Essay on The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby is an excellent example of how social economic status influences people’s behavior and actions toward other individuals. The 1920’s, the time period in which The Great Gatsby takes place in, was known as the “roaring twenties”. It was a time of change in America, socially and economically. During this era there was more mass production and consumption, people spent money freely, and the stock market was rising tremendously. The main character’s in The Great Gatsby are Gatsby, Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan, Myrtle Wilson, Jordan Baker, and Nick Caraway, who is also the narrator. Each of these character’s holds a different social economic status and power. Throughout this novel the wealth of the characters’ substantially affects the structure of the culture in The Great Gatsby. The reader is able to to identify the socio-economic status’ within individuals living in East Egg vs. West Egg and each character’s identity within the social economic class that they fall under. The relationships between the main characters’, particularly between Tom, Daisy, Gatsby, Myrtle and Nick is determined by this socio-economic status.
The 1920’s marked the beginning of a new era; money and power were on the minds of many. When one thought of how successful an individual was he/she would often associate success with how much money that individual had. Money is one of the main factors that can dictate what social economic class an individual falls under. According to “The Girls…

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