The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

810 Words Dec 16th, 2015 4 Pages
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is yet another book that exhibits realism. The first example of this is its portrayal of imperfect people. Numerous characters within this story are having affairs with one another. Though this is certainly not one of the most attractive aspects of society, it is a reality that can be glossed over by some. Fitzgerald does anything but ignore and gloss over this part of society. There are four characters taking part within an affair and three of these characters are married. These affairs bring about the deaths of two of the four as well. From the beginning, Tom is involved in an affair with a woman, Myrtle, while he is married to his wife, Daisy. Through the story, Daisy then becomes involved with Gatsby as well. Though their actions are far from noble, these are true reflections of society. Tom takes is a bit further even. Not only is he having an affair, but he also makes no attempts to hide it. “His acquaintances resented the fact that he turned up in popular restaurants with her, and, leaving her at the table, sauntered about, chatting with whomever he knew” (Fitzgerald ?). Not only does Fitzgerald make no attempts to shield his readers from reality, Tom is bold about his actions and unapologetic as well. Rather than a pretty, perfect story, much like Gatsby’s imagined relationship with Daisy, Fitzgerald forces what is actually there.
Within the story, there only seems to be one character that does not have a hold on reality. That…

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