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    Arguably one of the finest works of American Literature, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald displays an satirical United States taking place in the early twenties in New York. The roaring twenties often portrayed a happy time immediately following World War 1 however, it gave of a false feeling of joy and many people were truly unhappy. Even though Nick Carraway shows a realistic image of himself, The Great Gatsby encompasses an illusion created in this time period and portrays this image through

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    A magician makes a living based on complex illusions shown to an audience for entertainment. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby shows the danger of living these illusions. The American Dream of social mobility was at an all-time high in the 1920s but was crushed by the corruption of the highest class. Magicians take the ordinary and make it extraordinary, Fitzgerald takes Gatsby’s extraordinary life and destroys everything that made it extraordinary, completing the holocaust of The American Dream

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    is Based on Illusion Have you ever wanted something so desperately that when it came true there was much of a disappointment? We’ve all been through a time when we envisioned something or someone as the perfect one we wanted it to be, despite the fact that it’s the opposite, and that’s the kind of love depicted by F. Scott Fitzgerald in his book, The Great Gatsby, in which the main character, Jay Gatsby’s love and obsession on Daisy was predicted on reciprocal illusions. Who Jay Gatsby truly loved

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    The Illusion and the Illusioned: Exploring Perception in American Literature The power of conviction proves a prevalent theme that authors often deconstruct throughout the American literary canon. Perception fundamentally differs from reality, yet authors adopt it to portray characters catalyzed to action by their own illusions. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby’s blind trust in Daisy shapes his trajectory in life, which portends his eventual demise. Similarly, Pecola’s yearning

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    Men, who base their future objectives on past experiences, will end up destroying their own dreams. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby created an obsessive illusion in his past. It was a vision of himself and Daisy living in a perfect world, in which lead him to destroy his own life. It is Gatsby's ideals and illusions created by his past that blind him to reality, and to the path of his life. The poem “The Roaring Twenties” by Kenn Allen added onto the idea that the American Dream

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    In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald the concept of a reality is ever changing throughout the story. The ways that the characters treat and act towards each other is a cause of the inability to interpret the differences between reality and illusion. Through the lies, gossip, and empty speech of characters, F. Scott Fitzgerald highlights the way that people treat each other when they do not understand the difference between reality and illusion. The belief to keep up appearances in high society

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    Illusive Reality: An Analysis of Confusion Between Illusion and Reality in The Great Gatsby Every character in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is disillusioned with reality so they create illusions that fit their desires. Tom believes that he is a protector of the white race and social standards. Daisy lives in world where her actions never have consequences. Gatsby believes that, like him, Daisy never moved on from their time together in the past and will leave her husband for him. Nick moved

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    Throughout the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald the theme of The American Dream and Illusion versus Reality are interlinked and are also evident within the novel. This is seen through the protagonist Jay Gatsby, recently changed from James Gatz, who once lived with a poor lifestyle, strived for greatness and luxury in order to achieve The American dream, and is now living in West Egg. This is where people of new wealth go to live their lives. Gatsby’s tale of rags-to-riches can be

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    According to Cynthia Wu, no matter how many critical opinions there are on The Great Gatsby, the book basically deals with Gatsby's dream and his illusions (39). We find out from the novel that Jay Gatsby is not even a real person but someone that James Gatz invented. Wu also tells us that Gatsby has illusions that deal with romance, love, beauty, and ideals (39). Wu also points out that Gatsby's illusions can be divided into four related categories: he came from a rich upper class family, a never

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    The Illusion of the American Dream “If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever.” is a quote written by Dan Millman. It explains the reality of the image we have in our minds of what we truly want and no matter what differences we have, we all suffer through the illusions we have called dreams. Ideally, In The Great Gatsby, by F.Scott Fitzgerald, the American

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