The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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The Great Gatsby Essay #3 The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald wrote about how a part of society’s elite and wealthy were reckless and irresponsible. In his own way he exemplifies exuberant ways of the era’s lifestyle of what might have been during the 1920’s otherwise known as the “Roaring Twenties”. Luxury, wealth, and decadence are what best describe the roaring twenties. Some key factors of the “Jazz Age” were music, wealthy, and having a sense of fashion which classified you as a “flapper”. This was a time period in which cars were also used as a form of wealth. There were two different sides in which society was represented in being either “Old Money” or “New Money”. Old Money were people from the East Egg that were always snobby and greedy towards their money. However, “New Money” were from the West Egg in which were less fashionable, and were the new wealthy. In the novel there are three main people who are nothing but careless. Tom Buchanan was a wealthy man in which Myrtle tend to use him for his money and symbol of value. Daisy grew up as “Old Money” and her husband Tom would sometimes take advantage that she had wealth as he did. Jordan Baker would use her wealth against anyone who tried to get in her way. This is showing in their behave on how they show that they are careless people in the lives of others around them. Tom Buchanan and Daisy Buchanan are a married couple who are from East Egg where people are very wealthy and…

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