The Lost Generation In The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is considered to be one of the greatest American novels of all time. This classic was written during the Jazz Age, otherwise known as the Roaring Twenties. F. Scott Fitzgerald loosely based this work on his own life and how he lived among the population known as the “lost generation”. During this time America’s population began to have a futuristic mindset. Excessive drinking, spending, and partying consumed them. To understand this book, you must first understand the characters. The title character of The Great Gatsby is a young man named Jay Gatsby. Gatsby despised poverty. He always wanted to be rich, his main motivation was his love for Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby immediately fell in love with Daisy and lied to her
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Daisy is very vain and blames her actions on others. This shows when Gatsby takes the blame for killing Myrtle when Daisy was the one driving the car. After Gatsby is let down by Daisy, he betters himself and tries to regain her love. He does anything he can to marry her after he “takes” her one night in Louisville. He wants to make her happy and give her anything and everything. He focuses on his love for her and becomes rich and powerful. He is willing to do many things to prove that he is good for her and that he is the best thing. He spends years of his life trying to win her back. Gatsby as well as most of the characters in the book know that Tom is not good for her and she would be better off with Jay. Daisy is selfish, she doesn 't wait for Gatsby to get back from war. She thinks it 's better for women to be controlled and not have minds of their own. Most of the times she does not make her own choices, and when she does her actions are mindless and only help her needs. Jay is very generous and tries to help people throughout the book. He brings them joy and happiness and likes to think of others, but does not lose sight of his goal to win over Daisy once
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