The Rich In The Great Gatsby

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In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald creates a clear sociology of wealth. Relating back to the time period known as the "Roaring 1920 's", where suddenly everything was becoming modernized, as the country was flourishing and became categorized as the richest country in the world. A time where the rich got richer and the poor got poorer. The corrupt idea of becoming wealthy was every American 's top priority and Fitzgerald uses clear evidence of that through the different characters in the novel. Fitzgerald greatly emphasizes the major gap between the rich and the poor throughout the book, The Great Gatsby.
The idea of the rich is the major Fitzgerald 's major focus of the book. The author uses Nick Carraway as a narrator throughout the story
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Jay Gatsby is certainly extremely rich and owns a flashy car and large house complete with real books and nice paintings. That being said, he still suffers from many problems commonly faced by poorer people in society. One of these is his love for Daisy, is perhaps suffered even worse by Gatsby than many other people. At the beginning of the book, the green light on Daisy and Tom’s dock is all Gatsby can see of Daisy. Though he eventually expresses his love for Daisy once again, he still requires the help of Nick to start things off. Finally, when he thought he had won Daisy over once and for all, she said that though she had loved him, she had also loved Tom. This shows that even people as rich as Gatsby can be victims of the same social problems as their poorer counterparts. Another aspect of the book where the rich and the poor seem to collide is the affair between Tom and Myrtle. Tom is a wealthy man, and Myrtle is a poor wife of a mechanic, and yet they still seem to have a relationship. For example Myrtle thinks she 's so much higher than others because her lover is upper class., "I told that boy about the ice." "Myrtle raised eyebrows." "These people you have to keep after them all the time." She looked at me and laughed pointlessly…” (35) This relationship leads to another

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