Themes found in The Great Gatsby that revolve around events in the story?

The fact that many people come to Gatsby's parties and no one to his funeral relates to the theme of the death of the American dream and to the money-can't-buy-happiness theme. The American Dream is the idea that you can make anything of yourself that you want - you can come from nothing and make your own fortune and essentially create a happy ending for yourself. That clearly isn't true in Gatsby's case. He builds himself a fortune in order to be accepted by the upper-crust society that Daisy is a part of, but at the end of the day he will always be "new money" to them as compared to their established aristocracy. He never really fit in, and this is exemplified when no one attends his funeral. It also ties into the money-can't-buy-happiness theme. Gatsby earns his fortune and buys a big mansion and throws lavish parties in order to win Daisy back because he thinks that having a fortune will make him and her equals of the same class level. He also uses his money to buy himself friends - all of the people who come to his parties and swim in his pool and drink his alcohol and take advantage of him. But when Gatsby dies, the money and all that goes with it dries up, and when those "friends" have nothing left to gain, they clearly reveal themselves to have never been his friends at all. So money clearly failed to provide him with the things he wanted most - Daisy, acceptance, and friendship. His friendless funeral is essentially the culmination of the story - he spent the entire novel struggling to attain an American Dream that was really an illusion, and trying to use money to buy things that really aren't for sale, and those struggles essentially lead to his dying alone, with no one but Nick to care - his sole friend, and the only one who never cared about Gatsy's money or social status.

In the Great Gatsby, whose dishonesty do you think is the most unforgivable?

Nick Carraway because he is dishonest with himself. He starts the novel telling how his father tells him not to judge people. He spends the novel judging people. From Shmoop/The Great Gatsby

in The Great Gatsby where in long island does it take place?

The North shore, known as the gold coast - although there are no specifics in the book itself.

Comparing the great gatsby with the house of mirth?

I have read only the house of mirth. If you wrote a summary of Great Gatsby maybe I could help you.

What are good examples in the book The Great Gatsby of how people arent what they always seem to be?

Gatsby - used to be James Gatz; he created his own identity Jordan - a great athlete but she cheated in a tournament Tom - classy guy, but he's a brute

How is each character in The Great Gatsby corrupt?

Gatsby is rumored to be corrupt because people think he is a bootlegger, may have killed a man, and might not have gone to Oxford. It is strange how Gatsby's parties are said to be filled with strangers that are more than willing to take advantage of his parties but in the end reveal themselves to be nothing but freeloaders and far from a friend. Tom is corrupt because he maintains a picture perfect family image, yet is disgustingly corrupt. He has a mistress, Myrtle Wilson whom he shares another life with (and an apartment in New York). Additionally, he is violent and ends up breaking Myrtle's nose. Daisy is corrupt because she entertains the thought of reigniting a romance between her and Gatsby. This means that she too is unfaithful to her marriage even if her reasons for doing it may have everything to do with the fact that her husband has a mistress and she is seeking revenge. Daisy also lets people take the fall for her. She has no qualms about letting Gatsby say he was driving when Myrtle Wilson was killed. Nick is corrupt because he is a secret keeper and doesn't share the truth to anyone about what he witnesses. He could have told Daisy that Tom has another life with Myrtle but he chose not to. Myrtle is corrupt because she is cheating on her husband and has every intention of leaving him.

How can I write an eight page research paper on The Great Gatsby?

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What led to the downfall of society in the Great Gatsby?

one of the most prominent themes of Gatsby is the corrupting influence money has on American society and indeed on the American Dream. Gatsby, who is rejected in his youth by Daisy because he is not rich like Tom, spends his adult life engaged in criminal activities--all to make enough money to win Daisy back. Gatsby's pursuit of Daisy through criminal activities is a perversion of the American dream and leads to his downfall. this has a pretty good explanation: http://ap-class-help.weebly.com/the-great-gatsby.html

How do you write a 5 paragraph essay about the great gatsby?

as long as you read the book, it's a very easy answer, intro paragraph, first body on west egg, second on east egg, third on valley of ashes, conclusion, thats five paragraphs but no I will not write it for you lol

What are some significant events which take place in The Great Gatsby?

