The Great Gatsby - Antihero

Päivitetty: 2/26/2019
The Great Gatsby - Antihero
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A growing trend in literature, on screen, and on stage has moved to produce more flawed human protagonists. Gone are the days of perfect role models - paragons of virtue who are brave, capable, and who always do the right thing. Instead of these inspirational heroes, many works feature a complementary archetype: the anti hero.

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The Great Gatsby - Hero or Antihero? Jay Gatsby as an antihero

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  • Antihero: a central character in a story, movie, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes such as idealism, moral goodness and altruism.
  • Jay Gatsby is an example of an antihero because he represents the hope of the American Dream, however he becomes rich through dishonest means.
  • "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." (Ch. 3)
  • "So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen year old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end." (Ch. 6)
  • “I found out what your 'drug stores' were...He and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side street drug stores here ... sold grain alcohol over the counter. ... I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him, and I wasn't far wrong" (Ch. 7)