The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby? People hear this title and think of the movie, the movie that got 351 dollars worldwide. The movie directed by Buz Luhrmann and the movie with a story line that follows a book. What book? Of course it has the same title. Written in 1925 by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby” the book has have been people reading the novel to this day. In the book, there are so many layers that need to be peeled in order to analysis the deeper meanings of the book. psychoanalysis therorism does prove out how unconscious behaviors caused characters like Gatsby to drive to bigger goals destructively because of the past, also by what method defenses such as selective perception, selective memory and denial played a part in the book when fears, conflicts and relationships are seen, how the id, ego and superego each had its own goal in characters like the narrator, Nick and finally in what way the reason dreams in the book are more tham what they seem to be.

Unconscious behaviors lead main characters in “The Great Gatsby” make decisions based on a psychological history. By definition, “Unconscious is the storehouse of those painful experiences and emotions, those wounds, fears, guilty desires, and unresolved conflicts we do not want to know about because we feel we will be overwhelmed by them” (Tyson 12). In the book the characters are so overwhelmed by these certain things that happened in the past they don’t realize it but makes them drive for things in a destructive…
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