1. The party @ Gatsby's house when Nick Carraway met him. 2. The meeting that Nick arranged @ his house for Daisy and Gatsby to reunite. 3. The trip into New York with Tom and his mistress and the dog. 4. The lunch in New York with Nick, Gatsby and the business partner. 5. The party @ Gatsby's when Tom and Daisy came together and Daisy went off with Gatsby. 6. The Sunday when Tom, Daisy, Gatsby, Nick and Jordan went into New York and there was the fight between Tom and Gatsby and Daisy and Gatsby leave together. 7. The accident when Tom's mistress was run over, Daisy was driving and she didn't even stop. 8. The confrontation with the husband of the mistress @ Tom and Daisy's where they let Gatsby take the blame for the woman's death. 9. The garage guy shoots Gatsby. 10. Nick meets Gatsby's father. 11. Gatsby's funeral. 12. Jordan and Nick say goodbye. 13. Nick meets Tom and Daisy casually months afterwards and Tom and Daisy seem untroubled by their role in all those horrible events - the death of the mistress, the death of Gatsby. I'd do 2.,5.,make the Sunday in New York one event from the fight to Gatsby's death and end it with 13.

What is a good part of The Great Gatsby to read to my class without any prior knowledge of the book?

Good thing I was stumbling by these questions. I read The Great Gatsby when I was in 11th grade, and even though i thought the book was alright but the best part was when Tim slaps Merdle in the face!!! But if you are telling it to your class i would the part when Tim buys Merdle (his mistress) a dog and brings her to thier secret apartment, and when she asks him about his wife, Daisy, he gets angry and slaps her across the face. On the other hand Daisy is interested in Gatsby, because he is her old love but she is from old money and he is from new money and she wanted to marry a man with old money. You may have to search for the parts, but the Tim/Merdle thing is in the mid begining of the book.

From the book the Great Gatsby if Tom had a memory box what would he keep in it?

Stuff to do with his college, sport, wealth, his affair with Myrtle (he bought her a dog), Daisy, his muscular physique.... Things we learn in the book that he likes or is involved with.

What scene from The Great Gatsby would you rewrite from another character's perspective?

They never tell Gatsby's parties from Gatsby's perspectives. The first one when he meets Nick would be interesting - how he views and party and Nick. From Shmoop/The Great Gatsby

How do you write a 5 paragraph eassy out the great gatsby?

5 paragraphs on a classic book. NO PROBLEM!!!

Who has read the Great Gatsby and knows stuff about aphorisms?

How about this website I found that give certain words and page numbers. wOw, that makes no sense. How about looking at the website. http://www.brtom.org/gg/ggind1.html I hope this helps you and good luck on your paper. :)

How did Fitzgeralds biographical information influence the great gatsby?

Like Gatsby, Fitzgerald was turned down when he was deeply in love. There were two women, one in 1915, one in 1917. The first was Ginevra King, a midwestern beauty from a wealthy family (like Daisy). Fitzgerald was told, in 1915, "Poor boys don't marry rich girls." He entered this remark into his ledger. He never forgot Ginevra King, just as Gatsby never forgot Daisy after she wrote him the letter breaking off their alliance. In 1937 she visited Hollywood and he saw her--and (unfortunately) got drunk in her presence. The other woman who turned him down was Zelda, in 1917. However, Zelda reversed her decision when he became a successful novelist with _This Side of Paradise._ They were married in New York (scene of the Plaza Hotel confrontation and other episodes in (Gatsby_) 3 April 1920. Fitzgerald idealized these women just as Gatsby idealizes Daisy. And like Daisy, each was less than they were as in his dream. Ginevra King was just a socialite (though charming and beautiful) and Zelda was, starting in the late 1920's, certifiably schizophrenic. Although Nick Carraway claimed to have been drunk just twice in his life (I don't believe it) he lives among the riotous drinkers on Long island, and Fitzgerald, an alcoholic, lived there too in from late 1922 to 1924, when the Fitzgeralds moved to France.

