The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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The great Gatsby shows an American culture in a certain time period. F. Scott Fitzgerald fits the modernist movement, as he writes about the horrid truth about desire and hope and how the necessity for material gain can destroy the value of life. He focuses on the culture of the twentieth century, including the growing of urbanization using the idea of self-interest through his literature. He describes the modern concept through reflecting on the flourishing middle and upper classes. The great Gatsby shows the desire of reaching the American dream and the frustration of losing this dream. The narrator of the novel, Nick says, "However glorious might be his future as Jay Gatsby, he was at present penniless young man without a past, and at any moment the invisible cloak of his uniform might slip from his shoulders." (Bunce) This passage shows Gatsby 's continuing struggle with his untrue identity. Historical facts are clearly represented in the novel, which gives the reader a typical impression of the events occurred in the tale. A very obvious interpretation of prejudice that existed towards non- white citizens and against women in the society during the twentieth century was the main result that the conclusion of The Great Gatsby was reached.
Among the several themes of the novel, one stays dominant, which is the loss of innocence. “ I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran
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