The Great Gatsby Essay Examples

“Great Gatsby” by Scott Fitzgerald

“Great Gatsby” by Scott Fitzgerald is one of the best American novels owing to its thematic strength. There are many social themes in the story including Dream, vision, honesty, time, wealth, superficiality and shallowness, societal expectation, disloyalty, immorality and selfishness. The surface study shows that its about love relation between Gatsby and Daisy. But the… View Article

Literary Analysis of the Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald demonstrates the thematic concern of carelessness in his fictional novel, The Great Gatsby, by using characters such as Jordan, Myrtle, and Daisy. Carelessness is exemplified many times throughout the book; such as on page 26. The narrator says, “She nodded and moved away from him just as George returned.” This statement describes… View Article

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s early twentieth century masterpiece serves as the author’s critique on the 1920’s culture of extravagance to which he was admittedly was part of. The prosperous economy of the early twentieth century allowed the upper strata of the population to lead entirely leisure-filled lifestyles and it was in this setting… View Article

Great Gatsby Ending

This book interprets the overall theme of hope as what Gatsby had been driven by but in the end did not achieve. The green light of Daisy’s dock drove Gatsby and he believed in it. He was eluded by it in the past, but there was still hope that he would one day achieve his… View Article

Tom and Daisy Buchanan: Corrupters of the American Dream

The elusive American Dream has been around longer than the country.  Settlers from Europe came to America in hopes for a better life.  Now people from all over the world come to the United States to live a life that is fulfilled, escape to freedom, and to make money.  They dream of America where anything… View Article

The Failure of the American Dream in the Great Gatsby

The American dream is an ideology which characterized America at the start of the twentieth century. It was the idea that everybody should reach success without regarding their social status. The dream was based on America’s declaration of independence which said that “all men are created equal”. This means that everybody should have the possibility… View Article

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” is told through the character Nick Carraway’s modified first person perspective; the story is that of one Jay Gatsby but as to why Nick narrates immediately arises suspicions. I reckon Nick has been used, coincidentally living next door to Gatsby, to embody the outsider who like many of… View Article

The Great Gatsby

If The Great Gatsby had taken place in Sri Lanka, the hype surrounding F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel would have been non-existent. The enthralling love affairs between the characters that are the foundation of the story would have been absent from the plot because Sri Lankan culture is grounded on Buddhism. Buddhist guidelines emphasize the thought… View Article

The Great Gatsby

Gatsby’s perception of the ideal woman is essentially embodied by Daisy, or at least his image of her. When Gatsby thinks of Daisy he is reminded of a supernatural being because his expectations of her have been set so high that they are unreachable. “His mind would never romp again like the mind of God”… View Article

Symbolism and Motifs in the Great Gatsby

In chapter one, we are introduced to Nick Carraway, who describes himself as non- judgemental and tolerant. Throughout the book Nick is the non-reliable narrator . He is an observant third party throughout the book and gives the readers a close-up and exclusive angle on the story. This can often come across as a very… View Article

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald, in his classic novel The Great Gatsby, illustrates the American class system in three different categories: the “old” rich, the “new” rich, and the “not” rich. He shows how each class tries to reach the American dream and struggles to remain secure in the life inside America. Fitzgerald depicts the only class… View Article

Great Gatsby and Araby

In “Araby,” an allegorical short story from his compilation, Dubliners, author James Joyce depicts his homeland of Ireland as a paralyzing and morally filthy environment. The young protagonist is an unknowing victim of society’s preoccupation with materialism, and in his rush to grow up accepts its distorted views of wealth and love as truth. Conversely,… View Article

How Does Fitzgerald Tell the Story in Chapter 9

In the Great Gatsby, the last chapter of the novel is told two years later still from the perspective of Nick. Nick is writing two years later after the events with Gatsby, showing that a considerable amount of time has passed between its occurrence yet it is still fresh in Nick’s mind. The fact that… View Article

The Great Gatsby

In the novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the character of Nick Carraway as his mouthpiece, his own little spy in the lives of the characters in the novel to relate back the events happening. Because of this, there are a number of things which we need to bear in mind about his… View Article

Maid: the Great Gatsby

“Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure.” -Sophocles. Up to chapter 5 of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there are recurring rumors about Gatsby’s background including that he had killed a man, is of German descent, and is a bootlegger. These rumors portray Gatsby as a man other than himself, but whether… View Article