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Jay Gatsby and the American DreamF. ... The book concerns itself with Jay Gatsby's attempt to transcend social boundaries and enter this exclusive circle, to live the American dream of betterment. ... It is only at the end of the chapter that we meet Jay Gatsby. ... In a class of careless people and immorality, Gatsby's illegal businesses seem inconsequential. ... Gatsby's financial rise from a homeless teenager to affluent party-host is one piece of the dream, but what he truly longs for is social acceptance from the elite leisure class. ...
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2. Gatsby
Jay Gatsby longs for the past. ... Those of lower classes believe that their problems will go away if they can gain enough wealth to reach the upper class. ... Gatsby makes becoming an upper class citizen his priority. The life of the upper class in turn, makes the acquisition of wealth their priority. ... Nick, who lived next door to Gatsby, was used by Jay to get him closer to Daisy. ...
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Jay Gatsby: Pure Corruption EmbodiedThe story The Great Gatsby, written by F. ... It is the story of a man named Jay Gatsby who is on what he sees as a quest to recapture his former love Daisy Fay. ... He renames himself Jay Gatsby and leaves home. ... He feels that Daisy is too special and a wall of social classes stands between them. ... He does everything to better his social standing. ...
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Jay Gatsby lives for the past. ... Daisy and Jay had fell in love with each other knowing that they could never be together because of the difference in their social classes. ... Jay then spends his life working to get wealthy to reach her social class, in hope that one day he can marry her and once again have the happiness that he once had. ... Gatsby knew he that at that time a relationship was impossible with Daisy due to his low social class. ... Gatsby makes becoming an upper class citizen his goal. ...
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Character Analysis of Jay GatsbyThe Great Gatsby, a novel by Scott Fitzgerald, is about the American Dream, and the downfall of those who attempt to reach its illusionary goals. ... This dream is different for different people; but in The Great Gatsby, for Jay Gatsby, the dream is that through wealth and power, one can acquire happiness. ... Jay Gatsby, the central figure of the story, is one character that longs for the past. ... Part of the American dream is being youthful and rich with a high-class social status. ... Americans always want to be known and popular, Gatsby wanted that no matt...
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Gatsby's personal dream symbolizes the larger American Dream "The pursuit of happiness".Jay Gatsby longs for the past. ... Daisy and Jay had fallen in love with each other in spite of knowing that they could not marry because of the difference in their social status. ... Those of lower classes believe that their problems will go away if they can gain enough wealth to reach the upper class. ... The life of the upper class in turn, makes the acquisition of wealth their priority. ... Not only did Tom cheat on her, he was cheating on her with someone of a far lower class. ...
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The Value of Jay GatsbyJay Gatsby, who is one of the main characters of the Great Gatsby, is a man with a mysterious background and an unknown personality. ... Another value of Jay Gatsby's is getting want he wants. ... And I feel that this made him strive to become a member of the same social class since at the time he was poor and from the lower class. ... These values which Jay Gatsby respect in a way fits into the overall view of the American Dream. ... And this shows how Jay Gatsby's values coincide with those of the American Dream. ...
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The West Egg is for the middle class. ... Jay Gatsby has done a little better in his search than Nick Carraway,but Jay Gatsby still has to work for his money. ... Nick Carrawayalso does not obtain the same social status as Jay Gatsby due to the fact that NickCarraway is not rich. ... Jay Gatsby also enricheshis social status by throwing huge keggers at his mansion. ... On the other handthey are separated by wealth because Jay Gatsby is rich whereas Nick Carraway is middleclass, and they also obtain different social statuses...
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In the story we get a glimpse into the life of Jay Gatsby, a man who aspired to achieve a position among the American rich to win the heart of his true love, Daisy Fay. ... After being rejected by Ginevra because of his lower social standing, Fitzgerald came away with a sense of social inadequacy, a deep hurt, and a longing for the girl beyond attainment. ... Nick Carraway, the narrator of the story, quickly became disillusioned with the upper social class after having dinner at their home on the fashionable East Egg Island. ... The Buchanans represent cowardice, corruption, and the demise ...
