preview

Beauty In The Great Gatsby

Good Essays
Opinions on characters vary person to person, the simplest gesture could make a character unlikeable. The biggest part in arguing about a character’s greatness or lack of greatness is going into depth about why they are great or unlikeable. The roaring 20’s was a time period filled with flappers, bootleggers, soldiers, and the newly rich. This time was filled with vibrant color and the rhythmic music of jazz. What problems could possibly be in this time that is so fondly remembered? Like most time periods there were problems that were hidden under the surface of perfection and happiness, though the war has ended there will always be a turmoil on the domestic side dealing with simple events of everyone’s everyday lives. The tragedy The Great…show more content…
Gatsby has fallen under love’s spell and has completely changed himself for the dream of being with the one he admires.In the novel the lucky lady ends up being Daisy Buchanan a women he met previously before the war but fate has wronged him with having him fall for the ever so lovely Daisy, though the name Rose maybe more appropriate for her. Her beauty is a mask for the intelligence and self centeredness. “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter - tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther” (Fitzgerald 180). In the novel the green light at the end of the Buchanan’s dock represents Gatsby’s dream of being with Daisy. The light was so close , but yet still to far out of his reach. He believed in his love for Daisy and that they could go back to how to the ways things were before Daisy ever met Tom. Believing the time they spent together to be sacred,but was ruined when Tom came in to the picture during Gatsby’s absence .This is proven impossible the past can’t be erased so easily, even after things became grim all he wanted to do was protect the women he loves even if he just gets to stand out waiting. He will remain waiting for Daisy till his last breath. “Gatsby 's wonder when he first picked out…show more content…
A dream about how enough is never enough, and will forever yearning for more. What is so bad about wanting more, in the generation of entitlement, we shouldn’t be criticizing a man who just wanted his life to be back to the way it use to be when the world was at his feet. “Americans, while occasionally willing to be Serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry” (Fitzgerald 88). Most people are willing to be docked down a few notches on the social ladder as long as they are not the bottom. Once people are docked to the bottom they will become upset and either try to better themselves or sit where they are at and blame everyone around them. Gatsby didn’t blame anyone for his poverty he worked to get closer of his dream. He got so close to his true dream he wanted to be a little more closer even if it costed his life. The American dream in general is about wanting more no matter the cost and all of Gatsby’s actions and ambitions are all in the idea of the American
Get Access