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Great Gatsby Themes Essay

  • Submitted by: bwavert
  • on April 10, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 422 words

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Plan Chapters 1 to 4 juxtaposition between Gatsby and the Buchanans
Intro: present Gatsby and the Buchanans family: Gatsby lives in the West Egg, he throws parties every weekend at his mansion - he is extremely wealthy, he has a large swimming pool, a fancy car and a lot of servants. He wants to have Daisy Back - he has a mysterious past, we don’t really know were his money comes from – His party shows social class conflict, the new rich and the aristocratic class (they gossip and rumors about Gatsby) – Gatsby is a new rich
The Buchanans’ family live across the courtesy bay in the white palaces of fashionable East Egg - Daisy was Nick’s second cousin and Nick knew Tom in college. Tom and Daisy were married and had a little girl – Tom’s family was enormously wealthy – Their house was a cheerful red-and-white Georgian colonial mansion - The Buchanans are in the aristocratic class
First body paragraph: Analyse Gatsby
Gatsby needs to lie to be accepted in East Egg person - He represent the American Dream, he is a symbol of hope, faith, optimism and dream  he wishes to have Daisy back + his is individualist and materialist like the American Dream wanted- He is really naïve and he can’t make his dreams a reality – Gatsby doesn’t work hard to earn his money (as opposed to Nick who needs to)
Second body paragraph: Analyse the Buchanans
They are not doing anything because they have too much money – Daisy wears a lot of white and silver  absence, shallow personality She represents the perfection, she has the charm, wealth, grace and the aristocracy (that attracted Gatsby)
Third body paragraph: Compare and contrast Gatsby and the Buchanans
Gastby and Tom are different, they are two rich people but Gatsby is a new rich and Tom is an aristocrate. That means Gatsby’s origin of his money is mysterious. But Tom’s money definitely comes from his family. Daisy chooses Tom event if she is in love with Gatsby, because Tom is more socially desired, Gatsby doesn’t have the...

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