The Great Gatsby: a True Portray of the Roaring Twenties

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The Great Gatsby: A True Portray of the Roaring Twenties

The Great Gatsby a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays American society during the roaring twenties. Fitzgerald writes a remarkable novel that tells a tale of a man who claws his way from rags to riches; only to find that wealth cannot give privileges enjoyed by those born into the upper class. In The Great Gatsby settings differ: East Egg, West Egg, and Valley of Ashes. Society born into upper class lived in East Egg, the self-made rich resided in West Egg, and the poor lived in the exceedingly dusty Valley of Ashes. In The Great Gatsby, not only do settings demonstrate shallow qualities such as superficiality and class structure but mainly characters demonstrate qualities similar to these. Along with using his characters to tell a remarkable story, Fitzgerald uses the characters of his book to truly expose the negative qualities society had during the Roaring Twenties. Fitzgerald does an impeccable job on displaying how society was based on social standard during the nineteen twenties. Also, he displays how society lived carelessly during this era, and lacked morals.

Fitzgerald uses characters to expose the Roaring Twenties with their social standings in society. The main character, Gatsby spends his entire life trying to attain money and status so that he can reach a certain position in life. His motivation for him to move to West Egg is to make money by any means necessary and win back the love of his life Daisy. Gatsby is hungry for a high position in society to win Daisy back. However, Tom Buchanan Daisy’s husband uses Gatsby’s criminal activity to humiliate him before Daisy. Tom Buchanan shows the importance of social standings when he finds out that his wife is having an affair with Gatsby. Instead of being disturbed by his wife’s unfaithfulness, he is more disturbed by the fact that she is involved with a man of an inferior social class. Daisy shows how important...
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