Essay about The Great Gatsby as a Criticism of American Society
American society through the eyes of his narrator Nick Caraway, as he watches the downfall and pathetic lives of what most consider achievers of the American Dream.
Fitzgerald’s criticism of American Society is more prominently proven by his
Harsh view of America’s materialistic standard of living, the tragic death of Gatsby, the negligence displayed by Gatsby’s friends, the reveal of Gatsby’s innocent childhood, and Fitzgerald’s personal life experiences. All lead the reader to see Fitzgerald’s unforgiving blow towards American Society. Fitzgerald first introduces the mysterious Gatsby through the thoughts of …show more content…
another bad driver? Well, I met another bad driver didn’t I?” (Fitzgerald 177). Jordan uses the driver metaphor as a way to describe to Nick how a dishonest and awful person is fine until they meet another person who mirrors them. This connection will cause their abnormal personalities to clash, just as two bad drivers in a car crash unable to swerve out of the way. Tom and Daisy are both great examples of “bad drivers” and are couple caught up in their own materialistic bubble. Gatsby lives