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Narrative techniques in Pride & Prejudice/The Great Gatsby: heroism in the protagonists

Through analysing the narrative techniques used by Austen in Pride and Prejudice, and Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby we develop a true sense of heroism in the protagonists, Darcy and Gatsby. Jay Gatsby, the hero of The Great Gatsby is a mysterious representation of wealth and status living in West Egg, Long Island, in the … Read more

Religion and gender in The Great Gatsby and The Merchant of Venice

Through texts, we are enriched by a multiplicity of human experiences instigating our own consciousness, and those of others. As composers and scholars of literature, we are able to understand the way texts are created and the way in which the creation of literary worlds are able to reflect and represent our own, allowing composers … Read more

The Great Gatsby

Nick is a middle class citizen, who is the narrator of the novel. He is described as a very observant character, who hears the secrets of others. For example, at the beginning of the novel as Nick’s father talked to him, he stated “reverse all judgement”(1). Fitzgerald reveals that Nick holds back judgement and is … Read more

The Great Gatsby – differences and similarities between film and book

After reading the book, and watching the film there are many differences and similarities that I was able to determine. One of the major differences between both of the works is the meeting between Jay Gatsby, protagonist, and Nick Carraway, narrator. However, the similarities were much more substantial than differences. Gatsby and Nick met at … Read more

Identity in Modern American Literature (The Great Gatsby)

GENERAL INTRODUCTION Though modernity brought about scientific and technological progress, it was revolutionary in the sense that it threw and seeped away the old-established moral values and social relations. The American society at that time was characterized by fragmentation, estrangement and dehumanization. Among the factors that had a great influence on America’s national identity and … Read more

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story is told by Nick Carraway, who was Gatsby’s neighbour. He tells the story sometime after 1922, when the incidents that fill the book take place. The book is about a man, Jay Gatsby, who has orders his life around one thing: to be reunited … Read more