The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1168 Words Feb 28th, 2015 5 Pages
The 1920s: the period where everybody believed that hard work would lead to wealth and happiness. People will do anything to be wealthy, the belief of the American Dream. Times where money is one of the most important aspects in life, marrying for wealth, power and reputation. Although anyone could have that dream There is one in a million chance to succeed that dream. James Gatz, later known as Jay Gatsby experiences the American Dream coming true. Mr. Fitzgerald used Gatsby to suggest that the American Dream is very hard to achieve. There was social corruption in those days and still exist today. F. Scott Fitzgerald shows these concepts in the novel The Great Gatsby. These themes are shown in both the lyrics by Lauryn Hill “All Falls Down” and the novel The Great Gatsby. Although many wish to accomplish the dream, only few actually experience it. In The Great Gatsby, all characters attempting to become happier with his or her lives. Characters are divided into two groups: the rich upper class, West egg and the lower class, East egg. Although all characters try to make their lives better, the American dream eventually are ruined by harsh reality. While Nick watches Gatby’s movement, narrates “He stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward-and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock” (Pg.…

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