The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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“Unfortunately, some of our greatest tribulations are the result of our own foolishness and weakness and occur because of our own carelessness or transgression.” This quote from James E. Faust, an American politician, expresses F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ambience in his book The Great Gatsby. This book, set in the mid 1920s in New York, focuses on the charming, yet mysterious, Jay Gatsby who tries to rekindle an old love with Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby throws extravagant parties in hopes of impressing Daisy and winning her over; spending much of his money in the process. Fitzgerald creates an elaborate upper class to sharpen the luxuries of that era.The characters of The Great Gatsby are blinded by their wealth and it causes them to act in a careless manner.
In the beginning of the novel, Daisy Buchanan appears to be the victim to Tom’s infidelity. She is often associated with the color white, appearing to be pure in a world of cheats and liars; however, as the book goes on, more of Daisy is revealed and bit-by-bit she becomes less of an epitome for elegance. Daisy is fully aware of Tom’s affair, but she doesn’t care because he has money and power. “Please, Tom! I can’t stand this anymore.”(Fitzgerald 134). With this quote Daisy retracted from Jay minutes after telling Tom she never loved him and was leaving him for Gatsby. Daisy had been so eager to leave her husband, but once Tom had told her what Jay actually does and that he had not always been rich, she went back to Tom. After…

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