The Great Gatsby Compared To Today

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The Great Gatsby, by a F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel that goes way back to the roaring twenties in New York right before The Great Depression. The roaring twenties was a time of much excitement and much fun as America was leaning toward becoming even greater. Those days were so much different compared to today because of what was going on and how people were able to live. The concept of “The American Dream” has always been around as citizens who were born on U.S. soil and immigrants from other nations coming to the U.S. looking for a fresh start and a better life with more opportunities. Everybody wanted “The American Dream” so that his or her families would be able to pass it on to future generations. “The American Dream” is evident in both the book and movie of The Great Gatsby, which is why it’s so special to the start of it. “The American Dream” had played a big role throughout the novel. During the 1920s, people’s values had mostly changed, instead of striving for equality, people wanted to get as rich as they possibly could with a wife and a certain amount of kids. “She’s asleep. She’s three years old. Haven’t you ever seen her?” (Fitzgerald 10). Daisy irrelevantly had asked this to Nick when he came over from the Midwest to see Tom and Daisy…show more content…
A conversation had sprung up about Daisy by Gatsby over to Nick, who told Gatsby that the past couldn’t be repeated because times have changed. “Cant repeat the past?...Why of course you can old sport! See she must tell Tom that she never loved him” (The Great Gatsby). Although Gatsby had already been living “The American Dream” going from rags to riches, he wanted Daisy to be included into his life again and not feel that sense of loneliness anymore. He revealed that the only reason why he threw such big parties was to catch Daisy’s attention all
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