One in twenty-five people suffer from borderline personality disorder, a condition where a pervasive pattern of instability in interpersonal relations and self-image form at the beginning of early adulthood and continue on. Jay Gatsby pathologically has an excessive and erotic interest in himself and his physical attributes and appearance, which makes him classify as a narcissist. Narcissism and borderline personality disorder can combine together to make a unique set of symptoms, such as a need for admiration, a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, a grandiose sense of self-importance, being interpersonally exploitative, preoccupation with excessive fantasies of success and ideal love, and frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment. In cases that exhibit a grandiose sense of self-importance, a person may exaggerate personal achievements and expect to be superior and be recognized for said achievements. Gatsby has a myriad of these symptoms and behaviors; and, like in most cases, his condition led to a death because of his unfathomable obsession with Daisy, trying to earn her love and compassion, and attempts at altering the past. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby exemplifies symptoms and mental attributes associated with narcissistic borderline personality disorder.
Suddenly looking around himself, the child begins to notice the outbuildings as if they were familiar to him and realizes that he is not at a plantation he has never seen before, but is instead watching his own home that he had left earlier that afternoon burn to the ground. Upon this realization the boy begins to run around the conflagration, and comes upon the prostrate body of
Jonas opened his eyes and he noticed that he was sitting in a room on a bed. How did I get here, he thought and where is Gabriel? The room that he was in did not look like anything from his other room in his community. There was a table with a chair, a couch. And a weird hole in the wall with pieces of wood in it late were lit on fire. He walked towards it and he got a burst of heat.
Multiple quotes from The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, can be used to explain how the characters work. You could use Nick explaining his past on the first page, the first time Daisy and Gatsby reunited, and even more. But one quote stands out compared to the rest. This quote is spoken by Daisy Buchanan to Jay Gatsby during the fight in chapter seven “’Oh, you want too much!’ she cried to Gatsby. ‘I love you now – isn't that enough? I can't help what's past.’She began to sob helplessly. ‘I did love him once – but I loved you too’” (Fitzgerald 7.261). Daisy was the puzzle piece that pulled everything together. She was the cause of everything that happened. So why does this specific quote stand out, she had said plenty of other things in the novel, why this one? This specific quote is said during the fight between Gatsby and Tom Buchanan. Gatsby claims that Daisy never
Holden contemplates moving out west by himself to fulfill his desire of independence, leaving Phoebe, the only person who truly cares for him, behind in the process. When Holden returns home from Pencey, he explains to Phoebe that he got expelled from school. Phoebe expresses her great concern for Holden’s safety from their father, but Holden reassures her he has a plan. He tells her “In the first place, [he’s] going away. What [he] may do, [he] may get a job on a ranch or something for a while. [he knows] this guy whose grandfather’s got a ranch in colorado. [He] may get a job out there… [He’ll] keep in touch with [Phoebe] and all when [he’s] gone, if [he goes]” (Salinger 165). “I’m going away” makes Holden sound like he has committed to departing. “I may get a job out there” highlights how Holden has thought this through and how he wants to continue with this idea. However, “may” connotes a sense of uncertainty which portrays his corrupt morals because he does not have a definite plan for when he reaches the west, but he will abandon his sister anyways. Holden reassures Phoebe he will still be there for her by saying “I’ll keep in touch”, even though he decided to leave her. Holden’s explanation to Phoebe about moving fulfills his wants and will make him independent, however he will be leaving Phoebe behind, who is the only person who truly cares about him since his parents are never around and uninvolved. Later on in the novel, Holden finally decides to leave for the
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896. He was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and his parents were both born in Maryland and Irish. You could say he grew up very lower middle class. Fitzgerald’s views of relationships began at an early age. It was interesting because many of his best books came from the idea that women & men relationships is just a game with one person ending up being a winner. He claimed to forever have a jazz-age attitude that would stick with him for life, and it worked. F. Scott Fitzgerald died December 21, 1940 at the young age of 44.
About a week later, thing was out of usual. The sun was didn’t come out, they bird wasn’t squeezing anymore, James wife was in a bad mood and James didn’t feel like reading his favorite book. The cloud was very dark, James see people in a hurry to read the newspaper like never before. People gather in group and they read the important thing in the newspaper out loud so the mob of people gather around could hear. “James called his wife honey could
What is the real world and how do people react to the situations involved in life’s difficulties? The real world is a place where we all are forced to live sooner or later and people tend to react to life’s difficulties in various ways. In the quote, “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone. He told me, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had,” (Fitzgerald 1); demonstrates how the narrator, Nick Carraway’s father described the real world to him as a young boy. Different people react to the situations throughout their lives differently.
