Great Gatsby: how important is Fitzgerald’s evocation of the Jazz Age to your appreciation of th text and why.
My essay topic is:”Choose a novel which is set during a period of social or political change. Discuss how important the writer’s evocation of the period is to your appreciation of the text as a whole.“and I have to write about ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald.Have read and…
Here is the best advice I can give you: read the book again. Read it chapter by chapter, and pause between each one and consider what you have read. Then, read the book again.Many young students think they only have to skim through a book once to consider their study done. That may be true with a lightweight book, but a classic like The Great Gatsby works on several levels, and one quick read-through won’t reveal them to you.So, go read it again. I promise you that Fitzgerald will make it worth your time.EDIT: Fair enough. Okay, I imagine that the question can be thought of this way: Did you get a real “feel” for the Jazz Age as you read the book? If so, why? Did it help you to understand the characters better (or, at all? It’s a fair question, frankly). Could you imagine yourself in such a time? If so, what kind of impact would such a world have on you? Would you make different decisions than you normally do?You sound like an excellent student, and I hope I have been of some help, however small.EDIT, PART II: Of course, you can. The author (in this case, you) is free to argue whatever he wishes. The only requirement is that he support his answer. For example, if you feel that the Jazz Age setting is immaterial, say so. Then tell why. Perhaps you can cite other books or even short stories that explore the same theme of sacrificing morality for material goods, or even expand it to include that old favorite of writers everywhere, the sacred (pure, spiritual) against the profane (secular, material). I’d recommend that you look at AEsop’s fables (no, really), Moby Dick (Hermann Melville), and, if you REALLY want to dazzle your teacher, mention Titian’s famous painting, “Sacred and Profane Love” (q.v.). See if you can guess which woman in the painting is “sacred” love…you might be surprised!
How is Tom Buchanan Gatsby’s real murderer in the Great Gatsby.
I’m doing a speech for English on this question and if you could give me quotes and page numbers for proof, it would be much appreciated (: thank you! <3
Fail. Do you have any idea how many printings of the Great Gatsby there are? Each of them is different and each has different text on different pages. You’ll never get someone to give you page numbers. I suppose you’ll just have to read the book and think about why Tom Buchanan is a symbol of the wealthy elite that F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote about so often in his works. A famous quote “The very rich are not like us.” is a theme that resonates throughout all of his books. Gatsby was clearly not a man of high means but he did acquire them in the vain effort to win the attention of his love symbolized by the unattainable green light across the harbor. Tom Buchanan is the very embodiment of the elite establishment that held itself superior in every way to a man like Gatsby, or to all men who were not just rich, but born rich and therefor entitled to all the world without having to earn it. Simply earning money is an affront to their status, one of the reasons Gatsy is tolerated but not respected. Another trait you will not notice since you haven’t yet read the book is that the rich insulate themselves from outside attack much like any tribe of people by marrying into their own communities even without love. This priority of status and wealth surpasses the need for love and cuts Gatsby’s love out of his life.Ultimately when you finally read this book you’ll see that this is very similar to a classic plot line of man vs. nature in which man pits himself against the unbeatable power of nature and loses, as so perfectly demonstrated in “White Fang”. While Tom Buchanan is indeed a man he is the personification of the elite which in Fitzgerald’s work is likened to unstoppable forces of nature. No more can Gatsby work his way into high society than he can fly to the moon or defeat gravity. He is a tragic hero who is destroyed in part by his own love and naivete and the contempt of Tom Buchanan for all but himself.Now go read the book and figure that out for yourself. Good Luck.
How do I write a research paper on….
Samuel F. B. Morse? Like what’s the format for it? Also, Do you guys know ANY books on him I could find to use it? I have to write a 5 page paper on him by this Tuesday.IF you guys would to help me extra, I need a format for me to write a 3 page research paper on Gatsby’s life compared to…
This cite should help answer some of the questions that you might have http://www.lgny.org/history/morse.html, as for a book the only one that I know of is this one Samuel F. B. Morse, His Letters and Journals – In Two Volumes, Volume II by Samuel F. B. (Samuel Finley Breese) Morse.As for the second part of your question for the Gatsby’s and Fitzgerald’s do a compare and contrast paper. Some of the similarites would be these F rancis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, and named after his ancestor Francis Scott Key, the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Fitzgerald was raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. Though an intelligent child, he did poorly in school and was sent to a New Jersey boarding school in 1911. Despite being a mediocre student there, he managed to enroll at Princeton in 1913. Academic troubles and apathy plagued him throughout his time at college, and he never graduated, instead enlisting in the army in 1917, as World War I neared its end.Fitzgerald became a second lieutenant, and was stationed at Camp Sheridan, in Montgomery, Alabama. There he met and fell in love with a wild seventeen-year-old beauty named Zelda Sayre. Zelda finally agreed to marry him, but her overpowering desire for wealth, fun, and leisure led her to delay their wedding until he could prove a success. With the publication of This Side of Paradise in 1920, Fitzgerald became a literary sensation, earning enough money and fame to convince Zelda to marry him.Many of these events from Fitzgerald’s early life appear in his most famous novel, The Great Gatsby, published in 1925. Like Fitzgerald, Nick Carraway is a thoughtful young man from Minnesota, educated at an Ivy League school (in Nick’s case, Yale), who moves to New York after the war. Also similar to Fitzgerald is Jay Gatsby, a sensitive young man who idolizes wealth and luxury and who falls in love with a beautiful young woman while stationed at a military camp in the South.Hope this helps if you want more on the Gatsby go back to spark notes it is a very handy cite to use but make sure you put the paper into your own words and find other sites that you could use to cite where you got your information from. Here is the direct link for it http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gatsby/context.html
How to do a persuasive speech on an Author.
