The Great Gatsby

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There is vast and deep connection between the author’s life and the novel. The author portrayed his real life-based situation in the novel through which he went. The author explained how seventeen-year-old young lady became the reason of his downfall. He fell and wanted to marry the girl named Zelda Sayre who had deep desire for Fitzgerald’s wealth, fame, money and material luxury. Both Gatsby and Fitzgerald idolize wealth and luxury and at last fell in love with a beautiful woman when they stopped at a military camp in the South. After, author fell in love with Zelda; he tried to convince her by attending reckless Saturday parties and wanted to win Zelda’s love by writing to earn money. In the novel, same thing happened with Gatsby, he …show more content…
As Nick observes Tom and Daisy, they act vulgarly and cruelly which point out the fact that selfishness is one of the major traits in the society. The decade of the 1920s is also called as ‘’Roaring twenties’’ which is ‘’the decade of bath tub gin, the model T, the 5 dollar work day, the first transatlantic flight and the movie. The 1920’s also known as the Jazz age were wild times and Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was its king. He led one of the most wild and luxurious lifestyles in that decade. Jazz music became popular and slowly moved its way north and became a national phenomenon.

The American dream was originally about discovery, individualism and the empty pursuit of pleasure in the upper class. Meyer Wolfshiem and Gatsby’s fortune symbolize the rise of organized crème and bootlegging. Fitzgerald portrays the newly rich as being vulgar, showy and lacking in social graces and tastes. For ex, Gatsby live in an expensive mansion and drives Rolls Royce. Sociology of wealth is mainly explored in the Great Gatsby. Further, it portrayed the era of decayed social and moral values, greed and empty pursuit of pleasure. Gatsby’s dream is ruined by the unworthiness of its object, just as the American dream in the 1920s is ruined by the unworthiness of its object, money and pleasure. The prohibition and the ban on sale and consumption of alcohol authorized by the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution made millionaires

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