In the book The Great Gatsby the symbol of T.J Eckleberg was two big blue eyes that were covered with glasses. This symbol didn’t have a face but the main point was to show you that God was staring down on you. God is judging the moral wasteland of the American society in this particular book. As i was watching the movie and reading the book i realize that not only the billboard was repetitive it was shown every time something bad was about to happen. For example in the book it was a scene where Mr. Gatsby and Daisy were going back home and daisy was driving so crazy that she didn’t see the women who happened to be in the street.
In Chapter two the reader meets Myrtle, Tom's mistress, she explains how she married George Wilson and how it was a mistake because he “borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in” (35). Myrtle is a very classy lady who wants the riches in life and wants somebody who can supply her with these wants and needs. Tom is the guy that can do this for her and more, compared to Wilson he is more put together and wealthier and therefore Myrtle is attracted to him. George seems happy to have Myrtle as a wife and so he appears somewhat as a pushover when Myrtle orders him around he gladly obliges. Tom, however, is glad to have Myrtle as his mistress because she is of the lower-class, he likes to have someone that looks up to him and that can take care of him, not the other way around.
There can be no wealthy without the poor. Wealth is measured in material goods; he who has more is wealthier man. Often times, this material wealth will come to the expense of others. The material goods used by the wealthy need to come from somewhere. Many times, it is up to the poor to provide for the wealthy.
The Moral Decay of the Materialistic Although F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby debuted in 1925– before the Great Depression– it serves as a prophetic exemplification of the the material excess of the 1920s that drowned out signs of the coming Great Depression. The book’s plot follows the bootlegger Jay Gatsby as he pursues his old love Daisy Buchanan through flaunting his new extravagant lifestyle, mainly by throwing ostentatious parties. Yet, in the end, Daisy chooses her unfaithful husband Tom over Gatsby. Through Fitzgerald’s use of wealthy, materialistic characters, he comments on the effect of the material excess of the roaring twenties: moral corruption.
In the Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway returns to the great east coast in hopes of learning about the bond business. Having gone to school in Connecticut and attending Yale, he remembers an old friend, Tom Buchanan, who has moved to the big apple, as known as New York City. He went to the Buchanan household in hopes to rekindle old friendships and find some sort of familiarity in his new city. There he met with his old friend Tom, Toms wife, Daisy, who was coincidentally Nicks cousin and met new people that were in relations with the Buchanan’s.
The impact of socioeconomic status can be examined through a myriad of lenses. F. Scott Fitzgerald aims to show the relationship between socioeconomic status and power. Throughout The Great Gatsby, Tom’s character shows that socioeconomic status is equivalent to power within the novel. Tom puts great pride and emphasis on his socioeconomic status and wealth.
Flappers in the 1920’s, were the party goers of the decade. When women were given the right to vote women thought if men can go out all night, drinking, partying and sleeping with whoever they wanted, women could too. The styles of their clothes and hair changed drastically from the early 1900’s to the 1920’s. The hair of the 1900’s was long locks of Victorian women, but when equal rights were allowed women cut their long hair into a Bobbs. The clothes of the 1900’s were long and elegant, touching the ground, but the same thing happened.
In The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald brings to our attention the ideas of greed, power, betrayal, and the American dream in the 1920’s. The social stratification peeks this list of themes as you can see through Nick Carraway 's point of view, the different complications of the everyday life. As Nick begins his new life in West Egg, he encounters three types of people. Daisy, an image of perfection, and grace, who comes from ‘old money’. Myrtle, born poor, and holds her reputation as the ‘other women’.
The 1920s carried much change in society. Some of these changes were more rights for women, jazz music, and prohibition. The people of the 1920s were disillusioned by society lacking in idealism and vision, sense of personal alienation, and Americans were obsessed with materialism and outmoded moral values (The Roaring Twenties).Cultural changes were strongly influenced by the destruction of World War I ending 1918. America needed to recover and with it youth rebelled against the norms of the older generations.
A film I enjoyed The Great Gatsby Summary The Great Gatsby premiered the 1th May, 2013. The movie takes place in New York in 1929. Bond seller, Nick Carraways takes therapy for alcoholism and depression.
Tom Buchanan, is the husband of Daisy in F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby that has a big lack of morality throughout the book. Tom has a cruel; strong body tone and he lives in East Egg. In the novel, Tom Buchanan takes the role of the antagonist because he prevents Jay Gatsby from living happily ever after. This is in two ways first it's in Gatsby's head which happens throughout most of the book and then by actually denying him from being with Daisy and he also takes actions which lead to Gatsby's death. Tom Buchanan is first introduced as an excellent sportsman but he's wealthy, restless, and cruel, which is a terrible combination.
Tom Buchanan is a very supercilious man and, without him in the book there wouldn't be a book. In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tom Buchanan is an important man who is arrogant and careless. Toms superciliousness leads him to believe that he can do whatever he wants with whomever, in turn, leading his wife to feel like she doesn’t belong with him, thus making her turn to another man. This makes Tom angry with other guys want his wife. Tom’s superciliousness leads to his affair with Myrtle and Gatsby wanting Daisy to his own.
Tom fail to maintain his image of a successful man with a perfect family who came from wealth when he has an affair with Myrtle, who is George’s wife as Myrtle’s dream to be as same level as the upper level people is achieved when she with Tom. In order to make her fantasy alive, she having an affair with Tom who is rich and famous. Tom is used by Myrtle as a means of pursuing her dream. Myrtle says, “The only crazy I was when I married him. I knew right away I made a mistake.