderately deceitful ways, Jay Gatsby builds his wealth and reputation to rival and even supersede many already lavish family names. Astonishingly, the great Mr. Gatsby, overrun with newfound affluence, stays true to his friends, lover, and his own ideals to his blissfully ignorant end.
Print. Offers a new perspective of The Great Gatsby, and claims that most readers are too young to understand the main concept of the book. Clarifies the meaning of The Great Gatsby and brings out unpopular ideas that have never been heard. Encourages the reader to reevaluate the story, and to see it from a new perspective, the author’s perspective. Critiques the differences of class, gender, and classes that are portrayed in the story.This is a credible source because the author is a known book critic, as she is the “critic in residence for Georgetown University, and has won the Edgar Award for criticism.
The novel The Great Gatsby (1925) by F. Scott Fitzgerald, revolves around the main character, Jay Gatsby, his actions, and his ambitions. The book tells of the twisted, corrupt love triangle that is formed between Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, and Tom Buchanan. This develops when Gatsby is reacquainted with Daisy after not seeing her for five years. As the story develops, unfavorable aspects are demonstrated by Gatsby: his obsession with Daisy, his dishonesty with Nick and Tom, and his manipulation of Nick and Daisy. These traits portray him as a corrupt man, wanting only what is best for himself. Therefore, Gatsby’s actions prohibit him from being the hero of the novel.
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has been celebrated as one of the greatest - if not the greatest - American works of fiction. Of course, one could convincingly argue that Gatsby barely qualified as fiction, as it is the culmination of a trio of Fitzgerald’s work that
“What is better, the book or movie?” a commonly asked question by many individuals who are curious to know one’s opinion on a novel or film he/she is interested in. The book is usually always better than the movie because the book is more detailed, one gets to know the characters better, and it allows one to be more creative and have his/her own interpretation on what is occurring. In this case, The Great Gatsby is a remarkable 1925 novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which was made into various movie adaptions in 1926, 1949, 1974, 2000 and 2013. Each version takes place in drastically different periods, so each type has its own take on the film, also depending on the director’s vision. This goes to show that the cinema has been trying periodically to recreate F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, but the attempts of the movies have mostly failed. In particular, the 1974 film decreases its effectiveness in representing the message that Fitzgerald was attempting to demonstrate in the book, which contributes to the book being significantly better than the film for various reasons.
The purpose of this chapter is to show what Tom Buchanan is like, and how he acts towards other people and his money. Also, the reader is prepared to meet Gatsby as the party scene continues to build an aura of mystery and excitement around Gatsby, who has yet to make a full appearance in the novel. Here, Gatsby emerges as a mysterious subject of gossip. He is extremely well known, but no one seems to have any
The Great Gatsby is an extraordinary novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who tells the story about the wealthy man of Long Island named, Jay Gatsby, a middle aged man with a mysterious past, who lives at a gothic mansion and hosts many parties with many strangers who were not entirely invited. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, many characters are discussed uniquely to an extent from the festive, yet status hungry Roaring Twenties. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald introduces many characters who all seem to cause conflict with each other because of incompatible personalities. The main character that F. Scott Fitzgerald sets the entire book over is Jay Gatsby, Gatsby, is first shown as a mysterious man whose
Many times in life people are very quick to judge another person's character while knowing very little about them. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's “The Great Gatsby” the two characters Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan are seemingly two very different people on the surface. However, as the book progresses and the main character Nick Carraway gets to know both Gatsby and Buchanan very well. Through Nick's strong friendship it begins to come clear that Gatsby and Buchanan share many of the same traits. These traits are seen as them following their dreams without regard for the consequence, having very controlling personalities, and hiding who they truly are from the public. These similarities being drawn about the two adds a new dynamic and depth to the story
The Great Gatsby is a very popular novel, and today nearly all critics agree that it is a great one. But what makes it great? What elements set it apart? Many novels are so poorly written that they are never even published, and most that are published do not sell especially well. Of those that have good sales, good reviews, or both, most are soon forgotten. But a few become a permanent part of our literature.
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention please. First of all, thank you all for coming, my name is Jianbang, it is a great honor for me to be on this panel and to participant in this discussion. The topic that is going to be discussed today is was Gatsby really great. I believe the majority of you know or have read the book The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald. This tragic story is set in Roaring Twenties. The narrator Nick Carraway is an American who moves from the West to New York to try his luck as a bond trade. He meets his wealthy and courteous neighbor named Jay Gatsby. Later, Nick gets embroiled in Gatsby’s plan of finding his lost lover named Daisy Buchanan who happens to be Nick’s cousin and Tom Buchanan’s wife. As the story progresses, Gatsby is finally reunited with Daisy and they fall in love again. However, Tom realizes their relationship and he is outraged by the thought that his wife is being unfaithful to him. Tom tries to separate them by announcing that Gatsby is a criminal, he uses dirty and illegal means to obtain his endlessly wealth. It makes Daisy realize the person she truly loves is Tom. When Gatsby and Daisy are driving home from New York, Daisy kills Myrtle who has an affair with Tom by accident while driving Gatsby’s car. Gatsby is frightened, but he is intended to take the blame. Myrtle’s husband George is despondent and tries to find the mutterer. Tom directs him to Gatsby’s house where he kills Gatsby and he then kills