“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate.” -Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby
The window seat of an airplane has become a representation of complete freedom to me in the past few years. I have been making the flight from Dallas to LA and vice versa on my own around ten times a year ever since I turned ten. I now find myself more comfortable nestled between a window to the open sky and a sleeping stranger than in my own bed. This “in-between” place between homes, between states, between time zones, is so short-lived that it frees you from living by what you think you know of yourself. Every preconceived notion my family or friends have about me, good or bad, disappears. I have always been looking for something to match that feeling of …show more content…
One woman, exasperated by our five-hour delay, demanded the flight crew give her free alcohol for her troubles. Another time a kind geography teacher seated to my right opened my eyes to the fascinating world of global population-growth and its impact on the planet. In both cases though, those brief interactions allowed me to comprehend the particular intimacy found when knowing only a few things about another person and having no previous behaviors to compare those actions to. Those fleeting moments and interactions on solo plane rides allow me to free myself from my own preconceived notions of what others would think of me and live as myself
Throughout middle school I struggled to replicate that freedom in my daily life. One day, while we were watching Life is Beautiful in freshman film class, the teacher completely shocked me out of my “in-between” state when she paused the movie, flipped on the lights, and told everyone class was over. I had completely forgotten that I was even in class. Something clicked in that moment where film stopped being just a fine arts’ credit and became my way to reproduce the same momentary escape from life I had found travelling alone on
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People find Gatsby to be great but I doubt it, I'm not like any ordinary person I am a wise man with great vision like an owl looking for its prey at night. I think that there is more to this person who's called The Great Gatsby I find him as a man who is very good at deceiving people. Due to my suspicion of Gatsby I investigated further and found evidence or proof of Gatsby’s fraud and unoriginal life that he created himself and fooled everyone. Gatsby is not someone that everyone has talked with or even seen and with his popularity rumours spread fast, people say that he was a German spy and studied in oxford and some believed he killed a man.
The diversity of thought among people from all corners of Earth breeds an air of excitement and curiosity. Flying ignites a passion to explore new places and meet new people. I love Lincoln, Nebraska, but I love the exhilaration of new experiences that come with traveling.The unique food, culture, and architecture at every unique location taunt me, calling for me to abandon my home in search of fulfillment elsewhere. Exposure to the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Los Angeles is a breath of fresh air from the monotony of Nebraskan life. Touching down in New York City at the end of a long flight is only the start of a new journey into a melting pot laced with opportunity for those who seek it. The idea of building my own path in a hub of diversity and opportunity is beyond appealing. Traveling to new places with varying demographics and cultures spoils the explorer within me who craves interaction outside of the incubator I call
“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.
Last night was all a blur. It was definitely one of the most memorable night of my life. Everyone was all done up in expensive and ornate clothing. I felt so plain in my simple party dress. I silently drifted through the crowd choosing to observe the crowd rather than joining in on their festivities. After all, the only way I was able to obtain an invitation was through work. You see, my boss wanted me to write an article on Gatsby’s party. I was refused at first but my boss knows some things about me that I do not under any circumstances want exposed.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is about a man named Gatsby, in love with a woman, Daisy, who is married to Tom Buchannan. He dreams that one day he and Daisy will get together. Gatsby has worked hard to become the man that he believes will impress Daisy. Even though he has an extravagant house, lots of money, and wild parties, he is without the one person he wants, Daisy. Even befriending Nick deals with Gatsby getting Daisy, because Daisy is Nick’s cousin. In a meeting arranged by Nick and Gatsby, Daisy is invited over for tea and she sees Gatsby. It seems as if time is suspended for a moment, as they look at each other both thinking something. Then Gatsby tips over Nick’s clock, symbolizing that he is running out of
Any American is taught a dream that is purged of all truth. The American Dream is shown to the world as a belief that anyone can do anything; when in reality, life is filled with impossible boundaries. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald gives us a glimpse into the life of the upper class during the roaring twenties through the eyes of a moralistic young man named Nick Carraway. It is through the narrator's dealings with the upper class that the reader is shown how modern values have transformed the American Dream's pure ideals into a scheme for materialistic power, and how the world of the upper class lacks any sense of morals or consequence. In order to support Fitzgerald's message
Thesis: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald depicts the American society in the early twentieth century consumed by lust and avarice. In order to better understand the rational and motives behind the actions of individual characters, the use of literary lenses offer a closer insight behind each character's desires. Through the psychoanalytical perspective and the use of Freudian psychology, the behaviors of these characters can be explained by identifying the id, ego, and superego. Similarly, through the Marxist perspective, economic exploitation by the wealthy can also be incorporated in analyzing the character's actions.
