The Great Gatsby Essay | The Loss of Innocence

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The Loss of Innocence

Summary: Analyzes F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, The Great Gatsby. Discusses the theme of the loss of innocence. Provides samples from the story to support the theme.
The death of innocence is a major theme in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Throughout the novel there is a build up until the final death of innocence is realized at the end of the novel. This theme is most visible in the form of Nick Carraway and George Wilson. Nick at first sees Gatsby as a kind of mythical figure and also shows his naivety regarding several other characters. Initially, he sees Long Island as a place of vast wealth and dreams, and then realizes it is a place of agony and deception. George Wilson is the most innocent character in the novel. He believes earnestly that his wife loves him and is perfectly content with his life in the valley of ashes. A person of George's intellect could even tell that there were some serious problems surrounding him and involving his relationship with...

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