Great Gatsby

Great Gatsby - Chris Brock April 2, 2000 Dr. Fouts The...

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Chris Brock Dr. Fouts April 2, 2000 The Great Gatsby According to the Miriam-Webster Dictionary , the definition of great is: great (grāt) 1a : notably large in size; huge, b : of a kind characterized by relative largeness -- used in plant and animal names c : elaborate; ample. 2a : large in number or measure; numerous, b : predominant. 3 : remarkable in magnitude, degree, or effectiveness. 4 : full of emotion. 5a : eminent; distinguished, b : chief or preeminent over others -- often used in titles, c : aristocratic; grand. 6 : long continued. 7 : principal; main. 8 : more remote in a family relationship by a single generation than a specified relative. 9 : markedly superior in character or quality; especially; noble. 10a : remarkably skilled, b : marked by enthusiasm; keen. 11 : used as a generalized term of approval. Many people have achieved some sort of greatness in today’s society. To be associated with the adjective great is a tremendous compliment. The word defines people or things that are “remarkable or better than others”. Jay Gatsby, the main character, in the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby , is a remarkable person and certainly signifies the title. Jay is a generous and an excellent person because he is nicer and more respectable than many other people of this time. This greatness was not just given to Jay. He becomes great through a series of systematic steps and carefully placed ideas. One major achievement to his magnificence is his ability to restore his long-lost relationship with Daisy. After not being in touch with her through the years, Gatsby has been able to locate Daisy; this achievement is no easy task. This major, yet minor task is only a step to Jay’s special ability to build up his social and financial status. After Jay finds Daisy, he knows that he must achieve a great amount of wealth just to see Daisy. He builds up what one would call a sort of empire, making money and saving it, through a strenuous daily routine. He has been abiding by this “schedule” ever since he was a youngster. He followed these steps to become
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Chris Brock Dr. Fouts April 2, 2000 great. His dad reveals the schedule to Nick at the end of the novel: On the last fly-leaf was
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course ENGL 1101 taught by Professor Elenbaas during the Fall '07 term at GCSU.

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