Theme Of Social Class In The Great Gatsby

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I. Social class The Great Gatsby talk about the story that Gatsby pursue the bigwigs, but it end up with him death. For Gatsby tragedy, the society has inescapable responsibility. In a word, the social class imply the Gatsby’s tragedy was inevitable. Gatsby was born in a poor family at the Midwestern United States, his life was very difficult in the childhood. After he suffered from the poverty, he desire to become a rich man and he also have a big ambition: he don’t want to do a ordinary people, so he make great efforts for his dreams.Then, he begin to come true his dreams by any ways. In order to disguise his family background, he changed name from James Gate to Jay Gatsby that like the name of upper class. And he followed Wolff Sam to …show more content…
Daisy who lived the East Egg is a woman whose Gatsby want to get but never get all the time , just like the green light that come from the East Egg, Gatsby was attracted with it. The river between East Egg and West Egg also indicate that the gap between Gatsby and his weather friends, those people look down upon him all the time. This is the direct reason that lead to Gatsby’s …show more content…
At that time, most young man are addicted to enjoy life, just like that “they enjoyed the delicious wine under the jazz music.” However, the abundant material failed to take away social contradiction and spiritual crisis, the traditional value system quickly broken down in the United States. Many people are attracted with money and material, they are stung with desire and faced the serious spiritual crisis, which resulted that many young people lost themselves and the worship of money become very prevalent. The whole society is filled with mental disturbances. Lived in the this spiritual desert, people’s goal is money and benefit. F. Scott Fitzgerald show the people’s spiritual crisis in the novel. For example, “the valley of ash” symbolized the degraded and decadent morality of people; in the luxurious party of Gatsby, people’s laughter cannot cover up their loneliness; When Tom gave Daisy a very expensive necklace, Daisy quickly put into Tom’s arms; When Daisy see Gatsby again, she is attracted by Gatsby’s wealth instead of Gatsby’s infatuation; When Daisy found Gatsby’s money are acquired by unlawful way, she left Gatsby once again; What is the most sad thing is Daisy shift the duty of accident to Gatsby. We can see that Daisy is very selfish, false and cruel. However, for this behavior of Daisy, in the process of Gatsby

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