Examples Of Propaganda In The Great Gatsby

850 Words4 Pages
The Great Gatsby
The 1920s was defined by the American dream. It states that if you work hard then you can achieve anything in life. However many came quick to realize that the piece of propaganda that they have been living by was merely all it was, a piece of propaganda. Many could not achieve the dream they so desperately strived for. Such as the characters in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Gerald. The characters Wilson, a hardworking and loving husband. Daisy, a entitled rich women. Gatsby, a man who was stuck in the past. All of their lives were ruined by a dream that they could not obtain.
Wilson was a hardworking man who only wanted to please his wife. All he wanted was a happy marriage with his wife Myrtle. He obeys her orders without a blink of an eye. As seen on page 26, when Myrtle asks Wilson to fetch some chairs so she can plan a night out with Tom, Wilson merely responds with “‘oh sure’...and went toward the office mingling immediately with the cement color of the walls.” To attempt to fix his marriage, that he feels slipping away, he works diligently to raise enough money to move Myrtle west. Wilson even works while sick When Tom asks why he isn’t at his beck and call, Wilson tells Tom, “‘I’m sick’…‘been sick all day.’”( 123) Even though Wilson is sick, he still works hard to achieve his dream of a happy marriage. Later on in the book, Myrtle is killed in a car accident, when she is hit by Gatsby 's car when Daisy was driving. It is presumed by both Tom and
Get Access