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The Glorious Life of the Great Gatsby

Summary: Discusses the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Great Gatsby. Analyzes a quote by Fitzgerald concerning the loss of illusion his characters face in the story. Describes how the main characters are faced with intense realizations when they finally recognize that their illusions were false.
"That's the whole burden of this novel- the loss of those illusions that give such color tot he world so that you don't care whether things are true or false as long as they partake of the magical glory." -F. Scott Fitzgerald, commenting on The Great Gatsby

People live by their conceptions of the truth whether real or fake, such as the characters in Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson. In general, people build their lives on these conceptions and the misguided conceptions, which mostly grow out of adolescence, and remain until they are disproved and broken. When the truth becomes apparent life looses its facade by which that person lives, and the sad realization is that their lives are not as glorious as they thought.

In the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the main characters carry different perceptions, which seem...

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