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Misguided Intentent in Literary Characters

of his mother during her long illness, however, he primarily, marries her because he does not want to be alone during the long New...

Jay Gatsby, Monroe Stahr, Amory Blaine, and F. Scott Fitzgerald

This paper consists of five pages and examines how Gatsby in The Great Gatsby, Stahr in The Love of the Last Tycoon, and Blaine in...

Heroes and Heroines in the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway

gained on the Italian front. Although Hemingway delicately avoids telling us precisely where the wound is, we know it is around hi...

Characters of Amory Blaine, Jay Gatsby, and Monroe Stahr as Reflections of F. Scott Fitzgerald

feel of the American youth culture, because he, and through his writing, Amory Blaine, as well, were young men of the time in whic...

'To An Athlete Dying Young' by A.E. Housman

has died. Beginning in the third stanza, the poet discusses the death and again addresses the deceased directly. He says the youn...

Past and Jay Gatsby

the foundation of the past that Jay will always try to defy. In essence, as he grows he tries to make money, become powerful, and ...

Dreamers: Gatsby and Heathcliff

only for you!" (Bronte Chapter X). But, he also begins to realize that he will never have her and his dreams seem to end. He marri...

Gatsby and Heathcliff

far more refined individual, even if he still slung to some of his impoverished perspectives. For example, he shows his need to sh...

Gatsby & The American Dream

her well-loved eyes" (Fitzgerald 111). As this suggests, Gatsbys many possessions and signs of extreme wealth are not important ...

Social Perspectives on The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

they have somehow missed the spiritual dimension which they purport to seek, and have been sidetracked instead into seeing materia...

Cyril Connelley on F. Scott Fitzgerald's Fiction

family that was better off than his own. In order to make something of himself he began to write articles for various magazines. H...

Charles Dickens' Estella and F. Scott Fitzgerald's Daisy

none of the women in Gatsby are particularly likeable, but even so, the book retains its power. Daisy Buchanan Lets start with Da...

Benjamin Franklin and F. Scott Fitzgerald on the American Dream and Morality

In 5 pages this paper discusses how Franklin and Fitzgerald presented morality and the American Dream in a comparative analysis of...

"Big Two-Hearted River, Parts I and II" by Ernest Hemingway

aching muscles, "Nick felt happy," as he has "left everything behind, the need for thinking, the need to write, other needs" (Hemi...

Catherine the Great’s Accomplishments

As a young woman Catherine was apparently already determined to be a very powerful and effective leader. She "was ambitious as wel...

Dreams and Authority in “The Great Gatsby”

no success at all; that belongs to the people who employ the hard workers. But the dream persists, and Gatsby seems to achieve it,...

Jay Gatsby and the Cult of Celebrity

same time he undercuts Gatsby by telling readers that he made his money illegally; he was a bootlegger (he sold illegal whiskey du...

“The Great Gatsby” in Its Historical Context

important to remember that at the time Fitzgerald wrote, "immigrants were coming to the United States by the millions because they...

The Great Gatsby and American Greed

intelligence and talent to work in ways that are less than reputable in order to pursue an illusion of beauty. Making his fortune ...

Jay Gatsby and the American Dream

move comfortably in the social circle of people like the Buchanans. Fitzgerald shows us all the trappings of wealth: the gorgeous...

Symbols in Gatsby, the Fading American Dream

the four most important symbols are the characters names, especially the women; the green light on Daisys dock, the so-called "val...

The Great Gatsby

not abhor, which is very important in setting up the story: "Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, was exempt from...

The Great Gatsby or Trimalchio or The Gold-hatted Gatsby or On the Road to West Egg

of Gatsby himself, at least in part. Gatsby is far from a worthless fool like Trimalchio, but he is surrounded by sycophants and o...

Fitzgerald and Hemingway

Fitzgerald was seeking in his style and the forms that were emerging in relationship to the 20s. Berman notes how many of his stor...

The Not-So-Great Gatsby?

for that reason its possible that he colors the accounts he gives. However, he is the closest thing we have to a neutral observer,...

The Great Gatsby, the Novel and the Film

book, Benjamin Schreier claims that Gatsby, if not actually black-an unusual interpretation to be sure-is someone of color; he bas...

Fitzgerald’s Novels and Landscape

America in the 1920s" (Gibb 96). Gatsby is, in many ways, the epitome of new growth and renewal and thus of a metaphorical landsca...

Jay Gatsby, an American Dreamer

ever written. F. Scott Fitzgeralds portrait of Jay Gatsby resonates with almost every reader because he is so human in his hopes a...

The Great Gatsby and The Sheltering Sky

with the wealth he possesses, and likely also very taken with his obvious infatuation with her. She does not stop his adoration of...

"The Great Gatsby" and the Pursuit of Hollow Dreams

value into ultimately empty goals; this is indicated by the comparison of Gatsbys quest for Daisy with the "American dream" itself...