Symbolism In The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby is one of the best novels which were written by Frank Scott Fitzgerald. In Fitzgerald´s book we realize that despite the past, everybody can become famous and rich if he will meet the right person. In this book he describes importance behavior of human life: romantic love, the relevance of money, importance of friendship and the worth of social classes through Nick´s views. All these symbols and attitudes to life make the style of the life. Every major character´s aims are displayed and they execute different amounts of materiality and a symbolism. And there is a question what is the right American dream? The story is about Gatsby´s trying to achieve his goal, winning Daisy´s love back through power and money. This goal is…show more content…
The dock is a part of the house which is owned by his big love from the past called Daisy. They met each other in the wrong time when Gatsby hadn´t money and he had to go to the war. But the meeting gives him higher power to become wealthy man to be able to take care after Daisy. After he established himself financially he acquired a beautiful large palace opposite from Daisy´s house. And the green light was something like symbol throughout story he felt like to touch Daisy when he was catching the light. He desire to impress Daisy, so Gatsby devotes his entire life to becoming wealthy. I think that firstly his dream was just about become independent not so rich and famous, but after recognition Daisy he wanted to get more. He becomes possessed by material items and prides himself on attaining them. One day he gets Daisy into his house he shows her every room in his big house. He wants to prove that he is rich, so he took out a pile of shirts and began throwing them out of the wardrobe. This disgusting display of materialism just shows how the American Dream has change from living a happy life with your family. The happy life was the first idea about American dream in my opinion. This novel gives us a great example on how reality can change people depending on the high class. For example Nick says “a lot of these newly rich people are just big bootlegger, you know.”(Fitzgerald, The Great

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