Like so much in the American system, it was not devilishly contrived by some master plotters; it developed naturally out of the needs of the situation”( Zinn, 200). Most wars in America are not well planned which is a bigger problem because more men will die. To start, a war, men are needed to fight and the poor have no other option. The rich can pay their way out by the power and money that has always been in their favor. It is a significant problem
This can be seen in Nick’s personality, because although in the beginning, he did not think like Gatsby nor did he think he wanted to associate with someone like Gatsby, in the end before Gatsby’s death he ends up saying "They're a rotten crowd.... You're worth the whole damn bunch put together" (Fitzgerald 134). In conclusion, I agree with most all of what this author’s article said. The perspective on the point of view was true in The Great Gatsby. I also agreed with the depiction of the telephone and communication in that time and believed that it highly affected this novel. Lastly, I agreed with this article’s point on vicarious learning and imitation of those who you look up to.
Although both Gatsby and Forest agrees that they are different from the majority of people, Gatsby argues that he think of himself is different from what others think of him, while Forest Gump argues that he is the man who everyone else sees. Both Gatsby and Gump have a wealthy life in everyone’s eyes. Gatsby owns a big house where he does party for anyone. The narrator in the book describes it fancily as: 'The one on my right was a colossal affair by any standard--it was a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy, with
The Great Fitz F. Scott Fitzgerald is praised for giving the emerging generation a voice that no one else could capture. He wrote mainly off of personal experiences which gave him a special angel that showed the struggles of the new society of the 20’s. His works perfectly show how he gave a little twist to his own experiences and gave a very personal view on the new society. His works “A Winters Dream”, “The Rich Boy”, and “A Diamond as Big as The Ritz” perfectly exemplify how he differed from other writers in this time period and why he has stayed relevant and growing in popularity in the last 100 years. In Fitzgerald’s writings were highly influenced by personal experience to create his version of the “American voice” in the 1920’s.
“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald speaks very stridently of “class”. He permeates clues and different sayings about how the bourgeois people talk and how they act among themselves. For example, “What’ll we plan? ; What do people plan?.” Daisy had said this as a innuendo to her surroundings that the “rich” people that had so much money, have no idea what to do with their fortunes. This implied that the rich people only do one thing, which is just hang out with each and basically drink alcohol.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s colorful language and elaborate descriptions of even the most mundane of things allows us a brief look into the world of the 1920’s in his novel, The Great Gatsby. In the novel, Fitzgerald shows us what “The Roaring Twenties” really means; Extravagant parties and adultery are merely par for the course in the bustling city of New York. But below the extravagant displays of wealth and success is Fitzgerald’s harsh look at the realities of life - the parties are merely a brief escape from the realities of the world. Through complex imagery and compelling narrative, Fitzgerald paints a different picture of the 1920’s and the dangers of naivety. Fitzgerald uses symbolism to suggest that true socioeconomic mobility is not achievable
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald Wrote The Great Gatsby about events and people in his life. “He became well known for “describing in Semi-autobiographical fiction the privileged lives of wealthy, aspiring socialites’”(“Zelda”). The author, F. Scott Fitzgerald brought his own life experiences into his book although it is said that it is just a coincidence. Throughout the Great Depression, times were hard and the book showed the decadence of the time prior to this. Being middle-class with no money is hard on individuals causing them to act out in ways to fit in with the crowd.
A notable example of this is when NIck says: “They’re a rotten crowd. You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.” (Page 162). This statement reveals how he understands the major role money plays in corrupting an individual. Unlike the whole West Egg crowd, Nick does not let money, dishonesty, or materialistic items dominate his life. Instead, Nick portrays an honest person who resides in an average house; poles apart from the size of Gatsby and Daisy’s mansion-like homes In the end, even the greatest of the characters in The Great Gatsby are conformed by illusions; whether it roots from society, or the fact that they lived in an era of drunkenness and mischief.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.-F.Scott Fitzgerald. A man of partying they called him, and they were right. Fitzgerald is very well known today by his work, including: The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Dammed, This Side of Paradise, Winter Dreams, Tender is the night, etc. After he wrote and published "This side of Paradise" a novel about love, greed and the view of social status, he became somewhat of a celebrity and was seen as one of the country 's most promising young writers. He embraced his celebrity status and got into an extravagant lifestyle that earned him a reputation as a playboy.
Typically, the main character is often seen as a “good” person. Every episode ends with a happy ending. Life in general, is viewed positively. In Bojack Horseman, Bojack is an unstable force who is often the root of his friend’s problems. He criticizes modern societal views regarding the lavish Hollywood lifestyle, the unwarranted glorification of the military as heroes, and other such things.
In the book The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald Nick said a very intriguing phrase while speaking to Jordan baker, the phrase was, “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.” I think that Nick feels that the majority of the human population falls between these four categories, and that not everyone can live the lives that they want to. An example of this is the category of the pursuing. The category of the pursuing consists of people that already have something but wants more, like Gatsby. Gatsby falls into this category because he already has a great education and a large sum of money, but is not content and continues to want Daisy to be his wife. This relates to a quote from The Pearl by John Steinbeck that says,