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“The Great Gatsby” Characters

This paper analyzes the characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” The love described in the novel, The Great Gatsby, contains “violence and egoism not tenderness and affection.” The author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, writes on wealth, love, and corruption. Two coupes, Tom and Daisy Buchanan and George and Myrtle Wilson, match perfectly with these […]

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“The Great Gatsby” Analysis

An analysis of F.Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” “The Great Gatsby” In the book, The Great Gatsby, Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s continuous use of the Doctor T.J. Eckleburg sign symbolizes an inept God. He also shows us that even though God is watching; bad things still happen. The Great Gatsby showed a corrupt society under God’s […]

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In The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway is not a reliable narrator

In The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway is not a reliable narrator. With reference to appropriately selected parts of the novel, and relevant external contextual material on narrators, give your response to the above view. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald’s main innovation was to introduce a first person narrator, Nick Carraway, whose consciousness filters the story’s […]

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Social Stratification in “The Great Gatsby”

West Eggers are portrayed by Fitzgerald as the ‘new rich’ people who are ostentatious, have made their fortunes too quickly and don’t really have any deep connections and lack aristocratic values. They are characterized by lavish displays of wealth (Gatsby’s mansion). East eggers on the other hand are the old rich who are more aristocratic, […]

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Discuss Fitzgerald’s approach to narrative in The Great Gatsby

In writing The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald aimed to “write something new – something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned”. (1) This desire is mirrored in the narrative approach in The Great Gatsby where the simplicity of the first person narrative contrasts with the complexity of aspects of its structure, the subtlety of its […]

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How can Gatsby be called ‘great’?

“A bootlegger with gangster ‘gonnegtions’, a purveyor of sordid parties, a prime exponent of the hedonistic Jazz Age, how can Gatsby be called ‘great’? ” The title of F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ can be seen as incredibly ironic: not only can the ‘greatness’ of the eponymous character be vehemently contested, he is […]

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The Great Gatsby: How far can Gatsby be viewed as a tragic hero?

Throughout the novel, it can be seen that Gatsby’s life is indeed tragic. His tragic life is portrayed throughout the novel to have been fated by the post-war American society, despite the heroic attempts he made in order to achieve his ultimate wish of obtaining the desirable and affluent Daisy Buchanan. Firstly, it can be […]

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The significance of flashbacks in the novel, The Great Gatsby

A character’s attempt to recapture or reject the past is an important aspect in many novels, plays and poems. Choose a work in which a character views the past with such feelings a reverence, bitterness, or longing. Reveal how the character’s view of the past is used to develop a theme in the work. In […]

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The Great Gatsby: How does Fitzgerald tell the story in Chapter 1?

Chapter 1 is successful in portraying that there is a ‘first person narrator’ who is a participant and an observer in the novel. The narrator serves to give an insight into the story, and therefore ultimately, we create our own opinion of him. Through the grammatically-complex sentences in the first page such as “when I […]

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