Gatsby critical comments

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Sarah Churchwell (dream related)
'realising a dream is enough to kill it'
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Stephanie Forward noticed (greed)...
'the concomitant greed and lack of moral values in the 1920s'
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What economist/sociologist created the idea of a 'conspicuous consumer'?
Thorstein Veblen
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Stephanie Forward (woo Daisy)
'his efforts were side-tracked and channelled towards the fulfilment of one very specific dream: his aspiration to woo Daisy'
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Stephanie Forward (Geographical locations)
'Geographical locations are highly significant in The Great Gatsby'
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Stephanie Forward (lavish parties)
'Despite Gatsby's ostentatious house, expensive car, 'beautiful shirts' and lavish parties, he will never be accepted by those who live in East Egg'
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Stephanie Forward (valley of ashes)
'It has come about as a by-product of capitalism, because it is the result of industrial dumping'
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Stephanie Forward (James Gatz)
'its is apparent that as a young boy Gatsby was eager to improve himself and work conscientiously towards a better life'
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Tony Tanner (1990)
'…the book was always going to be an elegy, pervaded with the sense of something lost - a chance missed a dream doomed...'
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William Troy (1945)
'…insofar as the book is Gatsby's story, it is a story of failure…the adolescent incapacity to distinguish between dreams and reality, between the terms demanded of life and the terms offered'
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William Rose Benet (1924)
'His was a strange dream, Gatsby's - but he was a man who has hope. He was a child'
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A.B Paulson (1978)
'Gatsby's death has a kind of tragic inevitability about it'
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'the concomitant greed and lack of moral values in the 1920s'

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Stephanie Forward noticed (greed)...

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Thorstein Veblen

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'his efforts were side-tracked and channelled towards the fulfilment of one very specific dream: his aspiration to woo Daisy'

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'Geographical locations are highly significant in The Great Gatsby'

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