The great gatsby Essays

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The Evil of Money and Power: Jay Gatsby, Macbeth and Tom Walker

In today’s society, the idea that money can buy happiness is prevalent in the ordinary lives of most people. As a society we often equate the attainment of money or power with happiness. In many cases obtaining wealth or power does not always guarantee happiness. Furthermore, wealth exposes people to more sadness because greedy people […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1249 Topics: Happiness, Macbeth, Money, The Great Gatsby

Lying is Necessary in the Ways we Lie and the Great Gatsby

 In Stephanie Ericsson’s essay “The Ways We Lie,” she articulates the roles and consequences that lies play in American culture. Ericsson’s assertive tone provides insight into the harmful effects of different lies, while also implying that lies are necessary for daily life. However, she also cites Martin Buber, a philosopher of dialogue, to bolster her […]

Pages: 2 Words: 609 Topics: Human Nature, Lie, The Great Gatsby, Truth
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“The Great Gatsby” – Psychological Drama of Dysfunctional Love

The Roaring Twenties was a revolutionary period that brought about great cultural and societal changes in American history, including the emergence of the concept of the American dream. The journey to achieve the American dream consists of working hard for this idea of success, which is usually defined by an abundance of materialistic goods, wealth, […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1257 Topics: Daisy Buchanan, Drama, Human Nature, Jay Gatsby, The Great Gatsby
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