The Self as a Mystery in "The Great Gatsby" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

The Self as a Mystery in "The Great Gatsby"
An analysis of the central mystery in F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1920s novel, "The Great Gatsby".
# 142191 | 1,000 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American)

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This paper analyzes a quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and discusses two more in relation to how Gatsby was seen as and performed himself as a mystery to those surrounding him. The paper addresses themes in relation to Gatsby and relates them to the national character of the United States during the 1920s as well.

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"The man that is Jay Gatsby is a fascinating mystery to the narrator of "The Great Gatsby", Nick Carraway, and the other socialites and party-goers of Gatsby's weekly bashes. Gatsby seems to have come from nowhere and recounts tales of his past and his careers, war service, and travels that..."

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