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American Dream LostGatsby as a Social Commentary on American LifeThe Great Gatsby, by F. ... Through Nick's honest and poignant observation, the parallel lives of Myrtle Wilson and Jay Gatsby reflect The Great Gatsby as a social commentary about the polluted American Dream.Myrtle is that infamous model of how the political and social ideals of America conflict so that the American dream becomes a nightmare. ... At first, one cannot make a serious social distinction between Gatsby and Daisy. ... Listening to the many lives and "pasts" of Jay Gatsby, at one point, Nick becomes utterly fru...
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In the story we get a glimpse into the life of Jay Gatsby, a man who aspired to achieve a position among the American rich to win the heart of his true love, Daisy Fay. ... After being rejected by Ginevra because of his lower social standing, Fitzgerald came away with a sense of social inadequacy, a deep hurt, and a longing for the girl beyond attainment. ... Nick Carraway, the narrator of the story, quickly became disillusioned with the upper social class after having dinner at their home on the fashionable East Egg Island. ... The Buchanans represent cowardice, corruption, and the demise of ...
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COMPARE AND CONTRAST THE PRESENTATION OF THE CHARACTERS OF JAY GATSBY AND DICK DIVER. ... Diver is representative of middle class America - financially secure but not in a position to spend money as Nicole does, buying from great lists, and 'everything she liked that she couldn't possibly use she bought as a present for a friend'. ... Instead, he is 'the last hope of a decaying clan' and 'the exact furthermost evolution of a class' - a man who is eventually destroyed by not being able to keep up with the times. ... Diver seems to thrive on the company of othe...
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Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby highlights the relationship between characters Daisy Buchannan and Jay Gatsby. ... He knew he could climb to the top of his social ladder if he did it by himself, and when he got there he could suck on the pap of life. ... Gatsby has wishes to attain a type of social status so that he can become part of the lifestyle that surrounds him during the 1920s. ... But once he kissed Daisy, he would be focused on achieving that higher status, because Daisy became a symbol of upper class society. ... Now he had something definite to work towards as sort of a sym...
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COMPARE AND CONTRAST THE PRESENTATION OF THE CHARACTERS OF JAY GATSBY AND DICK DIVER. ... Diver is representative of middle class America - financially secure but not in a position to spend money as Nicole does, buying from great lists, and 'everything she liked that she couldn't possibly use she bought as a present for a friend'. ... Instead, he is 'the last hope of a decaying clan' and 'the exact furthermost evolution of a class' - a man who is eventually destroyed by not being able to keep up with the times. ... Diver seems to thrive on the company of othe...
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In the novel, Fitzgerald uses Jay Gatsby's life to symbolize the death of the American dream. ... That fellow [Gatsby] had it coming to him'." ... They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made... " Nick realizes that Tom and Daisy represent a class that has attained success at the cost of their own dehumanization. They are a kind of social void a wholly negative force that is capable of s...
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Myrtle believes she can scorn her true social class in an attempt to be accepted into Ton's, Jay Gatsby who bases his whole life on buying love with wealth, and Daisy, who instead of marrying the man she truly loves, marries someone with wealth. ... She loses all sense of morality by hurting others in her futile attempt to join the ranks of Tom's social class. ... struction of their morals, is Jay Gatsby. ... Myrtle, a middle class, married woman, becomes immoral by having an affair in an attempt to join an upper social class. Jay Gatsby, a wealthy young man who has earned his wealth...
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As Nick Carraway follows the tale of Jay Gatsby pursuing a dream, Gatsby can be observed as a foolish man while working so hard, and yet accomplishing nothing. ... Still portraying Jay Gatsby as a foolish character is the existence of his assiduous belief in the American dream. ... As the American dream has proven to be guilty of discrimination within the social classes, one can relate this idea to the twenties attitude towards justice. ... Although ideally the American government is nondiscriminatory, social discrimination still exists and the divisions among the classes cannot be overcome. ....
