The Valley of Hope

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“Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever” (Fitzgerald, 93). Set in the roaring 1920s, The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a terrific novel teeming with dreams, hopes, and carelessness. The parties, wealth, affairs, and misadventures create a heated and fast paced emotional ride for the characters of the novel; however this ride will disintegrate the hope in some of the characters’ hearts. The Great Gatsby contains visions of new beginnings and hopes but as time speeds on a new reality reveals a loss of hope and false hope. In this novel there are many signs and cases of lost hope and false hope, one case is Nick. Nick was very naïve when he first came to New York; he believed in not judging someone when he first meets them and hoped everyone was honest. Now Nick has lost hope that people can be honest and states this realization, “I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known” (59). Likewise, his beliefs of not judging someone are squashed from Tom, Daisy, and Jordan fueling his ideas of t...
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