The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1191 Words Apr 13th, 2016 5 Pages
There are many debatable issues over which people base their opinions. Human beings are made to have their own personal views on different ideologies and practices; no one ideology can fight against all other views and say that factually and morally their way of viewing things in life is the only right way. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald illustrates the concept of the American dream. Through the use of characters like Jay Gatsby, Nick Carraway, Tom and Daisy Buchanan and many more other characters. The Great Gatsby is a story of the defeated love between a man and a woman. Does Fitzgerald view it as totally dead, or is it possible to revive it?. Fitzgerald conveys the idea of the American dream to be totally dead, and not possible to be revived, Fitzgerald expresses his view of the death of the American dream through the story of the forbidden love between Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, told by Nick Carraway the narrator of the novel. Firstly, Fitzgerald depicts the 1920s as an era of rotten social and moral values, proved in its overarching pessimism, greed, and empty pursuit of pleasure. The Great Gatsby is a highly symbolic reflection on America in the 1920s, in particular the dissolution of the American dream in an era of unexampled luckiness and material excess. Nick Carraway, the narrator, is one of the few people privileged enough to move into West Egg while having a middle class status. Nick immediately portrays his dislike for…

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