So for my Public Speakibg class as a final we need to do a persuasive speech. In the end obviously we need to persuade our audience to do something. I wanted to talk about F. Scott Fitzgerald, because he is my favorite author. As persuade my class into reading his books. But it also has to have a sort of debate in…
I have gotten many honors for writing and whhat helps me is that I put myself in the characters position. For example if I wanted a dog I would tell why I want a do how it would be a ood thing for both parties ext.
What is writing style and how do I develop it.
I am an aspiring writer and I keep on hearing about writing style. What is it? How can I classify mine? How can I make my writing style better?thanks
Your style is how you tell your story. Many authors write about the same thing, but what makes a great story better than a mediocre story is the writer’s style. It’s your voice as a writer. How you put the words together, how melodic they sound to the ear, and flow on the page. Reading alot of different writers and increasing your vocabulary will help. Read the classics, rather than contemporary authors. As you read them, ask yourself why are these books “classic”. What makes them so longlasting? Writers like Hemmingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, W. Sommerset Maughan (master of the short story) and O. Henry to name a few.
How does Fitzgerald depict the 1920s within The Great Gatsby.
i need to write an essay for english and i cant think of anything else of how fitzgerald depicts the 1920s. i have about a page and a half and i need atleast 3. any help would be appreciated.
Hi Jhonny, Like many writers today F. Scott Fitzgerald either consciously or unconsciously wrote about himself in the book known as The Great Gatsby. Many of the books characters such as Daisy, Nick and even Gatsby himself show characteristics similar to people in Fitzgerald’s life and also Fitzgerald himself. Nick and Gatsby show lifestyles and desires of Fitzgerald’s, when Daisy and Daisy’s daughter show the actions and the thoughts of Fitzgerald’s own beloved wife and Daughter. In this text it is clearly seen how Fitzgerald’s life is shown and stated in his book, The Great Gatsby.In Fitzgerald’s life there were many different influences for his lifestyle and his literature. In a biography title A Brief Life of Fitzgerald they say “the dominant Influences on F. Scott Fitzgerald were aspiration literature, Princeton, Zelda Sayre, Fitzgerald and alcohol” (Bruccoli pg1). In Fitzgerald’s when attending Princeton he met Father Sigourney who helped push him into his ambitions for personal distinction and achievement. Fitzgerald used this and wrote many books and article. So in writing the Great Gatsby, He even stated in the beginning of the book how family and the representation of a father is so important. Read the complete essay here:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
i have to write a theme essay for this book and im using position (social status, class, wealth) as my theme and i dont know what to do for a thesis statementplease help!!
WEALTH -fitzgerald uses lists to show gatsbys wealth for example when he describes his parties he constantly uses lists.also possesions help to show wealth in great gastby for example, notice to constant mention of cars. this emphasises the wealth and money each character has.SOCIAL STATUS -you can discuss the setting.east egg.west egg.valley of the ashes.explain what each represent.e.g. valley of the ashes represents poor, working class people i.e george and myrtle.other things you could discuss are:-how the characters act.-the fact that gatsby changes his entire lifestyle and -personality inorder to be wealthy.-characters desire for wealth – does myrtle get with tom -because he as money.-the context. when novel was written (jazz age)-the american dream – novel set in jazz age, in america many people wanted american dream (want for money, wealth,love,possesions etc…)- what does money lead to – all wealthy ends in tradgedy e.g. death of gatsby, myrtle wants money but she dies, tom rich but unhappy relationship.hope this helps.x
THE GREAT GATSBY… Why does F. Scott Fitzgerald open the novel this way.
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”He didn’t say any more, but we’ve…
This must be a question for school work, because it’s a loaded question. It depends on how the teacher wants you to answer.I guess Fitzgerald was preparing you for, umm, his book. He was setting the premise of what upbringing Nick came from (his family values and non-judgmental mindset) in preparation for the monstrosity he would face in New York and how it warped his attitude. He wanted you to know from the beginning what kind of man Gatsby was underneath it all, so that you’d have that basis in spite of what you’d learn of him later on.
how many books did Truman Capote write.
Published and other worksYear Title Type/Notesapprox. 1943 Summer Crossing Novel; posthumously published 20051945 “Miriam” Short story; published in Mademoiselle (magazine)1948 Other Voices, Other Rooms Novel1949 A Tree of Night and Other Stories Collection of short stories1951 The Grass Harp Novel1952 The Grass Harp Play1953 Beat the Devil Original screenplay1954 House of Flowers Broadway musical1956 The Muses Are Heard Non-fiction1956 “A Christmas Memory” Short story; published in Mademoiselle (magazine)1957 “The Duke in His Domain” Portrait of Marlon Brando; published in The New Yorker1958 Breakfast at Tiffany’s Novella1960 The Innocents Screenplay based on Turn of the Screw by Henry James; 1962 Edgar Award, from the Mystery Writers of America, to Capote and William Archibald for Best Motion Picture Screenplay1963 The Collected Writings of Truman Capote1964 A short story appeared in Seventeen magazine1966 In Cold Blood “Non-fiction novel”; Capote’s second Edgar Award (1966), for Best Fact Crime book1968 The Thanksgiving Visitor Novella1971 The Great Gatsby Screenplay based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, rejected by Paramount Pictures1973 The Dogs Bark Collection of travel articles and personal sketches.1975 “Mojave” and “La Cote Basque, 1965” Short stories from Answered Prayers; published in Esquire1976 “Unspoiled Monsters” and “Kate McCloud” Short stories from Answered Prayers; published in Esquire1980 Music for Chameleons Short story collection1986 Answered Prayers: The Unfinished Novel Published posthumously2005 Summer Crossing Previously lost first novel — published in the 2005-10-24 issue of The New Yorker
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