ABSTRACT The Great Gatsby is the masterpiece of Fitzgerald, the representative of “Jazz Age”. This paper studies the greatness of Gatsby from three aspects: Gatsby’s struggle against fate focusing on his love and career, Gatsby’s spirit of self-discipline and his spirit of self-sacrifice compared with Jesus Christ and other people. In a word, Gatsby is as great as the writer Fitzgerald thinks of.
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Li, Q. and Zheng, L. (2015) The Greatness of Gatsby in The Great Gatsby. Advances in Literary Study, 3, 52-57. doi: 10.4236/als.2015.32009.
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