The thin rustic pages scrape past my loose fingers as I sit engaged. My heart pounds harder and faster with every word my eyes pass over. My ears hear nothing, even within booming noise. My complete focus is on the book that lays in my hand with a laminated cover, and I have no choice but to submit to the content. My breath tastes of spearmint and the aroma of fresh paper floats past my nose. I couldn’t resist but delve into the worlds and mysteries that books hold. Once opened, everything around me becomes a distant blur. I am hooked. Books have always created an escape for creativity and fancies to run free. Books are used as a medium for reason. Books are formative to the development of human beings. In my instance, books changed my life.
Michael Jordan, one of the best basketball players to have ever played the game, once said, “there is no such thing as the perfect player and I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either.” As time has taken a toll on professional sports, they are becoming more and more corrupt. Players are not realizing the truth behind Jordan’s statement and more and more players are starting to believe that its necessary to cheat in order to keep them a step ahead of their peers. Fans are also putting more pressure on these athletes by gambling. These star athletes now not only feel like they need to beat their opponents but they have to beat them enough to also win the spread. Based on various research and the novels, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Boost by Kathy Mackel sports are being corrupted by players cheating, players not being able to stay out of trouble, and fans gambling more frequently as time goes on.
The Great Gatsby, a book incorporating many symbols. Society. Colors. The american dream. All of these are shown by Fitzgerald in the way he writes The Great Gatsby. This novel follows the lives of Nick Carraway, Jay Gatsby, Tom and Daisy Buchanan, Jordan Baker, and George and Myrtle Wilson. Throughout the story many events from history appear, and within these events many important things to all of the characters. Nick Carraway is the narrator of the novel and closely follows the life of Jay Gatsby, and more importantly the affairs happening between Daisy and Jay, and Tom and Myrtle.
I have read tons books in my life. Unfortunately I was forced to read most of them. I never really liked reading just in general, But I will say that when I read The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, it really hit me.I do not know what it is but I just like the theme and the circumstances that the characters were in. So hopefully The Great Gatsby is the only book that has impacted my life.
Dreaming is acceptable at night but we should not daydream so much that we have to dedicate our lives to our dreams. The Great Gatsby is written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and it is set in the 1920s, the era known as the Jazz Age. "Fitzgerald is one of the few authors whose life and fiction are one" (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Fitzgerald was a poor young man from Minnesota, yet handsome and charming. He fell deeply in love with Ginevra: beautiful, rich, and untouchable. Fitzgerald was a constant dreamer, so he dreamed of being together with Ginevra despite the enormous social gap between them. "Ginevra and Fitzgerald break up after two years but he saves all the love letters he revived from her" (Smith). This shows he still loved her and kept dreaming about her even though he and Ginevra had gotten married to other people. Eventually, Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby and achieved great fame and wealth. The Great Gatsby is written from the first person point of view and is narrated by Nick Carraway, a wealthy and ambitious twenty-nine-year-old. Nick lives in a small house in the West Egg and his house is on the right side of a big mansion owned by his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Similar to Fitzgerald, Gatsby is a very wealthy, handsome, and a constant dreamer, though he was a poor farmer 's son from Minnesota. Despite his background and lower social status, Gatsby dreams to marry Daisy Buchanan, who is rich, beautiful, and popular. After Gatsby left for the war, Daisy marries a
The 1920s were a time in American history that profoundly depicted social inequality, immorality, superficiality, and unrest. During this time period, the iconic story of F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, was written and published. In this revolutionary novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald revisits his fascinating childhood in a more fictitious
“The Carraways are something of a clan and we have a tradition that we 're descended from the Duke of Baccleuch, but the actual founder of my line was my grandfather 's brother who came here in fifty-one, sent a substitute to the Civil War and started the wholesale hardware business that my father carries on today.” (Pg.7) Nick Carraway narrates the whole story in The Great Gatsby,and here he makes a connection to 'The American Dream ' using his own family. In this quote the reader can see that his family is indeed wealthy, but often connect their wealth to some far off nobleman that may or may not have existed. Nick straightens this out by stating that the wealth is actually from his grandfather 's brother and his business, something that is continued by his own father and generates wealth through years of hard work. This is a good example of 'The American Dream ', but there are many other examples of this dream throughout the story, and each has it 's own meaning to the respective character. Gatsby has his own dream of achieving Daisy 's love, Daisy loves money and the attention that comes along with it, and George Wilson dreamed of having a normal family with his wife Myrtle. All three dreams vary because of who they belong to, but tangle together and cause problems throughout the plot of The Great Gatsby.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel “The Great Gatsby” is a consummate summary of the ‘roaring twenties’ and a devastating show of the ‘Jazz Age’. Nick Carraway Chasing his own American Dream, lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby young, handsome, and remarkably rich always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting although no one knows what for. Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and dynamic tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. The novel also reveals the moral failure of a society
