Examples Of Pessimism In The Great Gatsby

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Is the average person an upbeat optimist, a calculating realist, or the everyday pessimist? What if they're just all three combined, just with a slight lean to one of the three options? As culture advances with the passage of time. Previous issues and dilemmas are solved and creating a flow of new ones to arise. It’s the mentally of the generations of that period that cause this cycle to keep on spinning. In the 1920’s years post the first World War ideas are coming left and right in the U.S. People though are still affected by this great war, such as our veteran with heavy losses: no jobs to return to, death counts, even severe PTSD (Out of Many 789). This is the cycle regardless of the pessimism the people spout, there will always be those that challenge and strive for a light at the end of a tunnel. To get there, passing the three options is inevitable, Gatsby found them for sure along with his path. As did all our characters in this time of the roaring 20’s.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Regardless of it being called the roaring 20’s as if it
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Gatsby could not ignore that fact Daisy not only is a married woman. Daisy also has her own child with Tom making the act of leaving Tom more impossible. Greed also parallels to the idea of corruption leading to the fall of Gatsby. When finally reaching the goal a new probability, one that he claims all of Daisy for himself is reflected in the green light that can deter the too optimist Gatsby. After living the dream, it starts coming apart with Myrtle's death and imminent danger foreshadowed by Nick. Gatsby grew as a person when he started following that green light, using Daisy as his muse to success. Only it could never happen “we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” (F. Scott 189). He would dead chase that light at the end of the tunnel like he had always

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