Age Of Intolerance In The Great Gatsby

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The Roaring Twenties were considered to be the Age of Intolerance. Francis Scott Fitzgerald rose to prominence as a chronicler of the Jazz age. “F. Scott Fitzgerald's life is a tragic example of both sides of the American Dream - the joys of young love, wealth and success, and the tragedies associated with excess and failure. Named for another famous American, a distant cousin who authored the Star Spangled Banner, Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul Minnesota on September 24, 1896. The son of a failed wicker furniture salesman (Edward Fitzgerald) and an Irish immigrant with a large inheritance (Mary "Mollie" McQuillan), Fitzgerald grew up in a solidly Catholic and upper middle class environment.”(www.pbs.org)”Fitzgerald started writing at an early…show more content…
Fitzgerald composed The Great Gatsby in The Roaring Twenties were considered to be the Age of Intolerance. Francis Scott Fitzgerald rose to prominence as a chronicler of the Jazz age. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby to prove that if a person has an excessive amount of money a person won't necessarily produce a joyous person. Money can buy a person enough objects, conversely, even with all the objects a person can have in their life they always tend to be less happy than those who have very little. Francis Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby to portray that if a person has tremendous deal of money either earned or inherited through family does not in turns cause a person jubilant;consequently each of the main characters throughout the novel all portray a certain type of unhappiness.In the novel Gatsby is considered to be the icon of the American dream, or the self-styled “Rags to Riches” prospect of his time. All the money Gatsby has been obtained illegally by selling booze;accordingly,with all goods money can buy for Gatsby. Jay Gatsby throughout the novel is portrayed as not being joyful until he earns Daisy’s love again. Within the novel Daisy is portrayed the complete opposite of Gatsby. Daisy throughout the novel is symbolized that if a person marries into wealth, happiness would come along with the wealth, nevertheless as the novel goes on the happiness of Daisy is slowly revealed that she never loved Tom, and she only married him for his money. As the novel progresses, it is revealed that she still loves Gatsby, accordingly, is afraid to leave Tom for Gatsby. In The Great Gatsby each character places stereotypes on a pedestal, and exposing the truth behind the stereotypes that are considered to be strong. The primary stereotype that anyone could capture from this novel is that money is just an object, and it cannot buy happiness. As
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