History Literature / TheGreatGatsby

17th Oct '17 1:33:10 AM Eievie
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-->[[EncyclopediaExposita Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her;]]\\
[[DoggedNiceGuy If you can bounce high, bounce for her too,]]\\
[[ForeShadowing Till she cry "Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover,]]\\
[[LovingAShadow I must have you!"]]
--->-- '''[[RecursiveCanon Thomas Parke D'Invilliers]]'''

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*EncyclopediaExposita: The "{{epigraph}}" is from an "author" named Thomas Parke D'Invilliers. Thomas Parke D'Invilliers wasn't a real author, and Creator/FScottFitzgerald wrote the piece himself. Interestingly, though, this isn't the only time in Fitzgerald's works that the name is mentioned.
-->Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her;\\
If you can bounce high, bounce for her too,\\
Till she cry "Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover,\\
I must have you!"
11th Sep '17 5:41:27 AM Maven
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** Daisy Fay. "Fay" has rather [[TheFairFolk unpleasant connotations.]] Also, her daughter's name, Pamela, not only refers to a very sentimental and idealistic novel by Samuel Richardson, but refers to Daisy herself--it means literally "all honey." And then there's Gatsby himself; "Gat" is a slang term for a gun…

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** Daisy Fay. "Fay" has rather [[TheFairFolk unpleasant connotations.]] (This can be taken still farther with her first name as a BilingualBonus: the French for "daisy" is "marguerite", and Marguerite is the heroine-victim in Gounod's ''Faust''. Looked at in a certain light, this ''is'' a version of the Faust story.) Also, her daughter's name, Pamela, not only refers to a very sentimental and idealistic novel by Samuel Richardson, but refers to Daisy herself--it means literally "all honey." And then there's Gatsby himself; "Gat" is a slang term for a gun…
5th Sep '17 5:37:10 PM Nyame
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* SlobsVsSnobs: One of the major themes of the story is OldMoney vs NouveauRiche -- this trope, just with rich people. The Buchanans represent OldMoney, those born into wealth and raised with the long-established rules of high society. They don't show off their wealth excessively, but a person can tell they're wealthy just by how they act and they way they carry themselves. Gatsby represents NouveauRiche (New Money), the worst depiction of the SelfMadeMan -- those who try to flaunt their wealth as much as they can, whether by the garish, over-the-top parties like those that Gatsby throws, or through excessive spending at every available opportunity, as affirmation, both to others and to themselves, of their new status in society. The latter are the slobs, intruding on a formerly isolated class of society whose rules they care little to nothing about. The former are the snobs, people who hold themselves to an incredibly high standard despite many of them having never worked a hard day in their life.
9th Jun '17 7:28:12 PM TristanJeremiah
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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 regarded by many as ''the'' GreatAmericanNovel.

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''The Great Gatsby'' is a 1925 novel, Creator/FScottFitzgerald's classic social critique, in which [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream the [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates American]] dream 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 regarded by many as ''the'' GreatAmericanNovel.
24th May '17 2:38:55 PM Mdumas43073
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--->-- [[RecursiveCanon Thomas Parke D'Invilliers]]

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--->-- [[RecursiveCanon '''[[RecursiveCanon Thomas Parke D'Invilliers]]D'Invilliers]]'''
24th May '17 2:37:48 PM Mdumas43073
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Some sources claim that Scott's wife Zelda ghostwrote it. Comparing Zelda's bits and pieces of surviving work (she died in a mental hospital fire) and Scott's entire body of work with this text is an interesting experiment and tropers can draw their own conclusions.

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Some sources claim that Scott's the novel was actually ghostwritten by Fitzgerald's wife Zelda ghostwrote it.Zelda. Comparing Zelda's bits and pieces of surviving work (she died in a mental hospital fire) and Scott's entire body of work with this text is an interesting experiment and tropers can draw their own conclusions.
24th May '17 1:49:40 PM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Tom:'''
That's a great expression of yours, isn't it?\\

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-->'''Tom:'''
-->'''Tom:''' That's a great expression of yours, isn't it?\\
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.
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