Symbolism Of Wealth And Poverty In The Great Gatsby

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Living in one of the greatest times in America seems like it would be an experience of a lifetime. Culture bloomed, and many new generation fads unearthed. Colors and parties, abundant to the general populace, and there was always an opportunity for people to acquire “new money”. These new improvements, proved to be vital in the expansion of technology, and became a gateway for the now modern era. Furthermore, it built the foundation for the next world war, and the Great Depression, which came in the last year of the twenties. These events inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to write The Great Gatsby, writing all about what the roaring twenties were, and how it all possibly lead to the downfall of a great man by the name of Jay Gatsby. Although the 1920’s was a time where innovation blossomed, the suppositions of the situation proved that the twenties …show more content…
Similarly, workers of this time period could be under the employment of the richest people in the world but have nothing to themselves, (Symbolism of Wealth and Poverty in The Great Gatsby). Nothing interested Gatsby more than his love Daisy Buchanan, and while they were in town he blurts out, “‘She never loved you, do you hear?’ He cried. ‘She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me,’” (Fitzgerald 130). Evidently, not marrying a man because he was poor was quite a common act, further pushing it she was married only one month after Gatsby parted for war. Everyone, was money hungry, everyone became brainwashed by the intentions to live wealthy, and ignore poverty. The economy was not real, it did not affect people 's lives. Moreover, the populace regressed into a poverty so immense, it could of destroyed America

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