"The Great Gatsby" Book Review by Writing Specialists

"The Great Gatsby"
An analysis of "The Great Gatsby", by F.Scott Fitzgerald, and the American Dream.
# 91876 | 2,273 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 07, 2007 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)


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Description:

The paper examines how, in real life and in fiction, the American Dream is elusive and mercurial at best. The paper analyzes how literary works by authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and others, written in the 1920's and beyond, often reflect this fact. The paper shows how F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1926 novel, "The Great Gatsby", demonstrates various poignant falsehoods about the American Dream.

From the Paper:

"I will analyze F. Scott Fitzgerald's The great Gatsby, then, especially in terms of both its truths and the falsehoods about the American Dream, in terms of Jay Gatsby's own actions; myths about himself; nouveau riche lifestyle; long-sought adulterous relationship with Daisy Buchanan, and life as a whole. Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (1926) describes, explicitly and implicitly, the potentially lethal dangers of ruthless pursuit of the American Dream (Weinstein; Godden), in terms of Gatsby's own, finally fatal, combinations of material and sexual indulgences within the story."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bizzell, Patricia. "Pecuniary Emulation of the Mediator in The Great Gatsby."In Gatsby. Harold Bloom (Ed.). 113. Questia. Retrieved March 31, 2006, from: < http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=98116471.html>.
  • Bloom, Harold. "Introduction." Gatsby. Harold Bloom (Ed.). 1. Questia. Retrieved March 31, 2006, from: < http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=98116471.html>.
  • Kenner, Hugh. "The Promised Land". In Gatsby. Harold Bloom (Ed.). 27. Questia. Retrieved March 31, 2006, from: <http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=98116471.html>.
  • Fettersley, Judith. "The Great Gatsby: Fitzgerald's Droit de Seigneur." In Gatsby. Harold Bloom (Ed.). 103-104. Questia. Retrieved March 31, 2006, from: < http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=98116471.html>.
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby [full online text]. The University of Adelaide Library. Ebooks@Adelaide. Retrieved March 31, 2006, from: < http://etext .library.adelaide.edu.au/f/fitzgerald/f_scott/html>.

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