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F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' / Gatsby's Desire for Daisy

exploring why Gatsby had such an obsessive desire for Daisy. The writer purports

that Gatsby began by pursuing an ideal, not the real woman. In fact, he could not recognize the type

of person she had become since they last saw each other. Gatsby lives in a dream world and Daisy

is part of that dream. As the novel progresses, however, Gatsby's feelings change. Bibliography lists

Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby : The Role of Nick Carraway as a

Character in the Novel

In 5 pages, the author discusses F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby,' and the role that Nick

Carraway played as a character in the novel. When determining the role of Nick Carraway as he was
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Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, 'The Great Gatsby,' and in Arthur Miller’s 1947 play, 'Death of a

Salesman,' with particular emphasis on the characters of Jay Gatsby and Willy Loman. Bibliography

lists 8 sources.


The Great Gatsby and The American Dream:

The American Dream is a fairly nebulous concept that is exemplified by a number of American

ideals. The story of Horatio Alger is indicative of what the American Dream stands for economic

success through hard work and an innovative outlook on capitalism. Stability, security and family

values are signified in the suburban lifestyle that is considered uniquely American. This 7 page paper

argues that The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, uses the excesses and exaggerated lifestyle

of the protagonist, Jay Gatsby, to criticize the inherent motivations necessary to acquire the

American Dream. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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The Great Gatsby: The Decline of

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the issues presented in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great

Gatsby. This paper outlines the way in which the novel represents the decline of modern values in the

post-World War I era and the depiction of this through the culmination of Gatsby's lusts. No

additional sources cited.

F. Scott Fitzgeralds's
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