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  • Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby Essay

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    index to his greatness” -Zadok Rabinwitz Jay Gatsby lives for his dreams. His dedication to making his dreams a reality, self-made fortune and social prestige, and the unquestionable love for Daisy Buchanan result in Jay Gatsby’s greatness. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, one can determine the world’s view of what greatness truly is. Jay Gatsby is not born great, nor is greatness thrust upon him, but he achieved greatness. Jay Gatsby represents the American Dream: life, loyalty,

  • An Analysis Of ' Gatsby And Quentin ' And ' The Great Gatsby '

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    Jay Gatsby and Quentin Compson come from very different families, but they are similar in more ways than expected. There are a few differences between the two, such as their personalities and upbringings, but their similarities are worth examining. Gatsby and Quentin both have an obsessions with the past, a woman that they love, as well as a desire to solely possess this woman. By considering these characters from Sound and the Fury and The Great Gatsby together, important life lessons can be learned

  • An Analysis Of ' Gatsby And Quentin ' And ' The Great Gatsby '

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    Jay Gatsby and Quentin Compson come from noticeably different families, but they are similar in more ways than expected. Their similarities are worth examining, despite the few differences between the two, such as their personalities and upbringings. Gatsby and Quentin both have obsessions with the past, the women that they love, as well as a desire to solely possess these women. By considering these characters from Sound and the Fury and The Great Gatsby together, important life lessons can be learned

  • Homosexuality In Gatsby

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    Many people believe Nick has romantic feelings toward Gatsby, but many are in disbelief. There are various amounts of instances throughout the book where Nick makes unobvious homosexual comments or remarks. When this book was written, being homosexual was mistaken, very frowned upon, and even illegal. F. Scott Fitzgerald had to make the topic of homosexuality very quiet, just like the alcohol and the bootlegging. Alcohol and bootlegging are just as illegal as homosexuality, sp F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • The Great Gatsby

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    are in, because one must be born into it. Therefore in The Great Gatsby, by F-Scott

  • Comparison Tom and Gatsby in "The Great Gatsby"

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    Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby... perfect foils? By: Daniela Calderon In “The Great Gatsby,” written by Scott Fitzgerald, Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby are two characters that struggle with the idea of losing their shared love interest, Daisy. Tom and Gatsby’s attachment to Daisy is differently justified due to their contrasting views, personalities, attitudes, actions, backgrounds, and other factors, some of which they do share and concur in. Fitzgerald did a great thing here. He created two purposefully

  • Nick's Love for the Gatsby in The Great Gatsby

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    actions. But Jay Gatsby was unlike every other hollow person in the East, because he had something to live for, fight for, and dream for; Daisy Buchanan. His love for her gave him the strength to keep believing in the American dream and the drive to accomplish it. Gatsby restores Nicks faith in the people of the 1920's by showing him that not everyone is shallow and selfish, and that in order to live the American dream, hope and determination can not be lost. Nick’s love for Gatsby became more and

  • Happiness In Gatsby

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    In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald explores the definitions of happiness. Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald reveals multitudes of scenarios that describe and define happiness in its purest form. Happiness is revealed as something temporary and difficult to maintain. Furthermore the reader sees the conflicts that arise between Tom and Gatsby and their love and happiness towards life and Daisy. Because of this, Tom and Gatsby play the largest role in describing what happiness is in the novel. Even further

  • The Great Gatsby

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    smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money...and let other people clean up the mess they had made..." (P. 179). During the 20s, many people's American dream was to go out, party and be free, the roaring 20s. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is an explanation of how people acted. People went to parties, lived in luxurious homes, criticized each other, and wanted to achieve their dream by trying to live it. The Wilson marriage is a failure because it's one-sided

  • Is Gatsby A Hero

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      If we apply this definition to Jay Gatsby, he may seem to be a hero because Gatsby gave up everything to earn Daisy’s heart and that seems romantic, or brave to some people. However, what Gatsby did was not heroic. He did illegal things which heroes never do, He covets one’s wife which is not heroic. Most importantly, he is not an honest person while a hero never hides an event that can cause him/her to get into the jail.              In chapter 7, Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchannan fight over Tom’s wife

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