The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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F. Scott Fitzgerald, was credited for the success of his most famous novel The Great Gatsby, long after his death in 1940. This novel highlighted the Jazz Age of the 1920 and dealt with the greed of the rich, mishap of the lower class and use of wealth to override morals and justice. As this writing holds great power to those reading it throughout the years, Fitzgerald died believing that his life was a failure. Similarly to Fitzgerald, Zora Neale Hurston was acknowledged for the success of her play writings and most popular novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God long after her death. Her book dealt with the main character, Janie Starks desperate search for love while withstanding criticism after returning to her hometown, racism among blacks, injustice and rejection. Both novels however, clearly covers the topics of race, gender and justice. But what is race, gender and justice? Merriam-Webster dictionary describes race as "a family, tribe, people, or nation belonging to the same stock, a class or kind of people unified by shared interests, habits, or characteristics, a category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits" while gender is described as " the state of being male or female" and justice as " the process or result of using laws to fairly judge and punish crimes and criminals" Given these definitions, I have chosen to use characters, Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan and George Wilson from The Great Gatsby and characters, Janie Starks and Mrs. Turner…

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