F. Scott Fitzgerald uses symbolism in The Great Gatsby to contrast the difference of being poor and wealthy. Fitzgerald wants to portray the idea that Gatsby is rich to show how he has acquired a fortune to sweep Daisy off of her feet. Fitzgerald uses a plethora of objects in The Great Gatsby to show wealth. Another main point of interest to Fitzgerald is the American dream, so he uses places and things to display what a typical 1920’s American dream would look like. Cars, parties, large houses, and pools are all typical things that explained what a typical American dreamed of having in the early 20th century.
She became the main reason why he lived such a rich lifestyle. According to Greg Forter’s reviewed work on the article, Gender, Race, and Mourning in American Modernism, Forter expresses how Gatsby gets “disparaged for embodying the very qualities for which he is initially valued.” (460). He explains how Gatsby deceived people, especially Nick, with his lifestyle because Nick realizes that Gatsby’s materialism and money were all for Daisy. Moreover, the theme of money in The Great Gatsby brings great use to materialism. For instance, in order to receive another person’s affection, one must go through desperate measures to achieve that affection.
And the second one is Proletariat which is the laborer or the working class. The Bourgeois rules over the Proletariat and denies them their rights. Marx was against Capitalism which is an economic system where there is a private ownership of the means of income and production for profit. He was an adamant supporter of Communism in which the government owns all the means of production and income and every member of the society is treated as equal. He believed that difference in economic status of people leads to the class divisions in a society and injustice to those who lack behind from others, monetarily.
The author characterizes the wealthy by juxtaposing Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby, the two affluent characters in the novel. Fitzgerald juxtaposes them by first revealing both as wealthy, introducing them closely, and highlighting their different natures through how they earned their wealth and through the plot to show how the wealthy class with old money is soulless. Although both Tom and Gatsby are prosperous, only Tom is depicted as heartless since he has old money and was in the wealthy class his entire life. Gatsby, however, has new money and since he earned it, he is not described as soulless because he wasn’t always in the wealthy class to where he is adapted their heartless nature. These differences correlate with their personality and with how Fitzgerald condemns the wealthy with old money as callous.
The Great Gatsby written by F.Scott Fitzgerald is a novel which exemplifies the rich and “nouveau riche” people of America. It focuses in the era of the 1920’s, illustrating a dramatic social and political change. This can be seen as Americans lived more on cities than on farms. From 1920 until 1929 the United States total wealth more than doubled, and swept many Americans into an affluent but unfamiliar consumer society. People from different coasts bought the same goods, listened to the same music and did the same dances.
The color of white symbolizes corruption as in the example of Gatsby showing the policeman a white card to not get in trouble. The color of yellow symbolizing wealth as represented with Gatsby’s luxurious car which shows how wealthy he is. And, the color green symbolizes the future as it symbolizes the future and dream because of Gatsby’s wanted dream/future he wanted with Daisy as the green light is at her house. So in conclusion, the symbolism of color in the book is a major part of the novel and there are many other colors in the novel that have symbolism like gray, silver or gold, but these colors stood out the most in The Great
The 1920s in the United State is usually documented as a time of economic and social growth and prosperity, evidenced by the growth of Fordism and an expansion of women’s rights. These developments have led many to the consensus that they are living in The American Dream. Alongside such developments, however, the gap between the rich and the poor kept growing, allowing those of better financial and social status to develop harsher critiques over the poor and more importantly, during the industrial age, allow them to have power over those less fortunate (DIScovery 1). These socio-economic divides and relationships between both parties are explored in Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” Fitzgerald illustrates the dominance the wealthy upper
Written and set during the 1920s where America was going through a post-world war economic boom, The Great Gatsby written by F.Scott Fitzgerald is a perfect specimen of the fulfillment of the American Dream. Capitalism’s promise of great economic opportunity was desired by every person and many of them even succeeded in the get rich quick schemes. We see the tenor of the times in the feverish abandon of Gatsby’s party guests who were confident that their host’s abundance of food and drink, like the nation’s resources, will never be depleted and in Gatsby himself, whose meteoric rise from being the son of “shiftless and unsuccessful farm people” to the proprietor of a “colossal” Long Island mansion with “a marble swimming pool and over forty acres of lawn and garden” seems to embody the infinite possibility offered by the American dream. However, The Great Gatsby exposes the darkness and the evils of the heady capitalistic culture in the dazzling Jazz Age of America showing us how the American Dream despite provide financial satisfaction has led to the
The 20s The Roaring Twenties were a period of drastic social change and prosperity in the economic department. The First World War had a great influence on the American society as, after it ended, America went under a radical change including a tendency towards materialism and a life where people enjoyed themselves and luxury, opulence, richness became their