The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby is an American novel written in 1925 by F. Scott Fitzgerald. One of the themes of the book is the American Dream. The American Dream is an idea in which Americans believe through hard work they can achieve success and prosperity in the free world. In F. Scott Fitzgerald 's novel, The Great Gatsby, the American Dream leads to popularity, extreme jealousy and false happiness. Jay Gatsby’s recent fortune and wealthiness helped him earn a high social position and become one of the most recognizable men in West Egg. Gatsby is jealous of Tom Buchanan’s prosperous life and beautiful wife, Daisy, which motivated him to become wealthy in order for him to win back Daisy, the love of his life. Throughout the novel, Daisy’s attitude remains superficially happy to mask her pain at her husband 's constant infidelity. Gatsby contemporary success and riches led him to become extremely wealthy and one of the most popular men in West Egg.
The acquisition of wealth and riches Gatsby experienced secured his high social position in society. Just before Gatsby brings Nick Carraway an invitation to one of his parties, Nick observes Gatsby’s house as guests enter and exit during his lavish parties.
There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars. At high tide in the afternoon I

watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft or taking the…
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