What Is The Grotesque Thing A Rose In The Great Gatsby

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If that was true he must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream. He must have looked up at an unfamiliar sky through frightening leaves and shivered as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is and how raw the sunlight was upon the scarcely created grass. (Fitzgerald, 162.) If that was true he must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream. He must have looked up at an unfamiliar sky through frightening leaves and shivered as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is and how raw the sunlight was upon the scarcely created grass. (Fitzgerald, 162.) In this short sentence, Fitzgerald is setting himself in Gatsby’s shoes…show more content…
Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He came from an upper middle class family. Fitzgerald started writing and showing his interesting in literature at an early age. He was encouraged to pursue writing when his high school newspaper published his detective stories. In 1917 he decided to leave the university to join army. In 1918, he met and fell in love with a Southern girl named Zelda Sayre in Alabama. Unfortunately, his salary wasn’t bounteous to convince Zelda to marry him. She got tired of waiting for him and broke their engagement in 1919. Suddenly, Fitzgerald became a rich and well-known author when his novel was accepted and published a year later. At that time, he got married with Zelda a week after his novel’s publication. Fitzgerald started to write a book ‘ The great Gatsby’ projects his own life’s failures, accomplishments, and reflects himself upon Jay Gatsby who is a bright, handsome and very ambitious young man. Gatsby fell in love with Daisy and lied to her about his background because of the difference in their classes, in order to convince her that he was good for her. When Gatsby left her for the war, Daisy broke her promise to wait for him and married Tom Buchanan. From that moment when Gatsby devoted himself to winning Daisy back, which was his hook into pursuing wealth. Fitzgerald used geography motif to represent West Egg, where Gatsby purchased a gaudy mansion – where the “new rich” live, those who have lots of…show more content…
They worked hard for many years to be successful, and if they couldn’t make it, they hoped their children would accomplish it. Most of the immigrants gave hope to their children because they think the children would have a better education and more opportunities than they had. People who choose to leave their countries are not fully representative of the society and culture that they opt to leave. Most immigrants are young, healthy, and ambitious, and when they come to America and find success and make lots of money that means success. For those who have less skill and are impatient, they may turn to crime as a shortcut for achieving the American Dream. Instead of going to the universities and fulfill their dream, some turn to crime because they were not welcomed by most Americans. Some will rob, steal, open a business of crime to make money, etc. like how Gatsby joined in Dan Cody’s business to find a shortcut to reach his achievement. The American Dream cannot be achieved in a legal manner by most, which is what people commonly believe. It cannot be given to anyone; it is just an opportunity that everyone must win with hard work and

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