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Analyzing "The Great Gatsby"
An analysis of Jay Gatsby in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby".
# 142204 | 750 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American)

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This paper is a discussion of the aspect of "The Great Gatsby" dealing with the various mysteries surrounding Jay Gatsby with a consideration of how Gatsby's fabulous life parallels the American dream through its exceptionalism and its craving for some lost ideal. The single work cited for this essay is the novel.

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"When he went west in the autumn after his encounters with Jay Gatsby, narrator Hick Carraway rejected everything he had found in the East, with the sole exception of Gatsby. Yet throughout the novel, even as shades and facets of this glittering figure are illuminated one upon another, Gatsby remains a profound mystery. It falls to Nick to discern this stranger, both realistically in his discovery of James Gatz, and metaphorically, in his description: The truth was that Jay Gatsby, of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his own platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God -- a phrase which,..."

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