The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

1539 Words Dec 18th, 2015 7 Pages
Zhenyou Liu
Date due: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The Great Gatsby In the post WWI, people create a brand new life with peace, pleasure and plenty of new commodities. People enjoy the colorful entertainment and convenient life. Riots and weapons seem to disappear forever. Musics fly like birds, tell the story about this era’s prosperity. People are indulge in the delusion of external peace. But behind the surface of the pleasure, the inner concept of this era is actually frivolity, decadence and the corruption of society. All of social problems is hiding in the shadow. Darkness actually exists and spread in some places people can’t see. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrayed a sorrowful love story, reflect the people’s illusion, expose lies between relationships and desires for money while hinting at the corruption of the society. This love tragedy occurs in the upper class during the Roaring Twenties which “[are] years of rapid economic growth”(Roaring Twenties1). It’s not a personal tragedy, it’s actually a time tragedy which the society accomplishes. The tragedy is also an allusion to the corruption of society. Nick was the protagonist who describe the whole story revolved around the distorted relationship between Gatsby, Daisy and Tom form his personal perspective. He expresses his disappointment about people’s indifference and hopelessness. The period of 1920s is ambivalent with both pleasure and decadence. After the…
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