Modernism In The Great Gatsby Essay

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"There are all kinds of love in this world, but never the same love twice." (F. Scott Fitzgerald). The Great Gatsby was written by F.Scott Fitzgerald, April 10, 1925. It was set in 1912 to 1924. The Great Gatsby is about a mans tragedy and his American Dream to do better and be on top. It also showed view on the american dream and modernism when gatsby met Daisy and could not be with her because of the amount of money he had. F Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby shows the parallels between Fitzgerald 's life and modernism.In the 1920s money was important and people made decisions based on it. People believed money bought happiness.Fitzgerald went to New York to seek his fortune in order to marry(Bruccoli). He did that…show more content…
They had spent a year in France for no particular reason, and then drifted here and there unrestfully wherever people played polo and were rich together." (Fitzgerald 17). Many people travelled to Europe to show how wealthy they were. There was of alot of inequality in the 1920s. Women were not expected to be independant. In the 1920s many people wanted the American Dream. They wanted the American dream because they wanted rich be successful. Daisy is like Zelda because they both wanted fame and fortune.Poor to rich (Bruccoli). Daisy wanted to didn 't want to be with someone who was poor. Zelda also didn 't want to because she was interested in money.Gatsby chasing after Daisy.This reflects a conflict in fitzgerald 's life because Zelda had an affair but he didn 't want to let her go.Wanted to fix the past (Rodger).Fitzgerald made sone of his books for Zelda. "Many already loved Daisy, increased her value in his eyes"."Single green light, minute and far away"( Fitzgerald 25). fitz control over what people did.school he was manipulative.demonstrates the fault of gatsby. relates to daisy to try and get him.Some women were independent and had…show more content…
Women thought that alcohol made men more violent, but other disagreed and bootlegging skyrocketed. "Thats the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool"(Fitzgerald 116-118).Tj Eckleburg eyes are an important symbol in the book. Important because it symbolized America losing its value and the eyes are gods looking down on people."Symbolize some implacable deity"(Rodgers).Many of the characters refer to the eyes as god when it involves their values."Watchful vigil"(fitzgerald).Tj Eckleburg 's eyes reveals that people cared more about money and material things than their values and morals. "False gods, turns to ashes" (Bruccoli). The ashes are as ashes tend to be "desolate" and" grotesque" (Fitzgerald). The Great Gatsby reflects fitzgerald 's life. The characters did not stay true to their values and morals because money had a big effect on them.F Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby shows the parallels between Fitzgerald 's life and modernism. "There are all kinds of love in this world, but never the same love twice." (F. Scott
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