The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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Music blaring, lights flashing, people dancing, and the alcohol flowing; there is a mirage of sights and sounds one would encounter when they walk through the doors to one of Gatsby’s great parties. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby in the time of the roaring twenties. At this point in history, prohibition was in full swing, the speakeasies were bribing the patrol to look past their indiscretions, and the morals were starting to loosen. Gatsby kept true to the times and threw scandalous parties. He wanted the attention of his sweetheart Daisy, so the parties were extravagant and over the top to display the amount of wealth he had acquired. The major setback to Gatsby’s plan was during the five years that they were apart for the war; Daisy married another sophisticated, charming man from old money. Tom Buchanan was an imposing man who did not like to be out of control. Fitzgerald used Tom as the antagonist who was concerned about money and image. Tom’s actions in the book have been generally looked upon in a bad light, but there is always the question present, could he have had other motives and intentions?
Tom Buchanan is depicted as the classic tough guy. In his college years, he was a football player. He is big and strong with little care for the feelings of those around him. He married the prettiest girl in Louisiana and inherited his fortune through his parents. Tom had the ideal life for a man in the 1920s. After his college days, Tom began acquiring and…

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