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Myrtle believes she can scorn her true social class in an attempt to be accepted into Ton's, Jay Gatsby who bases his whole life on buying love with wealth, and Daisy, who instead of marrying the man she truly loves, marries someone with wealth. ... She loses all sense of morality by hurting others in her futile attempt to join the ranks of Tom's social class. ... struction of their morals, is Jay Gatsby. ... Myrtle, a middle class, married woman, becomes immoral by having an affair in an attempt to join an upper social class. Jay Gatsby, a wealthy young man who has earned his wealth...
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Myrtle believes she can scorn her true social class in an attempt to be accepted into Ton's, Jay Gatsby who bases his whole life on buying love with wealth, and Daisy, who instead of marrying the man she truly loves, marries someone with wealth. ... She loses all sense of morality by hurting others in her futile attempt to join the ranks of Tom's social class. ... struction of their morals, is Jay Gatsby. ... Myrtle, a middle class, married woman, becomes immoral by having an affair in an attempt to join an upper social class. Jay Gatsby, a wealthy young man who has earned his wealth...
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The main characters of these books, Huck Finn, Ethan Frome, and Jay Gatsby, appeared to be three distinct persons, but in one aspect or another came together as one. ... Jay Gatsby tried to capture his dream by trying to get his past love to fall in love with him again. ... Social class was one aspect that distinguished all three characters from one another. ... Ethan Frome was stuck in the middle of the social class. ... Jay Gatsby was at the top of the social ladder. ...
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She had to choose between Tom; her husband and Jay Gatsby; her lover. ... Tom's old money could offer Daisy prestige and social position whereas Gatsby's money was quickly and somewhat questionably earned. ... After being rejected by Ginevra because of his lower social standing, Fitzgerald came away with a sense of social inadequacy, a deep hurt, and a longing for the girl beyond attainment. ... Nick Carraway, the narrator of the story, quickly became disillusioned with the upper social class after having dinner at their home on the fashionable East Egg Island. ... The Buchanans repr...
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In the novel, Jay Gatsby is the epitome of the "self-made man," in which he dedicates his entire life to climbing the social ladder in order to gain wealth, to ultimately win the love of a woman: something that proves to be unattainable. ... This precise uncanny feeling is felt by Jay Gatsby towards Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. ... In The Great Gatsby, this is the same reason that Daisy rejected Jay Gatsby (before he became an extremely wealthy man.) At that time, women from the middle to wealthy classes simply did not marry men from the lower-class. ... After the war, Tommy attende...
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The main characters are divided into two groups; the rich upper class and the poorer lower class, which struggles to attain a higher position. ... Jay Gatsby's idealistic view of Daisy Buchanan creates a conflict for him once he is confronted by the reality. ... Though Gatsby is rich, he is of the lower set, and he attempts to join the upper class with Daisy. ... However, Gatsby's dream collapses when he fails to win Daisy and is ultimately rejected by the higher social group. ... Nick comments on this failure of the American Dream in his narrative descriptions of the characters, whe...
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Jay Gatsby had just about any imaginable kind of liquor . ... For example, the top ten percent of the population was high class and controlled 40-50% of the money market, including Gatsby himself. ... In the past, Jay had a love affair with the affluent Daisy. Knowing he could not marry her because of the difference in their social status, he leaves her to amass wealth to reach her economic standards. ... This is a very low thing for Jay to do. ...
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The shallowness of money, riches, and a place in a higher social class were probably the most important components in most lives at that period of time. This is expressed clearly by Fitzgerald, especially through his characters, which include Myrtle Wilson, Tom and Daisy Buchanan, and of course, Jay Gatsby. ... She scorns people from her own class and loses all sense of morality. ... Unlike the other characters in the novel, Gatsby's condition is related more to idealism and his faith in life's possibilities, rather than social ambition. Like Myrtle, Gatsby strives to fit himself in...
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