"The Great Gatsby" oder Der amerikanische Traum eines unverbesserlichen Romantikers

Author: Julia Korthus

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638338355

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 13

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 2,0, Universität Mannheim, 6 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der weltberühmte Roman "The Great Gatsby" wurde von Francis Scott Fitzgerald geschrieben und ist 1925 erschienen. Er wird gemeinhin als Fitzgeralds Meisterwerk bezeichnet, obwohl er sich nach seiner Veröffentlichung zunächst nur mäßig verkaufte. In dem Roman werden die Ereignisse eines Sommers im Leben von Nick Carraway erzählt, einem jungen Mann aus dem amerikanischen Mittleren Westen, der nach seinem Umzug an die Ostküste die Bekanntschaft des schwerreichen Jay Gatsby macht und in dessen glamouröse Welt hineingezogen wird. Es gibt zahlreiche Werke, die sich mit verschiedensten Aspekten dieses Romans beschäftigen. Einige behandeln die Frage, wie stark der Einfluss von Fitzgeralds eigenem Leben auf den Roman war; andere versuchen, die verschiedenen Leitmotive des Romans zu interpretieren und wieder andere beschäftigen sich mit der Frage, inwieweit die Handlung des Romans auch in heutigen Zeiten noch aktuell ist. Ein Aspekt wird in vielen dieser Arbeiten erwähnt – der "American dream". Ich möchte in dieser Hausarbeit zeigen, wie das Phänomen des "American dream" in The Great Gatsby dargestellt wird und was das Besondere am persönlichen "American dream" der Hauptfigur Jay Gatsby ist. Zunächst werde ich einen kurzen Abriss der Biografie des Autors F. S. Fitzgerald geben und mich dann mit der Figur Jay Gatsby befassen. Danach werde ich das Konzept des "American dream" vorstellen und im Anschluss daran die Besonderheit des "Gatsby-schen" Traums erläutern. Ich möchte aufzeigen, dass der Leser des Romans gerade durch Gatsbys unerschütterlichen Glauben an seinen Traum und durch seine Fähigkeit, zu hoffen, dazu gebracht wird, Sympathie mit Gatsby zu empfinden und sein Scheitern (und das seines Traums) zu bedauern.

The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743246392

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

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A true classic of twentieth-century literature, this edition has been updated by Fitzgerald scholar James L.W. West III to include the author’s final revisions and features a note on the composition and text, a personal foreword by Fitzgerald’s granddaughter, Eleanor Lanahan—and a new introduction by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

The Great Gatsby

Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260414

Category: Fiction

Page: 163

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Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the "roaring twenties", and a devastating expose of the "Jazz Age". Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920s, to encounter Nick's cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the mystery that surrounds him.

F. Scott Fitzgeralds "The Great Gatsby" und der "American Dream"

Author: Christoph Dähling

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640987314

Category:

Page: 52

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,7, Universitat Trier (Fachbereich Anglistik), Veranstaltung: The Functions of Narratives in Cultural Studies- A Survey of Theories, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Arbeit geht der Frage nach, inwiefern der Roman "Der grosse Gatsby" eine Auseinandersetzung mit dem "Amerikanischen Traum" darstellt. Die Arbeit setzt sich mit dem Begriff und dem Spannungsfeld Protagonisten-Symbole auseinander

Der große Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 374817652X

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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F. Scott Fitzgerald: Der große Gatsby, Neuausgabe 2018 || Wir befinden uns an der Ostküste der USA, im Jahr 1922. Es ist die aufregende Zeit der "Roaring Twenties", als in New York Wolkenkratzer aus dem Boden wachsen und die Menschen lebenshungrig den Tanz auf dem Vulkan üben. Auf Long Island lebt man in mondäner Dekadenz, die harten Seiten des Lebens haben hier keinen Platz. Der junge Börsenmakler Nick Carraway bezieht auf der Halbinsel, die New York vorgelagert ist, ein kleines Haus, das er sich mit seinem schmalen Salär gerade noch leisten kann. In der Villa seines Nachbarn werden alle paar Tage monströse Partys mit Hunderten von Gästen gefeiert; der Gastgeber aber, ein gewisser Gatsby, bleibt im Hintergrund. Doch eines Tages steht Gatsby mit seinem riesigen Wagen vor Carraways Häuschen und bittet ihn wenig später um einen merkwürdigen Gefallen ... || Fitzgeralds Kultbuch wurde mehrmals verfilmt, u. a. 1974 mit Robert Redford und 2013 mit Leonardo DiCaprio als Gatsby.

Lektüreschlüssel. F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby

Reclam Lektüreschlüssel

Author: Andrew Williams

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159604470

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Reclams "Fremdsprachen-Lektüreschlüssel" folgen dem bewährten Aufbau- und Darstellungsprinzip der Lektüreschlüssel zur deutschen Literatur. Sie beziehen sich auf den fremdsprachigen Originaltext (wenn möglich in Reclams Roter Reihe), sind aber auf Deutsch verfasst und unterstützen ebenso die Lektüre der deutschen Übersetzung. Eine "Checkliste" enthält Aufgaben zur Verständniskontrolle in der Fremdsprache. Unter dem Darstellungstext stehen Übersetzungshilfen und Schlüsselbegriffe in der Fremdsprache, um die Bearbeitung dieser Aufgaben und ein fremdsprachiges Referieren über das Werk zu erleichtern. Jeder Band enthält: Erstinformationen zum Werk - Inhaltsangabe - Personen (Konstellationen) - Werk-Aufbau (Strukturskizze) - Wortkommentar - Interpretation - Autor und Zeit - Rezeption - Checkliste zur Verständniskontrolle - Lektüretipps mit Filmempfehlungen - Raum für Notizen.

