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The Great Gatsby

My IB English IOP presentation
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Giselle Garnett

on 26 February 2013

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Transcript of The Great Gatsby

THE GREAT GATSBY F. SCOTT FITZGERALD Money has the connotation for providing happiness, joy, and fulfillment when in many cases, it can cause sadness and tragedy. Money can present a person with conveniences and luxuries, but it does not ameliorate all of the problems in life. F. Scott Fitzgerald reveals this concept in The Great Gatsby, through the various themes portrayed in his story. Money can't buy you happiness
but it does bring you a more
pleasant form of misery.
-Spike Milligan So I asked a few people what they thought... F. Scott Fitzgerald was able
to incorporate this idea of money
through the multiple themes
in The Great Gatsby Society and Class The American Dream Death Wealth Looking into the Past Dissatisfaction L O V E Nick Carraway Jordan Baker Jay Gatsby Daisy Buchanan Tom Buchanan George Wilson Myrtle Wilson Love Connection Presentation By: Giselle Garnett East Egg West Egg $$$ Gatsby Daisy Sources Farm Boy Dan Cody Wealthy Life=Good Life "Old Money" "New Money" Gatsby is led to think that
in order to be loved or
find love, he must
create his own wealth.

Daisy thinks she can use people for her own personal gain
Money is the one thing they have in common, yet it tears them apart. "I wouldn't ask too much of her." I ventured. "You can't repeat
the past."
"Can't repeat the past ?" he cried incredulously. "Why of course
you can...I'm going to fix everything just the way it was before,"
he said, nodding determinedly. "She'll see." (110) Money can fix mistakes and
help solve problems
of the past. And so...
everyone walked away Jay Gatz So What? Can only be acquired through wealth and material things Money Divides different groups of people against each other. Money provides company but that does not mean that they will stick around. In order to find/win love one must have wealth Money can solve problems of the past. The "good life" consists of money and material things Money is connected to everything
Negative consequences
Maybe if...
Without money...
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