The Generation Of F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby

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The Generation of Gatsby “For the love of money is the root to all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”(Timothy 6:10 King James Bible)This is one of the most admirable verses from the bible, and probably the most know, it simply means that someones great love for money will lead them into evil temptations and eventually lead to their demise, not necessarily that all evil comes from the love of money. The Great Gatsby definitely deliverers this message, greatly influenced by the surrounding. It starts with James Gats as a child, and continues throughout the entire story, I 'll talk about how the settings influenced the events in the story. The movie starts off with Nick talking about the chain events, but fast forward some and we see Jay Gatsby, or Jay Gats was his real name. He was born on a North Dakota farm, born and raised poor. This type of life style was definitely not fit for the amazing James Gats, he felt like he was special, but why? It was growing up in such a poor family. Think about it, even in today’s day and time, we always want more, nobody is ever satisfied with what they have, its the ugly truth. This was the case for James, he suffered from the nourishment and privileges that others received, except he took it to a far more extreme level. He wanted to be rich, he didn’t want to just be doing well, he wanted it all. Now throw in this theory, if James Gats would have been born into a wealthy family, or even a well managed middle class family, he could have gotten a well education early, would have never left home, and maybe could have avoided the draft, which means he never would have had to leave Daisy.. However, he would h... ... middle of paper ... ...ng business. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”(Fitzgerald.F(1925)The Great Gatsby, America and France).The very last words in the story, but its meaning usually gets translated wrong. I guess everyone interrupts things differently , but I believe Fitzgereald is trying to say, that life moves on, and even the it tries to drag us into the past, we can still carry forward. There were multiple key components that made this story what it is, in my opinion I find the setting to be the most important, next to the characters themselves, not just in Gatsby, but in every other story as well. It is often something that gets overlooked. All the things talked about, from what time period Gatsby lived in, to where he was born and lived, all of it played an important role of making this story what I consider a great American Classic.

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