The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald almost gave his novel the title of ?Under the Red, White and Blue?. What does this suggest about the deeper themes of this American novel
This alternative title suggests that The Great Gatsby is (although not an obvious) distopian novel, which discusses the problems of the 1920s, the problems of American Dream and all that can be associated with it. I will also examine the obstacles of greed, and immorality, and that of longing for an unachievable goal. In this essay, I will scrutinise the themes of the Great Gatsby and their essential part in the plot, to create the stimulating and provocative comment on society in 1920s America.
Within this novel, there are many multiple themes, but the predominate one focuses on the death of the American Dream that had become the main aim for Americans in the 1920s.
The basis of this dream is that through your own decency and hard work, you can become rich and live a comfortable life. From the beginning of this novel, however, we see the contradiction of this dream, with Nick moving from West to East. Most people at this time moved in the opposite direction,
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