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The Great Gatsby and Pleasantville, A Comparison

Summary: Compares the novel 'The Great Gatsby' by F.Scott Fitzgerald with the book 'Pleasantville.' Describes how each work represents the contexts in which they were written and the elective from which they represent. Explores how both highlight the eventual destructive impact having a belief in a `perfect world' has on oneself.
"America's greatest promise is that something is going to happen, and after a while you get tired of waiting because nothing happens to people except that they grow old." (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Within the texts, The Great Gatsby and Pleasantville, the composers do more than render the essence of a particular time and place, for in chronicling Gatsby's tragic pursuit of his dream and Bud/ David's quest for perfection Fitzgerald and Ross recreate the universal conflict between illusion and reality. Although the two texts, The Great Gatsby and Pleasantville, both highlight the eventual destructive impact having a belief in a `perfect world' has on oneself.

The text, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel that reflects the mood of its time, the 1920s, with great insight and is also relevant to our present age. The two expressions that are central...

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