Humanity In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays the perverted side of humanity. This is accomplished through using characters who have serious flaws as well as character and color symbolism. Fitzgerald uses Nick Caraway to illustrate the modernist side of individuality, while Tom Buchanan represents a twisted version of the American Dream. The desire of Gatsby to obtain Daisy's love and realize the American ideal is symbolized by the color green. Fitzgerald's book-the Great Gatsby is a work of modernist literature. For example, Nick exhibits a distinctive attitude. Nick is described as being less cynical than the other characters, despite the fact that he is initially introduced as a guy seeking fortune. Nick is the guy that is narrating the …show more content…

Tom is distinguished by the pedestal he puts himself on and by his lack of sympathy for other people. Tom says, "And what's more, I love Daisy too. Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time." (Fitzgerald 140). Tom seems to think that his wealth gives him a pass to treat people cruelly and that this might justify his behavior. Furthermore. Due to his wealth and family, Tom has achieved some aspect of the American Dream. Despite this, he still prioritizes worldly possessions and avarice over morals. This is similar to the “picture of Dorian Gray”; the main character becomes obsessed with maintaining his youthful appearance and beauty. The American Dream may not be as satisfying as it is advertised to be, as evidenced by this. After learning that Tom is having an extramarital relationship and observing his abuse of Daisy. His personality can be seen as deceptive and fake. As long as Tom can get back to Daisy (Edwards), he keeps up his terrible behavior and seems unable to recognize the harm his actions cause to others. Tom depicts a warped interpretation of the American Dream. He demonstrates how the American Dream may fail, much like …show more content…

Fitzerald makes numerous references to green when discussing Gatsby and his desire for Daisy. Gatsby says "You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock (Fitzgerald 99).Green is frequently used to symbolize themes of optimism, self-assurance, and all-around positive concepts. Green represents for Gatsby his desire to win Daisy's love through his fortune. Gatsby spends his entire life attempting to accumulate more fortune in an effort to get Daisy, but he is unsuccessful, and as a result, he ends up with a type of broken American Dream, dying away young and without Daisy. While green is often viewed in a positive light, Osiris, the god of the afterlife in Egyptian mythology, was frequently pictured having green skin as a representation of his relationship to fertility and rebirth. However, other cultures connect the color green with the afterlife or death, which may add to the perception of green as a dark or foreboding color.. Zhang analyzes green symbolism in The Great Gatsby and writes, "In The Great Gatsby, the green color runs throughout the whole novel, and it is closely related to Gatsby's short life. So it symbolizes Gatsby's original dream and hope, his pursuit of his dream and even the corruption of his dream and life" (41 Zhang). This implies that the same green that

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