Why Is Happiness Important In The Great Gatsby

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Money and Happiness
In The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald offers up commentary on a variety of themes: justice, power, greed, betrayal, and the American dream, to name a few. Of all the themes, perhaps none is better developed than that of social stratification. The Great Gatsby is seen as a great book that offers a view into American life in the 1920s and also of today. Throughout the social classes of today’s world, people continue to seek happiness, though they use different methods. However, I believe that until they are satisfied with what they already have, they will never gain complete happiness.
One of the most prominent classes in society is the upper class. The Great Gatsby revolves around this social class. Happiness is never far from the wealthy, they can afford to purchase whatever suits them when they desire it. In the end though, I believe this always wears off. From what I’ve seen, when it wears off is when the wealthy buy their next thing to fill the void. In a sense, money does buy happiness for the wealthy but not everlasting happiness. I have bought things that make me happy, like a video game for example. I play the
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The wealthy try to buy it and the middle class try to find it. No matter which way, I don’t think it is possible to buy everlasting happiness. While it is not possible to buy everlasting happiness, I think you can buy things to make you temporarily happy. The main problem is that people need to understand you can’t buy happiness. After they come to that realization then you can start finding better ways to be happy. The truth is that nothing in the world can make a person happy forever. The Great Gatsby is a story about people who are chasing happiness but in the end it only leads to death and sadness. The only way to happiness has nothing to do with money. It is gained by enjoying life and what you do. Also by being around people who love you and support
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