For multiple reasons The Great Gatsby impacted my life. With personal issues and a previous appreciation for the theatrical version of the story, I was able to connect with the novel on a much deeper level than most. Through Gatsby’s persistence and passion, I was taught how important it is to care enough and pursue everything, even your craziest dream. Also, Jay’s tragedy revealed to me when a person should realize that maybe it is better to draw a line and move on in life even if it hurts. Overall, I am very thankful for the opportunity to read the book and learn the lessons I did.
Eleanor was reading in the living room, curled up with her favorite book in the armchair by the window. The grandfather clock ticked loudly, but it was easy to ignore. After a few hours, the sound of the pendulum swinging from side to side was a comforting sound. The gentle sound was interrupted by a deafening knock, sending her copy of the Great Gatsby tumbling out of her hands.
The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a portrait of the American society during the Roaring Twenties, a time period described as a period of economic prosperity. The Great Gatsby portraits mostly the life of the upper class families who were born into wealth and prosperity, but the book also displays the difficulties one might face climbing the ladder of success in America during the Roaring Twenties. The main characters in the story are Tom and Daisy Buchanan, Nick Carraway (narrator of the story) and James Gatz, better known as Jay Gatsby. These are all a part of the elite in the society; but especially Tom and Daisy Buchanan.
“Let's Drink!” “We should party!” “Let's have the time of our lives!” This was the attitude of most people during the 1920’s. It was a time all about partying and spending money.
In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald constructs a view of the lifestyles in which people lived during the 1920s. The lives of those in this story are captured from the glitz and glamour of huge Jazz Age parties, to the sad and poverty-stricken reality of the Valley of Ashes. Throughout the book the reader is able to see into the life of none other than Jay Gatsby. Mr. Gatsby is considered a shining example of what many people wanted to be and because of his wealth and status he was also what others passionately resented. The characteristics and demeanor that Fitzgerald encapsulates in this character is what makes him the “Great” Gatsby.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is written as a mockery of American ideals, and emphasizes materialism, sexual immorality, and selfishness. Though it appears at first glance to be a love story about Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby is actually a satirical take on American culture, especially in the 1920s. In the 1920s, known as the “Roaring Twenties”, America’s economy was booming, jazz was immensely popular, and alcohol had been banned. Organized crime ran rampant, and Americans seemed to lose their moral values.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby (1926) set in 1922 depicts life in the Jazz Age, a time when social standards were protested and two years into prohibition, the authorised ban alcohol sparked the birth of organised crime. Many viewed this as the Government breaching the limits of its power. Only in the context of 1922 and the ill-gotten gains of ‘bootlegging’, could ‘a Gatsby’ appear from nowhere with such wealth to build his mysterious reputation without power or position in society. The ‘wasteland’, as depicted in the novel, symbolises that the ‘American Dream’, the belief that an individual could cross class lines and achieve anything, was simply, a dream.
The Great Gatsby is an American novel written by Scott Fitzgerald. On the surface, the book revolves around the concept of romance, the love between two individuals. However, the novel incorporates less of a romantic scope and rather focuses on the theme of the American Dream in the 1920s. Fitzgerald depicts the 1920’s as an era of decline in moral values. The strong desire for luxurious pleasure and money ultimately corrupts the American dream which was originally about individualism.
The Great Gatsby is about a man who just wanted to live his dream. The main character, Jay Gatsby is always focusing on the past and future. One of the major themes is focusing on the past and future. Gatsby thinks of what could have been if he would have made better choices, but he also thinks about what he can do to make the future better. Gatsby is not the only one who focuses on the theme, Nick and Daisy also focus on this theme too.
Arguably one of the most complex works of American Literature, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald displays a satirical United States taking place in the early twenties in New York. The roaring twenties often portrayed a happy time immediately following World War 1 however, it gave off a false feeling of joy and many people were truly unhappy. Even though Nick Carraway shows a realistic image of himself, The Great Gatsby encompasses an illusion created in this time period and portrays this image through the atmosphere surrounding the actions of its characters; it ultimately shows a conflict against reality, identical to that to the early 20th century. The Great Gatsby shows the upper class and their habits, which involved: carelessness,
Moreover, Fitzgerald continues the farming analogy by bringing in vivid descriptions of the valley “where the ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens.” The ideas defined are burn in to the reader’s conscious with the explicit disgust evoking analogy. The ashes are found just like the large fields of wheat that were formally found all around. The site is surely a recognizable one for most, but instead the astonishing view of the wheat waving around is replaced with the windy dusty fields. The burrows are mounted with the plague causing agents familiar to those acquainted with the
The Great Gatsby written by F.Scott Fitzgerald takes place during the 1920s. The time of parties and money. However the time also focuses on accomplishing the American dream. The dream can be anything you want it to be. Most characters had money on their mind and the main focus of their own life.