The Great Gatsby Essay | Materialism in "The Great Gatsby"

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Materialism in "The Great Gatsby"

Summary: In F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," Daisy Buchanan chooses to live a safe and secure life with Tom instead of with her true love, Jay Gatsby. In the end, this greed corrupts Tom and Daisy's souls.
" 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 hard to say that you are happy. Daisy Buchanan's case in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald proves this to its entirety...

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