Gatsby essay Yecheng Wu

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Gatsby essay Yecheng Wu The Great Gatsby is considered by many to be Fitzgerald’s best novel. It depicts the life in 1920s called “Jazz age” precisely and it brings the main themes money, status, indifference, superficiality and American dream to readers. The elaborate descriptions of the main characters Tom, Nick, Gatsby and Daisy are extremely successful. Moreover, the imageries in this book have significant functions to protrude the main themes. Different from other literature masterpieces, in the first chapter of the Great Gatsby, has revealed lots of the major components of the work and the characters personality which can be proved and defined in the later chapters. First of all, both the narrator and one of the main character, Nick Carraways, his neighbour and friend is Gatsby and his cousin is Daisy. He represents mid-west American’s morality and rules and he comes to the different world: East egg. “I lived at West Egg, the less fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them” (Page 10) “Across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East Egg glittered along the water” (Page 11) Unlike the people surround him, he does not have amount of money. He gives sharp judgements to the characters and not afraid of using it. He gives Gatsby some relevant criticizes about chasing his foolish dream: Daisy. He
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2011 for the course ASTU 150 taught by Professor Wu during the Spring '10 term at The University of British Columbia.

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