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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

457200363220Thesis Statement: The main aim of this analysis is to look at how the love story between a man and woman led to the decline of the American dream in 1920.

00Thesis Statement: The main aim of this analysis is to look at how the love story between a man and woman led to the decline of the American dream in 1920.

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The Great Gatsby tells the tale of Gatsby’s wife and a zealous snuffer.

Sub-Category: How love affected the decline of the American dream

The Great Gatsby tells the tale of Gatsby’s wife and a zealous snuffer.

Sub-Category: How love affected the decline of the American dream

1009650214630“a widely used catchphrase for the ideals of democracy, equality, and freedom upon which the United States was founded.” and amongst many others “the American Way of Life; American culture or society”.

00“a widely used catchphrase for the ideals of democracy, equality, and freedom upon which the United States was founded.” and amongst many others “the American Way of Life; American culture or society”.

1022350208915The Great Gatsby was a symbolic representation of the whole of America during the 1920s, held for a brief time in the summer of 1922 in a small geographical area near Long Island (New York) and focused on the breakup of American Dreams into an age of unequal prosperity and material richness.

00The Great Gatsby was a symbolic representation of the whole of America during the 1920s, held for a brief time in the summer of 1922 in a small geographical area near Long Island (New York) and focused on the breakup of American Dreams into an age of unequal prosperity and material richness.

1009650195580Social and moral standards deteriorated, as evidenced by cynisticism and covetousness according to Fitzgerald, in the 1920s

00Social and moral standards deteriorated, as evidenced by cynisticism and covetousness according to Fitzgerald, in the 1920s

Topic Sentence: War’s heinous cruelty, America’s Victorian social moral at the turn of the twentieth century seemed stupid and phony

Sub-Category; Moral decadence is clearly outlined. Lots of hypocrisy is shown.

Topic Sentence: War’s heinous cruelty, America’s Victorian social moral at the turn of the twentieth century seemed stupid and phony

Sub-Category; Moral decadence is clearly outlined. Lots of hypocrisy is shown.

1009650216535Textual Evidence (Page 215) l “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” was now re-shaped into “wealth, high status and –maybe– happiness

00Textual Evidence (Page 215) l “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” was now re-shaped into “wealth, high status and –maybe– happiness

1022350208915The young generation who took part in 1918 were greatly humiliated.

00The young generation who took part in 1918 were greatly humiliated.

1009650208280People from all corners of life wanted to be rich in unlawful manner such as corruption.

00People from all corners of life wanted to be rich in unlawful manner such as corruption.

There are many social escalators and wealthy speculators at Gatsby parties, indicating that money is being ruthlessly pursued

Sub-Category: There were lots of unethical practices in America

There are many social escalators and wealthy speculators at Gatsby parties, indicating that money is being ruthlessly pursued

Sub-Category: There were lots of unethical practices in America

1009650229235There was rivalry as well as symbolic geography, this depicts a rivalry between “old fortunes” and “new capitals,”

00There was rivalry as well as symbolic geography, this depicts a rivalry between “old fortunes” and “new capitals,”

1022350208915There was exploitation of individuals in order to gain wealth.

00There was exploitation of individuals in order to gain wealth.

1009650208280Nonetheless, a sign of hope is portrayed as there are high social aspirations by the end of 1920.

00Nonetheless, a sign of hope is portrayed as there are high social aspirations by the end of 1920.

457200647700So what? Gatsby’s failure does not prove the American Dream folly—it proves the folly of cutting the dream by allowing greed and materialism to triumph over hard work, honesty, and true love. And the hope of love that remains at Gatsby’s heart condemns almost every other character in the book, all of whom are hollow beyond their desire for wealth.

00So what? Gatsby’s failure does not prove the American Dream folly—it proves the folly of cutting the dream by allowing greed and materialism to triumph over hard work, honesty, and true love. And the hope of love that remains at Gatsby’s heart condemns almost every other character in the book, all of whom are hollow beyond their desire for wealth.

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