What are similarities and differences between the Great Gatsby and The Notebook?

Similarities would be that in both books the male longs for the womens love for years and years even after she has moved on.

Is this a good start for my Great Gatsby theme paper?

I think you have to talk about how the American dream is corrupted. Gatsby dreams of Daisy but she is unworthy and he used illegal means to try to win her. From Shmoop

What novel would you compare The Great Gatsby to?

Maybe John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" or "Of Mice and Men" or Arthur Miller's "The Death of a Salesman" (that's actually a play and not a novel). If you 're looking for novels that have as a theme the American Dream check out: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americannovel/ideas/american_article.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Dream#Literature http://www.gale.cengage.com/pdf/facts/GML40209_LiteraryThemesforStudents.pdf (pdf)

What is the significance of Chapter 5 of The Great Gatsby?

It separates chapter four from chapter six. It also provides continuation for the story - it moves the action forward.

What significance do character names play in The Great Gatsby?

The Great Gatsby is a novel by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published on April 10, 1925, it is set in Long Island's North Shore and New York City during the summer of 1922. The novel chronicles an era that Fitzgerald himself dubbed the "Jazz Age". Following the shock and chaos of World War I, American society enjoyed unprecedented levels of prosperity during the "roaring" 1920s as the economy soared. At the same time, Prohibition, the ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol as mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment, made millionaires out of bootleggers and led to an increase in organized crime. Although Fitzgerald, like Nick Carraway in his novel, idolized the riches and glamor of the age, he was uncomfortable with the unrestrained materialism and the lack of morality that went with it. http://www.bookrags.com/studyguide-catcherintherye/ http://www.bookrags.com/notes/citr/ http://www.freebooknotes.com/page.php?link=http://www.campusnut.com/book.cfm?article_id=747&book=66 http://www.freebooknotes.com/page.php?link=http://www.bookwolf.com/Free_Booknotes/Catcher_in_the_Rye__by_J_Salin/catcher_in_the_rye__by_j_salin.html&book=66 http://www.freebooknotes.com/page.php?link=http://www.novelguide.com/thecatcherintherye/index.html&book=66 http://www.freebooknotes.com/page.php?link=http://www.gradesaver.com/ClassicNotes/Titles/catcherrye&book=66 http://www.freebooknotes.com/page.php?link=http://www.pinkmonkey.com/booknotes/barrons/catcher.asp&book=66 http://www.freebooknotes.com/page.php?link=http://www.pinkmonkey.com/booknotes/monkeynotes/pmCatcher01.asp&book=66 http://www.freebooknotes.com/page.php?link=http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/catcher/&book=66 http://www.shvoong.com/tags/The-Catcher-in-the-Rye

How does Greek Mythology enhance the theme of The Great Gatsby?

Daisy is compared to a siren - one who lures men in King Midas is alluded to, speaking to desire for great wealth and its corruption.

How do I start a Great Gatsby essay?

Usually good essays always start with a good question find a question that is relevant and interesting and then go on to answer it. Good luck.

How would I compare male dominance in both the great gatsby and the colour purple?

Look at Tom's brutality and arrogance against almost all of the men in The Color Purple

How does the Great Gatsby of the Crucible fit into the theme democracy/freedom and its shadow value hypocrisy?

I would say that Democracy/Freedom tie into the crucible rather than The Great Gatsby. GG seemed to be more about love and an unreachable dream. The crucible was about the witch trials and how one could destroy another (phsyically and socially) with a simple accusation.

