The Great Gatsby Research Paper

712 Words3 Pages
The Great Gatsby “The Great Gatsby” is a tragic story written by F. Scott FitzGerald, one of the best American novelist and short story writers. It was a novel based off in the 1920’s (also known as the Jazz Age). The Jazz Age originated after World War 1, in which Jazz music, dance, and the age of rebellion sparked. Furthermore, through the author’s depiction of Gatsby’s mysterious character, he clarifies the issue of greatness. Fitzgerald aims to communicate this issue to Americans that were fooled by the misconceptions of the Jazz Age. Given these points, The “Great” Gatsby is not a valid title for the character since he came from a very humble background, cheated his way to success, and was obsessed with his fake American Dream. The narrator reveals Gatsby’s true past, a humble farmer boy. Nick states, “His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people- his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all ” (Fitzgerald, 104). This quote is a primary example that shows Gatsby does not come from an extravagant family as he claims to be. Throughout the story, he would constantly claim that his family came from Old Money. Therefore, when Nick asks…show more content…
Scott Fitzgerald effectively illustrates Gatsby’s dedication and obsession towards his fake American Dream. An example would be, an incident that occurred at the Plaza Hotel in an immensely heated day in New York City. Daisy states, “even alone I can’t say I never loved Tom,’ she admitted in a pitiful voice” (Fitzgerald, 140). At this point, Fires were shot; his whole view of an ideal dream was destroyed when Daisy finally admits that she’s perplexed about her feelings towards Gatsby. Additionally, her feelings were almost untrue anymore. Furthermore, Fitzgerald clarifies that the whole idea of a complete “American Dream” was just an illusion within Gatsby. As a result, his illusions led to assumptions that daisy is still in love with him and sadly he never saw the

More about The Great Gatsby Research Paper

Open Document