Gatsby journals - Erin Street TR 11:30 am Great Gatsby Journal Response 1 The plot and themes presented in The Great Gatsby are relevant today Some

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Erin Street TR 11:30 am Great Gatsby Journal Response 1. The plot and themes presented in The Great Gatsby are relevant today. Some of the themes of the movie were chasing the American dream, selfishness, and greed. These are all things that people in the United States still face today. Everyone wants to have the American Dream, although everyone’s perspective of what exactly that dream is may be different we all still chase it. Selfishness and greed also are still occurring themes in society; everyone at some point looks out mostly for themselves, and for a lot of people wanting something you cannot or do not have occurs at least once. 2. Gatsby’s Internal conflicts are his love for Daisy. It starts because he fights his entire life to build up to be something she could love, he struggles and pushes through to make sure that he could satisfy her needs and expectations. His life also ends because his internal conflict becomes an external conflict when he lets it be known that he is still in love with her. This ultimately destroys him. 3. Gatsby’s external conflict is that he loves Daisy but she will not leave her husband for him. He struggles with this throughout the second half of the film. He puts everything he has on the line to try and win her over, but in the end the external conflict of not receiving the affection
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2011 for the course LIT 4433 taught by Professor Applen,j during the Fall '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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Gatsby journals - Erin Street TR 11:30 am Great Gatsby Journal Response 1 The plot and themes presented in The Great Gatsby are relevant today Some

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