F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay Topics

This Side of Paradise by Scott Fitzgerald

This Side of Paradise by Scott Fitzgerald describes a man’s pursuit of happiness in the early 1900s. Amory Blaine was a wealthy and handsome student from Princeton University (“This Side of Paradise,”). He was a man of arrogance, but maintained his opinions honestly. Amory was the main archetypal character that Fitzgerald portrayed. Amory was man… View Article

Gatsby Automobile Essay

There are many different themes, images, and symbols in Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby that render great importance to the development of the story. One particular image and symbol seen throughout Fitzgerald’s novel that acts as a major contributor to the plot is the automobile. The image of the automobile can be seen… View Article

The Great Gatsby written by Scott Fitzgerald

In the novel The Great Gatsby written by Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby seems to be misusing the past in order to enliven the present. The book is set in the early twenties after World War 1 when many writers were losing faith in America. I think that Nick is more of a candidate of the “Lost… View Article

Winter Dreams

Human desires can be very uncontrollable once we have found what we want in life. Sometimes what we desire may not be a benefit to us nor does it alleviate even after trying to fulfill it. The greed in people restrain our feelings of satisfaction with what we already have, but rather reminds us of… View Article

Imperfect Reality, Unattainable Dream

A dream creates ideal circumstances which are not ideal in reality. Reality instigates the destruction of the ideal and therefore encourages one to fantasize about that which is unattainable in actuality. In one’s imperfect reality, a dream is unattainable; thus, one may often compromise or modify his dream in order for it to match or… View Article

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gatsby

“It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment.”( F.Scott Fitzgerald 104) – Nick talks about how he looks at life with a new perspective and tries to abandoned “the West Egg” concept of “a world complete in itself, with its own standards… View Article

The Jazz Age

The Jazz Age was the period during the 1920’s ( ending with the great depression) when jazz music and dance became popular. The birth of jazz music is often credited to the African americans but expanded and over time was modified to become socially acceptale to middle-class white americans. Jazz music really came into its… View Article

Is Gatsby’s Dream Defeated by Nothing More Than Time Itself?

Top of Form F.Scott Fitzgerald have set up in his novel “The Great Gatsby” the different views of how “ultimately, Gatsby’s dream is defeated by nothing more nor less than Time itself.”, such as Gatsby’s inability to diffrentiate between reality and illusion and his build-up of unrealistic dreams. However, there are also other ways in… View Article

Examples of Post Modernism in Play and Worker Drone

In any situation foreign to the character, anything and everything will be done to try to make sense of ones surroundings. The importance of identifying the type of the movies shown in “Worker Drone” by Raju, S. (2010) and “Play” by Kaplan and Zimmerman (2010) are vital to the understanding of not only the plot,… View Article

Great Gatsby

In the beginning of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Nick doesn’t care too much for Gatsby, but later Nick begins to like Gatsby, and by the end, Nick and Gatsby become best friends. It is sort of weird how their relationship develops, and the reason it develops. Nick and Gatsby seem to be two totally different… View Article

The Ship that Never Reaches Shore

“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time” (Hurston). Men long for things they do… View Article

American literature

Instructor Information Instructor: Mrs. Katy Kownacki Office: Online! Office Hours: immediately following class sessions. Office Telephone: (571)344-3234 E-mail: [email protected] edu Course Description The eleventh-grade student will be able to make and analyze informative and persuasive oral presentations, with attention to the accuracy of evidence and the effectiveness of delivery. An examination of how media influences… View Article

Huck Finn Comparison Essay

The great American novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain is about a white southern raised child named Huck Finn and a runaway slave, Jim, running away together. This novel is similar in ways to that of the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which is about “the fabulously wealthy Jay… View Article

The American Dream as portrayed in “Great Gatsby”

The American dream is interwoven and deeply embedded in every fabric of American life. It has also been the focal point of many novels in American literature. This dream, as seen in “The Great Gatsby”, is associated with rugged individualism, generous enthusiasm and idealism in the pursuit of success. Dating back to our puritan heritage,… View Article

The American Dream

To achieve higher expectations of success than the previous generations, and accomplishing what hasn’t already been accomplished, can be considered the overall American Dream. Generally, every child wants to surpass the achievements of their parents as a natural act of competition and personal satisfaction. Throughout The Great Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath, and Death of… View Article

