Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)

Society, Desire, Cognition, Character--The Multiple Divisions in The Great Gatsby

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Jiana Liu
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Jiana Liu
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.427How to use a DOI?
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The Great Gatsby, F.S. Fitzgerald, Multiple Divisions
Abstract

In F.S. Fitzgerald’s acknowledged masterpiece The Great Gatsby, he shows the problems hidden behind the rapid economic development in the United States in the 1920s, such as the widening gap between the rich and the poor, the pursuit of material, the loss of faith and so on. These questions create divisions in the novel: The sharp contrast between the East Egg and the Valley of Ashes reveals the social division caused by the gap between rich and poor; West Egg and New York caused the division in desire and cognition; Fitzgerald projects the contradictions in his life into the characters, resulting in the division in the characters. Through the multiple division, nature of the pathological development of society and people’s confusion and struggle in Jazz Age are shown.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 December 2020
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978-94-6239-304-2
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2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.427How to use a DOI?
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© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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