Essay about The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the barrier between "Old Money" and new money was an unbreakable wall due to the stock market boom during this time which in turn causes Gatsby and Daisy to have an unstable relationship. An article from the History Channel states, "The nation 's total wealth more than doubled between 1920 and 1929, and this economic growth swept away many Americans into an affluent but unfamiliar "consumer society"" ("The Roaring Twenties"). This shows that "New Money" was not as valuable during the 1920 's and was not seen as truly wealthy. Gatsby and Daisy have an unstable and unreliable relationship due to lying and the difference in social classes; some examples of hardships within this relationship are lying about money, being unsure of the feelings they have, the unreliability of crime, the temporary matters of Gatsby 's money, and the unattainable dream Gatsby has of Daisy. Gatsby has an unstable and unreliable relationship with Daisy because he lies and says he has money in order to try and obtain a relationship with a girl from a much higher social class. Gatsby meets Daisy at an officer’s party at her house. Her mother tells her to look out for well-mannered and wealthy men. When she meets Gatsby his social status is unidentified due to his military suite that could be covering up the lower class clothes. Gatsby, "… was at present a penniless young man without a past, and at any moment the invisible cloak of his uniform might slip from…

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