Family Structure In The Great Gatsby

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby illustrates the fact that the societal ideal family structure was falling into a state of change during the 1920s. Fitzgerald’s character, Tom questions Daisy by saying, “You’ve been seeing this fellow for five years?” (131). Through the conversation shared partially above, it is easy to see that Daisy and Tom were not the perfect example of the American Dream for which they may at first appear to be. Tom and Daisy had countless problems, beginning with infidelity. Tom and Daisy both were unfaithful to each other, which went against every societal ideal pertaining to family structure. Their relationship was a complete mess, yet they still claimed to have loved each other. Although at first glance Tom
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