Analysis Of ' Gatsby ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay example

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3.1.2 Gatsby——ego
Ego is separated from id. And it suffered realistic cultivation so that it can be sensitive generally. It can gain the satisfaction and prevent from pain according to the “reality principle”. The name of “Gatsby”, which also can be explained as “by gate”. He is near the gate, but he can’t enter. This name can also symbolize that Gatsby wants to realize his American dream, but failed eventually. During the 1920s in America, Pursuing fortune and enjoyment became people’s fashion. Gatsby wanted to pursue this kind of “American dream”. His “American dream” includes “fortune”, “status” and “romance”. Gatsby was born in a poor farmer family, his parents accomplished nothing. Especially when he couldn’t marry his loved girls because of poor and low-status, he had a more urgent mind to pursue fortune. Afterwards, he accumulated a large amount of money according to illegal methods. He seemed to have everything, like a palace-like house, expensive clothes, airplane, expensive cars, and enjoyable feasts. However, no matter how much money he had, he still couldn’t enter the superior society.
He didn’t fully understand the false of superior society. He was attracted by its wealthy, elegant, colorful appearance. He dreamed he could be part of it since he was young. Therefore, he never acknowledged that he is the later generation of poor farmers. Nevertheless, he didn’t see the evil side of superior society. They were selfish, indifferent, irresponsible, morality…

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