The great gatsby

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The Corruption of the American Dream

“The Great Gatsby”

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby describes and recreates a setting from the 1920`s short time after the world war I. Themajor theme in the story is the corruption of the “American dream”. The American dream was based in having better opportunities and quality of life, being wealthy and a person of high status. A clearexample from the American dream is Jay Gatsby. The Great Gatsby is a novel where we can see the corruption of some characters, most of them, wanting or having an excess of material. They were focusinga lot in material aspects than in moral values causing their loss of values at the end of the novel. In Gatsby’s parties, every Saturday night, the corruption of the “American Dream” was morevisible.

The East Egg a fashionable area of Long Island home to the established upper class alluring appearances serves to cover unattractive realities. The West Egg district of Long Island, a wealthy butunfashionable area populated by the new rich, a group who have made their fortunes too recently to have established social connections .West Egg is home to the new rich, those who don’t have thesocial connections and the refinement to move in the East Egg. West Egg is characterized by wealth poor taste. Nick’s comparatively West Egg house is next door to Gatsby’s mansion.

Gatsby is a veryinteresting character. He, since his youth, could see himself portrayed as a wealthy man. He came from a poor family later becoming rich, achieving his goal of the “American Dream”. He participated inorganized crime, including distributing illegal alcohol, etc. His principle motivation of achieving his goal was Daisy, whom he fell deeply in love and dedicated the rest of his life trying to win herback, now that she is married to Tom Buchanan. Gatsby acquired millions of dollars, bought a great mansion in the West Egg and had parties just for Daisy. Everyone attended Gatsby’s parties, showing...