An illusion is ‘something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality.’ Whereas a reality is: ‘the state of things as they are or appear to be rather than as one might wish they are.’ These two definitions cause conflict in the novel The Great Gatsby, where it has a major theme of illusion vs […]

Green Light: A green light always burns at the end of Tom and Daisy’s dock. This symbolizes Gatsby’s hope and dreams to be with Daisy. The green light appears in chapter 5 where Gatsby says to Daisy, “If it wasn’t for the mist we could see your home across the bay,”“You always have a green light […]

False, failed and corrupt, no one can really live the real “American Dream”. The novel, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, shows all types of the “American Dream” except for the real one. In this piece I will explain to you how 3 settings all create the illusion of a different type of American […]

New York City: New York is where most of the rich spend their time because they eat shop drink and smoke whenever they want. New York slightly represents the “American Dream” a place where wealth, hope and enormous possibility can occur. When Nick first went to New York he described it as a “glowing sunshine,” […]

Character                                          Important idea Gatsby Gatsby helps to shows illusion in a way that he could completely change his life to fit the standards Daisy has as she is love of his life.   You cannot […]

t  Describe three key characters and how they change in the novel. Gatsby – In the book, Gatsby shows himself as being rich and living the ideal life. He was living in a big house in East Egg that sat on the coast. Nick stated about Gatsby’s appearance as being very smart. He said “Gatsby, […]

The gravel crackles under the cars half flat tires while we pull up to the batch of dreams. As soon as the car comes to a stop I swing open the door and jump out with joy. My dreams have all built up to this moment and I have made it at last. Scanning my eyes deeply into […]