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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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Mesurement (countinue from diligence and “better”)

In the Vietnam War, when a soldier was wounded, their average time from field to the U.S was 45 days. Today it is 4 days. Gunshot mortality dropped from less than 5% today. The reason is not technology. Today there is FSU’s (Forward Surgical Units). They follow the troop battalions. Now when a soldier is […]

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Diligence : Key to get BETTER

Each year 2 million Americans acquire an infection in the hospital and 90,000 die from that infection. Infections are complex as you can get. Where did they come from? How did it happen? When did it start? What type is it? All of these questions are valid and are part of the complex puzzle. After […]

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“Better” – a surgeon’s notes on performance

“Are doctors who make mistakes villains? No, because then we all are.”  A quote from a book called “Better” by Atul Gawande. On a first glance this book is a series of stories and experiences set inside of a hospital, but actually it isn’t. It ends up telling us something unforgettable about the world outside. […]

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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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“SO MUCH FOR A PERFECT GENTLEMAN “

As far as bringing out the best in each other, when it comes to Daisy, all Gatsby’s assets become fatal liabilities. One of Gatsby’s assets is his ability to fully believe in a vision he creates. Not only does he create a lavish life for himself, he reinvents his past – not only so that […]

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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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