Corruption In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald takes after Jay Gatsby, a man who rotates his life around one wish: to be taken together with Daisy Buchanan, the adoration he lost five years prior. Gatsby's dominant goal drives him from poverty to success, into the arms of his loved lady, and in the end to death. This story shows what occurred to the American Dream, which is considered being rich, happy and famous, in the 1920s-1930s, a time period in which the dreams of being rich became tainted anyways. The American dream not only causes destruction but it also caused corruption. Gatsby, Myrtle, Daisy and so many other people were ruined and corrupted because of the American Dream. Wanting an astounding life is what drove Myrtle to have an affair with Tom, which ruined her marriage with George. This actually ended up leading to her death and loss of actual happiness. Myrtle always had the desire for a perfect life, a …show more content…

His love and chase for Daisy had ended up taking over his life. He felt that he was required to live up to the American Dream to get what he truly wants, which is Daisy and wealth. Daisy has always been rich, and Gatsby thought that to get her back was to have money so he could get her anything she wanted. There was a green light where Daisy and Tom lived, this green light is a main part of this book. Gatsby would always look out for this light and reach for it. “’If it wasn't for the mist we could see your home across the bay,’ said Gatsby. ‘You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock." Daisy put her arm through his abruptly, but he seemed absorbed in what he had just said.” It becomes obvious that this green light isn’t Daisy, but a symbol of Gatsby’s dream of having her. The fact that Daisy falls short of Gatsby’s expectations is very clear. Knowing this, the reader can see how hard Gatsby tries to live his fantasy, even though he will never be able to achieve

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