Inequality In The Great Gatsby

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TGG is a novel that exposes inequality within American society and the evils to which it leads. 9215 Michael Hung The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was his most successful novel. The novel setting was set in 1922, during the Roaring 20 which, is also called the Jazz Age. The author F. Scott Fitzgerald depicts the American Dream and its death inside his novel, The Great Gatsby, by using literary devices and symbols, such as the green light in the story. In the novel, Gatsby was a wealthy man, which is doing illegal business, was the main character of the story. Most of the novel, The Great Gatsby, was surrounded by Gatsby. Gatsby wants to restart his life, forget his past and started a new life, and he also wants Daisy came…show more content…
In the novel Tom, the old money, had a good background and his family is rich, he grew up in a wealthy family. Gatsby is also wealthy, he had a big house and he earned many moneys. But in the story, we can clearly see that status of Gatsby and Tom are hugely different. In the story, Tom has power and ability to protect Daisy from the car accident that she causes. But Gatsby has no power to help Daisy to solve her problem and let Daisy left him. In the novel, author wrote that, ""What are you doing?" I inquired. "Just standing here, old sport." Somehow, that seemed a despicable occupation. For all I knew he was going to rob the house in a moment; …… There was an unmistakable air of natural intimacy about the picture, and anybody would have said that they were conspiring together." (Chapter 7) In this quote we could know that Gatsby was powerless, he can not to anything, he can just waiting for Daisy. But Tom was trying to help Daisy, they talk for a while, and trying to find out a solution to solve the…show more content…
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