The Great Gatsby Essay | Truth and Lies in the Great Gatsby

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Truth and Lies in the Great Gatsby

Summary: Discusses The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Examines the lies and corruption which pepper the novel as well as the hidden truths and secrets of major characters.
Within the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott. Fitzgerald, the collision between truth and lies throughout the text is a heavy battle. Facades and appearances confine the truth and ultimately the reality of certain characters and their past. Most notable of these is the secrecy and deceit practiced by Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, and Myrtle Wilson which leads to inevitable tragedies when the truths are revealed. The only character that shines light upon all the lies is Nick Carraway. He gives voice to all the corruption and deceit that is present within the novel, and as the novel is narrated through his eyes the reader subconsciously introjects his interpretation and adopts it for his own.

The character of Jay Gatsby is blind to all reality. His constant struggle to discern between the showy, glittery image of American society in the 1920's and...

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