Essay About Life In The Great Gatsby

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“With the sunshines and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as the things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning all over again” (Fitzgerald 45). Life starts as a dream, only to realize that one day that dream will come to reality. From being a secured in your mom’s stomach, all crotched up tight, until your first glance of daylight. The future has already placed itself in chronological order. The only difference is people are in control of their on destiny. The way you may look at life can have a freakish way of playing out. Many people today have dreams or even flashbacks of there life before it even comes to exist. For example, wishing they were rich, having money, cars and luxurious…show more content…
Ultimately Daisy chose the latter. The roaring 20's was an era of total decadence. The first World War had ended and industry was booming. People were becoming millionaires overnight. There seemed to be no end in sight to the prosperity. Although people were becoming rich quickly, old money provided more privilege than new money. Tom Buchanan came from old money. He was a Westerner who was renowned in college for both his football skills and his supremely decadent lifestyle. The narrator states "His family were enormously wealthy, even in college his freedom with money was a matter for reproach-but now he'd left Chicago and come East in a fashion that rather took your breath away: for instance, he brought down a string of polo ponies from Lake Forest." Daisy chose to marry Tom because of his wealth and power. Fitzgerald writes "There was a wholesome bulkiness about his person and his position and Daisy was flattered." He could offer Daisy prestige in addition to all the old money one could dream of. Gatsby had made his money by illegal means. He was a nobody from nowhere and although he was rich beyond belief, he was one of the hundreds of nouveau riche who lacked the cache of the old money set. Although Gatsby could offer Daisy romance, love, excitement and intrigue, her need for security freedom and money made her eventually choose Tom. In terms of security, Tom could offer much more than
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