The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1045 Words Apr 30th, 2016 5 Pages
During the Puritan Era if a woman or man were to be caught in any way committing adultery, there would be severe punishment served by the Puritan society, whereas in the Jazz Age the 1920’s, Americans cared more about having success and more less values. The novel The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is mainly about the main character, Hester Prynne. Hester is a married woman whose husband, Roger Chillingworth, goes to England for a while, but Hester’s community becomes shocked when they find out Hester had an affair with the puritan minister Dimmesdale. Hester then becomes pregnant with her daughter Pearl. Hester is sent to jail, before she is set free, she is publicly punished by the community and required to wear a red letter “A” which stands for adulteress. From that point on, Hester was treated like an outsider from the Puritan Society. The novel The Great Gatsby is written by F.Scott Fitzgerald. The novel is mainly about a wealthy man named Jay Gatsby, and Nick Carroway, in which is the narrator of the story. Jay Gatsby uses parties, for the purpose to get the attention of a certain someone , Daisy Buchanan. Jay Gatz is mainly trying to get her attention to rekindle their relationship, while she is already married to a wealthy man named Tom Buchanan. Even though Tom and Daisy are married, Tom is living a double life with another women to make him just as blameworthy as Jay or Daisy. Therefore, both of these novels have mutual signs of adultery.

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