Essay on The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

1380 Words Jul 22nd, 2015 6 Pages
The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story focuses on Gatsby and Daisy’s love for one another. Gatsby easily believes that he can turn back time and fix his relationship with Daisy. Both characters run into various conflicts that act as a hinder to their relationship. The Great Gatsby was published during the nineteen twenties and was a set in the beautiful New York City and Long Island during the Prohibition era; a time when flappers were in style and alcohol was illegal. The themes in this novel present the meaning of the story. The society and class are a perfect example of a theme for this novel. People are what they were born with, if born wealthy then they will live wealthy. If born poor then they will live poor, unless otherwise they escape the lower class. Trying to change society and class can lead to tragedy such as the events that occurred in this novel. The theme of love in this story is clear yet confusing. Love in this story is unfaithful; Daisy shows affection to both Tom and Gatsby but Gatsby is the only one who ends up falling in love with Daisy. Wealth is also a big factor in the theme of the novel. Being wealthy and having everything does not mean that one is happy. Money can simply never buy happiness or someone’s heart. Daisy and Tom’s relationship sets as an example for this theme. Both are wealthy but are unhappy with one another which results in their unfaithfulness in their relationship.
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