What is the tone in chapter 1 of the great gatsby?

quiet, dark, depressing? and intense

GREAT Gatsby??

He wants to impress Daisy!

Who is the central character of The great gatsby, nick or gatsby?

I think the main character is Nick, however, we learn about Gatsby through Nick's eyes. Although we learn about Gatsby through Nick's eyes, we learn also about Nick himself:) Hope I helped:) x

how different is the regular great gatsby from the Matthew J. Bruccoli interpination?

It isn't Bruccoli's interpretation that matters--it is his insistence that Fitzgerald's text be followed exactly. The current Scribners / Simon and Schuster edition is, from a textual scholar's point of view, an abomination. It omits crucial spacing to indicate time shifts, prints "crop of catereres" for "corps" in chapter III, mixes up earlier printings with Fitzgerald's intended text and so on. It will probably do--but not for serious scholarship. Bruccoli, whom I knew, would be pleased that you care. He tried to get the powers (he had another word for them) at Simon and Schuster / Viacom to make the corrections necessary, even offering to forego his royalty on the edition for the sake of honoring a book he loved, but the publisher cared only about how cheaply the book could be produced and how many could be "moved."

What is the most important sense in The Great Gatsby?

Sight---- this element is so recurring in the GG. LIke the eyes of doctor Eckleburg always watching people and the blindness of society to the hollow, sad life of the upperclass. the eyes to see past someone's faults and stuff (like Nick trying to figure out Gatsby)

What should I look for when doing my great gatsby research paper?

why not use the text itself to support your paper?? gatsby is the character in the book who was inmoral and ended up dying because of it

What are 3 good arguementative statements for my Great Gatsby Essay?

First off, you can't really say if the book was garbage or not considering you barely read any of it. Should have given it a chance, it's a great book. You have to put effort in things, because no one else is going to do it for you.

How to conclude the great gatsby in a research paper?

I'm working in a term paper about The Great Gatsby, so, I hope that this helps you out. When you are restating your thesis in your conclusion, try not to do it the same way you wrote it on your introductory paragraph. Experienced teachers will find this annoying, and will most probably mark it off or take points off. Restate it, but in a more subtle and clear way. After you restate your thesis statement, summarize (in a sentence, at max, two) the idea around which your paper revolved. After this, summarize your meaning of the symbolism and what you thought about it. Then, simply add a last sentence that will leave the readers wanting to read more about The Great Gatsby and the symbolism used in it. Hope this helps.

What examples can i use from the great gatsby to show the grace and subtlely of east egg?

The Great Gatsby is a novel by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published on April 10, 1925, it is set in Long Island's North Shore and New York City during the summer of 1922. The novel chronicles an era that Fitzgerald himself dubbed the "Jazz Age". Following the shock and chaos of World War I, American society enjoyed unprecedented levels of prosperity during the "roaring" 1920s as the economy soared. At the same time, Prohibition, the ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol as mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment, made millionaires out of bootleggers and led to an increase in organized crime. Although Fitzgerald, like Nick Carraway in his novel, idolized the riches and glamor of the age, he was uncomfortable with the unrestrained materialism and the lack of morality that went with it. http://www.shmoop.com/intro/literature/f... http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gatsby/ http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/LitN... http://www.novelguide.com/thegreatgatsby... http://www.campusnut.com/book.cfm?articl... http://www.pinkmonkey.com/booknotes/monk... http://www.gradesaver.com/ClassicNotes/T... http://www.pinkmonkey.com/booknotes/barr... http://www.bookwolf.com/Free_Booknotes/G... http://www.awerty.com/greatgp2.html

In the novel The Great Gatsby, What is the significance of the drunken woman at the party?

Decadence and selfishness

What is the best scene from The Great Gatsby to draw?

it has been years upon years since i read this book. but how about the scene where he sees the green light across the water. i think that was it...i always liked that scene. or the one where the chic is sobbing over shirts in a closet

What do the different colors in The Great Gatsby movie symbolize?

the color green, when gatsby sees the green light across from daisys home. it symbolizes money and greed; he wants daisy because she is beutiful she will only want him if he is rich

what does the great gatsby have to do with the stock market crash of 1929?