Mid-Term Test: American Literature

1) According to the U. S. Declaration of Independence (1776), what are the fundamental rights that all men are born with and cannot be deprived from? a) Freedom, Equality and Democracy b) Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness c) Life, Freedom and Equality d) Freedom, Equality and the Pursuit of Happiness . 2) Which… View Article

Isolation in American Literature

The individual and his role in society, based on American Literature, is portrayed through many different characters, all sharing the same feelings of isolation. The feeling of isolation, in reference to Huckleberry Finn , is a choice that Huck Finn brings on himself. Throughout rebellion towards his father, Huck tries to find his true self… View Article

“The Great Gatsby” chapter 8

In the beginning of the chapter, we are made aware of Nick’s discomfort and anxious attitude regarding Gatsby and what is to become of him, suggesting that he should get away for a week, but naturally, Gatsby refuses. He then goes onto describe the way that he and Daisy had first met and their relationship… View Article

In Another Place by Ernest Hemingway

The text under analysis is taken from the short story “In another country” belonging to the pen of Ernest Hemingway, an American novelist and short story writer whose works are characterized by terse minimalism and understatement. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. “In another country” is a powerful and true-to-life story… View Article

American Dream In The Great Gatsby

What is the American dream? Is it white picket fences with beautiful green lawns and comfortably large brick houses? According to Dictionary.com the American dream is “the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative”. The American dream is a theme that… View Article

Does Gatsby love Daisy

Does Gatsby love Daisy or the aura of wealth that she owns? The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece about various themes such as class, love and wealth. One of the themes highlighted is romantic affair between two main characters: Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby is clearly obsessed with Daisy, however, it is… View Article

“Cat in the rain” by Ernest Hemingway

The Analysis of the short story “Cat in the rain” by Ernest Hemingway. The discourse under analysis is a short story titled “Cat in the rain”. It is written by Ernest Hemingway, an American author and journalist. The story is about an American couple that is staying in a hotel in Italy. The wife wants… View Article

The Great Gatsby’s Central Theme and its Symbols

Many would argue that F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is about a hopeless romantic named Gatsby and his quest for Daisy the woman of his dreams. However, just below the surface underlies a theme that holds a much bigger meaning. If you dig a little deeper you will find that the central theme… View Article

A response to the great Gatsby

“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a widely considered masterpiece of American literature. Set in Long island, 1922, The Great Gatsby portrays a time in which massive war-born wealth and cheap liquor give birth to the great American party period, where booze and bobbed hair reign supreme in newly rich New York. This… View Article

What Makes One Great?

What makes a person great? Is it simply his appearance, wealth, and social status? Or is it something deeper like his personality and his dreams? Gatsby is believed to be ‘great’ due to all of these things. In _The Great Gatsby_ by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is considered ‘great’ because the measurement of his… View Article

“The Great Gatsby” Setting

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a popular novel that has remained one of the best-known literary works to this day. Set in the 1920s, the story is narrated by Nick Caraway, an easy-going bond salesman who lives next door to Jay Gatsby whom the story revolves around. Jay Gatsby is a man… View Article

The American Dream or an Onion

The American Dream is an endless onion. One will find endless layers of the American dream onion to peel back in order to grasp for an unattainable center. Only tears will be achieved from this endless peeling of the onion’s layers. F. Scott Fitzgerald believed this metaphor to be true and that is evident in… View Article

Obsessive love in Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is portrayed as a naive and heartbroken man who will do anything to revive his relationship with the love of his life; even if it means reliving the past. Gatsby is a victim to temptation, manipulation, society and obsessive love. However it is because of this obsessive and incessant… View Article

Educational system in 1920’s in America

Around the year of 1920s, there were two types of schools in Americas education system. Generally, it consists of Public Schools and Private Schools. The Oregon School System does play a crucial role in their countrys education system, started from the year of 1922. A group of people which is also known as Ku Klux… View Article

The Art of Sacrifice

Sacrifice, the concept of giving up something valuable as a means of gaining more desirable things or preventing evil, is a fascinating art that has long intrigued humankind. In particular, two American texts have captured the essence of it , The Great Gatsby by F.S. Fitzgerald and the 1999 movie American Beauty directed by Sam… View Article