Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Themes of The Great Gatsby

No description
by

Seth Brinkmann

on 18 December 2013

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Themes of The Great Gatsby

Wealth
Love may be a great theme of the novel, but perhaps not in the way some people may think. Can true love be found in the novel? The answer to that is no. The love is not for people of who they are, it's what they have or what they envision that person to be.
Deception
“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” Mark Twain
The Great Gatsby was published in 1925 by author F. Scott Fitzgerald and focuses on a man named Jay Gatsby who tries to win over the love of a woman named Daisy. This novel is known as a description of the "Jazz Age", which is a phrase that was coined by Fitzgerald himself. In 1919, the 18th Amendment was passed banning alcohol from the USA, creating the way for bootleggers, like Jay Gatsby himself, to make millions of dollars selling and smuggling alcohol within the country. Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby was not a great success during his lifetime, but became a smash hit after his death, especially after World War II.
Themes of The Great Gatsby
Tom Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson's relationship; Tom uses Myrtle as a sex toy, and Myrtle uses him to acquire some of Tom's wealth usually in the form of gifts.
"The Great Gatsby Background." Study Guides & Essay Editing. Gradesaver LLC, 1999. Web. 16 Dec. 2013.
Love
Gatsby is not in love with the true Daisy, but the one he once knew in the past, and Daisy does not truly love Gatsby, just simply claims to love him for his wealth
“I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.” Friedrich Nietzsche
The The Great Gatsby, money makes the world go round.
Full transcript