The Great Gatsby is one among many of the highly acclaimed novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald. In the novel, the reader learns about the difficulties and trials of achieving the American dream. The protagonist, Jay Gatsby is an example of modern America. His family was dirt poor but he dedicated his time to achieving his dreams and now he has all the money he could want. Gatsby is self made; he lives in West Egg and has what is called “new money.” Five years prior, Gatsby met Daisy, a beautiful and wealthy girl whom he fell in love with but had to leave when he was called to the war. Daisy lives in East Egg and has what is called “old money.” While Gatsby was away at war, Daisy married Tom, who is an ex- polo player.. Daisy and him both have inherited the majority of their money. They have not worked hard, they have not had struggles, they do not know what it is to be poor. Because Daisy and Gatsby have had such different upbringings, they both have a different perception of what the American dream is. Daisy defines the American dream as being able to live happily and freely, while Gatsby believes that the American Dream means that if you work hard you can become anything you want.
Christian Hinkle Boehm American Literature 27 October 2015 Misconception Society often thinks that the American Dream is a tall tale, a thing of the past, a nonexistent concept made by man. The reality of it is, there is such thing as the American Dream. It does exist, but society thinks that there is no such thing since there are barriers to it. The fact of it is, people think an idea can be dead if the person can 't obtain it themselves. In the novel, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the American Dream gets shown for a majority of the characters. These characters dealt with the barriers of The American Dream. Thus, they didn 't believe in it either. The main barriers that got in the way of their dreams were social class and carelessness.
American dream is deeply rooted in people’s minds and gives them hopes and motivations to work hard and insist on following their dreams. For Americans, they expect to get good occupations, to make money and to make up families with their efforts in a legal way. Once carrying out their goals and behaving morally and legally, Americans believe that they will achieve their ideals and successfully obtain what they pursue for a long time. That is, the destiny of everyone can be controlled and turned around by the faith of being successful and the proper way of realizing the ideals. However, in The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald tries to give another interpretation about the ideal of American dream and the reality in 1920s. In the roaring twenties, due to the upsurge of the materialism, people promote the power of money and believe its power to fulfill their American dreams. With the rising of America economy, people gradually get used to feeling satisfied by the consuming behaviors. “In 1919, there were just 6.7 million cars on American roads. By 1929, there were more than 27 million cars” (Digital history). Because of the rising of the mass consumption, money has a high status in this time. People believed that money is sufficient to achieve their goals and satisfy all their desire and imaginations. However, the power of money is not so strong that it could not implement various desires. When people finally make a fortune, they somehow fail to complete their targets and
Name Institution Date Many books have significance for me; several of the ones that have remained most influential are not equipollent to those I would list as my "favorites." Desired books are dynamic to follow read and; in spite of this, major books remain those, which form us as people.
The classic novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald gained much fame and phenomenon which caused screenwriters to adapt it to a screenplay. With much success the screenplay was recreated twice. Despite having a similar story line, each movie had its own particular aspects, as both directors tried to capture their ideas and convey their thoughts in a variety of ways. While most people preferred screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974, version as a more accurate description of the novel; it’s important to take into account how accurate the roles of the characters are portrayed. Baz Luhrmann’s version of The Great Gatsby clearly and distinctively conveyed the characters true self. The 2013, adaptation of The Great Gatsby screenplay written by Baz Luhrmann most accurately depicts the roles of the main characters as described in Fitzgerald’s novel.
World War I and “ The Lost Generation”: These two historical ideas are significant to the novel because “ the Lost Generation” is the generation that became adults during the time of war, which includes F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of the novel. Authors born in this time tended to write themes that represented their experiences in the war. For example, the death of the American Dream was mostly referenced in The Great Gatsby, by the narrator Nick Carraway.
Everyone has their favorite texts that they have read. They might be fiction or nonfiction. You might have just one or many favorite texts. Everyone has at least one favorite text. You will know it when you read the first few pages. My three favorite text are Beowulf by Burton Raffel, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Psalm 23 from the King James Bible.