"The Great Gatsby" Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

"The Great Gatsby"
A discussion on the narrative conflict in "The Great Gatsby" by Francis Scott Fitzgerald.
# 86882 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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The paper analyzes the underlying conflict within Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby". The paper explores the internal conflict of the narrator, Nick, who is both repulsed and attracted to the main character of his story. This aspect of the novel rears itself in the way it is relayed to the audience, and it emphasizes the central moral position motivating the tale.

From the Paper:

"Fitzgerald's fundamental goal throughout "The Great Gatsby" is to demonstrate particularly how the moral qualities that are often believed to be associated with the "American Dream" have died. It is The fundamental difference between the wealth that Gatsby represents and that which Daisy represents is that while the newly rich may be gaudy or unsophisticated socially, the old rich lack something far more important: heart. It is upon these grounds that Fitzgerald makes his sharpest contrasts between the individual successes, in terms of the American Dream, and those who have the Dream handed to them. Whereas Gatsby stays outside of Daisy's window until four in the morning to make sure Tom does not harm her, the Buchanan's make certain to unceremoniously move away, rather than degrade themselves by attending Gatsby's funeral."

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