The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essays

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In the book The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays the battle between love and money with Gatsby, Daisy, Tom, Myrtle, and Mr. Wilson. The minds of these women are corrupted with money, and they are blinded from true love with diamonds and pearls. The men were all about the girls and the alcohol; Except for Mr. Gatsby. Jay Gatsby is an affluent and obsessive man who is in love with Daisy Buchanan, Tom’s alluring and money crazed wife. Their love story goes back five years to when Gatsby was sent to the war and did not return. Daisy was distraught and later married Tom Buchanan of West Egg. The Great Gatsby is based around the 1920’s era or “The Gilded Age.” The 1920’s was a time where people were careless and over half the population was drunk off of liquor and euphoria. This was the prohibition era. People made liquor and other alcohol illegally and sold it speakeasies. Speakeasies are secret bars and pubs where flappers and extremely wealthy people go to party and buy alcohol illegally. A sense of happiness is all that mattered in this era and relationships were based off of money, lies, and false love. The relationship of Tom and Daisy and Myrtle and Wilson reveal money’s influence on love and shows the outcome of relationships in the novel impacted by money and shows the downfall of traditional American values in the Jazz Age. The Roaring Twenties was a time of prohibition, dancing, and money. “Everybody seemed to have money,” ("The Jazz Age".…

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