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March 13, 2006

The Great Gatsby and The Sims

Academic Article TBA -- Jerz: American Lit II (EL 267)

"In both worlds the family and the elderly lose out to the desire and careers of the young."

This is not one of the best points in this article, however, I found it one of the most true. When i was reading The Great Gatsby, I found it strange how Tom and Daisy's daughter was hardly mentioned at all. Like this article states, it is as if the daughter is just a symbol of completed marriage and family.

The daughter is just a completion of "a family" like in the sims. If one wants to complete a home, stick a baby in it. How crazy but true in this novel. The daughter is of no greater inportants than the final member of a "family."

I thought the observation of the elders was true also. There were hardly any elders in this novel because they are not important. It is the younger generation that is important in building a society.

Posted by OnileeSmith at March 13, 2006 05:15 PM


And Gatsby stares at the child as if he couldn't beleive that she existed - furthering your point that a family is not a family until children are involved, and in Gatsby's case, shattering his dream s and smacking him in the face with the reality that Daisy already has a "complete home".

Posted by: Brenda Christeleit at March 13, 2006 05:41 PM

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