What Is The Dishonesty In The Great Gatsby

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English Essay - The Great Gatsby

The text is an excerpt from an American novel, “The Great Gatsby” written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story takes place on Long Island in the roaring twenties. With said “Roaring Twenties” as one of the main themes. The Roaring Twenties was a decade marked by economic prosperity, cultural change, technological development, progress with women and minorities’ rights and a rising visibility and acceptance of homosexuality. There are also other themes in the text, among others dishonesty. Dishonesty is a theme because; it is mentioned, many times, that either nobody is telling the truth or that the main character is the only honest man at the party. However, with this said, it is important to notice, he is the narrator, and could himself be lying to himself or us. There is also a man, which automatically assumes that the library’s books are fake, and therefore very superficial.

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In addition to this, the roaring twenties was a time were many people got very rich, very fast. Many of these newly rich had gotten their money from shady investments, e.g. liquor during the time of prohibition, or other ‘mob’ related affairs. These people included Gatsby, who had not earned his money by working hard, but as a bootlegger. With this leading on to the third and last theme: Dishonesty. Dishonesty is a very large part of the story, as everyone is dishonest liars. Nick for an example thinks he is the one of the few people he knows that is not dishonest, but as he is the teller, we do not know if he himself is lying. Gatsby’ a criminal, who is trying to win the heart of a married woman. Jordan faked the results in a major golf tournament. Everyone is or has been
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