Essay on The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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What You See Is Not Always What You Get Bestselling author and speaker Steve Maraboli voices that “you will always define events in a manner which will validate your agreement with reality.” Maraboli expresses that the way in which you handle a situation determines the mindset, and that can mislead people into thinking that the outward result is the real reality. Everyone has their own opinions about how they see the world, and sometimes these opinions do not translate to others views. The Great Gatsby shows a true understanding of the difference between perspective and reality. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald demonstrates the struggles within the class to portray the overall theme of appearance versus reality that has continued to linger in the minds of the characters throughout the novel.
Fitzgerald uses the concept of East and West Egg to make an opposing view against the two different classes. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald achieves his thoughts on society and how those who live in East Egg are people who come from families that have always had money, while those who live in West Egg are people who are less sophisticated and are generally more innocent because they have not had time to be consumed with greed their whole lives. Nick Carraway narrates the experience of others, and notes “this party had preserved a dignified homogeneity, and assumed to itself the function of representing the staid nobility of the countryside-East Egg condescending to West Egg,…

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