The Great Gatsby

Literary Identity

identity The nature of textual creation from a blank page— of all creation, really—is an exercise in identity politics: Each…

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Literary Themes Commodification/Commercialization

Commodification/Commercialization Commodification is a multifaceted concept, having roots in political and economic theory as well as cultural and literary studies.…

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Literary Themes American Dream

American Dream In his 1931 book The Epic of America, James Truslow Adams coined the phrase the American dream, which…

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Literary Themes Ambition

Ambition “Ambition” is a difficult trait to pin down because it is so human: On the one hand, we want…

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Literary Themes Alienation

Alienation Countless literary characters feel painfully alienated from the social institutions that surround them. Some, like Jake Barnes in Ernest…

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