Each of the settings in the novel comment on an aspect of The American Dream. Explain how each of the settings reveals a reality about The American Dream and how this message is reinforced by the characters that live in each setting. New York in Great Gatsby symbolises the partying period in the 1920’s where

Identify how each of the characters you have explored above presented the idea of illusion in the text. Describe how they concealed their true self from other characters in the novel. Explain what helped you uncover their illusion in the text. Gatsby’s illusions that is that he has reached the ‘elite’ group. Gatsby is blinded […]

” I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life” –  Nick Chapter 2 Although Nick is enchanted by the lifestyle that those he surrounds himself live, the lifestyle they have ‘repells’ Nick because he doesn’t have the wealth or personality to fit into the standards set to be […]

“He stretched his arms out towards the dark water in a curious way… Involuntarily, I glanced seaward and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away…” Gatsby feels as though the dream (the light) is so close he can almost touch it but its just out of reach. It seems so close […]

Describe three key characters and explain how they change throughout the novel. Daisy Buchanan is a beautiful young woman originally from Kentucky. She is cousins with Nick Carraway and Married to a Polo Player Tom Buchanan. The two of them came from extremely wealthy families. Daisy has an aura of charm, wealth, sophistication, grace, and […]

An ideal that all humans should have equal opportunity to pursue happiness and success. “The American Dream is that dream of a land where life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” – James Truslow Adams ‘Epic of America’ East Egg – These people […]

Describe three key characters and explain how they change throughout the novel. Jay Gatsby – Gatsby is a young wealthy man living in an extravagant mansion in West egg. He is known all around the New York area for his lavish parties that are thrown weekly, this is all the information that the public  really […]

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