History Literature / TheGreatGatsby

19th May '17 7:34:37 AM Eievie
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* CatchPhrase: Gatsby call everyone "old sport."

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* CatchPhrase: Gatsby call everyone "old sport."" Lampshaded by Tom:
-->'''Tom:'''
That's a great expression of yours, isn't it?\\
'''Gatsby:''' What is?\\
'''Tom:''' All this "old sport" business. Where'd you pick that up?
19th May '17 7:28:58 AM Eievie
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-->-- [[RecursiveCanon Thomas Parke D'Invilliers]]

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-->-- --->-- [[RecursiveCanon Thomas Parke D'Invilliers]]



* AmbitionIsEvil: Ambition is Tragic.



-->''It'll show you how I've gotten to feel about--things. Well, she was less than an hour old and Tom was God knows where. I woke up out of the ether with an utterly abandoned feeling and asked the nurse right away if it was a boy or a girl. She told me it was a girl, and so I turned my head away and wept. 'All right,' I said, 'I'm glad it's a girl. [[TheBrainlessBeauty And I hope she'll be a fool--that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool]]."''

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-->''It'll -->'''Daisy''': It'll show you how I've gotten to feel about--things. Well, she was less than an hour old and Tom was God knows where. I woke up out of the ether with an utterly abandoned feeling and asked the nurse right away if it was a boy or a girl. She told me it was a girl, and so I turned my head away and wept. 'All right,' "All right," I said, 'I'm "I'm glad it's a girl. [[TheBrainlessBeauty And I hope she'll be a fool--that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool]]."''"



* CatchPhrase: "Old sport."

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* CatchPhrase: "Old Gatsby call everyone "old sport."



** Same with [[spoiler:Wilson and Myrtle. They've been put into the story as a means of killing off Gatsby; Myrtle gets hit by Daisy when she is driving Gatsby's car. Wilson thinks Gatsby killed his wife, so he goes off to get his revenge.]]

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** Same with [[spoiler:Wilson and Myrtle. They've been put into the story as a means of killing off Gatsby; Myrtle gets hit by Daisy when she is driving Gatsby's car. Wilson thinks Gatsby killed his wife, so he goes off to get his revenge.]]
6th May '17 12:33:26 PM fruitstripegum
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* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: Gatsby's "pharmacies", which he purchased to sell illegal alcohol through.



* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: Gatsby's "pharmacies", which he purchased to sell illegal alcohol through.
4th May '17 10:08:11 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Great Gatsby'' is a 1925 novel, Creator/FScottFitzgerald's classic social critique, in which the [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates American]] dream of RagsToRiches is exposed as a noble illusion and self-absorbed, emotionally bankrupt {{Rich Bitch}}es are the reality. Largely because of this frank but wistful consideration of idealism vs. human nature, it has come to be considered the definitive American novel.

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''The Great Gatsby'' is a 1925 novel, Creator/FScottFitzgerald's classic social critique, in which the [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates American]] dream of RagsToRiches is exposed as a noble illusion and self-absorbed, emotionally bankrupt {{Rich Bitch}}es are the reality. Largely because of this frank but wistful consideration of idealism vs. human nature, it has come to be considered the definitive American novel.
regarded by many as ''the'' GreatAmericanNovel.
4th May '17 10:02:25 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:300:[-The classic cover illustration by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Cugat Francis Cugat]].-] ]]
4th May '17 9:57:30 PM Mdumas43073
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4th May '17 9:54:55 PM Mdumas43073
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28th Feb '17 9:01:16 AM NyxShadowhawk
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* SettingUpdate: ''Cena Trimalchionis'' recycled IN ROARING-TWENTIES NEW YORK! F. Scott Fitzgerald even intended to call the book ''Trimalchio in West Egg'' until he was persuaded that his readers [[GeniusBonus wouldn't get it]].

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* SettingUpdate: ''Cena Trimalchionis'' recycled [[RecycledinSpace IN ROARING-TWENTIES NEW YORK! YORK!]] F. Scott Fitzgerald even intended to call the book ''Trimalchio in West Egg'' until he was persuaded that his readers [[GeniusBonus wouldn't get it]].
12th Jan '17 9:48:57 AM mlsmithca
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble:
##Jay Gatsby (leukine)
##Tom Buchanan (choleric)
##George Wilson (melancholic)
##Nick Carraway (phlegmatic)
##Myrtle Wilson (sanguine)
##Jordan Baker (choleric/melancholic)
##Daisy Buchanan (sanguine/choleric)
##Meyer Wolfsheim (phlegmatic/sanguine).
8th Jan '17 7:37:46 PM KingLyger
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* ByronicHero: Gatsby.

