The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Symbolism In The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald uses many symbols in order to emphasize its themes. These themes mostly have to do with the American dream and its corruption. Many of the characters in this novel are striving towards greater wealth and status. They feel that once they get this everything will be prefect. This is in the classic American tradition except that it has been corrupted by the means they are willing to employ to gain their aspirations. Those who are already on the top of the financial and social ladder are a mockery to the American dream as well, they are careless and self-absorbed. They are not hard working in fact they are lazy and only seek to amuse themselves. They do what they want for they have always had their money to get them out of trouble. The dream

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