An Analysis Of Gatsby’s Character In The Great Gatsby Fudan University Essay

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An Analysis of Gatsby’s Character in The Great Gatsby
浅析《了不起的盖茨比》中盖茨比的人物性格
学 号: 16705020XXXX
专业名称: 英 语
年 级: 16级专升本
姓 名: 张三三
指导老师: 李四四
2018年10月27日
An Analysis of Gatsby’s Character in The Great Gatsby
Zhang Sansan 14705020XXXX
The Department of English
Supervisor: Li Sisi
A Thesis Submitted
to English Department of
Fudan University
in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements
For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts
Fudan University
2018
Acknowledgements
I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all those who helped me in the course of composing the thesis. First of all, I gratefully acknowledge the help of my supervisor, XXX. Without his/her patient instruction and professional guidance, this thesis could not have reached its present form. Secondly, I am also greatly indebted to all the instructors who have instructed me. The knowledge they imparted me laid a solid foundation for the completion of my thesis. Finally, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my family and friends. When I am in trouble, they always encourage me greatly and help me out. I am deeply inspired by their constant support and encouragement. Their help and trust in me stimulate me to be a better me.
Abstract in English
Fitzgerald is one of the most outstanding American novelists in the 20th century. The Great Gatsby, which was elaborately created by him, is widely considered his finest work. The thesis aims to analyze the character of Jay Gatsby, protagonist of this novel, and thus to further discuss how Gatsby’s character influences his destiny. The author first briefly summarizes main content of this novel, introduces Fitzgerald’s personal experience and analyzes the writing background of this novel as well as the symbolic significance of its tragic outcome. In the discussion parts, the author divides Gatsby's character into two aspects: the positive side and the negative side. In each part, the author picks up two of the most typical features respectively and supports these arguments with examples and cited words. Finally the author sums up what is demonstrated above and further expounds how Gatsby’s character influences his destiny.
Keywords: Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, character analysis
Abstract in Chinese
菲茨杰拉德是20世纪美国最优秀的小说家之一,《了不起的盖茨比》则被广泛认为是他最优秀的作品。本文旨在分析小说的主人公盖茨比的人物性格,从而进一步论述人物性格对人物命运的影响。作者首先简要地概括了小说的主要内容,介绍了小说作者菲茨杰拉德的个人经历,分析了小说的创作背景以及小说悲剧结局的象征意义。在论述部分,作者将盖茨比的人物性格分为积极性和消极性两方面。各部分中,作者又分别挑选了最为强烈的两种性格加以举例论证和引用论证。最后作者对本文的论述加以概括并进一步深入分析人物性格对人物命运的影响。
关键词:菲茨杰拉德,《了不起的盖茨比》,性格分析
Table of Contents
i
Acknowledgements
ii
Abstract in English
iiiAbstract in Chinese
Introduction
1
Chapter One Duteous and Determined Gatsby
3
Chapter Two Illusory and Injudicious Gatsby
5
Conclusion
7
Works Cited
9
Introduction
Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born in the year of 1896. He is widely considered one of the most outstanding American writers of the 20th century, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. Throughout his...

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