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What Is The False Sense Of Reality In The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby was published in 1925. In this book, F. Scott Fitzgerald tells a story set around the jazz age where prohibition has fired back and people were drinking and partying more than ever. The book is narrated by a man named Nick who moves to New York to get involved in selling bonds. Nick is cousins with one of the main characters Daisy Buchanan and neighbors with the mysterious Jay Gatsby. Nick is just a normal man living in the lavish area of Long Island surrounded by mansions of the newly rich. The main character Jay Gatsby is neighbors with Nick, and lives across the bay from Daisy Buchanan which is no coincidence. Jay lives his entire life trying to win back the love of his life Daisy. F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays Jay Gatsby as a man who is obsessive with love and will dedicate his life to his obsession. Jay is charming yet mysterious, he throws lavish parties with hundreds of people yet no one has ever seen Gatsby. Jay Gatsby tries to be something he is not, he lives a life of lies and drives himself more and more into a false sense of reality throughout the story. In the beginning of the story, Jay Gatsby is a mystery and we are left wondering what is up with this Gatsby man that everyone talks about yet no one knows. F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays Gatsby as the…show more content…
A main theme in the book is that all the people are very materialistic and today materialism is still a factor. Jay Gatsby would still be very popular and envied because of his wealth. There are people out there still today just like Daisy that value social status and money over morality. Just like in the book the economy is very good currently in the United States and people are spending more than ever. If one did not know Jay Gatsby they would think he was a self-centered rich man, but, he did not care about money. Jay did not care about wealth he only became wealthy because that is the only way Daisy would love
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