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* ByronicHero: Gatsby. Ultimately obsessed with self-image and fixated on a TragicDream.



* DaydreamBeliever: Gatsby really believes that millionaires are GentlemanAdventurer[=s=] and his MultipleChoicePast are stories everyone thinks are ridiculous… at first. But given Gatsby is TheCharmer, he manages to make others believe, even for a little while, in his story. In chapter 4, he is confessing his past with the skeptical Nick:

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* DaydreamBeliever: Gatsby really believes that millionaires are GentlemanAdventurer[=s=] {{Gentleman Adventurer}}s and his MultipleChoicePast are stories everyone thinks are ridiculous… at first. But given Gatsby is TheCharmer, he manages to make others believe, even for a little while, in his story. In chapter 4, he is confessing his past with the skeptical Nick:



* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the American Dream lifestyle.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the American Dream lifestyle.lifestyle, of the IdleRich, and of the idea of everlasting love.



** [[spoiler:Gatsby]] crosses this line when [[spoiler:Daisy rejects him]].

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** [[spoiler:Gatsby]] [[spoiler:Gatsby crosses this line when [[spoiler:Daisy Daisy rejects him]].



** [[spoiler:Daisy]] has crossed this since before the events of the book, and spends her time either trying to climb out of it or deny it entirely.
* {{Determinator}}: Say what you will about the lengths he went to to pursue it, Gatsby never gives up on his dream of winning Daisy.

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** [[spoiler:Daisy]] Daisy has crossed this since before the events of the book, and spends her time either trying to climb out of it or deny it entirely.
* {{Determinator}}: Say what you will about the lengths he went to to pursue it, Gatsby never gives up on his dream of winning Daisy.Daisy's heart.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:In the end, Gatsby is framed by Tom for Myrtle's death and is in turn killed by her vengeful husband. Daisy decides to stay with Tom, and Tom [[KarmaHoudini gets away with being indirectly responsible for Gatsby's death]], while they are doomed to be stuck in a loveless marriage. Nick becomes so disgusted with the whole affair that he essentially cuts ties with Tom and Daisy and leaves New York.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:In the end, Gatsby [[spoiler:Gatsby is framed by Tom for Myrtle's death death, and is in turn killed by her vengeful husband. Daisy decides to stay with Tom, and Tom [[KarmaHoudini gets away with being indirectly responsible for Gatsby's death]], while they are doomed to be stuck in a loveless marriage. Nick becomes so disgusted with the whole affair that he essentially cuts ties with Tom and Daisy and leaves New York.]]



** Daisy turns out to be a bad driver too, [[spoiler:driving over Myrtle--although she ''did'' run right out in front of the car]].

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** Daisy turns out to be a bad driver too, [[spoiler:driving over Myrtle--although she Myrtle ''did'' run right out in front of the car]].



* FlowerMotifs: The biggest example being Daisy's name

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* FlowerMotifs: The biggest example being Daisy's namename.



** Daisy. She married Tom for his money and Old Money status, which makes him an equivalent of aristocracy.

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** Daisy. She married Tom for his money and Old Money status, which makes him an equivalent of aristocracy.



* IdleRich: Deconstructed with Tom and Daisy: Sure, they don't work, but they are constantly chased by all kinds of [[ConMan conmen]] (Biloxi), [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave freeloaders]] (Clipspringer) and NouveauRiche (Gatsby). Without a job, they have plenty of time for RichBoredom. Both of them are LonelyAtTheTop, they cheat each other, Tom is clinging to his GloryDays as a football hero because he knows he will never top that, and Daisy is a StepfordSmiler.

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* IdleRich: Deconstructed with Tom and Daisy: Daisy. Sure, they don't work, but they are constantly chased by all kinds of [[ConMan conmen]] (Biloxi), [[TheThingThatWouldNotLeave freeloaders]] (Clipspringer) and NouveauRiche (Gatsby). Without a job, they have plenty of time for RichBoredom. Both of them are LonelyAtTheTop, they cheat each other, Tom is clinging to his GloryDays as a football hero because he knows he will never top that, and Daisy is a StepfordSmiler.



* JerkJock: Tom is a former athlete and a total jerk.

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* JerkJock: Tom is a former athlete and a total jerk. Nick describes him as a man looking for another football game to win.
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