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"The Great Gatsby" and "Harlem"
An analysis of the dreams in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and in Langston Hughes' poem "Harlem."
# 121990 | 1,000 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry)

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This essay provides a discussion of Jay Gatsby and other characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" by comparing the "dreams" of Jay, Daisy and Nick with the different scenarios illustrated of dreams "deferred" in African-American poet Langston Hughes' "Harlem."

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"Langston Hughes' most famous poem,"Harlem", discusses the decay of hope and promise among African Americans who, living in a racist and prejudiced society, have deferred or abandoned their dreams. In the poem, Hughes wonders about several alternative scenarios that defer dreams. He theorizes; "Dreams dry up like a raisin in the sun perhaps, or maybe they fester like a sore or just explode like a heavy load?" If we use Hughes' poem as a foundation for analyzing the characters..."

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