The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay
Dreams. Everyone has a dream. If you achieve your life’s dream most people would call you lucky because for the vast majority of people their true dream never becomes a reality, instead the harsh realization of that fact forces them to move on and forget that they ever had a dream. These two literary works The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck both portray the underlying theme of the American Dream. These novels exemplify certain struggles that characters have endured because of wealth, excess, poverty, economic issues and various views of social status that relates to the authors perspective of the world at that particular time period. Both novels are respected works of literature that capture the dilemmas that occur during the time when they were written. The authors include their own personal experiences to make it possible for more people to relate to their story and to enhance their writing.
The Great Gatsby was written in 1925 during the “Roaring Twenties” a time of wealth, prosperity and new inventions for many Americans. Fitzgerald wrote this novel during the Lost Generation, a new era of unique beginnings. Writers, including especially Fitzgerald captured this innovative generation as the economy thrived and mass production began to show the characters as representation of the corruption of society. Fitzgerald symbolized the “Jazz Age” for many young people because he was always partying and…