Analytical Essay On The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby Essay. In the beginning of The Great Gatsby, the narrator Nick is critical of the upper class, but hopeful. Toward the end he is disappointed because he realizes how the lifestyle they live is unrealistic. During the novel, the upper class is disrespectful and full of themselves. When he gets to know the characters he notices how the upper class is so unfriendly and snotty. This easy and luxurious lifestyle that they are living is unattainable to everyone because nobody can get there. The American dream is described as making a ton of money and being snotty about it. In the novel, the hopeful and disgusted tones reflect Nick’s points of view on the unrealistic society and his points of view changes when he sees how greedy they all are
In the beginning, Fitzgerald’s diction and detail tells ideas that criticize the upper classes society through the narrator and other characters. “ ‘I told that boy about the ice. These people! You have to keep after them all the time.’ (69) She looked at me and laughed pointlessly.” Myrtle was born into the wrong class like Gatsby. She wanted to fit in and not look like a ridiculous lower class person. By her saying this it makes her feel better herself and seem wealthy. “It’s really his wife that’s keeping them apart. She’s a catholic and does not believe in divorce.” (98) This was said by Tom and he said it to Myrtle to make it look his wife Daisy is religious and has morals. Morals are what catholics have to stay
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