Money is not a thing that everyone has large amounts of starting from birth. Some people have to work very hard for their income, but for some, the money they receive may have been from family inheritance, a wealthy lineage, or possibly some off-chance of their parents winning the lottery. In The Great Gatsby, Nick was taught at a young age not to judge people for what they have and do not have, but rather shown how you can have a good life without as much money as the people of East Egg, him being raised in Mid-West Egg in Minnesota. His father had said to him “’Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages you have.’”
INTRODUCTION Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald came to be known as one of the most renowned people in American literature. Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda lived the lavish lifestyle of the 1920s, known as the Jazz Age, which was characterized as a period of vast economic prosperity and revival for the American Economy. Fitzgerald devoted his whole life, wealth, and even wrote a book dedicated to Zelda known as The Great Gatsby. In the book The Great Gatsby, a poor army soldier named Jay Gatz works hard to please an upper class girl named Daisy gaining his wealth virtually overnight, in an illegal way, and promising the lavish lifestyle that she hoped to have similar to the love life Fitzgerald faced. The 1920s paved way for a new trend in the American
People who originate from privileged backgrounds and people who have worked up to the privileged lifestyle often feel entitled to everything and anything that comes their way. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald the characters display how this feeling of entitled leads to a careless attitude. In the passage on page 137 of the book this theme is shown. The passage begins with the description of right before the incident of Myrtle’s death, it displays Myrtle and George’s argument, ending with Myrtle telling George to beat her. Myrtle is careless because she does not think about the potential consequences of her words, as George could take offense to her insults and actually choose to beat Myrtle like she asks.
In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald introduces a theme surrounding human nature and his cynicism towards humans. His cynicism is derived from the human habit that in order to move on with life, a person must first accept the past and fully focused on the future. These views draw a parallel to one’s past experiences and dream fulfillment, in which you must accept your past in order to live your dream. Most of his views of cynicism are shown through the main character, Jay Gatsby, and Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby is shown to be very desperate for wealth, despite his poor past.
The belief that wealth and luxurious materialistic possessions can capture true happiness is yet again disproven in this tragic love story revolving around Jay Gatsby and his ambitious pursuit of happiness. Jay Gatsby, arguably the central character in the novel, perseveres and overcomes his poverty-stricken life. He eventually rises to the upper elite class made thanks to the illegal bootlegging of alcohol, allowing him to acquire immense amount of wealth and expensive residences such as his grand mansion. Fitzgerald intertwines Gatsby's mansion along with the residences of the other major characters, with the intentional use of symbolism, to reveal more about their individual identities. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby,
The Great Gatsby In the novel “ The Great Gatsby” F. Scott Fitzgerald presents corruption and decay through the symbolism of Tom and Daisy’s home, the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg, and the desolate land of the valley of ashes. The Buchanan’s home overflows in luxury and beauty, but in the inside its rotten and decaying. The house symbolizes the corruption and decay that is concealed with money, luxury, and beauty. “ Georgian colonial mansion, overlooking the bay.
The Natural Liar Everyone lies, even newborn babies. Newborns can cry when they are not in pain or distress to get their parent’s attention. Approximately, 60% of adults have been shown to lie, on average, three times per a ten minute conversation. As humans, lying is something that happens on a daily basis.
The 1920s was an eventful century that is memorable to this day of what it has brought to the Americans. Different states of wealth gave such revolting influences and alteration towards one another’s positions in life. The years of 1920s was known as several different things such as The Sexual Revolution, Prohibition, The Jazz Age and The Harlem Renaissance, Entertainment and Pop Culture, and distinctly, The Lost Generation. In the case of Great Gatsby, it is power and privileges of the relationships.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a well known American classic read by hoards of high school students each year, but it is more than just another English reading assignment. The Great Gatsby is a great source of social commentary of the roaring twenties. With it’s many themes and motifs littered carefully throughout the book, Fitzgerald paints an abstract portrait of what it meant to be “upper class” in the twenties. He touches on many topics, but the most prominent motif that shows up in the book is that of loss.
The Great Gatsby – a Great read Book review written by Irma Kahrimanovic The novel The Great Gatsby, published in 1925 by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald tells the story of the rich society in America during the 1920s. This book is a modernist novel that goes under the genre "social commentary". This brilliant novel follows several characters living in the fictional towns of West Egg and East Egg on Long Island, primarily the millionaire Jay Gatsby, his former lover Daisy Buchanan and their friends and family.