The Great Gatsby Essay | Innocence! Lost or Not?

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Innocence! Lost or Not?

Summary: Innocence as a prominent theme is found in three American novels: Daisy Miller by Henry James, My Antonia by Willa Cather, and the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. These three novels help the reader to see the ambiguous, double-sided nature of innocence, and they suggest that our prejudices and cultural differences actually shape our view of others.
INNOCENCE! LOST OR NOT"

It is not as easy as it seems to distinguish who is innocent and who is not. Innocence is a cultural concept which is usually confusing. An act that is naïve and normal in one society can be a public disgrace in another. Then a question comes to mind: What is innocence? Challenging the norms of a society makes a person totally wicked? What spoils or preserves innocence? The word innocence is ambiguous. It has double vision because people put different masks on their faces for different occasions. Innocence is also one of the themes that can be focused on three American novels: Daisy Miller by Henry James, My Antonia by Willa Cather and the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. These three books help the reader to see the other side of the medallion and they suggest that it is...

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