The Great Gatsby And The Jungle Analysis

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The Great Gatsby and The Jungle Both dated back during the 1900s, the books “The Great Gatsby” by Scott F. Fitzgerald and “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair, take place in America while industrialism was occurring. However, Fitzgerald and Sinclair represent completely different sides of the social spectrum. Although both novels are fiction, they appear to illustrate a more realistic point of view on the time period in which they take place. Fitzgerald and Sinclair also show the moral and physical challenges that are faced during the industrialism period, however Sinclair seems to have a more accurate plot because it is consumed with facts relating to the time period, making it more like the reality of the time. Both novels are captivating,…show more content…
His characters portray the different personalities and positions that occurred at the time. The many relationships that existed at the beginning of the storyline became more and more unlikely to last, as the plot was started to unravel. The divide among people with new money and people with old money was demonstrated throughout the book, however the little emphasis that was placed on the more practical matters in the book made “The Great Gatsby” seem more like a fantasy. The relationships that appeared between Tom, Gatsby, Myrtle, Mr.Wilson and Daisy appeared to become more established as situations began to spin out of control. Although Mr.Wilson was cheating on Daisy with Myrtle, he became as angry as an ocean on a long stormy night when the relationship between Gatsby and Daisy was brought to his attention. The bizarre outcomes that occurred, such as Myrtle’s death and Mr.Wilson’s dirty revenge were results of a series of understandable events. Therefore, “The Jungle” is more accurate to the period when it comes to occurring events and…show more content…
In “The Jungle” the characters only main concern is to be employed in order to survive. There was no other way to survive, with that, the ability to experience lighthearted pleasure did not exist for people in lower classes. Having fun was seen more as a luxury rather than a privilege to people with no money. On the other hand, in “The Great Gatsby”, it is almost the complete opposite. Even though work was a very significant part of each persons life, it was not shown as a main focus for any of the characters. It seemed that all that mattered was having money and being one of the elite members of the community. Money earned from work, legal or not, was mainly used to live a luxurious life, while holding a reputation. Fitzgerald makes it seem as if the rich were only meant to live in order to experience the luxuries of life. In comparison to Gatsby, the pleasure and luxury Nick receives is not much, however the majority of people wish to be as high in society as him. In conclusion, “The Jungle” does not appear to contain any added embellishments, and is shown as the naked cold hard
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