Sunday, June 6, 2010
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Thursday, June 3, 2010
In the great Gatsby, each man represents different goals, characteristics, and social level. They are all different men coming together so it makes “a small community”, which shows the society at the time, they are mainly Nick Carraway, Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby, and George Wilson.
Nick, first of all, is the narrative of the novel. He represents pure “new money”. He earned all by himself. But that way he doesn’t have much social activities until he met Gatsby.
Gatsby is“new money” too, but with all the complex background. He represents the illegal activities which made him a lot of money. He is also a dreamer. We can say he is a successful American who achieved his American dreams: being wealthy, powerful, and educated. He is a person full of memories, which represents the society at that time is always remembering the old times and doesn’t realize it is past.
Tom represents “old money” he has a powerful background, wealthy family. So that’s why Daisy wants to be with him. At the time women were not looking for true love, but men who can give them what they want.
Source: Dennis Lee
Posted by Bhumesh Patel and Dennis Lee at 3:48 PM
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Posted by Bhumesh Patel and Dennis Lee at 5:21 PM
Sunday, May 30, 2010
The Green Light is a symbol and also a metaphor in the noval. Situated at the end of Daisy’s East Egg dock and barely visible from Gatsby’s West Egg lawn, the green light represents Gatsby’s hopes and dreams for the future. Gatsby associates it with Daisy, and in Chapter 1 he reaches toward it in the darkness as a guiding light to lead him to his goal. Because Gatsby’s quest for Daisy is broadly associated with the American dream, the green light also symbolizes that more generalized ideal. In Chapter 9, Nick compares the green light to how America, rising out of the ocean, must have looked to early settlers of the new nation.
It also represents represents Gatsby's ultimate aspiration: to win Daisy's love. Nick's first vision of Gatsby is of his neighbor's trembling arms stretched out toward the green light (26). Later, after Daisy and Gatsby's successful reunion, a mist conceals the green light, visibly affecting Gatsby. Nick observes, "Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever....Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one" (98). This image suggests Gatsby realizes he must face the reality of Daisy, rather than the ideal he created for her.
Posted by Bhumesh Patel and Dennis Lee at 3:01 PM
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Posted by Bhumesh Patel and Dennis Lee at 7:18 PM
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The Great Gatsby is a 1974 American romantic drama film distributed by Newdon Productions and Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Jack Clayton and produced by David Merrick, from a screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola based on the novel of the same title by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The film is the 3rd filmed version of the novel.
The film won two Academy Awards, for Best Costume Design (Theoni V. Aldredge) and Best Music (Nelson Riddle). It also won three BAFTA Awards for Best Art Direction (John Box), Best Cinematography (Douglas Slocombe) and Best Costume Design (Theoni V. Aldredge). It won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress (Karen Black) and received three further nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Bruce Dern and Sam Waterston) and Most Promising Newcomer (Sam Waterston).
- Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby A.K.A. James Gatz
- Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan
- Bruce Dern as Tom Buchanan
- Karen Black as Myrtle Wilson
- Scott Wilson as George B. Wilson
- Sam Waterston as Nick Carraway
- Lois Chiles as Jordan Baker
- Edward Herrmann as Ewing Klipspringer
- Sammy Smith as Comic
- Kathryn Leigh Scott as Catherine
- Vincent Schiavelli as Thin Man
- Roberts Blossom as Mr. Gatz
- Beth Porter as Mrs. McKee
- Howard Da Silva as Meyer Wolfsheim
- Patsy Kensit as Pammy Buchanan
Posted by Bhumesh Patel and Dennis Lee at 9:38 PM
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Posted by Bhumesh Patel and Dennis Lee at 1:02 PM