The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The novel Great Gatsby and the short poem America go great together both describing their views on America during this crazy time period of change. Great Gatsby was written by a man named F Scott Fitzgerald he wrote this book in 1925 during Great gatsby was written by a man named F Scott Fitzgerald he wrote this book in 1925 during the times when the American dream was the same for everyone.The 1920’s were the age of miracles Fitzgerald had said: "it was an age of art, it was an age of excess, and it was an age of satire." Fitzgerald loved to write books about love and greed like his book The Beautiful and Damned and This side of Paradise. Claude Mckay grew up loving writing and making poems. He was known for his during the Harlem…show more content…
Fitzgerald viewed corruptness in three ways. The first was loving someone just for their money. He showed this through the character, Myrtle, she lived in the valley of ashes. She always wanted to become rich and live in The East egg. She believes that Tom will leave Daisy for her even though that would never happen. Her name means a flowering shrub, she was very good to look at but inside she was evil on the inside. In the book Nick described her when he first meet her he said “Her face, above a spotted dress of dark blue crépe-de-chine, contained no facet or gleam of beauty, but there was an immediately perceptible vitality about her as if the nerves of her body were continually smouldering. She smiled slowly and, walking through her husband as if he were a ghost, shook hands with Tom, looking him flush in the eye” ( Fitzgerald 25). Fitzgerald created Myrtel to show corruptness in women and money. She only wanted to marry tom because of his money and social class, she didn 't care about anything else. The next thing that brought corruptness was love he showed this through the character Gatsby and his desire with being with daisy. Gatsby became rich by bootlegging which was illegal to sell alcohol he took advantage of this moment to make millions.He also showed through Gatsby 's that lying also makes you a corrupt man. Fitzgerald chooses his name Jay because it means a person that talks a lot his character of the Great Gatsby was created by him talking
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