Im in the process of writing a formal essay for my english class on "The Great Gatsby".
I chose the topic on weahter Gatsby was really great or not. I chose to proove that he is not as great as he may seem. Im just having a little bit of trouble on picking my main ideas for the body paragraphs.
Ive been brainstorming and ive, so far, come to the conclusions that Gatsby was:
and an illusionist of sorts.
the only problem im having is that all these points ultimately intertwine with eachother. For example, Gatsby is dishonest because he is a crook. Also him being an illusionist( his fake identity, false apperence of power etc..) can also be linked to dishonesty. Another issue would be if i used the point that he is a crook, the only supporting point( within the paragraph) i could think of would be that he sold grain alcohol during the prohibition, you need two small points within your body paragraph and besides that the book doesnt really say of any ther illegal activites.
So if anyone feels like giving some ideas or brainstorming with me i would appreciate it.
It may seem im looking for you gguys to do my homework but i actually wouldnt mind discussing the idea of his greatness. I dont mind writing essays at all.