The Great Gatsby, by F. S. Fitzgerald depicts the 1920’s Jazz Age, and how the American Dream influenced its society. During this time it was believed that with steady determination anyone could acquire a prosperous life. In his novel, Fitzgerald describes how social, cultural and economic conditions play into this belief and how each, along with the notion of the American Dream, drive his characters behavior and actions. However, demonstrated in The Great Gatsby, the dream is not what it appears
characterization and the interaction of the characters is very dynamic, and is all seen through the main character Nick Carraway. Nick and Gatsby build a very powerful relationship based on companionship and love. The basis for the relationships of the characters in the Great Gatsby are a symbolism for the idea of self-worth and love. The way the relationship between Tom and Daisy is another example of how Fitzgerald will use characterization to show how the foundation of the relationships affect
How does The Great Gatsby get his Money? Before the story told us about how Gatsby got his money I already knew. There were hints along the whole story. For nobody knew who Gatsby really was. For somebody to have as much money as Gatsby, everyone should have known who he was. However, they didn’t so they just assumed who his was. Some people’s assumptions were pretty farfetched calling him a prince and other such things. Since Gatsby hides his identity he must have been doing something crooked.
written by the author F. Scott Fitzgerald and it goes by; “The Great Gatsby”. The contents of the novel actually hold pretty valuable and relatable materials regarding materialism in today’s society. It also touches on the idea that people are not what they seem to be even if they say they are. This in and of itself is highly relevant because human behavior stays fairly comprehensible throughout history. Even though “The Great Gatsby” was written nearly a century ago, many of the themes it has can
take Henry James, Daisy Miller: A Study, for example. Upon reading the story, it is easy to recognize that the story is told from third person narrative although focalized through Daisy Miller. The narrator is both detached, omniscient and doesn’t seem to be personally involved. It seems as though the narrator takes amusement as the story is being told. Consider this quote: “I hardly know whether it was the analogies or