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Great Gatsby Big Idea Help?

Great Gatsby Big Idea Help? Topic: My favourite character from a book essay
June 27, 2019 / By Chaz
Question: So, I finished The Great Gatsby (one of my favorite books now Fitzgerald is a very very clever writer), and I have to write an on demand about in the week. My teacher likes to push complications and resolutions for characters in books. I've been fairly good at finding the complications and resolutions, but TGG has got me stumped. I can tell that there are some obvious complications to Gatsby (his obsession of the past, love of daisy, etc.) but what his is resolution? How does he resolve his problems? I don't see how him getting killed resolves anything, i mean i guess it saves him from dealing with the past, but that doesn't seem legitimate for an essay. Please help!
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Alvyn Alvyn | 7 days ago
Gatsby's resolution, to an extent, is found in the first few pages. "Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men." From Nick's point of view, Gatsby, despite all his obsession turned out to be one of the better people he met in the east. Nick found Gatsby to be a good person, despite the obsession (foul dust) that followed in his wake, and for someone who gets murdered in his home, with a funeral attended by essentially 2 people, that' s about as close to resolution as you get
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Alvyn Originally Answered: From the Great Gatsby: what page is it where Nick hears that Gatsby doesn't even attend his own parties?
Gatsby does attend his own parties. You have misremembered. He doesn't drink at them, however, and in the first party that Nick attends Gatsby fails to immediately introduce himself to Nick.
Alvyn Originally Answered: From the Great Gatsby: what page is it where Nick hears that Gatsby doesn't even attend his own parties?
i've got examine it. i'm no longer partial to Fitzgerald's purple prose yet I did discover some factors of Gatsby relaxing and insightful. Familiarity with that artwork often is the source of countless jokes which make you seem oh so witty and urbane on account that that e book is ubiquitous in American custom....that's in all threat the only income you will get from it. It has persevered through fact it makes use of the seen "the yankee Dream," being born as a unfavourable no one then increasing to repute and wealth by complicated artwork and resolution,

Thyrza Thyrza
Sometimes the best essays are where you prove the question wrong. One of the best parts of the Great Gatsby is that there is little in terms of resolution. Gatsby's obsession is not resolved, but Daisy's is after the accident. Nick kind of indicated his resolution of Gatsby's death, and Gatsby's facade of being rich and popular is resolved to the truth.
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Thyrza Originally Answered: I have to write a 4page compare/contrast essay on The Great Gatsby: Gatsby vs. Nick. Intro, thesis- help?
Gatsby's greatness lies in his commitment to (and total belief in) his illusions, but this is also a major flaw because it causes him to do irrational things. he gains power, influence, money; all in the pursuit of a girl he has an incorrect mental view of. but because she isn't the way he imagines her (she really truly loved someone else), and he still refuses to give up his illusions, he causes upheaval and destruction. as to Nick... well, he never loses his faith in or admiration for Gatsby, despite the trouble his illusions get him into. Nick, more than anything, is a disillusioned man and something of a cynic for it. this is the greatest difference between these two men, and is particularly apparent in each of their relationships w the women nearest them (ie Jordan and Daisy) were you given a more specific topic than 'compare/contrast Gatsby and Nick' ?
Thyrza Originally Answered: I have to write a 4page compare/contrast essay on The Great Gatsby: Gatsby vs. Nick. Intro, thesis- help?
I think you have a really good idea so far. The thesis is the most important part of the intro, and you already have a good one, so I wouldn't worry about your opening statement too much. That said, here's my ideas: I like to start with a quote, when applicable. The one that comes to mind for this is "To err is human" (Originally attributed to Alexander Pope with the corollary "...to forgive is divine" but I wouldn't even cite it that way. It's been restated so many times I would just call it a common aphorism/saying.) I couldn't really find another quote I thought fit but, if you do, that's even better. You can even use a quote from the book, but not something that requires a lot of analysis. That should be saved for your body paragraphs. Then just write a couple sentences to get you from A to B. If I were using "to err is human" and your thesis, I might write: A well-known aphorism tells us that "to err is human." A common thread of our humanity is that we are flawed and make mistakes. However, our shared nature doesn't cause us to like our flaws, or those we see in others. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby features a series of complex characters that are all deeply flawed, in one way or another. As a result, the reader feels very little sympathy towards a few of the characters. Just an idea :) Good luck with your essay!

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