Examples Of Sympathy In The Great Gatsby

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F. Scott Fitzgerald once stated in The Great Gatsby “Human Sympathy has its limits.” The 1920s was consumed with changes that were social, political, and economical. In the 1920s, the economic system had some changes that also influenced social and political changes. There was an economic growth in the nation that led to an abundance of wealth, which led to a consumer society. Many Americans during the 1920s were becoming more reckless. Furthermore, the recklessness of the people led to the social and political changes in the 1920s. Social changes were increasing throughout the 1920s. The social class system was changing dramatically, and there was a more prominently difference in the upper class and the lower class, which influenced a change in the political systems. The change in the social…show more content…
In the beginning of the novel Fitzgerald suggests that Gatsby is very well mannered and that his life is “put together well.” As the novel progresses the reader can see that he begins to contradict his life story. Fitzgerald begins to imply the feeling that Gatsby is unsuccessfully trying to run from his past. The life he was trying achieve for himself was his “American Dream.”, which was to be wealthy and worthy of being with the love of his life, Daisy Buchanan. He was also trying to achieve the approval of the upper class of society. Fitzgerald illustrates Gatsby hope for his “American Dream” through the use of the green light as a symbol. Nick Carroway implies that Gatsby was someone who was so close to the “American Dream” but was unable to achieve it. This was suggested through the statement “His dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it” (180). Gatsby makes a statement about how Daisy’s voice is“full of money” (120), which means that he knows that she is an upper class woman and he wants to be the man worthy of her, but sadly he can not be that or achieve his “American
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