The Great Gatsby - Conflict

The Great Gatsby - Conflict
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Great Gatsby Lesson Plans

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Lesson Plans by Rebecca Ray

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald captures the ideals of a society obsessed with wealth and status. Set in the 1920s during prohibition, the story is narrated by a young man named Nick Carraway. Nick meets Jay Gatsby, who is young, handsome, rich, and appears to have it all. However, he yearns for the one thing that will always be out of his reach, the love of Daisy Buchanan.

The Great Gatsby

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Literary Conflict in The Great Gatsby

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  • MAN vs SELF
  • MAN vs MAN
  • Man vs SOCIETY
  • When Nick believes he is going to be an accessory to Tom's infidelity, he has a moment of confusion. He is forced to make a moral decision to stay or leave. ​
  • An instance of this conflict can be seen when Gatsby and Tom fight over Daisy at the hotel.
  • In the end, ​Nick is sickened by the wealthy residents of West Egg; not only by their behavior, but also because no one attends Gatsby's funeral.
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