Im not sure what it has to do. The stock market crash wasnt emphasized in the story as far as i remember.

In The Great Gatsby, does Nick Carraway live the same lifestyle to a point?

Hell no Nick is like a common person who is not too rich and not too poor. He is not like Gatsby or Tom, but he is not like the people in the valley of ashes, the people who failed to become wealthy.

How does the Great Gatsby reflect actors of the 1920s?

You might be able to use Marian Davies as Daisy, Thomas H Ince as Gatsby, Wm Randolph Hearst as Tom, Charlie Chaplin as Nick Carraway and Clara Bow as Jordan. There was an incident on Hearst's yacht where Ince, a writer/producer, was found murdered. People speculated that he and Ms Davies were fooling around, were caught by her lover, Hearst and Hearst killed him. You could develop symbolism, comparisons to this real life scandal and the story told in Gatsby.

How is the Great Gatsby a social commentary of the 1920s?

The Great Gatsby is an excellent book in which to study the writer's art. In this short book the reader can detect a collection of symbolic details which make the story much more than the tale which appears on the surface: the ash heap, as a symbol of the waste of American society; the green light on Daisy's dock, which means so much to Gatsby as a symbol, until he again meets Daisy, when it again becomes, for Gatsby, as for everyone else, just a light. d

In what way does The Great Gatsby embody the spirit of the Jazz age in the 1920’s?

The lavish parties,outfits and dancing . The people in that story embody class, wealth, social standing. Gatsby's whole life is spent trying to attain money and status so that he can reach a certain position in life. http://www.homework-online.com/tgg/index.html This link will help you.

What is a movie that relates to a theme in the Great Gatsby?

Titanic gone with the wind

What page of The Great Gatsby is the original cover art reference on?

It's at the start of chapter two. The eyes are reminiscent of those of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg (and the faded billboard near George Wilson's auto shop) which Fitzgerald described as "blue and gigantic — their retinas are one yard high." This is the explanation that is most recognized, though others theorize another having to do with Daisy and a more metaphorical explanation.

The Great Gatsby - to what extent does money run and affect the characters lives?

It's the driving force that brings Nick east, but he doesn't think incessantly about it. It is what Tom Buchanan spends his life spending. Gatsby thinks a great deal about it but only for the sake of realizing his love for Daisy. It makes him who he is socially, but it does not touch his heart, the way it does Tom's.

How is the Great Gatsby a novel about writing a novel?

The narrator in the story is Nick, who is re-telling events to us, the audience, as they have already happened. Most of the story we read is the story as told by Nick in the novel he was writing, re-read the first and last chapters if you're confused by this.

How is gatsby from the great gatsby similar to willy loman in the death of a salesman?

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if you notice in the book everyone who loves ends up dead. However, the people that they loved, for the most part, carry on with their lives, with the exception of Mr. Wilson Gatsby loved Daisy, he was killed Mr Wilson loved Myrtle, he killed himself Myrtle loved Tom, she was hit by a car Tom didn't really seem capable of loving anyone and he lived Daisy didn't know who she loved and she died Also another thing to notice is those that loved so deeply were also the poor ones. Gatsby liked to give the illusion that he had a lot of money but really he was just a gambler and a bootlegger. So if you could some how time in love and money into the same attention grabbing sentence then I think you'll have it. How about: The Great Gatsby is a story of love, money and those who live to have both but die having neither.

Great Gatsby?

tom and daisy only cared about money, and i think the quote about it is in the last chapter. it has to do with "they were careless people tom and daisy, they smashed up things and creatures..." all that i remember from the quote, but look that up. you may also put in about gatsby funeral, because the people that went to his parties never cared about him, only the wealth.