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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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Daisy

Daisy is the girl who Gatsby is going after. Gatsby lied about his background to Daisy b saying he was rich and came from a wealthy family. Eventually, Daisy fell in love with Gatsby. But when Gatsby went to war and promising she would wait for him to come back, but then she married Tom […]

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Gatsby’s books

One main purpose of the novel is to portray the hollowness of the upper class—the old money. Gatsby, however, is a nouveau riche. He, in contrary, was portrayed to be one of a few people in the novel who isn’t lack of heart. Though he, too, was longing for wealth, it wasn’t the only thing […]

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The corruption of The American Dream

The American Dream is the traditional social ideals of the United States. In 1931, James Truslow Adams had stated the desired outcomes of the American Dream as: “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. “   The […]

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East egg and west egg

In the book, the author portrays the two classes of wealth, the new rich and the old rich, through the separation of the 2 cities, east egg and west egg. In the east egg where the Buchanans lives, most of the people are well educated and have come from wealthy families. On the other hand, […]

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Nick Caraway

  Nick changes profoundly throughout the book. He was optimistic at first then becomes more pessimistic at the end after all he went through. At first, he was non judgmental and honest, however as the story proceeds, he became slighty biased. At first, Nick did not acknowledge Gatsby’s aspiration to be with Daisy. However throught […]

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The Shattered American Dream

  This is how Gatsby think wealth and power is everything ( the American dream). He experienced it while when having an affair with daisy. But the American lifestyle ruins him at the end. He devoted his entire life and fortune building upon the hope that someday Daisy would be his again, but his dream […]

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Is Gatsby “great”?

Is Gatsby great? There are many ways of looking at this. On the surface level, Gatsby’s personality shows his greatness. He’s one of the wealthiest people on Long Island, and definitely one of the wealthiest in West Egg. He’s got a huge mansion with the nicest and most expensive stuff. He also hosts an awesome […]

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Obesity

I feel like you readers might be wondering why did I use this word obesity and you might also think that I’m pretty random…Well, that’s quite understandable because the word obesity is normally used to describe people who are extremely fat. But then this time I’m going to apply Obesity to the spending habits of […]

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An escape from the real world

In this book the characters seriously party hard throughout the first part of the book. From what I have understood party acts as an escape from the real world. Partying is all about the glitz and glamour and the fun as presented in the Great Gatsby. In party people can act out their fantasies e.g. […]

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