The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald creates a clear sociology of wealth. Relating back to the time period known as the "Roaring 1920 's", where suddenly everything was becoming modernized, as the country was flourishing and became categorized as the richest country in the world. A time where the rich got richer and the poor got poorer. The corrupt idea of becoming wealthy was every American 's top priority and Fitzgerald uses clear evidence of that through the different characters in the novel. Fitzgerald greatly emphasizes the major gap between the rich and the poor throughout the book, The Great Gatsby.
The idea of the rich is the major Fitzgerald 's major focus of the book. The author uses Nick Carraway as a narrator throughout the story as an insight into the lives of Jay Gatsby and many other very wealthy characters such as Tom, Daisy and Jordan. These rich are seen living in incredible mansions, surrounded by riches and luxuries sitting higher above the rest of society, and seem to be pretending as if the people whom make up the class below them cease to exist. When Nick describes the lifestyle of Gatsby he says, “There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars. At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while his motor-boats slid the waters of the…

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