The 1920s were a decade of rebirth characterized by the beginning of the " American Dream" -- the belief that anyone can, and should, achieve material success. The understanding writer with the 1920s was F. Jeff Fitzgerald in whose most famous book, The Great Gatsby, has become necessary reading intended for present-day high school students. We analyze Fitzgerald's novel for the same reason we examine Shakespeare. The literature constructed by the two authors is made up of themes and morals that continue to be highly relevant to modern society. Therefore, this novel could have quickly been drafted in modern times. In his novel, Fitzgerald criticises the American Wish by talking about its bad characteristics: course struggles between rich as well as the poor, the carelessness in the rich, and the false romance between funds and pleasure.
" The fantastic Gatsby... describes the inability of the American dream, as seen by that American political beliefs conflict while using actual social conditions which exist. For whereas American democracy is based on thinking about equality when it comes to, the truth is that social elegance still exists and the sections among the classes cannot be overcome" (Internet 1). It is impossible for all people to become wealthy, since wealth is based mainly on sociable position, and classes avoid the poor by becoming powerful. " One particular thing's sure and nothing's surer / The abundant get richer and the poor get -- children" (Fitzgerald 101). Myrtle's attempt to enter the class that this Buchanans are part of is condemned from the start. The lady enters into an affair with Jeff, takes on all the negative attributes of his social group, and not only turns into corrupt and immoral, although she scorns people coming from her personal class. " I thought this individual knew something about breeding although he was not fit to lick my personal shoe" (Fitzgerald 39). The adulterous actions of Myrtle and Tom, as well as the negligence of Daisy and Michael jordan, illustrates the corruptibility in the rich. Equally Tom and Daisy will be...
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