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The Great Gatsby Green Light

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“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a very notorious American novel. This novel was based in the time period of the 1920s, which is known as the Roaring Twenties, or the Jazz Age. World War I had just came to an end, thus a new generation of miniscule towns turning into big cities began to evolve to be more advanced and more extravagant. Plus, the ban on alcohol was a rather large movement during this time as well. No matter how hard the government tried, the ban on alcohol went down as one of the biggest legislative backfires in history. This novel also showed a great deal of the American Dream, which is defined as someone who made their beginnings on a lower social or economic level who then worked their way towards wealth, prosperity, or fame. This definition during this time period has been tweaked since it’s symbolized by having money, a car, a big…show more content…
In this case, Gatsby has been portrayed to climb his way to fame and fortune. It’s rather amusing to see how and what he did to get to his dream that he’d wanted for so long. The green light that he always stared at from the end of his dock has quite a great significance. It’s the last piece that needs to be assembled before his American Dream is completely assembled. The light represents Daisy, the last piece of his dream, the girl that he has wanted for so many years. He has followed the American Dream very closely just so that he could be the perfect man that many women dream of. He’s very meticulous about his appearance and how people view him as a person. Jay Gatsby, formally known as James Gatz has everything that anyone could possible want during this time, but he just has it to hopefully impress and get the girl that he has wanted for years. In Gatsby’s case, he may have been able to assemble all the pieces to his desires, but at the cost of illegal activities, and his
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