Happiness Great Gatsby

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In prevalent society, wealth and the achievement in the American Dream seems to be the equivalence to happiness. The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, incorporates the themes of social class and money by describing the contrasting lifestyle between the rich and the poor in the 1920s. In this story, Jay Gatsby spends time trying to recreate his image in order to impress the love of his life, Daisy. Although Gatsby’s interpretation of happiness was to have the American dream and become the stereotype of white men living in luxury, he ultimately doesn’t reach the level of happiness he wants. The story of The Great Gatsby discusses the characters’ careless spending of money and their belief that happiness comes from money.

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