Essay on The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

1297 Words Nov 12th, 2015 6 Pages
In a world where purity, integrity, and modestly are rare to find, all that is left is corruption. This corruption affects every aspect of life. It changes the way people treat others, and it diminishes the validity of ones morals. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the narrator, Nick Carraway, shares his story of living in Long Island, New York. He begins the novel by stating that he has been completely disgusted by everything and everyone he has encountered during his time in New York. Although he does makes one exception to this claim, no man is completely innocent of any wrongdoing. In Fitzgerald’s novel, various examples of infidelity, illegalities, and acts of immorality are used to show the corruption in society present during this time period.
One of the ways Fitzgerald shows corruption is through the multiple acts of infidelity seen in the novel. During the duration of (Throughout) the novel two couples are seen having an affair: Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, and Tom Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson. Jay Gatsby is Nick’s mysterious neighbour who was madly in love with Daisy Buchanan before he went off to war five years prior. When Gatsby fails to return from the war, Daisy marries Tom Buchanan, and they later had a daughter. Gatsby spends his entire life attaining a level of wealth that will satisfy Daisy. He buys a mansion directly across the water from Daisy house and throws elaborate parties weekly (every week) in the hopes of her showing up one…

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