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Wealth And Happiness In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great G

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The Great Gatsby: Wealth and Happiness The American Dream is the idea that wealth, love, and power can be successfully attained if one were to work wholeheartedly and diligently. The novel, The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald portrays a young man named Gatsby, who on the surface seems to have attained this American Dream. This idea is emphasized with him owning a large mansion followed by the influence he has over people from the power of his money. However, the audience finds that his motivation to achieve this path is upheld through his infatuation with Daisy. The author narrates this novel through the lense of Nick who often idealizes Gatsby, and in the end becomes his only true friend because he reveals the true past of Gatsby. Furthermore,…show more content…
Furthermore, Gatsby’s isolation is more apparent when guests at his party gossips about him by claiming that “he killed a man” or that he was a “german spy during the war”(44). The use of direct dialogue from guests at Gatsby’s party illustrates how his detachment causes people to create false images of him. At the end of Gatsby’s party, Nick indicates that, “a sudden emptiness seemed to flow [...] from the windows and the great doors, endowing with complete isolation the figure of the host”(55). The guests are leaving so the illusion of delectation is no longer apparent. The use of direct observation about the atmosphere in the room provides an melancholy mood, which is shown through diction like “emptiness” and “isolation”.While the word flow alludes to the idea of people resembling a current, which is seen through the mass of people leaving. Likewise to a big wave, or when the people enter his house, there is a calm in the end after the waves have hit and the people leave. Fitzgerald uses diction to connect the overarching theme of isolation that Gatsby
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