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Great Gatsby Essay

  • Submitted by: madbacall
  • on September 18, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 490 words

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Below is an essay on "Great Gatsby" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

I Histortorical context- Victorious America experienced an economic boom & expansion

II – Thesis Statement: The American Dream consists of wealth, happiness, & living life to the fullest. In the great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the characters dreams have a corrupt turn to make their lifes better for themselves
    • They are all so wealthy but money does not make them happy
    • Death of Myrtle, Wilson, & Gatsby
    • Affairs b/w Tom & Myrtle, Daisy & Gatsby

  III- Wealth conveys the ironic twist of the America dream
“Her voice is full of money,” he said suddenly. It was full of money that was the inexhaustible charm that rose & fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals’ song of it…High in a white palace the king’s daughter, the golden girl..” (Fitzgerald 127)

IV- Death of Myrtle, Wilson, & Gatsby
“Myrtle Wilson's body, wrapped in a blanket, and then in another blanket, as though she suffered from a chill in the hot night, lay on a work-table by the wall, and Tom, with his back to us, was bending over it, motionless. Next to him stood a motorcycle policeman taking down names with much sweat and correction in a little book. At first I couldn't find the source of the high, groaning words that echoed clamorously through the bare garage--then I saw Wilson standing on the raised threshold of his office, swaying back and forth and holding to the doorposts with both hands. Some man was talking to him in a low voice and attempting, from time to time, to lay a hand on his shoulder, but Wilson neither heard nor saw. His eyes would drop slowly from the swinging light to the laden table by the wall, and then jerk back to the light again, and he gave out incessantly his high, horrible call (Fitzgerald 146).”

“It was after we started with Gatsby toward the house that the gardener saw Wilson’s body a little way off in the grass and the holocaust was complete (Fitzgerald 170).”


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