Essay on The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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In the 1920’s, The Great War was coming to an end, and new beginnings were being formed. The United States was prospering with new jobs and new industries, but suffering through the prohibition of alcohol. The novel The Great Gatsby was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and takes place in the 1920’s. Nick Carraway, an old money bondsman, has just moved into West Egg, a town in New York City where, particularly, people with “new” money stay and rent their home. Nick lives next to a mystery of a man named Jay Gatsby. Gatsby is well known for his extravagant parties. Across the water on East Egg, a couple named Tom and Daisy Buchanan, Nick had known Tom in college and Daisy was his second cousin once removed (5; Ch.1). Tom is a very wealthy business man who is very arrogant and conceded. Tom has had numerous affairs with women, and at the moment his affair was with Myrtle Wilson. Daisy pretends to not know that Tom is having an affair, but one can infer that she has always had a suspicion. In the novel there is a love triangle with Tom and Gatsby pining for Daisy’s love, Gatsby see’s that Tom does not actually care about Daisy, but Tom continues to pretend he is in love for only Daisy. The novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is about how wealth and power have corrupted the American Dream. This is demonstrated through Fitzgerald’s use of imagery, characterization, and motifs. Imagery is used to convey the characters mood and tone in the book, without directly stating…

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