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Gatsby Essay

  • Date Submitted: 01/09/2011 11:43 AM
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Quote related In Great Gastby with F. Scott Fitzgerald:   "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning-- So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 9 This is a great quote that portrays F. Scott Fitzgerald idea of the American dream. It represents his own idea of life. He believed that he would die as a failure because the American dream as he knows, is unattainable. It also tells us facts about his own experiences in life. Even though the American dream is unattainable, you can still find something close. To him it was the love of his wife which gave him inspiration and aspiration to live on and write his stories. Like Gatsby in this quote tomorrow we will work hard until maybe 1 day his dream may come true. "Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 5 The quote shows that everyone is greedy and they are all chasing after that idea called the American dream. Like Fitzgerald is always writing stories till the day he dies because he still chases after that unattainable dream. He also believes he is not good enough even though he made such a great story like the Great Gastby.

F. Scott Fitzgerald joined the army in 1917.   Assigned in Camp Sheridan, near Montgomery, Alabama. He fell in love with Zelda Sayre which gave him hope, inspiration, and aspiration for his writings. After being discharged in 1919 he went to New York City to marry. Fitzgerald was in the advertisement business and unwilling to live on his small salary and waiting, Zelda Sayre broke their engagement. When he became famous due to his writings he married Zelda Sayre.   He wanted a good literary reputation, but he had a playboy image.   He was...


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