Materialism In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The superficial tag between East Egg and West Egg is the hollowness of the upper class. They put on a façade to show that they are the same and one is not from Wolfsheim’s gang and the other from old money. F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby,” the author based the novel on failure and success in the illusional age of materialism. Fitzgerald was inspired by other authors such as Joseph Conrad. Conrad’s style is extremely dense and Fitzgerald wanted simplicity in his writing .Daisy, Gatsby and Tom like everyone have their own problems and they would like to think that they are the only ones with secrets. Nick Carraway gets involved in all these relationships with everyone and never wanted any of it. Tom feels he is the only one that deserves…show more content…
He wears two masks for each one of them and, he knew that Gatsby no longer wanted Daisy, Tom had Myrtle, and Daisy didn’t want the life she was living. Nick was the glue for everyone and the one who lifted a tiny weight of their shoulders. He was someone that all the characters confided in. The simplicity in Fitzgerald’s story was Nick, everyone trusted him to put on a different mask. He was a noble man who got tangled in the summer of 1922. At the end Nick was left outside the social circles getting a good view of the judgmental eyes all…show more content…
Gatsby was there and he knew that after that night he would not be the same and could no longer roam like God. Furthermore Daisy liked the old money mask and wanted to stay in that social class. So if there was a slight chance she loved Gatsby that could not happen because she would be looked at in a wrong way. The women of the 1920’s did not have a voice they had to be in the shadow of the men because men had all power. The 1920’s bought the dramatic rise of suicide, divorce, anger and the women’s rights were rising. She stayed in the mask even after it was revealed, old money
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