One of his companions and business partners Meyer Wolfshiem told Nick “Yeah, Gatsby’s very careful about women. He would never so much as look at a friend’s wife.” trying to convince Nick that Gatsby’s story was true, that was, in fact, a respectable man from an educated and wealthy family when in reality he was quite the opposite (pg 78). Gatsby spent so much time and effort building his character and using other people, such as Nick, to get close to Daisy without seeing what the reader could; it was all pointless. Gatsby’s entire character was for show, everything he did was for Daisy, the money, the house, the car, the parties, everything. He could have had anything and any other girl but he kept chasing Daisy, who was married, without realizing she had already slipped from his grasp; their fling was all in the past. In the end, Gatsby is dead and none of the hundreds of people that poured into his house on the weekends showed up at his funeral. All those people were pawns in Gatsby’s game by spreading rumors about how he got his money a curtain of mystery was created around him. When the curtain fell it turned out none of them actually cared about him, they all were taking advantage of his generosity and riches. Following Gatsby’s death the glamor of the big city and its people wore off for Nick “After Gatsby’s death the East was haunted for me” (pg 188), the things that before had inspired and excited him now left him sick.
I grew up in a small town outside of Louisville called Corydon. It was a quaint place where successful businessmen, doctors, and pilots lived to get away from the big city drama. Like a group of animals, they lived together in a herd, specifically a neighborhood called Willow Creek. With my dad being a pilot in the United Parcel Service, I had the “pleasure” of existing among the rich, entitled people of Willow Creek. Growing up, my friends took on this Great Gatsby old money persona from their parents who came from a lineage of money and connections. What they wore were the most fashionable clothes that money could buy, what they drove were the newest, stylish cars, and what they thought were egotistical, upscale ideas. However, if I were to proclaim that I was always morally superior to any of them, I would be lying: children are cognitively molded by their peers.
Broadway is one of the most dazzling places I have ever worked. The lights and the actors all work together in harmony to produce a dazzling show for the crowd to watch and blow their little minds away. Even though it was a glamorous place to be, never in my entire life would I blow away like I did when I walked into Jay Gatsby’s mansion.
In the beginning of The Great Gatsby, the narrator Nick is critical of the upper class, but hopeful. Toward the end he is disappointed because he realizes how the lifestyle they live is unrealistic. During the novel, the upper class is disrespectful and full of themselves. When he gets to know the characters he notices how the upper class is so unfriendly and snotty. This easy and luxurious lifestyle that they are living is unattainable to everyone because nobody can get there. The American dream is described as making a ton of money and being snotty about it. In the novel, the hopeful and disgusted tones reflect Nick’s points of view on the unrealistic society and his points of view changes when he sees how greedy they all are
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Nick Carraway decided to move out to West Egg in the summer of 1922 to get into the bond business. While there, he rents a house next to a rich man named Jay Gatsby and befriends him. Nick soon learns that Gatsby is in love with Daisy, Nick’s cousin who lives across the bay in East Egg. Once Gatsby and Daisy are reunited through the work of Nick, they begin a relationship. When Tom, Daisy’s husband, discovers this relationship between his wife and Gatsby, he decides to confront him about it and when he does, Daisy tells him that she loves Gatsby and not him. When Daisy and Gatsby are on their way home that night, Daisy decides to drive to calm her nerves and accidentally runs into Myrtle, who Tome had been having a secret affair with, and keeps
On first glance, The Great Gatsby is about a romance between Gatsby and Daisy. The true theme behind this wonderful novel is not merely romance, but is also a very skeptical view of the extinction of the American dream in the prosperous 19s. This loss of the American dream is shown by Fitzgerald's display of this decade as a morally deficient one. He shows its incredible decadence in Gatsby's lavish and ostentatious parties. This materialistic attitude toward life came from the disillusionment of the younger generation of the old Victorian values. Also, with Prohibition in effect, illegal bootlegging practices made for yet another way for Americans to fall down the path of
I felt the eye of judgment piercing through me as I entered the plane. I could hear people whispering and giggling. While scanning the rows to find my assigned seat, I could see the looks of concern from those who thought I might sit by them. The clicking sounds of seat belt buckles almost sent me into a panic. I was dreading asking the flight attendant for a lap belt extension, or worse, having it offered without asking. Words were not necessary to feel the intensity of mass criticism. To make matters worse, it was a hot day, and my clothes were sticking to my body, outlining my multiple layers of over-indulgence. I was overheating and could taste salty beads of sweat trickling down my face.