F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby, the book from the roaring 20’s that is full of love and drama. The main character, Jay Gatsby, was in love with only one woman but that woman loved money even more. Gatsby was broke at the time so he had to let her go and she ended up marrying a man with money. Jay Gatsby was a man who earned his own money, loved a woman that wasn’t really meant for him, and almost lived the American Dream.
In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, social class is a key theme, as seen by every character having their own distinct class. Tom, Daisy, Jordan, and even Nick are old money, Gatsby is new money, and the Wilson 's are no money. In short, the more money you have, the better off you will be. In the epigraph of the novel, there is a poem by Thomas Parke D 'Invilliers, who is a fictional character created by Fitzgerald himself. This poem is about using materialism to win over the affection of someone, which is exactly what Gatsby tries to do.
In the 1920s, there was a division between the people who were born into money and the people who worked for it, or the “old money,” and the “new money.” While there were major differences between the two groups, they had one fundamental similarity. This was that they both lacked a sense of morality.
Nick- Nick is the character most invloved in the novel, the novel is told from his point of view and what he belives is to be true.
Although alcohol was also illegal in early 1920, most of the people drank and sold. Especially Gatsby earned his money with smuggling and selling illegal alcohol. He throws too much party in his house. Then people who attend always drink alcohol and have fun carelessly.
Jay Gatsby is a young man who suddenly comes into ‘a good deal of money’. Gatsby was 32 years old when he had his mansion, where he hosted parties for others to have fun and most especially to have Daisy’s attention. Jay Gatsby lives in his rich world dreaming he could have Daisy Buchanan, but in reality, he never thought of how impossible that could be. This essay will prove that Tom Buchanan represented the old money while Jay Gatsby was on the side of new money. Secondly, Gatsby was trying to bring Daisy back to his life using his available resources, so he wouldn't be alone. Thirdly, how Gatsby uses he's money to increase his reputation to impress Daisy.
The Roaring 20s was a era of prosperity and wealth and a perfect setting for the lavish story of The Great Gatsby. 1920s New York is described in Baz Luhrmann’s production of the film, as a time where, “Stocks reached record peaks, and Wall Street boomed a steady golden roar. The parties were bigger, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the morals were looser, and the ban on alcohol had backfired, making the liquor cheaper.” The initial description of the money and fortune of New York makes life look like a party. However, F. Scott Fitzgerald proves that the glamour and wealth of the 1920s is just a facade that obstructs the reality of the lives of Daisy, Tom, and Gatsby.
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The 1920s was one of the most successful times in U.S. history. The book “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, shows just how extravagant everything is. The class structure in the book is similar to the real world 1920s. There are three different class structures in the novel. Fitzgerald shows how there is an affect on their personalities Due to the amount of money they have.
Gatsby is known as being rich and throwing parties that pretty much don’t end. He is someone who looks as if he would be very wealthy, but that is not necessarily the case. He did not grow up wealthy. Social breakdown is represented in so many ways. Including the way people live in this story. There are two different sides of town that people can live on, one being wealthier than the other. This story moves from social breakdown to the decay of marriage.
“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” This philosophy Ernest Hemingway proposed perfectly captures the idea of social breakdown in society, especially during the Modernist period in which he lived. In the 1920s, following the First World War, newly established amendments that provided women’s suffrage and enacted prohibition changed how Americans socially acted. These same social changes that break down society appear in The Great Gatsby, a modernist novel set in the early 1920s written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. Throughout the book, the people of the upper social class are represented in their own broken social lives. The Great Gatsby demonstrates the social breakdown through the conceptions of relationships and the corrupting desire for wealth.
1. One of the outstanding themes of The Great Gatsby is society and the classes that are involved in the society. The overall message about society is not one that is pleasant. Society is thought to be divided based on money and personality -- someone who has more money and the high class attitude is put on the top rather someone with little money and a lower class personality is dropped to the bottom. But within this anaylsis, Nick finds something even bigger than just division. After Gatsby held his extravagant parties “eight servants, including an extra gardener, toiled all day with mops and scrubbing-brushes and hammers and garden-shears, repairing the ravages of the night before” (39). Gatsby is in one of the higher classes and the lower class, the servants have
The Great Gatsby, the author Fitzgerald offers up commentary on a variety of theme such as empower, dishonesty, greed, betrayal, and justice. Of all the themes, mostly none of it can well perform to develop than the social stratification. Fitzgerald carefully set up and mention in his novel into distinct groups and each of the groups have their own problems to concentrate with, but it can leave the audiences a powerful reminder of what an unpredictable concept of the world. By generating distinct social classes, Fitzgerald addresses strong messages about the behaviorism running throughout every classes of society. Therefore, The Great Gatsby is often touted as one of the finest pieces of 20th century American literature.
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald Wrote The Great Gatsby about events and people in his life. “He became well known for “describing in Semi-autobiographical fiction the privileged lives of wealthy, aspiring socialites’”(“Zelda”). The author, F. Scott Fitzgerald brought his own life experiences into his book although it is said that it is just a coincidence. Throughout the Great Depression, times were hard and the book showed the decadence of the time prior to this. Being middle-class with no money is hard on individuals causing them to act out in ways to fit in with the crowd. The Great Gatsby was a biographical inspired novel by the author F. Scott Fitzgerald 's life due to how he incorporated his real world experiences into his book.
What is society? Is it the people we surround ourselves with? Or the those who know next to nothing about us, yet judge? It is human nature to judge people on first impressions. First impressions are very basic and many times biased or totally false because you have yet to “scratch the iceberg of their personality”. That is where social standings come in, most people believe that the more people you surround yourself with, the more social you are, but it’s a mixture of that and also what random people think of you. Wealth, fidelity, and honesty majorly affect a person’s social standing, but Fitzgerald teaches us that wealthy people still have problems.