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The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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the-great-gatsby-f-scott-fitzgeraldNick Carraway, Chapter 9atsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but thats no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning—— So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.Copyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.Sources: NPR, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Washington PostDaisy BuchananGatsbys love interestTom BuchananDaisys husbandMyrtle WilsonToms loverJordan BakerDaisys friendFRIENDSMarriedAffairRomanceNick CarrawayNarrator Jay GatsbyProtagonist COUSINSNEIGHBORSMain CharactersPublishedreview in the New York World reads,F. Scott Fitzgeralds Latest a Dud”Copies shipped to soldiers during WWIICopies soldworldwideCost of 2013 film version starring Leonardo DiCaprio$105M1925155,000 >25MThe Great Gatsbyby the NumbersThe Valley of AshesThe Eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg MotifsSymbolizes the gulf between rich and poor: a broken, desolatestate of society and moralityWeatherRain, sunlight, and heatframe scenes of reunionand confrontationSymbolizes judgment, the transience of advertising, and meaninglessnessA symbol for desire,illusion, and our quest forthe unattainableThe Green LightThe Great Gatsby introduces us to the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby, whose parties represent all that is decadent and superficial in 1920s America. As the story progresses, we uncover Gatsbys humble beginnings and his transformation to anaffluent sophisticate. OverviewCommonly misread as a doomed love story or a display of the excess that led to the Great Depression, The Great Gatsby has at its core a deeper, more complex theme:“ the enduring American drive to transcend who we are...”F. SCOTT FITZGERALD 1896–1940ContextAuthorDebaucheryPrivilegeDesireThe American DreamDisillusionmentJordanNickGatsbyDaisyTomMyrtleThe Allure of WealthAmbitionUpper-Class EntitlementSuperficialityAmerican ValuesSexThe main characters in Gatsby each represent a theme thats central to the story and how their relationships reveal the themes at the novels core. Revealing RelationshipsTHEMESF. Scott Fitzgerald1925EnglishNovel AuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageThe Great GatsbyFiction

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