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Unexpectedly, this book was not as romantic as I thought it would be. Throughout the book his love towards Daisy seemed so passionate and touching, however the striking ending perplexed my opinion towards the overall feeling of the book.  The complicated shifting relationships between each character took me some time to fully follow though and […]

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Gatsby’s End

When Jay Gatsby took the blame for killing Myrtle Wilson, he had no idea that he had put himself in for a very tragic end. His arrogance and money may have led him to believe that he was powerful enough to be above the law. Although this could be the case (the same way he […]

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Nearly no one attended Gatsby’s funeral -the ugly reality of society

F. Scott Fitzgerald clearly illustrates the reason why people around us treat us the way they do. No matter what, money remains to be the most important thing for humans. It is wealth that brings us power. I think it is undeniable that the majority of people would love to live a luxurious life especially […]

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The Roaring Twenties!

It should never be forgotten that the novel was written in the 1920s, ‘The age of wonderful nonsense’. All I can hear throughout the book was jazz music and people’s cheers.  To me, one of the most charming features of the novel is the atmosphere and the feel of the twenties. This is because I […]

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Daisy Buchanan

The feeling directly after I read The Great Gatsby? The tingle sense on my right hand telling me to give Daisy a big nice slap. Anyone with the same feeling? Daisy Buchanan, an aristocratic young lady in the 1920s, demonstrates the nature of human’s capriciousness and carelessness, especially notable in chapter 7 when Daisy chooses […]

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Let’s get physical

Ok so the title is a bit awkward…but I promise you that it’s relevant to the techniques of persuasion. So the power of touch e.g. little things like hand shake, hugs or just a touch on the shoulder (anything that is socially appropriate of course! And don’t do it to anyone that is more senior […]

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