19, February 2009
1. A clear thesis sentence within the first paragraph stating the main conflict.
2. Use of two quotations to support you point.
3. Conclusion reinforces and summarized the essay.
4. Less than five grammatical errors.
Jay Gatsby vs. Tom Buchanan
The Great Gatsby, exhibits several person vs. person conflicts; this novel shows one character, Gatsby, who has a problem with one of the other characters, Tom. Throughout the story, Jay Gatsby’s love for Tom’s wife, Daisy, is a reoccurring conflict. The resolution of this problem is concluded with the exposure of Tom and Gatsby, and finally the ...view middle of the document...
Wolfsheim, Mr. Gatsby’s reputation was blackened. His various drug and bond scandals benefited his wealth as well as worsened his chance of having the eligible mistress Daisy for his own. Nevertheless, Mr. Gatsby was also portrayed as a classic model of a man living the “American Dream.” His unblemished war stories, medals, and with the combination of his terrific foundation that he established for himself strengthened his reputation. His overall great and fun personality was what he used to help win over Daisy. “He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself,” this charm of Gatsby’s was applied to enchant anyone he interacted with, including Ms. Daisy Buchanan. Daisy was forever Gatsby’s admirer as well as neighbor, thus causing the conflict between Gatsby and Tom to expand to a new and more dangerous level in the novel.
This dramatic and twisted conflict is eventually unraveled at a parlor within a hotel. With all the cards on the table both Tom and Gatsby verbally duel each other for Daisy. Lashing insults and...