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Immortality in "The Great Gatsby"

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People say that "money makes the world go around." It may, but in the novel The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald money is what causes greed and death. The novel is filled with multiple themes but one predominate theme that the author focuses on is immorality. The novel was written in the1920s which was a time that drew away from social and moral values and yearned for its greed and empty pursuit of pleasure. Gatsby, gains his wealth through bootlegging only because he wants to show Daisy his wealth. Sadly, his determination for his love is what gets him killed. The author uses different characters throughout the novel to present his theme. Symbols can also be found in The Great Gatsby. An example would be West Egg which represents the recent rich and East Egg which represents the established upper classes. The West Egg and East Egg symbolize the different social status of society.

In chapter three, the author uses a great example of immorality through Gatsby's party. The author goes in depth about Gatsby's party so he can help the reader understand Gatsby's character and the purpose of his assembly. At Gatsby's party, most of the guests that are present have not been formally invited to the party but have been brought by others or just to drop in. The uninvited guests drink Gatsby's liquor and eat his food without even attempting to meet Gatsby's or give their appreciation, this shows their unethical manners. The women purposely dress in silvers and gold's to show their wealth and only pretend to have fun. The only reason the uninvited guests come to the party to show off their riches with their clothes or appearance. The guests do not realize that they are only pretending to be happy. At these parti...

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...g others. The East Eggers such as the Buchanan's move to a new house far away and does not attend Gatsby's funeral. The West Egger Gatsby has good qualities that sadly cause his death, he takes the blame for killing Myrtle rather than letting Daisy be responsible.

In the novel, The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a novel was written in the 1920's and during that time society had no civilized manners, they only cared about money. Because the society has no ethics they hurt others and do not realize how greedy they are. The author uses different characters throughout the novel to present his theme. Symbols can also be found in The Great Gatsby. An example would be West Egg which represents the recent rich and East Egg which represents the established upper classes. The West Egg and East Egg symbolize the different social status of society.
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