Wealth is an important aspect of life, well for most people, it can be interpreted into power, fame, and most importantly materialistic satisfaction. So, what is wealth in general? Wealth measures the estimation of the value of assets of worth claimed by a man, group, organization or nation. Wealth is dictated by taking the total market estimation of all physical and immaterial assets claimed, then subtracting all debts. A recent study by University professor had shown that the people who owns more money than others, will have a different viewpoint in society.
Big Daddy only considers Brick as his heir. It is clear why this is the case because they share certain tendencies. Big Daddy represents the American dream. In the time of Great Depression, he managed to become rich. On the other hand, Brick who is in much more prosperous times, fails to accomplish what his father did.
In the end, however, Nick was unable to attain riches. He moved back to the home he left, and he was unable to stay with Jordan. Nick attempted to get rich via the “right” path - hard work - but he was unable to increase his status. Another example of this can be seen in George Wilson, the owner of a garage in the Valley of Ashes. George Wilson is a business owner, the typical ideal candidate to achieve a rags-to-riches
However, the outcomes of the two stories are very different. My Grandpa is happily retired with ten grandchildren and is living a happy life. He completed the rags to riches goal without losing sight of his core values. Throughout the novel Gatsby rejects his core values in order to belong
Stereotyping Societal Standings in The Great Gatsby The novel The Great Gatsby demonstrates the effect of wealth and socioeconomic status in the environment occupied by characters who are presented in being of different societal classes. The role of socioeconomic status in the characters involved within this novel is representative of the idea that one’s wealth and social class does indeed influence his role and location in society. The portrayal of poverty stricken people having low moral standing and wealthy people having arrogance towards others often seems stereotypical, yet it is true to life when considering the roles people play today because of their having money. You can interpret the social standing of the characters obviously offering
Fitzgerald took care to further divide the rich into old money and new money. Those labeled “old money” are characters like Tom and Daisy Buchanan and Jordan Baker. Money has been in their family for generations. The people of “old money” spend their days relaxing and entertaining themselves
He did not allow his meager beginnings to dictate his future, but instead attained what many would consider impossible. Gatsby may not have gained his money legally, but in the end he still achieved one of his goals. He did not allow his moral convictions to hinder his route to wealthiness. Gatsby was thorough about his display of genuine wealth, which was surprising to many at his parties. Owl Eyes who was studying Gatsby’s books, concludes, “Absolutely real -- have pages and everything” (Fitzgerald 45).
Some people believe that it was through illegal businesses. Tom believes that Gatsby does not fit in their category since Gatsby was not born into wealth. He asks the question of where the money Gatsby has came from and when was it acquired. Gatsby is not able to be seen the same as Tom because he has worked for a living and he comes from a low- class family. Family Experience McLanahan and Parcheski (2008) state, “Families are the primary institution for raising children, and family experience play and important role in shaping children’s life chances” (https://www-annualreviews-org.libproxy.csustan.edu/doi/10.1146/annurev.soc.34.040507.134549).
He became a heavy drinker, he was an adicted to alcohol and suffered prolonged bouts of writer 's block. After two years lost to alcohol and depression, in 1937. But after his deceased his book was well recognized and it is a shame because he was not present to see and admire what he wanted so much. He did not care so much about fame but about seeing people enjoy his writing, to see that he was not bad at what he