Introduction The Great Gatsby is a film based off the Novel written by an American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. About a fictional town set off the West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. It was released in 2013, directed by Baz Luhrmann along side Craig Pearce (writer/actor). Part of what makes Fitzgerald 's novel such a favorite piece is the way he is able to analyze the society of which he was also a part of.
As the embodiment of the American Dream, Gatsby is both present and unreachable. Gatsby, although corrupt for most of the novel, turns out “alright” in the end. In her article, “The Great Gatsby and the Obscene Word”, the author, Barbra Will, focuses on how Gatsby’s characterization and the obscene word on his steps complete the ending to The Great Gatsby. With his past life being full of corruption, the audience, as well as Nick, is forced to forget about Gatsby’s past.
“The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.” (Stephen King). The Great Gatsby told by Nick Carraway it is about Jay Gatsby, a man who has come from nothing to achieving great wealth by lying to innocent people like Nick. Gatsby's one desire is to be with the Daisy Buchanan, who is already married to Tom Buchanan. In The Great Gatsby a realistic fiction novel by F Scott Fitzgerald characters wear a mask to hide their wrongdoings when Tom has an affair, Jordan lies about a car she left out in the rain, and Gatsby lies about his real business.
Like numerous things in life, the American Dream was supposed to be something beautiful. The belief that anyone, regardless of race, class, gender, or nationality, could be successful in America if they just work hard enough is certainly an innocent sentiment. It is hard to imagine a goal, which is so seemingly harmless, could actually be unattainable and eventually become corrupt. The corruption stemmed from their greed for material items, rather than just the happiness and comfort prosperity provided. Furthermore, this is exactly what The Great Gatsby showed readers.
Gatsby attempted to change who he was to impress Daisy Buchanan and her family, but at the end of the day, it still wasn’t good enough. If you spend your entire life attempting to be something, and no one cares, is it meaningless? What was Gatsby’s purpose in life if he did win Daisy back and was unable to move forward. At the beginning of Gatsby’s funeral, nobody showed but nick and a few others. This just shows how much of a failure he was at the end of the day.
The 1920's was a time of cultural growth; the parties were bigger, the fashion was more classy, and the people became apart of a mass culture. During the 1920's people had extra money and with that extra money they bought luxuries and often times they thought that buying these luxuries and extra money would ease their problems. In The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald writes about this greed and the misunderstanding of money. Most of the characters in the book believe that money will bring them happiness. Gatsby believes money and his luxuries will bring him his one and only dream, Daisy.
Death of a Dreamer Who can really be to blame for ones death? Many may contribute to a death but will disclaim any accusation placed upon them. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, jealousy, anger, deception, and the death of a dreamer contribute to lives. Tom, a man blinded by class, Wilson, a man covered by ash, and Gatsby, a man burdened with a dream were all responsible for the death of a dreamer in Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby. Tom, was a man blinded by his superior social standing and refused to allow a bootlegger to steal his girl, which led to the leaking of a name.
In the poem, “With You a Part of Me Hath Passed Away,” by George Santaya, it holds a significant connection to Jay Gatsby. In the poem the speaker could be Gatsby given the tone of the passage. The Great Gatsby portrays not only the story of wealth and love, but of loss.
Gatsby was someone who was considered to have actually accomplished the “American Dream.” However, even though he earned his fortune (through illicit ways) he was still unsatisfied because he wanted Daisy. In the end, he briefly had her and then proceeded to lose her and his life. Fitzgerald writes the tragic story of someone who ultimately achieved the “American Dream” to express his opinion that it was unrealistic and unfulfilling. In his search for money, Gatsby lost the one person he loved and did not see her again for almost five years.
“Money cannot buy happiness”. This statement summarizes the passage, as Fitzgerald attacks materialistic Americans. Gatsby is the victim of materialism and cannot overcome his own isolation, even though he is extremely wealthy. Not only does Fitzgerald demonstrate that money and material goods cannot overcome Gatsby’s isolation, but he also denounces those who create this isolation because of their own materialistic desires and ideas. Overall, the audience sees that Gatsby is alone, even at death.