Gatsby Essay Topics

Explain why Gatsby is considered a romantic

Although F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, is told from the point of view of Nick Carraway, who was one of its main characters and the first character introduced, it still mainly revolves around the story of Jay Gatsby and his romantic pursuit of Daisy Buchanan, the only woman he ever loved. While the… View Article

The Great Gatsby

In the novel, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby represents the American Dream of the 1920’s comprised of social values, wealth and excess in hope to make his own dream a reality. Social Values: 1. “I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (17)… View Article

Jay Gatsby And Halvard Solness As Victims Of Their Own Dreams

Do both Halvard Solness in Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder, and Jay Gatsby in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, destroy themselves in pursuit of their dreams? Clearly, they do, and while their dreams are quite different, they pursue them to ultimately tragic ends. Solness and Gatsby are alike in this critical way. Both Solness… View Article

The Great Gatsby First Chapter Essay

Fitzgerald casts Nick Carraway as our narrator and guide throughout the Novel, The Great Gatsby. Immediately we discover that he is from an affluent socio-economic background and makes attempts to prove that he is from “good stock”, boasting about his family being descendant from “The Dukes of Buccleuch” illustrating the American obsession with lineage, and… View Article

The Jazz Age in the Great Gatsby

The representation of the Jazz Age in the novel The Great Gatsby is shown through the characters, their lifestyles, and society as a whole. Each of these clearly reflects the customs and course of this time period. The protagonist, Jay Gatsby, is the prime example of the Jazz Age image. Another example is the change… View Article