The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1149 Words Mar 12th, 2016 5 Pages
It is often believed that money brings happiness in one’s life , as the saying “money can’t buy love” goes, shows that happiness cannot solely excel without true love.Author F.Scott Fitzgerals proves this, in The Great Gatsby. He shows us how wealth brings out superficiality and hypocrisy into the lives of the characters in the Great Gatsby.Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald seems to reaffirm that money can’t buy love, friendship or happiness. In short, he’s implying that money is the root of all evil.

At the beginning of the chapter we are introduced to Nick Carraway,who already describes the subdivision in the society he lives in . East egg and west egg , “old money” vs. “new money” a recurring theme throughout the novel. The two neighborhoods represents the division between the new money , Gatsby who fits the stereotypical cliché new money faux pas, who likes to display their wealth lavishly , while the old money ,Tom Buchanan is brought into wealth, which brings out rivalries between both man.

Author, Fitzgerald introduces us to Daisy , “the golden girl” with a “voice full of money” , which already shapes her as materialistic and his obsession over their past love

Fitzgerald doesn’t condemn money but rather he demonstrates that having a lot of money upholds corruption. Gatsby dedicated his life to become rich in order to win back Daisy, his American Dream. His wealth blinded him from the reality of life, that the past can’t be undone, and that money can’t buy…

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