The Great Gatsby Society Analysis

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“Classless society is the dream of people with no class” said Robert Zend. In the book “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, class and society play a big role in the plot of the book. In this book Gatsby begins as a typical ordinary man, and eventually makes his way into new money. The narrator, Nick, is also a ordinary man but he has the character and personality that makes him unique. Throughout the book, Gatsby has a main goal of being with, the love of his life, Daisy. Later on in the book Gatsby comes upon a realization, he can’t be with her. This separation is a extensive complication that sets the stage for the whole plot. Society dictates people's reputation and creates separation between the many classes. “The distance between…show more content…
In the duration of the book Nick, the narrator, has many different influences on each and every character. The relationships he builds are all unique but he never changes the way he acts. He is the glue to all characters throughout this book. Although he doesn't often state his opinion, he is a major part of this book. Nick starts the book out as a loyal non-judgemental man and continues like this for the whole book. With every twist and turn he gets in the book, he never fails to stay to himself because that's the way he was raised. “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,” he told me, “just remember that all of the people in this world haven’t had the advantages you’ve had.” this quote is in the beginning when Nick tells us that his dad said this to him and it has stuck with him ever since. This quote defines Nick and who he is and wants t be as a person. Nick has some ups and downs throughout the book but he never gives up on that motto. Society doesn't matter to Nick, he is himself. Social class to Nick is a big judgement, based on the money you have, Nick does not want to be apart of that. He continued to try and teach this to Gatsby throughout the book but it never stuck in Gatsby’s head. The overall comparison and allaboration of society and class, in the book gave an understanding of the world during the twenties. Society dictates people's reputation and creates separation between the many classes. The way society acts and feels, pushes the characters to act in the ways of society; it defines their social class. The big goal in all of this is to be the higher class when really Nick shows us that you can survive by just being yourself. Overall, the fight between social classes doesn’t really matter in the end, because what is meant to be, is meant to
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