Failure in Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" Analytical Essay by vinoth

Reviews the characters in "The Great Gatsby" written by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
# 152340 | 775 words | 1 source | APA | 2013 | IN
Published on Jan 29, 2013 in Drama and Theater (American) , Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper first explains that "The Great Gatsby" is a literary classic, considered to be American author F. Scott Fitzgerald's best novel, that captures the essence of American lives during the Jazz age, a term coined by the Fitzgerald. Next the author spins the complex tale around the main characters: Gatsby, Daisy, Tom, Jordan and Nick. The paper concludes that, although Gatsby's wealth and lifestyle is admired, all of these main characters of the novel were Westerners, who failed in some fundamental way to fit culturally into the lifestyle and demands of the East.

From the Paper:

"Now, Gatsby has acquired a lot of wealth through extralegal activities and has bought himself a mansion close to Daisy's mansion and attempts to win her back. Gatsby tries to manipulate Nick and exploit Nick's closeness to Daisy by requesting Nick to arrange for a meeting with Daisy. Gatsby manages to invite them to his mansion and shows them his opulent mansion. Daisy, unhappy with current relationship with Tom, is ready to take Gatsby back into her life. Meanwhile Wilson confides to Tom that Myrtle, Tom's mistress, has a secret lover. Tom also becomes aware of Gatsby's illegal activities and about the progress in the relationship between Daisy and Gatsby. The entire group ends up in Plaza hotel and a showdown begins where Tom confronts Gatsby over his ill-acquired wealth and his attempts to win Daisy's love. Gatsby requests Daisy to choose him and tell Tom that she never loved him. Daisy avoids both and pleads to go back to her home. Daisy and Gatsby jump into Gatsby's car and drive off from the scene. The rest of the group get into another car and follow Gatsby's car."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fitzgerald, F. S. (1995). The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner Paperback Fiction

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