The midwest is known for down-to-earth goodness, for wholesome, satisfying conceptions of morality that satisfied the masses of people who immigrated there in the 19th and 20th centuries. Morality, in that conventional, midwestern way, is merely a set of rules governing the difference between right and wrong - a simple duality. Dualistic thought suffices for us most because it is simple and it makes sense - actions are either right or wrong, people are either good or bad. The reason duality has human appeal is because it allows us to think of our lives without much complexity, without much potential for fearful or overwhelming existential thought. Most people in the world follow Judeo-Christian forms of religions because those religions establish conceptions of morality that present simple dualities. Actions are either moral or immoral; there is god, and there is the devil; there is heaven, and there is hell. Midwestern ethics derive directly from these modes of thought, and therefore Nick Carraway’s ethics also derive from those modes of thought. However, Nick, like so many others returning from World War One, is forced to question his existence in a way that is deeply unsettling, in a way that forces him to, if only for a summer, abandon the dualism associated with conventional midwestern thought. Ultimately, Nick becomes morally ambiguous not because his ‘moral’ decisions
The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald and Passing by Nella Larsen are two significant historical novels that highlight the problems of the nineteen-twenties. These two stories, written within a decade, contrast each other deeply as The Great Gatsby investigates the deep socio-economic tensions of the early twentieth century whereas Passing investigates the deep racial tensions throughout the beginning of the twentieth century. An aspect intrinsic to both books is how these tensions relate to and hinder the American Dream, the idea that every American has an equal opportunity to achieve success through hard work and determination. Both novels present characters that
Gatsby colossal mansion, is used a a centre point for the entire novel; it is the place most explored and best described by Fitzgerald, and an analysis of the architecture reveals multiple aspects of Jay Gatsby himself. Gatsby House is initially described as “ a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy,” (5). Fitzgerald, uses “factual imitation” to address how the house is an pastiche of the European/French palace-style, accurate in detail, but lacking in the whole impression, which is juxtaposed with Gatsby 's place in society. The house in its entirety is a fake, however, the abode, like it 's owner contains some authenticity - Gatsby did study at Oxford, but he was not an Oxford graduate, and had a medal at Montenegro; here, the details are genuine. On page 45, when a stout middle-aged man, with large spectacles is flabbergasted in Gatsby possession of real books in his library He exclaims “What thoroughness! What realism!”(46). This could directed at Gatsby 's whole facade which is extremely realistic, here, Fitzgerald draws attention to aspects of Gatsby authenticity.
A great person is someone who can accomplish something that most can’t. In the great Gatsby, by F. scott fitzgerald, a man named Nick carraway moves to West Egg New York to fulfil his work bonds and stalks sales man. When nick goes to one of gatsby's party he is stunned by how amazing gatsby's house is this is when Nick finds out that gatsby is great. Gatsby is great because he is generous and kind to his friends and devotes a lot to others in chapter 3 fitzgerald stats that gatsby has a man at his house that he did not even know lived there. This mans name is klipspringer, when gatsby finds out he does not care he lets klipspringer live there any ways this shows how nice gatsby can be to people he does not even know. Gatsby is great because he started out with nothing and became rich, he also is great because he was doing all of it for love.
It has been 6 days since James left never leaving my mind. The days seem longer and duller. I have been waiting for what feels an eternity to have gotten a letter from him to assure me he was okay. Around noon the mail arrived and I saw a pile of letter from James and the sight of this print made me the happiest i've been since his departure and feel as if he had returned with the
What is intertextuality? Intertextuality is a word that introduced by Julia Kristeva, a philosopher, literary critic, feminist and a novelist. Kristeva defined Intertextuality as a “mosaic of quotation”, which means that all texts that are derived from the natural process and transformation of other type of content (Martin, 2011). It is also called referencing an original idea that has previously been produced. In essence, it is to take an original work of art and turn it into a whole new idea or artistic style. The following essay will explore of how intertextuality is used in Baz Lurhmann’s “The Great Gatsby”.