GATSBY TEST ESSAY - In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The...

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In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald establishes an artificial society where money is the objective that everyone longs for. This motif that Fitzgerald creates helps critique the social classes of the time. Throughout the novel, two social classes are depicted, the "new and old money", and the poverty-stricken classes. These classes are a very important track and significance though the entire novel. “We are living in a material world." This famous line in one of Madonna's songs entitled " Material Girl " will never outgrow itself. Ever since the beginnings of monetary means, the main focus of living is getting more money and to be as successful as possible. This became a huge issue during the 1920's. In this era, people made money from the stock market , illegal bootlegging and so forth. With these people hitting the jackpot, this then created a new rank called `new money'. This rank, however, never overpowered `old money' the most wealthiest, well-known and respected class. The possession of material wealth however, can't bring true happiness. Love is an important factor in this equation; when you don't have love, it is
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course ADMS ADMS 3330 taught by Professor Adms3330 during the Winter '10 term at York University.

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GATSBY TEST ESSAY - In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The...

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