The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby is based on the movement or the idea called modernism. Many authors have used the modernist movement during the early 19th century by incorporating the American Dream, having their own portrayal on the idea. This movement is the change in culture and trends. There is a sense in that modernism takes a step forward past reality by rejecting the reality. For example, “In modernism, science explains everything, which took away all the power of God…” (123HelpMe 1) making Him unknown in the world and everyone really only rely on science, where science is now the true entity; mainly that science is perfect for the world. Not only that this movement only looks at science and not God, but the behaviors of the people are completely different from before. People, during this movement, only think for themselves, possessing false identities, and becoming sinful people making this time period a more corrupt setting. The time period in which this book was written in takes part in a huge role for the plot of the book. On top of that, the plot, theme, and setting play an important role also because it is great for the reader to study the work and understands why the author sets up the book in this way. In The Great Gatsby, there are many examples of modernism used in the novel. Some examples of modernism that are seen in the novel are the corrupt modern world and the misusage of traditional values and subjects.
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