Great Gatsby essay on relationships
Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ is set in America of the 1920’s, a predominantly materialistic society revolving around wealth and status above all else. Fitzgerald depicts this obsession with money and luxury through complicated relationships full of trouble, infidelity and sorrow. The relationships Fitzgerald portrays all symbolize the materialism and hedonism of the age; each relationship is doomed to a certain extent based on the social class of each character.
In the aftermath of WW1 America was a society rising commercially and economically, the idea of the ‘American Dream’ was rampant and with it an obsession with money. Love was deemed an …show more content…
The nature of society of the American 1920’s was what caused relationships to be doomed, the only relationships even slightly successful were those of convenience and similar social standing such as Nick and Jordan’s and to an extent the Buchanan’s. Nick and Jordan came to be together out of sheer circumstance, from early on Nick found Jordan “incurably dishonest” and questioned her moral values, however they stayed