The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby & the American Dream The story The Great Gatsby occurs within the limits of Long Island, New York in the summer of 1922. The era of perished moral values, distrust, greediness, and an unfilled search of happiness. F. Scott Fitzgerald (author of this novel) introduces many different characters who, ultimately, were in search of the American Dream. Nick Carraway, the narrator goes to New York in hopes of learning about the bond business. Nick wishes to one day achieve the American Dream of becoming rich. He lives in West Egg were the “new rich” reside. Jay Gatsby is Nick’s neighbor. Gatsby is strongly admired by Nick due to the fact that Gatsby is young, rich, and handsome, but it is said that he became rich by doing illegal activity. In East Egg, you have the “old rich” refers to money that has been around in the family, that has been inherited. In East Egg resides, Tom Buchanan who is a dominant, unfaithful, arrogant man who went to school with Nick. Daisy Buchanan who is the wife of Tom and the cousin of Nick. Jordan Baker who is friends with Daisy and Tom, and is a professional golfer. The Great Gatsby also shows many symbols representing or having ties with his famous American Dream. One of the main symbols, is the green light that Gatsby is always looking at. This light first appears in the beginning of the book when Nick states, “he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he
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