Corruption And Loss Of Dreams : The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald writes of the corruption and loss of dreams in American Society. The novel revolves around the central characters, Gatsby and Daisy. Each of whom are in some aspect corrupted or experience the corruption of their dreams as they prolong their lives in the Roaring Twenties. Jay Gatsby is what society considers a “West Egger”, meaning that he comes from new money. Gatsby has a constant internal struggle involving his past. He has a corrupted fixation with his past involving a young, well-to-do Daisy who resides in the East Egg. At the time, despite being in love, Gatsby was too poor a man to wed Daisy. Time passes and while Daisy has moved on with her life, Gatsby remains living in the past. Throughout the novel he goes to all possible lengths to win her love again; to relive the past. She essentially becomes the essence of his American dream. He believes that through the lavish of money he can win Daisy back and the couple can go back to their glory days where they were madly in love with one another. Gatsby is enchanted with everything Daisy represents. She’s his everything and more, the incarnation of his dream. To him she not only represented beauty but wealth and most importantly, lust. She becomes the thing that he so desperately wants but cannot have. So much so that he becomes disillusioned. Gatsby becomes so entangled in his dream that he fails to see that it’s become unattainable. Even when Nick tells Gatsby,
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