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The illusion

The Great Gatsby is a forever live novel because it is representation of The American Dream. it gives hope to human society. Gatsby, a poor man from North Dakota, is capable of becoming a millionaire. It also allows the readers to experience a unkind and cruel reality directly. The many idea that was shown in […]

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Gatsby’s vision

1920s was when the economic grew rapidly. New businesses grew big, tall buildings were build and the city streets were bright at night times. People changed their lifestyle into something that was more fun than what they lived before in life, the understanding of many things changed. Like their understanding of life, fun, and socializing. […]

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Drowning in wealth

Jay Gatsby did show us that too much wealth never helped anyone to true happiness, even he who came from poor humble beginnings. His main goal was to obtain all the wealth so that he can be worthy being with Daisy Buchanan. And when he did obtain it he still did not get Daisy. Many […]

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Gatsby

I really admire Gatsby as a character, although some of his behaviors and decisions are quite mindless. The part where I found the most foolish is the part where he sacrificed himself for Daisy after she had commit a crime and run away. Even though a lot of people may say that love can change the […]

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“ OLD SPORT “

Adding on to the previous comment, focusing on the main couple Daisy and Gatsby. Gatsby, both the story as the whole, is all about façade. Gatsby creates an entire fake persona for himself, one that he builds and reinforces with everything, from the lavishing parties to the way he phrases words “Old Sport”. This persona […]

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The Great Gatsby: Relationships

As I was reading this book, all those people who came to the party and people who worked for him didn’t seem to know who Gatsby really is and the only person who knew everything about Gatsby was Nick.   After Gatsby’s death Nick though that Gatsby would not want to go through the funeral […]

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The Great Gatsby: Wealth

People say “money can’t buy happiness” but in this novel, at the end, all of them chose money for their happiness.   Daisy decides not to wait for Gatsby to return from the war and she chooses to marry this wealthy and powerful man, Tom. This shows how weak she is as a woman. I […]

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The Great Gatsby: The Green Light

In this novel the green light that Gatsby always stares at which is at the end of Daisy’s East Egg dock is a symbolic feature in this novel. The green light is right across the bay from Gatsby’s West Egg lawn and I think it represents Gatsby’s dreams and the future that he can never […]

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Duh Duh Duh Daisy

I never really liked Daisy throughout the novel. She’s what I assume every feminist would demise in a woman. Insecure, careless, unfaithful and as we learn, quite shallow. Why did Daisy marry Tom? She obviously had second thoughts right before the wedding. She said so herself, the best thing a girl could be was a […]

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The great gatsby

After reading the book, I was shocked by its ending. The novel is about a man named Gatsby who organizes parties at his mansion in hope for Daisy, the woman he loves, to come. Gatsby seek help from Nick Carraway in order to meet with Daisy as he is her cousin. The plot is very […]

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