We see this lifestyle emphasized throughout the Great Gatsby and it would be fair to say that Fitzgerald led quite a similar lifestyle to Jay Gatsby. Fitzgerald was born in New York where the novel takes place and was also born to an upper class family; Fitzgerald’s father worked for Procter and Gamble. Fitzgerald was sent to Catholic school, and later attended Princeton. It was at Princeton where he became involved with the new generation of the upper class in East Jersey. Likewise, Jay Gatsby lived in West Egg and was considered as part of the new money generation due to the massive wealth which he inherited from his father.
Fitzgerald had this “tone and pitch to the sentences which suggest his warmth and tenderness,” a tone that cannot be replicated. Fitzgerald’s feelings for his characters were expertly written. One reads his stories and gets the feeling that he felt the same way about his characters as the characters do in the stories. His “gentleness without softness,” brings out a different look of his characters. Fitzgerald’s feelings for Gatsby is the one that Nick has, he feels, “Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams,” is what destroyed the “Great Gatsby.” The “foul dust,” of corruption and betrayal that caused Gatsby to fail in his quest.
He is devoted to his dream of perfect romance. He is very wealthy and believes that all of his dreams will come true, and his new life will come together as ... ... middle of paper ... ... by the material objects he possesses because he took so much pride in them, especially his car. Many symbols are used, such as the valley of the ashes, representing all the corruption in society, Gatsby's car, his unread books and parties that he did not attend all symbolized his desire to look good but have little function. The theme of this story is that wealth without a worthy purpose is ultimately self-destructive. I thought the end of this story was very believeable.
He sees it as the key to his future, making life for him better. In addition, Fitzgerald’s omen was the loneliness of Gatsby pursuing his impossible dream (Kazen K2). Gatsby was rich, but his life wasn’t complete, he was missing something in his life. Soldiers of past wars enjoyed The Great Gatsby because of Gatsby’s dream and will. All in all, Fitzgeralds use of the American Dream was very successful.
Society is totally corrupted and the character’s lives revolve around the money and extravagant lifestyles. All of the characters are surrounded with expensive and unnecessary itms, which in turn, dulls their dream of actual success. Scott F. Fitzgerald provides a powerful and everlasting message of a corrupt, materialistic society and the effects that it has on the idea of the American dream.
In an episode of Queer Eye of the Straight Guy, ?Never too late to celebrate?, wealth is achieved through a person?s area of expertise, where the person is most likely to succeed highly in it. Wealth has been promoted throughout the episode in different ways. This includes the expensive suits and clothing from designer brands such as ?Prada? and ?Levis? and the episode was produced in New York City, USA.
The main idea behind the system was to gain profit from real estate. The more that people moved into the new land, the more commerce increased. The net result was that the city grew even faster than the planners had expected and there was more profit from real estate than expected as well (New York Times).
New industries presented unprecedented opportunities for an emerging class. It was a new era for Americans. People were becoming rich overnig... ... middle of paper ... ...as set up to be. Works Cited “A New Era … an Economic Revolution of the Profoundest Character.” American Decades Primary Sources. Ed.
Both Fitzgerald and E. Browning use a multitude of techniques throughout their texts. These techniques have an effect, whether similar or different, on the reader. The American Dream has no strict definition, however in the twentieth century and in many ways still today, it has become the term which describes an inherent faith in the promise of the new world. It was an age of capitalism and materialism. In the post war period America became an incredibly affluent country, which rapidly industrialized and developed the quality of life.
Gatsby had big dreams for the future because he was living in the past, and Gatsby, a noble and morally just person who was afflicted by the “foul dust (that) floated in the wake of his dreams” (p.2). When Gatsby’s dream fails he sacrifices himself to show his love for Daisy, making him similar to a Christ figure in the novel.