Essay on The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

1041 Words May 27th, 2016 5 Pages
Ideals can get in the way of our judgement on reality. It is we put in our minds that satisfies our perception of what is either perfect or most suitable. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby and others are the few to take note of in view of how they live their lives. Fitzgerald displays the pursuit of nonviable ideals concerning individuals of the 1920’s who long to fulfill their unreasonable morals. Often people become so tied up and twisted with their needs they forget the reality of their predicament. A man by the name of Jay Gatsby is one great example. It was a very materialistic era in the 1920’s it was all about getting the best cars, houses, or throwing the best parties. In Gatsby’s case that was exactly it. As a younger kid his first ideal was to escape the working class and get his way to the upper class. His turning point started with a man by the name of Dan Cody. He was accustomed to the life of luxury, and was indoctrinated to idealize wealth. Gatsby is presented, by Fitzgerald, as the one who can’t grasp the blatant truth. It is stated by Nick that “He talked a lot about the past, and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered since then…” (Fitzgerald 110). Nick has noticed that Gatsby is too romantic to withstand the bent world, he also can be classified as a romantic idealist, he miscalculated the dream of a perfect…

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