F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby “So The Great Gatsby house at West Egg glittered with all the lights of the twenties, there were was always Gatsby’s supplicating hand, reaching out to make glamour with what he had lost be cruel chance...of how little Gatsby wanted at bottom-not to understand society, but to ape it”(21-22). The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald features constant parties, glamorous houses, and extravagance to reveal the values of the characters and the society they live in. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby exemplifies the innate values and morals of its characters and the society in which they live by using continual partying, glamorous houses, and extraordinary extravagance. The ridiculous wealth and obvious garishness of Gatsby’s parties reveals the reckless values of West Egg society. Nick observes that, “There was music from my neighbor’s house all through summer nights. In his blue gardens, men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars…” (22). Every night, random assortments of people come and go, “like moths” moving towards the light of Gatsby’s parties and wealth. These West Eggers conduct themselves “ according to the rules of behavior associated with amusement parks”(48). West Egg society focuses on spending their money rather than keeping the money like East Egg society. Instead of being polite and refined, West Eggers, who have “new money”, are outspoken and rude in the eyes of East Egg society. At first sight, Daisy “…w... ... middle of paper ... ... The ethics of society in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby are clearly noted through the endless partying, fancy houses, and the lavishness of their lives. Time and time again Fitzgerald displays his skills of developing his characters through plots and scenes of enchanting parties and mansions. Through these scenarios, the reader develops a sense of the purposelessness of the rich, the values of West and East Egg society, and Gatsby. Each individual scene reveals the subtle nuances of each and every character. Is shown to the reader in such a way that the reader picks up an idea of who each character is. By a landslide, the Great Gatsby owes a lot of its character development to its settings. The settings of The Great Gatsby provides for its substantial character development.
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