The Importance Of Money And Happiness In The Great Gatsby

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The thought of money over happiness plays a major factor in the novel The Great Gatsby, Richard M. DeVos says that "Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none." This is something that almost every character in the book faces over whether or not they would like money or happiness. The Great Gatsby was by F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Growing up Fitzgerald was always ambitious and excited to learn, and when he was fifteen years old his parent sent him to a prestigious Catholic school where he met many people who were very interested in his writing skills. After high school, he went to Princeton University in dreams of becoming a writer, while he was there he was in many different clubs and one of them even got him put on academic probation. Fitzgerald decided to drop out and join the U.S. Army, but he was afraid he would die in WW One so he wrote a novel and the leaders like it so much they commissioned him as a second lieutenant where he would make sure that everyone was obeying. While there he fell in love with a girl named Zelda Sayre, who was soon to be his wife. Many years after that in 1924 Fitzgerald moved to France and composed “The Great Gatsby”, and in 1925 it was published. Fitzgerald had constantly cherished writing so it is no wonder that the novel was a beloved classic throughout the ages. While reading this book one might notice all the
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