Essay 4.pdf - 1 Marcus Caballero Professor Read English 101...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 5 pages.

1 Marcus Caballero Professor Read English 101 November 10, 2019 The Greatest Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsbyin 1925. This novel takes place during the Roaring Twenties in America, prior to the Great Depression, and brings up the topics of the American Dream, old wealth versus new wealth, and the past, present, and future. I would say that the American Dream was one of the main themes discussed in this novel. The American Dream can be briefly be described as going from “rags” to “riches” which is why many people immigrated to America during this time period: to achieve the American Dream and to provide a better life for their family in the Land of Opportunity. One character that is told of acquiring the American Dream is Jay Gatsby, who is the protagonist of this novel. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book again for the second time around. There were a lot of details about this novel that I forgot about because I had not read this book for a long time. I completely forgot that there was a separation of those who were of old wealth and those who were newly wealthy. I think the reason I liked this book so much the first time I read it was because the main protagonist of this story is Gatsby, but the story isn’t told from his perspective. It’s told in the perspective of Nick Carraway which is as objective as the story can be told. Nick obviously has a bias towards Gatsby, but that was because

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture