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 The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
personal life and happiness, dreams, the American Dream
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• written in 1924 and pu
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• written in 1924 and pu

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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald) personal life and happiness, dreams, the American Dream General information • written in 1924 and published in 1925 by F. Scott Fitzgerald • became popular much later, during and after World War II • portrays the American Dream and nightmare The main characters Nick Carraway • first person narrator • • • • Jay Gatsby / James Gatz rich young man served in World War I • • 30-year-old veteran of World War I lives in West Egg on Long Island bond salesman distant cousin of Daisy Buchanan • shady business (bootlegger) • desperately in love with Daisy, trying to win her back after war • doesn't want any trouble with anybody • there are rumours about him → once killed a man German spy during war → in the American army during war grew up in Germany • nobody knows anything for sure about him • • → a man of pretence, wants to impress others Daisy (Fay) Buchanan • Tom's wife • mother of a young girl beautiful, superficial, young woman lives life after the expectations of others wants to remain the picture that she lives a "perfect" life → hides her depression → tries to give impression of a romantic couple (reality: tense, broken, cold relationship) → doesn't want to leave Tom even though he hurts her, obeys him and doesn't argue with him • thinks being a girl is a terrible standing → girls are weak Tom...

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Buchanan • • • • football star during time at Yale strong, robust man, powerful body ● ● aggressively self-confident man, no caring husband, not romantic • racist, thinks he belongs to the "dominant and right race" Daisy's husband affair with Myrtle Wilson "old money" (has always been rich) Jordan Baker • good friend of Daisy • amateur golfer • attracted to Nick Myrtle Wilson • affair with Tom • accidently killed by Daisy driving Gatsby's car life-loving but ordinary woman George Wilson • • Meyer Wolfshiem Myrtle's husband, despised by her kills Gatsby in revenge for Myrtle's death lives in Valley of the Ashes • criminal business partner of Gatsby . The "Roaring Twenties" • dramatic social and political changes growing wealth of nation • most important product: automobile • Jazz-music → felt freedom on dance floor alcohol forbidden (to raise moral standard) → rise of mafia women get allowed to vote • the "flapper": young women with bobbed hair, short skirts, drank, smoked, "unladylike", more sexually "free" than the previously generation • • The Great Gatsby portraying the American Dream Gatsby's dream about Daisy was a manifestation of the American dream people trying to make their dreams come true, not realizing that it's far too late • Valley of Ashes displays the American nightmare dangers of the dream and the way Gatsby tries to fulfil it are symbolized with his death

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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald) personal life and happiness, dreams, the American Dream General information • written in 1924 and published in 1925 by F. Scott Fitzgerald • became popular much later, during and after World War II • portrays the American Dream and nightmare The main characters Nick Carraway • first person narrator • • • • Jay Gatsby / James Gatz rich young man served in World War I • • 30-year-old veteran of World War I lives in West Egg on Long Island bond salesman distant cousin of Daisy Buchanan • shady business (bootlegger) • desperately in love with Daisy, trying to win her back after war • doesn't want any trouble with anybody • there are rumours about him → once killed a man German spy during war → in the American army during war grew up in Germany • nobody knows anything for sure about him • • → a man of pretence, wants to impress others Daisy (Fay) Buchanan • Tom's wife • mother of a young girl beautiful, superficial, young woman lives life after the expectations of others wants to remain the picture that she lives a "perfect" life → hides her depression → tries to give impression of a romantic couple (reality: tense, broken, cold relationship) → doesn't want to leave Tom even though he hurts her, obeys him and doesn't argue with him • thinks being a girl is a terrible standing → girls are weak Tom...

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Buchanan • • • • football star during time at Yale strong, robust man, powerful body ● ● aggressively self-confident man, no caring husband, not romantic • racist, thinks he belongs to the "dominant and right race" Daisy's husband affair with Myrtle Wilson "old money" (has always been rich) Jordan Baker • good friend of Daisy • amateur golfer • attracted to Nick Myrtle Wilson • affair with Tom • accidently killed by Daisy driving Gatsby's car life-loving but ordinary woman George Wilson • • Meyer Wolfshiem Myrtle's husband, despised by her kills Gatsby in revenge for Myrtle's death lives in Valley of the Ashes • criminal business partner of Gatsby . The "Roaring Twenties" • dramatic social and political changes growing wealth of nation • most important product: automobile • Jazz-music → felt freedom on dance floor alcohol forbidden (to raise moral standard) → rise of mafia women get allowed to vote • the "flapper": young women with bobbed hair, short skirts, drank, smoked, "unladylike", more sexually "free" than the previously generation • • The Great Gatsby portraying the American Dream Gatsby's dream about Daisy was a manifestation of the American dream people trying to make their dreams come true, not realizing that it's far too late • Valley of Ashes displays the American nightmare dangers of the dream and the way Gatsby tries to fulfil it are symbolized with his death