The Great Gatsby

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"I glanced seaward – and distinguished nothing except a single green light" Possibly F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, The Great Gatsby is not just a magnificent story, but a lesson of society's flaws during the roaring 1920's. Fitzgerald's story creates an atmosphere of superficiality, dissatisfaction and dishonesty by the description of each character. With the economical growth, and the immoral society of the 1920’s ultimately brought corruption to desire of the American Dream and the chance of achieving prosperity and wealth. At the end of the first chapter, the green light at the end of the dock is introduced, the symbol for hope and a promising future for Gatsby. In the second chapter however, the lector is presented with the, "...…show more content…
Gatsby’s dream as described “is a naïve dream based on the fallacious assumption that material possessions are synonymous with happiness, harmony, and beauty”. His American dream has become corrupted by the wealth and the abundance that surrounds him. Gatsby is a “nouveau riche,” and his exotic view of wealth has not prepared him for the self-interested, elitist, corrupt group of people with which he comes to relate with. He throws exorbitant parties for uncountable people, yet he has no real friends. Gatsby buys expensive things and entertains large groups of people because of his indescribable desire for something greater. Nick Carraway realizes that even when Gatsby was involved in dishonest business dealings and is obsessed on money, he is a good man at heart. The last time Nick sees Gatsby alive, he tells him, “They’re a rotten crowd…. You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together”. Gatsby’s passionate view of life may partly be due to his inability to achieve his dream. Although he has made his wealth through extorting and conducting doubtful business deals, his heart seems pure and cast, untouched by the moral evil that surrounds him. “He has lived not for himself, but for his dream, for his vision of the good life inspired by the beauty of a lovely rich girl”. Gatsby’s inspiration comes from Daisy Buchanan, whom he knew when he was in the military during World War 1. Daisy’s parents considered that Gatsby was not the ideal match, because he did not came from

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