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"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...

Gatsby & the American Dream

is when Gatsby holds out his arms toward a small green light in the distance, which the reader learns later is the green light on ...

Nick Carraway/The Great Gatsby

through Nicks eyes Nick provides the voice by which the other characters are heard. As such, he serves as a "translator of the dr...

Jay Gatsby: A Great Man?

poverty to a position of wealth. While many people who wanted this particular American Dream of wealth and material possessions ...

F. Scott Fitzgerald as Jay Gatsby’s Alter Ego

Jazz Age"). Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda were a sort of American "royalty," known as much for their "madcap antics as for his wri...

Gatsby’s Fantasy

believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your...

"The Great Gatsby" and Existential Values

moralism in the United States, and struggling to find worth in either of them. For this "Lost Generation", as they are commonly ca...

An American Dream Tragedy, The Great Gatsby

This essay describes the thematic function of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Six pages in length, ...

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...

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,...

Symbolism in Great Gatsby & Animal Dreams

retinas are one yard high" (Fitzgerald 15). The student researching this topic will note that there are divergences from the stu...

Nick Carraway, the American Dream, and The Great Gatsby

in the promised land did so through the exploitation of the land, its resources, and its natives" as is the case with Jay Gatsby (...

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mark Twain, and the American Dream

we are offered the changing nature of that American Dream as it turned to something far more materialistic and powerful in a capit...

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway on the American Dream

done in their lives as they see no hope in the future. Their American Dream is one that came smashing down with the pessimistic re...

American Dream and Materialism in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

society . . . profoundly agrees with Marxs great discovery that it is social rather than individual consciousness that determines ...

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...

Male and Female Protagonists in the Writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald

In 6 pages this paper analyzes the male and female heroines in the texts The Ice Palace, Winter Dreams, The Last Tycoon, This Side...

1920' American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In seven pages this paper analyzes how the 1920s' American Dream is presented in The Great Gatsby by author F. Scott Fitzgerald. ...

Nick Carraway's Narrative in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In seven pages this paper argues that the shattered illusion of the American Dream and its impact are embodied in Nick Carraway's ...

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Truman Capote and the American Dream, a Critique of the American Dream in F. Scott Fitzgerald's “The Great Gatsby” and Truman Capote's “Breakfast at Tiffany's”

Gatsby, and in Truman Capotes Breakfast at Tiffanys, first published in 1958. Both define the American Dream as the exclusive pro...

Nick Carraway's Perspective on Gatsby

This essay asserts that Nick Carraway's narration presents Jay Gatsby's story in terms of Freudian psychology and as paralleling ...

Jay Gatsby's Personal Philosophy in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

expensive roadster, and momentarily loses control of the car, striking and killing a woman, Myrtle Wilson, whom readers later lear...

Jay Gatsby's Desire for Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In seven pages this essay analyzes the motivation behind the title character's obsession with Daisy Buchanan and what she represen...

Jay Gatsby's Search for Himself in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In five pages a character analysis of Jay Gatsby and some insights into his true identity are presented. There are no other sourc...

Gatsby & The American Dream

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

The Great Gatsby: Gatsby and Daisy

example, Gatsby is showing her through his house and he shows her his silk shirts: "Theyre such beautiful shirts, she sobbed, her ...

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...

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...

'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...

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...