Sample Cause and Effect Essay – “Great Gatsby”

In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1920s era novel The Great Gatsby, the character George Wilson shoots the protagonist Jay Gatsby dead. But who is to blame for this moral lapse in judgment? Obviously the person who pulled the trigger, right? But what about other shady characters like Tom and Daisy Buchanan who lied to George in order to get “off Continue reading “Sample Cause and Effect Essay – “Great Gatsby””


The Great Gatsby sample essay

Thesis: Time is a meaningful concept in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. (this is valid, provable, true because of three of four major points (themes)

  • this is a novel in which dreams and memories are very important
  • Gatsby never stops believing in the American dream, even  after it is fading and dying
  • the structure of the novel uses flashback – Gatsby’s life and death has already taken place even before Nick goes into the details

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The idea of the American Dream depicted in Fitzerald’s “The Great Gatsby”

Essay Questions:

What did the American Dream mean for the representatives of the society of the Great Gatsby?

In what way the life of the society of the times of Gatsby is full of materialistic spirit?

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Great Gatsby Essay: The Pursuit of the American Dream

(A major theme in The Great Gatsby is the pursuit of what can be termed the American dream. Do you agree? By choosing a major character or a situation in Fitzgerald’s novel, discuss how or whether Fitzgerald is successful in exposing the underside of the American dream) Continue reading “Great Gatsby Essay: The Pursuit of the American Dream”


The Great Gatsby as Social Commentary: free essay example

In The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald offers up commentary on a variety of themes — justice, power, greed, betrayal, the American dream, and so on. Of all the themes, perhaps none is more well developed than that of social stratification. The Great Gatsby is regarded as a brilliant piece of social commentary, offering a vivid peek into American life in the 1920s. Continue reading “The Great Gatsby as Social Commentary: free essay example”