The central theme of The Great Gatsby is the decay of the American Dream.Through his incisive analysis and condemnation of 1920s high society, Fitzgerald (in the person of the novels narrator, Nick Carraway) argues that the... It was meant to encourage hard work, commitment and ambitions of every American citizen.
To many Americans, wealth and happiness are inextricably intertwined.
After all, the democratic ideals of our country are predicated on the notion of the âself-madeâ? Ironically, it is sometimes the striving for wealth or the striving for... Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is regarded as a brilliant piece of literature that offers a vivid peek into American life in the 1920's.
The essay summarizes the contrasting features between The Great Gatsby and the real American dream.
It explains whether the American dream is still being followed to the end in the real life of the American citizens.
Throughout history, the eye has always been an emblem of the deities.
In the Egyptian pantheon, there is Horus, god of light, who is signified by his famous Eye; in the Roman pantheon, there is Juno, associated with the many-eyed peacock; and in... Scott Fitzgerald explores the psychology of love's fantasies and realities through the character of Jay Gatsby.
"But as I walked down the steps I saw that the evening was not quite over.
Fifty feet from the door a dozen headlights illuminated a bizarre and tumultuous scene (58)."After the first of Gatsby's parties that Nick attends, Fitzgerald dedicates two... Scott Fitzgerald became "the most famous chronicler of 1920s America, an era that he dubbed 'the Jazz Age.'" (Phillips 1).
With the end of the life of Jay Gatsby comes the end of what Fitzgerald views as the ultimate American... Scott Fitzgerald is a shining example of the principle that the most powerful messages are not told but rather shown.
It was literary critic Lionel Trilling who quite aptly described the collective entity Jay Gatsby when he wrote, "Jay Gatsby [stands] for America itself." Jay Gatsby lives his life entrenched in unfathomable wealth. Although the novel is written in the form of largely impartial narration by Nick Carraway, Fitzgerald's...