scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,520
F Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby is a story of a group of friends who live on two separate islands in Long Island New York The main characters are Nick Carraway who is also the narrator Jay Gatsby Tom Buchanan Daisy Buchanan Jordan Baker and Myrtle Wilson The story takes place in the 1920s in Long Island New York as well as New York City It is said to be an exclusive literary group of fictional masterworks forming the American literary collection which define the American myth of identity and experience It is also said by Professor Daniel S Burt that this is a novel that is based on a series of lies The Great Gatsby is both a great American piece of literature and a series of detailed lies The American experience is about the American Dream Which is how you are perceived by your peers therefore you can achieve the American experience while stringing together a group of lies F Scott Fitzgerald does this while telling a story of a group of people whose live were so involved with one another that it put them all against each other driving them to do some very outrageous things Jay Gatsby or James Gatz as he used to be known is a prime example of someone in the novel who is living the American dream although he is living a lie On page 69 he says to Nick I am the son of some wealthy people in the mid-west-all dead noweducated at Oxford because all of my ancestors have been educated there It is a family tradition Although when Gatsby was asked later by Nick on page 70 where in the mid-west he was from Gatsby replied San Francisco This is one instance in the novel where Gatsby who was originally named James Gatz had changed his name to give the illusion the he was not an immigrant and that his families roots were American
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA