Effects Of Lying In The Great Gatsby

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Lying has deadly effects on both the individual who lies and those around them this concept is demonstrated in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby is one of many great American Novels. It has a perfect mixture and combination of mystery, romance, and heartbreak needed to capture a reader’s attention and pays close attention to the small details to keep them there. The essence of this book is based on the American Dream, moreover the decline of the American Dream of the 1920s. At the onset of this book, the reader is introduced to the narrator, Nick Carraway, who relates the past happenings that construct the story of Jay Gatsby. In the novel, Gatsby, a wealthy socialite pursues his dream, Daisy Buchanan. Daisy is Gatsby’s long lost love, essentially she will fulfill his “American Dream.” In the process of pursing Daisy, Gatsby betrays his morals and destroys himself.
During the roaring ages of the 1920s, the thriving economy brings up the idea of the American Dream. People chase this dream in the pursuit of happiness, while others believe wealth can fix everything. People began to idolize Jay Gatsby, just as Nick Carraway idolized him before befriending Gatsby. Gatsby’s identity was unknown to everyone, no one knew the “real” Gatsby, which lead people to idolize the wealthy man who throws the lavish parties. Nick Carraway tells the story of The Great Gatsby sometime after 1922. At the beginning of the story Nick had just moved from the Midwest to
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