Essay On The Rich In The Great Gatsby

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The Richest Rich When we think of the life of the rich and famous in our current social lives we often get jealous of the material things they have and not so much get jealous of their personal lives. This is because we are only judging whats on the outside and what they flaunt on their social medias. Like us, in his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses a jealous tone in his description and comparison of the rich characters in the novel. He uses descriptive language and imagery in order to paint the idea of how the rich dress, live, and act towards other people of the same or lower social class. In order to support the point that Fitzgerald was jealous of the rich throughout most of the book uses characterization in order to …show more content…

In the beginning of the novel Fitzgerald is reminding the reader of words if wisdom that Nick’s father left him and this begins to show the way in which Fitzgerald is jealous of the rich, he begins by saying that he was judge because he didn’t live in the same way that the rich lived and therefore his judgement had a limit towards the rich. In this quote Fitzgerald is mentioning how the rich are snobbish since both because they were born into the rich family, “I am still a little afraid of missing something if I forget that, as my father snobbishly suggested and I snobbishly repeat, a sense of the fundamental decencies is parcelled out unequally at birth.” (Fitzgerald 6). In this quote Fitzgerald mentions that at birth the rich are given the believe that they have more rights than those who aren’t rich. This shows his jealousy because unlike the rich Fitzgerald would work for what he has instead of being born into wealth and thinking that because they are rich they deserve everything without working for it. In this quote it is clear that he is jealous of the rich because he is mentioning key words such as snobbish, to many this words is related to the the rich because they aren’t humble and they don’t work to earn but instead they are born into

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