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The great Ftizgerald

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Through the use of parallelism, Fitzgerald uses his own life and personal experiences to create the characters and the theme of the novel. The Great Gatsby is set in the 1920's, the time period in which he was a participant (he and others fell victim to the American Dream). The 1920s are also known as the Roaring Twenties because of the decades distinctive cultural edge. also during this time there was a rise in Criminal activities. which was due to the governments ban on alcoholic beverages. This created the theme and setting of the novel. Through parallelism, Fitzgerald creates Jay Gatsby in his own image , Gatsby grew up just like Fitzgerald, born poor and goes into the war right after falling in love. Gatsby falls in love with a Daisy Buchannan. This love is the same love that Fitzgerald had with His wife Zelda when they first met. Both Gatsby and Fitzgerald had to leave for war, departing from their lovers. and both Daisy and Zelda promised to wait for them to return. Both Daisy and Zelda are seen as gold-diggers, also known as women, whom go after men with money and power. Daisy promised to wait for Gatsby, but when she saw the opportunity to go and marry a young man with unlimited amounts of wealth she jumps at the chance almost compared to Zelda, his own wife broke off their first engagement because Fitzgerald did not have money at this time of his life. Although Gatsby is the main character of the novel. He is not the narrator. Fitzgerald does not see himself as a trustworthy person, through this feeling of distrust towards himself, Fitzgerald creates Nick Carraway, the narrator of the novel. Nick Carraway is a Yale graduate from Minnesota whom moved to New York to be a bond salesman. "I'm Inclined to reserve all judgment...

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...came his motivation to become rich and to become rich quick. Once Gatsby had been requested to leave for war, Daisy had promised him that she would wait for him until he got home. Just two years after this promise was made, in 1919 while Gatsby was off studying at Oxford University trying to get an education, Daisy Buchanan married Tom Buchanan. Fitzgerald describes Tom as a wealthy man who attended Yale with Nick. Tom was one whom was fortunate to be b solid family and was born into a family of wealth. These may be the reasons why Daisy had married him. The marriage of Tom And Daisy became Gatsby's motivation to win Daisy. To do this he needed to quickly make millions of dollars, buy a big mansion in West Egg and to throw his lavish parties in order to try and have Daisy to come to those party's so that he could meet with her again. (F.Scott.Fitzgerald Finances).