Great Gatsby Analysis

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Outline Introduction Authors Style: Complex. Used imagery, reflection, point of view, symbolism, and satire Influences: Aspiration, literature, Princeton, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, and alcohol Thesis: One of the themes of “The Great Gatsby” however compares the influence of money and dreams. Body Influence of money and dreams Letting Wealth make life decisions Daisy Presented Gatsby’s murder that causes daisy to run back to the money Using wealth to fix problems Affairs come to light Violent behavior Conclusion Considered to be a literary classic Publication date April, 1925 Received mixed reviews and sold poorly; in its first year The book only sold 20,000 copies Greatest works of American literature and of all-time. * * * Influence of Wealth and Dreams Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, is not only considered to be a literary classic and a contender for the title, but is also one of the most penetrating descriptions of American life in the 1920s. Scott Fitzgerald had a unique style of writing to which Hollywood directors took notice by making The Great Gatsby the basis for quite a few movies. Most of his literature was complex in nature; Fitzgerald used imagery, reflection, first-person point of view, symbolism, and satire to make his novels more interesting to the reader. Scott Fitzgerald attended the Newman School which was a Catholic prep school in New York; while there he met his mentor. From there, he gained little interest in literature. Fitzgerald’s major inspirations were: his writings; his beloved college, Princeton; his wonderful wife Zelda; and his love for alcohol. When Scott went to Princeton University, he became fascinated with theatre and began writing scripts for the Princeton Triangle Club’s musicals. One of the themes of The Great Gatsby compares the influence of money to that of the American
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