Hook/Introduction: 10% of our population is gay, of that 10%, 5% are still in the closet. Would you believe me if I told you that 10% of the gay community have attempted suicide. Nearly everyone expects that their family, school and even community is mainly straight but is it really. I have experienced a […]

Mertyle’s death  This changed Daisy’s view on Tom because of the way he felt about Mertyle’s death which indicated to Daisy that there was something between Tom and Mertyle Lunch fight  This changed Daisy’s point of view on Gatsby as he was trying to make her admit something that isn’t true to make him happy […]

Throughout the novel, West Egg represents the corrupt version of the american dream. West Egg is a rich community that sits on the ocean across the bay from East Egg. At first glance East Egg seems like a town of wealth. The people that live in West Egg have earned their money so it is […]

Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter –tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther… And one fine morning -So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” 1.The orgastic future represents Gatsby’s hope for the […]

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 […]