Theme Of Humanity In The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby is a film adaptation of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald set in the US in 1922. It is a Hollywood epic romantic drama that follows Nick Carraway unravelling the mystery of his next-door neighbour, Gatsby, and the pinnacle of the Roaring Twenties. The theme of the Nature of Humanity is prominent throughout the text, starting with the introduction of Gatsby, an enigmatic wealthy man that lives in a mansion next to Nick and throws opulent parties every weekend. Crowds of strangers from all over town swarm his house and all the facilities he has to offer. When Nick asks one of the staff where Gatsby is, he receives the reply, “I’ve never met Mr Gatsby, sir. No one has.” He then asks Jordan Baker, a friend of his cousin Daisy Buchanan, if she had received an invitation, she answers with, “People aren’t invited to Gatsby’s.” We can see…show more content…
No matter how great the future could be, we are still entangled in the past and seek to recapture what we once had, only this time we promise everything else will be perfect. The nature of humanity still consists of people thinking of ways they can benefit out of every situation and artificial relationships with “give and take” are still abundant everywhere. We are able to see people freeloading off people’s generosity and discarding them when their use has expired, for example, gold diggers, who marry people for their wealth and success. There are also still people like Gatsby, the “collectors” who want everything rare and valuable that they’ve never had before; mansions, hydroplanes and a beautiful wife/husband to admire it all with them. There are also plenty of people like Daisy, whose lives seem distant, unreachable and glamorous. But underneath, they are just as messy and self-absorbed as everyone else, if not, more so. We may evolve in many ways, but these facets of our humanity remain the same no matter how much time has
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