Examples Of Deception In The Great Gatsby

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In movies, actors deceive the audience into falling in love or hating their character, and this is how they draw the audience in and invoke emotions from them. In the same way, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the theme of deception to teach the audience about the topic and the importance behind it. Within the early 1900’s many lives are falsely advertised today. Fitzgerald highlights these false claims through multiple events, characters, and settings. The Great Gatsby depicts the distortion of the American dream, fraud reality, and character relationships through the usage of deception to show the true phenomenon of the 1920 era. Wry character relationships illustrate the accurate representation of peoples actions during the 1920’s. Tom and Daisy …show more content…

Fitzgerald uses Tom’s and Daisy’s character to demonstrate the foolishness of relationships during this time. 1920’s were seen as a time of economic growth a flourishing wealth; however, there was also ludicrous and scandalous crimes in relationships and within business. By showing their distorted relationship through affairs, the audience gains the sense of hypocrisy and wavering trust that was prominent during this era. Gatsby is depicted as a character that has hidden business propaganda with suspicious partners. While going out to lunch with Gatsby, Nick meets a mysterious business man named Meyer Wolfsheim who as Gatsby stated, “‘He’s the man who fixed the World’s Series back in 1919”’ ( 73 Gatsby). Using …show more content…

The juxtaposition of the Valley of Ashes in-between West and East Egg highlight the inability to accomplish the American Dream. The Valley of Ashes as Nick describes, “…the gray land and spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it,” (23 Gatsby). The position of the Valley of Ashes represents how difficult it is to make something of yourself. If fallen short of money or do not get the inheritance in East Egg, the Vally of Ashes becomes home. Similarly, if unable to maintain a steady profit in West Egg, than the low income families move to the Valley of Ashes. Although seen as one dream of self prostration and wealth, the American Dream differs from person to person. As many people come to find out,“Wealth, rank, or imposing name counted for nothing,” (Source E). Society implements the idea of wealth and riches to impose self value; however, it is not money that makes a person happy. Riches and fame only last a certain amount of time, and if that it taken, a person will not have anything left. The American Dream suggests that any status of a person can bring themselves from their social class and make something of themselves; therefore, most infer this means money. Dreaming is specific to one person which is why someone people chase after the “American dream" and some do not. Author F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the ideals behind the American dream to demonstrate the

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