The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Hello, my name is Catherine Wang and I will be giving my Individual Oral Presentation on The Great Gatsby. The American Dream is not all it 's cracked up to be in "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of Jay Gatsby in his pursuit of his love, Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby makes his fortune to try to win Daisy over, but he learns that the quests for both was hollow. The central conflict pits the classes against one another, and Fitzgerald uses the settings of the novel to highlight the differences between them and enhance the plot in the context of the 1920’s. . In literature, setting is distinguished as the place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place to identify and establish the time, place and mood, and under what circumstances the story is taken place. Fitzgerald uses the settings to help enhance the story by providing a set of boundaries to the time and place that the audience can comprehend, and uses it as guidelines to understanding the story. In this presentation, I will be discussing specific locations, including the West Egg, East Egg, the Valley of Ashes, why these are centered in New York, and also why Fitzgerald wrote Gatsby and his critique of the time period it takes place in. The main two locations in Gatsby are the West Egg and East Egg. West Egg is where Gatsby lives. It represents new money, which is flashy, garish, tacky and loud. The people here did not grow up

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