The Great Gatesby

The Great Gatesby

In the history of the United States of America the 1920s will always be marked as a time of great wealth, prosperity and corruption. This is easily shown to us in the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald. The two main themes in this highly symbolic novel reflect on the disintegration of the traditional ?American Dream? through the shallowness and corruption of the upper class. Throughout the story Fitzgerald uses many symbols such as the Green light seen at the end of Daisy?s dock, the wild and illustrious parties thrown by Gatsby, and the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckelburg. Fitzgerald uses these symbols to represent his true, literary voice.
In the text Gatsby is a newly wealthy World War I veteran who has settled in ?West Egg? after acquiring a large sum of money after the war. We later learn that Gatsby is deeply in love with Daisy and has received all of his money illegally in an attempt to impress and win back his only love Daisy. In doing this he is truly attempting to fulfill his ?American Dream? of having everything and more. In

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