Throughout the book, Fitzgerald gives his view on the American Dream since the 1920 's and how it had lead Gatsby to deception and artificial relationships. The first vision of the American Dream in the book occurs when Fitzgerald describes all the beautiful houses and gardens in Gatsby 's neighbourhood. It seems like there is an undercurrent ongoing competition between them. The size of the houses define the social status and the level of success, which Gatsby has achieved. He desperately tries to impress with all the luxury, the houses and the money, but all the materialistic goods aren 't enough to convince not only Daisy, his lost love, but also the rest of the upper class.
And Gatsby’s love for Daisy isn’t really love, it’s only another item for Gatsby collection. The story takes place in New York on Long Island, that has two areas which is East Egg & West Egg. And where it took place was around 1920 since it was a big time of selling alcohol illegally which the novel hinted when we got to know that Gatsby’s wealth is from all illegal marketing and boycotting of alcohol. And in chapter 1 they initiated that Nick would move in New York to learn about bond business and that he bought/hired a house on Long
People define the American Dream on the base of their necessity and wisdom. Thomson and his attorney made the journey of Vegas to find their American Dream. Furthermore, during the journey, they felt how American counter culture distracted common people’s American Dream. Thomson describes that the excessive use of drugs and alcohol, which made easily distract to immigrant from their real goal of American Dream. He spent all his money behind hotel, transportation, drugs, restaurant, and on the bar which are normally the symbol of excessive life style while it was completely opposite of the normal people’s American Dream.
He worked hard when he was employed by Dan Cody, and he got to see how the wealthy got to live by sailing the world. After Cody died he gave his inheritance to Gatz, but Cody’s ex-wife didn 't let that happen. When Gatz money was taken he decided that he wasn 't going to live the way he lived any more. He changed his name to Jay Gatsby and was a different man. He got his riches by owning drug stores and selling over the counter alcohol.
Fitzgerald’s purpose is mainly to portray the reality of his time that impurity and greed of individuals lead to the downfall of society. By depicting the social elite as materialists Fitzgerald introduces the social crisis, the side effects of industrialization and economic development of the 1920s. The social group that is defined as the upper class includes Tom and Daisy Buchanan, Jordan Baker, Jay Gatsby and their associates. The theme of materialism is evident even from the first chapter of the novel, where Nick, the narrator, offers a description of the excessively luxurious Buchanan’s house . Exaggerated projections such as buying “a string of polo ponies” (Fitzgerald: 8) for entertainment characterize the upper class and especially the Buchanans themselves, who represent “Old Money” .
In order to live in the society , he was mixed into the upper class, over the upper class life, lost many original personalities. He worked hard to build the noisy party, however, he had no interest with it. The only purpose of him to hold those grand banquets, is to draw Daisy’s attention. Gatsby 's origin is kind of mysterious, and we also know anything about how he became so rich. However, his only purpose is to let Daisy love him again.
Jesus Parra Smith English 11-2/Period 6 8 March 2018 Road to Moral Decay “If they couldn 't be bought they wouldn 't have the job.” This is an excellent quote made in the 1920’s by Al Capone, a very corrupt mobster who was living during the time period that F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote his great novel, The Great Gatsby . This quote is important because it reveals how Jay Gatsby, a main character in the novel who used to be poor then gained great wealth ,but then lost all of this wealth just to get the help of a corrupt mayor to gain it back again. This shows how common government corruption in the 1920’s was. In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the mayor and Mr.Gatsby are partners in a crime organization that they use to get rich. Al Capone was one of the greatest mobsters,and he deeply believed in materialism.
Regarding the novel’s plot, The action in the book happens in the fastest of manners, from the sudden incident of the narrator ‘Nick Carraway’ who recently returns from the war to find a job in New York City and rents a small house in ‘West Egg’, then the story line jumps to an element of suspense when he meets Daisy then right to the climax of ‘Myrtle’ who dies horribly then jumping straight to the resolution by the end of the novel which is the murder of ‘Gatsby’. The plot holds a sense of irony since ‘Gatsby’ is ready to do anything for Daisy even would take a bullet for, but he is killed for Myrtle’s murder which he has had nothing to do with in the first place (Samkanashvili 77). Concerning techniques used throughout the
The American Dream involves putting all your effort and hopes into accomplishing an impractical but meaningful goal. The novel The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald explores the American Dream through the eyes of James Gatsby. The novel The Great Gatsby, by author F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about a wealthy man named James Gatz,also known as Gatsby, who tries to win back his love Daisy, who has married another man named Tom. Gatsby throws huge parties to try to show off his wealth and lifestyle to catch Daisy’s eye, however, after Daisy and Gatsby finally reunite, an accident that occurs while the two are in Gatsby’s car ultimately results in Gatsby’s death. Fitzgerald uses symbolism, simile, and metaphor throughout his novel to express how Gatsby’s dream was mainly materialistic and he wasn’t able to fully achieve his dream or find fulfillment.
The story of Gatsby is told using many different forms of symbolism and other literary devices. And it all starts with Jay Gatsby who throws huge parties on the east egg of New York’s Long Island where he is the new money and no one knows who he is, but we find out he just wants to get the girl from his dreams, Daisy Buchanan, and spends the whole book trying to get her back. It’s all told in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. How does Fitzgerald use symbols to represent different literary devices in the Great Gatsby. First, we have to ask what is symbolism, according to a study.com article symbolism is “a figure of speech that is used when an author wants to create a certain mood or emotion in a work of literature.” Symbolism can