The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. Fitzgerald was an American author of novels. His book, The Great Gatsby, is being told on how there is a difference between people having old money and new money, and cheating themselves through that to have a lifestyle they cannot maintain, and in the end will throw them down. Wealth, material possessions, and power are the main goals of the American Dream in this book. Reaching the American Dream is not always reaching true happiness; but its the desire of money and life’s possibilities, together they combine dreams and life into a useless lifestyle based on lies. To live out the American Dream, one had rruption and greed. In The Great Gatsby, the American Dream was presented slowly as a corrupted version of what used to be an honest way to live. People trying to elude themselves from rags and go on to riches, and whatever they can do to live an image up to the people in the high society.
In F. Fitzgerald 's novel The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby spends his whole life trying to achieve a persona that is based on a lie; he wants to be a person who represents themselves by their old money, which is something he does not obtain nor is he from. Gatsby’s parents were farmers, who made little to nothing for a living, and throughout his young years he portrayed himself as a son of god, never to accept that his parents were actually his parents, he always reached for higher dreams to be like the rest of…
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