Understanding The Great Gatsby

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

Author: Dalton Gross,MaryJean Gross

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313300974

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 177

View: 6318

The only companion to The Great Gatsby to provide a rich collection of primary documents that illuminates its historical, social and cultural context.

The Great Gatsby : Om Illustrated Classics

Author: F Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Om Books International

ISBN: 9385031597

Category:

Page: 16

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In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald introduces the reader to the post-war America and offers a gripping social commentary on the themes of power, crime, betrayal, greed and a vivid peek into the American life in the 1920s, also known as the ‘Roaring Twenties’. In the summer of 1922, Nick Carraway arrives in New York in pursuit of the big American dream. Nick, the story’s narrator, moves in next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby, the host of lavish weekly parties for the rich and the fashionable. Across the bay reside Nick’s distant cousin Daisy and her philandering husband, Tom, an old classmate from Yale. Being the only link between Gatsby and his long lost love, Nick gets drawn into the enthralling world of the rich and takes the reader along on the ride, as he bears witness to their follies and emerges a new enlightened man.

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Trimalchio

An Early Version of 'The Great Gatsby'

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521890472

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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Presents the complete text of the early version of "The Great Gatsby" along with a history of the work, explanatory notes, and a record of variants.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

A Literary Reference

Author: Matthew Joseph Bruccoli

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub

ISBN: 9780786709960

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

View: 1487

Documents the social climate during which the American classic was written, identifying the events and figures that contributed to its writing that were familiar to its first readers in 1925, in a companion volume that also describes Fitzgerald's arduous composition process. Original.

New Essays on The Great Gatsby

Author: Matthew J. Bruccoli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521319638

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

View: 7072

Describes the novel's publication history and initial critical reception, and discusses Gatsby's themes, style, and place in American literature

The Great Gatsby

Study Guide

Author: Total Class Notes

Publisher: Total Class Notes

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 25

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Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The guide includes: · A short summary of the entire novel · The major themes and their relationship to the storyline · A character guide with brief details on each role · Bullet-point chapter reviews that go into more detail than the book summary · A few potential essay topics with possible answers. All of this in-depth study guide is designed to make studying more efficient and fun. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates that will include additional quiz questions, audio guides and more tools that will help you easily learn and prepare for school. Need help or have suggestions for us? Email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. @TheTotalGroup

The Great Gatsby

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438114540

Category: Electronic books

Page: 145

View: 6706

Discusses the characters, plot, and writing of The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Includes critical essays on the novel and a brief biography of the author.

The deconstruction of the american dream in "The Great Gatsby"

Author: Tobias Rösch

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640105931

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 19

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1.0, University of Freiburg (Englisches Seminar), course: Modernism and the American Fiction, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Robert Frost, a contemporary of Francis Scott Fitzgerald, once said that “poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.“ In Fitzgerald's fabulous novel The Great Gatsby, published in 1925, this seems to be the author's intention, when in a largely poetic tone he depicts life in the so-called “Roaring Twenties“. He took life by the throat and simultaneously pointed at social injustices that were accompanying the economic prosperity of his time. Fitzgerald's masterpiece primarily deals with the American upper class in the 1920s and demonstrates some of the internal processes of “high society." In the novel representatives of the upper class are engaged in acts of egotism, self-aggrandizement, and heartlessness. Their ubiquitous lack of empathy and understanding for the concerns of others, their downright brutality and self-centeredness pervades the whole storyline and gives prove of the author's rather pessimistic view of what was then going on in contemporary America. In the center of things stands the character after whom the novel is named: Jay Gatsby. He is a rather prototypical upstart American who within a short period of time has found ways and means to make a fortune. His wealth is derived mainly from bootlegging and other criminal activities that are left concealed to the reader. At any rate, Jay Gatsby comes in touch with the seducing realm of opulence at a very early stage when aged 17 he encounters destiny for the very first time. The event that would shape his whole life and leave an imprint on his mind is a chance meeting with Dan Cody, a rich mining tycoon, who cruises across Lake Superior in his yacht Tuolomee (named after the gold fields of Northern California1) some day. From this day on Gatsby's life will never be the same: the seed of aspiration has been planted in the young man's heart together with a deep conviction that in the future he might be able to display his wealth in a similarly urbane fashion as Cody did. He is willing to model his life on Cody's and maybe even outstrip him if given the opportunity. But wealth can hardly be obtained in North Dakota, where James Gatz (who changes his name after the fateful encounter with Dan Cody) grows up. In order for people to make a fortune and turn their lives into a success story as Benjamin Franklin or Abraham Lincoln did, they have no choice but to travel east. New York City is the place to go.

The Great Gatsby

Author: Virginia Lee

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1875882081

Category: Education

Page: 56

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Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby

Author: Fitzgerald, Francis Scott Fitzgerald,F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521402309

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

View: 4609

Background information accompanies the story of a young man, newly rich, who tries to recapture the past and win back his former love, despite the fact that she has married

Critical Studies

The Great Gatsby

Author: Kathleen Parkinson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141932201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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Kathleen Parkinson places this brilliant and bitter satire on the moral failure of the Jazz Age firmly in the context of Scott Fitzgerald's life and times. She explores the intricate patterns of the novel, its chronology, locations, imagery and use of colour, and how these contribute to a seamless interplay of social comedy and symbolic landscape. She devotes a perceptive chapter to Fitzgerald's controversial portrayal of women and goes on to discuss how the central characters, Gatsby and Nick Carraway, embody and confront the dualism inherent in the American dream.

The great Gatsby

notes

Author: Coles Editorial Board

Publisher: Coles

ISBN: 9780774033046

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 105

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