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Conflict Between New Rich and Old Rich in The Great Gatsby

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 ...
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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&...
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Jay Gatsby: Pure Corruption Embodied in "The Great Gatsby"

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 betwee...
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Great Gatsby

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 o...
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The A Character Analysis of Jay Gatsby

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. ...
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"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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 ...
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The Great Gatsby In a Man with Mysterious and Unknown Personality

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 ...
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Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway in "The Great Gatsby"

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 throwin...
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Glimpse Into the Life of Jay Gatsby

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 f...
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Gatsby as a Social Commentary on American Life

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 confl...
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Great Gatsby on a Man's Disenchantment with the American Dream

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...
1585 Words 6 PagesHas Bibliography

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The Similarities and Differences in Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway

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. ... This is part of how Jay Gatsby became so rich. ... Nick Carrawayalso does not obtain the same social status as Jay Gatsby due to the fact that NickCarraway is not ric...
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A Presentation of the Characters of Jay Gatsby and Dick Diver

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'. ... Inst...
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The Great Gatsby 's The Intimate Bond

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&#...
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Compare & Contrast, Character Essay of Jay Gatsby & Dick Diver

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'. ... Inst...
5321 Words 21 Pages

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Great Gatsby: The Slow Deterioration of the American Dream

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&...
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The Destruction of Morals in The Great Gatsby

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 r...
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Manners and Morals Commonly Practiced in The Great Gatsby

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 withi...
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The Great Gatsby: Depicts The Destruction of Morals

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 r...
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The Great Gatsby: The Destruction of Morals in Society

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 r...
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The Great Gatsby, and Ethan Frome

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 thre...
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Facing an Enormous Decision in "The Great Gatsby"

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...
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F.Scott Fitzgerald as Jay Gatsby

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 ...
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The Great Gatsby - Death of the American Dream

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&#...
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's Novel: The Great Gatsby

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&#...
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