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1,370 words... being Gatsby's friend makes the funeral arrangements. He calls to tell Daisy, but soon finds out that she and Tom had left town. He tries to find some of Gatsby's other friends, but quickly realizes that the few friends Gatsby did have didn't really care about him. Only three people go to the funeral. Saddened by Gatsby's death Nick moves back to the Midwest to start a new life. Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, is set somewhere west in the US on two identical islands, the West Egg where the ne...
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548 words1. CORRECT FORMAT English 2 CP 2. CORRECT PARAGRAPH DEVELOPMENT Period 8 3. CORRECT SPELLING Mr. Keiser 4. CORRECT SENTENCE STRUCTURE 5 / 2 / 00 This story takes place at West Egg in Long Island, an unfashionable town. It is in the early 1900 s. A. Nick Carraway- Nick is the story narrator. He is a young man from Minnesota who moves to the east after fighting in the First World War. He is Jay Gatsby's next-door neighbor. B. Jay Gatsby- Jay is the title character. He is a wealthy man who lives in...
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1,026 wordsIn the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is a mysterious man living in the West Egg district of Long Island. Gatsby is extremely wealthy and owns a mansion with a large swimming pool, a fancy car, and dozens of servants. Every Saturday night, he throws extravagant parties which many people, most of whom haven't even been invited, attend. No one really knows anything about Gatsby, except that he is rich and generous. However, many rumors are created about him. Some say tha...
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1,691 wordsThe Decadence Of The 1920? s As Portrayed The Decadence Of The 1920? s As Portrayed By The Great Gatsby Rhetoric Professor Dryer 11 - 18 - 99 The Decadence of the 1920? s as Portrayed by The Great Gatsby During the Roaring Twenties, a group of tradition-oriented writers emerged in the United States. Known as The Lost Generation, these critics voiced their disgust for the lack of tradition and morals in their country through their writings. John Henkle explains, The? Lost Generation? refers to a ...
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