The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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There are moments in life that the world seems to be turned upside down and inside out; As if the greatest moments come to the least deserving person, and the passionate and the diligent only get a drop of achievement. These moments can come in waves of frustration, anger, envy - for the struggling - tearing the hard workers to pieces when they see the undeserving take in praise and achievements, but still pushing on towards their dream, these workers don’t bend to the challenges that are thrown in the way. Instead, it only fuels their fire, makes the engines burn and pushes them further; to only have their drudgery mean nothing. Time after time, throughout history, the world had seen this pattern show; in factories, huge companies - especially in politics - but even more so in early twentieth century literature, like The Grapes of Wrath, Elmer Gantry, and Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the settings of the valley of ashes and Gatsby’s mansion to convey that the American Dream is impossible to achieve due to the greediness of the wealthy. Fitzgerald uses Gatsby’s mansion to demonstrate the obsession of the American
Dream to become rich. While touring throughout the house, Nick and Jordan wander into Gatsby’s library, in hopes of finding Gatsby himself. Instead, they meet Owl eyes, a nosy reader that seems to understand Gatsby’s character better than the entire city. Impressed and slightly jealous of the wealthy his host has,…
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