What Is The Social Class In The Great Gatsby

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“Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind” (Fitzgerald). F. Scott Fitzgerald did not just live but conflicted action from his thoughts. F. Scott Fitzgerald is considered one of the most prolific writers of the 19th century. However, he struggled to overcome not only personal conflicts but also issues with the United States. He would utilize his writing to both capture these ideas. One specific novel, that would capture the american society was the “the great gatsby” that illustrates the themes of prohibition, the American dream, and social classes. In this novel the character of Jay Gatsby struggles to find is way in world that is divided by social class and economics.
F. Scott Fitzgerald or Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was birthed September 24, 1896 in
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Whether what kind of job you have, what kind of character you have, what material you can own, and whether people cared about you or not. The rich, the middle class, and the poor have all divided society. Fitzgerald represented the division in his novel “The Great Gatsby”. In “The Great Gatsby” Jay was a poor man and just pretended to be rich (Upper class) in order to get Daisy but Tom and other individuals in the upper class knew Jay was actually poor. Therefore, the upper class used Jay without actually caring about him; all because Jay was a poor man just trying to fit in. The symbolism of the Green Light was a great example of social class. Jay would sit on his porch and stare across at a green light at Tom and Daisy’s house. The Green light symbolizes money and his location across the pond represents him being in the lower class. Jay was so far from the Green light but would stare at it wishing he was rich. “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.” (Fitzgerald). Scott reminds us that if you are not rich then you will not fit in because the upper class only care for

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