Role Of Society In The Great Gatsby

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The biggest question remaining after the reading of the book is what is Fitzgerald saying about American society? Is Fitzgerald insulting American society? Fitzgerald’s main ideas of American society in The Great Gatsby are about social class and status. The majority of his comments towards these subjects relates to the cars, houses, and money that people have. How does Fitzgerald throw Gatsby into the book? He gives us information on the fascinating social class and status of the great Gatsby. Gatsby is introduced to the story because of Nick being his neighbor. Nick describes the house as marvelous and massive. Mrs. Baker brings him up when talking about his legendary parties to which she had never gone. Once Nick gets to know Gatsby better he joins him for one of his parties and describes the house and all of the luxurious items it contained. “There was music from my neighbor's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars. At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while …show more content…

What did Fitzgerald say about American society in his book? The Great Gatsby did not insult American society. The book stated how people who have money were seen by the public and that perspective has not changed to this day. If you have a big house or a nice car people will want to be around you hoping to increase their own image. In his book Fitzgerald talked about, with two main ideas, American society. His main ideas were social class and status. The richer you were the higher your social class and the more well known you were. As he talks about the houses, cars, and riches of characters in the book the more interested we, along with other characters in the book, get. Fitzgerald did not insult the American society but clearly stated how money was

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