Great Gatsby Essays


The Great Gatsby Essay (Completed in 2019)

Topics The theme of unrequited love in The great gatsby Discuss the fallibility of youth in The great gatsby Discuss the primacy of socioeconomic status as it manifests in The great gatsby: which characters confront it with the most grace? Which with the least? If Daisy and Jay had been members of the same socioeconomic Continue Reading... Continue Reading...

The American Dream Essay

http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/272950-what-happened-to-the-american-dream Currier, E. (2015, January 1). The Numbers Show Rags-to-Riches Happens Only in Movies - NYTimes.com. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/01/01/is-the-modern-american-dream-attainable/the-numbers-show-rags-to-riches-happens-only-in-movies Kochan, S. (2007). The great gatsby and the American Dream. Mu?nchen: GRIN Verlag. Lee, J. (2014, February 25). Don’t Tell Amy Chua: Mexicans Are the Most Successful Immigrants | TIME.com. Retrieved from http://ideas.time.com/2014/02/25/dont-tell-amy-chua-mexicans-are-the-most-successful-immigrants/ PBS. (2014, December 11). Is economic reality wiping out the American dream? | PBS NewsHour. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/economic-reality-wiping-american-dream/ Smith, H. (2012). Who stole the American dream? New York: Random House. The American Dream is synonymous with immigration to the United States and achieving the aim of a better life. Although the image once painted has changed… Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby Essay

Topics The theme of unrequited love in The great gatsby Discuss the fallibility of youth in The great gatsby Discuss the primacy of socioeconomic status as it manifests in The great gatsby: which characters confront it with the most grace? Which with the least? If Daisy and Jay had been members of the same socioeconomic class would they have ended up together? Why or why not? Provide textual evidence. Nick Carraway goes to great lengths to show and tell the reader that he is a reliable narrator: discuss three concretes way… Continue Reading...

Guide to Writing in Third Person (2018 Edition)

her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget” (Fitzgerald, The great gatsby, 1950). “But he instantly saw that it would be impossible for him to escape from the regiment. It inclosed him. And there were iron laws of tradition and law on four sides. He was in a moving box”  (Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage, 2016) It’s not the literary titans who are the ones who depend on the third person. Advertisements use them all the time to create memorable slogans. Energizer Batteries: It keeps going... and going... and going Fed-X: When it… Continue Reading...

Culture and America in Great Gatsby

A Lack of Real Friendship in The great gatsby Money and wealth may not be lacking in Fitzgerald’s The great gatsby—but friendship is. On the surface, it appears that several characters are friends, and indeed they are friendly at times towards one another. But there is always the hint or suggestion of an ulterior motive lying just beneath the surface—whether it is Gatsby using Nick to get closer to Daisy, Tom using Myrtle for personal pleasure, or the guests at Gatsby’s parties using him to have a good and… Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby and Jazz

The Jazz Age and Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The great gatsby is the great novel of the Lawless Decade—the Roaring Twenties or the Jazz Age, as it was otherwise known. It was a time of easy credit and flowing cash. It was a time of Prohibition, when alcohol had been outlawed and people looking for a good time had to go underground to the speakeasies, where they drank their liquor in hiding. To be human meant to be a criminal, and thus everyone who wanted to have a drink became a scofflaw.… Continue Reading...