The Great Gatsby Research Paper Thesis: Fitzgerald portrayed the American Dream as a life of hard work in hopes of having a wealthy and prosperous future through the characterization of the title character Jay Gatsby. This interpretation of the American Dream also parallels portrayals of the Dream in other novels and films. First Point: Fitzgerald's characters in The Great Gatsby had aspirations of living out the American Dream. Many of them attained wealth in the novel, but failed to achieve true happiness. Supporting Evidence Introduction to Supporting Quote: Jordan Baker, who had wealth and success, was dishonest and unhappy with all that she had. Nick’s description of her says, Supporting Quote: “She was incurably dishonest. She wasn’t able to endure being at a disadvantage” (63). Explanation of Significance: Through Nick’s narration, Fitzgerald comments on how even those who are seemingly living out the American Dream with wealth and success lack true happiness. Jordan Baker is a successful golfer, but is not content with her life.
The Significance of Dreams, An Outline
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Thesis: Dreams are successions of images, emotions, and sensations that occur subconsciously during sleep.
A. Attention Getter: Close your eyes and think of the last dream you had, do you remember it? Maybe you had the ability to fly or you were falling down. For some, you may have woken up gasping for air due to a scary dream. If any of you are like me you experience seemingly realistic dreams.
B. Reason to Listen: This presentation will inform you of the significance of dreams. Hopefully after listening to this presentation, you will want to discover the meaning of your dreams.
C. Thesis Statement: Dreams are successions of images, emotions, and sensations that occur subconsciously during sleep.
D. Credibility Statement:
1. I’ve experienced extremely vivid dreams throughout my life.
2. Occasionally I write down my dreams in a journal.
E. Preview of Main Points:
1. First, I will explain what a dream is.
2. Second, I will describe the 3 most common types of dreams.
3. Third, I will discuss the main causes of certain dreams.
II. Dreams are successions of images, emotions, and sensations that occur subconsciously during sleep. A. There's no limit to what the mind can experience during a dream and really no rhyme or reason to what you…