Wealth And Destruction In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the novel suggests that the pursuit of wealth and one's successes can lead to a person's downfall and destruction. The novel follows the story of Nick Carraway and his experience with a man known as Jay Gatsby. Gatsby is a man who was not born into wealth but instead climbed his way to the top with one goal in mind, to be with his Beloved named Daisy Buchanan. But as the story progresses, Gatsby’s goal to be with Daisy takes a very drastic turn for the worse. In the story, there are two characters, Jay Gatsby and Myrtle Wilson, whose lives are ruined by their pursuit of success and everything they want in life.

Body paragraph 1 The story of Gatsby is one about how the chase of the American dream can lead one to ruin, the following will be reasons behind this statement. One concrete piece of evidence that Gatsby's pursuit led to ruin was the response to Nick finding out that Daisy was the one …show more content…

For example; “A moment later she rushed out into the dusk, waving her hand and shouting..”(Fitzgerald 137) In addition; “ it was after we started with Gatsby toward the house that the gardener saw Wilson’s body a little way off in the grass…”(Fitzgerald 162)
In both of these moments in the novel, we see the conclusion of where both Gatsby’s and Myrtle's dreams got them too. For Myrtle Wilson we see her running out after the car, she was desperately trying to achieve her dream but unfortunately died. As for Jay Gatbsy, we see that after Myrtle's death, He has somewhat accepted that his dream will never come true and was eventually killed but his desire to keep Daisy safe.
In the end, both Gatsby and Myrtle knew deep down that their dreams and goals were lost and crushed, But not wanting to let go of them just yet caused them to both lose their lives and everything they worked

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