The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1092 Words May 20th, 2016 5 Pages
After the devastations of World War I, the Jazz age took over with a fun and lively twist. New music and dances were appearing. People enjoyed peace time with extravagant parties and picking up lives and living in the moment. With the struggles of war behind them and all the exciting entertainment around, many people could not see the “less important” issues in life. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald follows the life of Nick Carraway and his elitist friends. Nick lives in the West Egg district of Long Island, where the people with new money live. In East Egg, Nick’s cousin, Daisy, and her husband, Tom, lead an extravagant life with their old money. Tom is known for openly having multiple mistresses at a time. Mr. Carraway also lives next door to The Great Gatsby, a mysterious man who throws legendary parties. Nick learns about Daisy and Gatsby’s scandalous past from his girlfriend Jordan. Gatsby, in his attempt to create the life he never had with Daisy, tries to recreate turn their past romance, with the help of Nick. In trying to take control over his past, Gatsby has not considered Daisy’s life now and her feelings in general. The role of gender plays an important role in the novel. This can be seen through the men’s power, women’s lack of it, and the short shift in power.
The men in the novel are very in control of the situation and everyone in it almost all the time. Once the truth of the affair between Gatsby and Daisy comes out, Tom is enraged. Tom exclaims,…

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