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Art of Sacrifice and the Corruption of the American Dream in 'the Great Gatsby'

Summary: `The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald explores the concept of sacrifice as an art in many ways. The novel deals with sacrifice as not simply the destruction of something valued, but for a specific purpose and higher claim, where the gesture is carefully planned out, demonstrating a deep personal understanding by a character. The characters Daisy, Gatsby and Myrtle all show this art of sacrifice and how their actions portray the corruption of the American Dream.
`The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald explores the concept of sacrifice as an art in many ways. The novel deals with sacrifice as not simply the destruction of something valued, but for a specific purpose and higher claim, where the gesture is carefully planned out, demonstrating a deep personal understanding by a character. The characters Daisy, Gatsby and Myrtle all show this art of sacrifice and how their actions portray the corruption of the American Dream.

As one of the main characters, Daisy started out in the novel representing all that seemed to be attractive and beautiful about America of the East in the 1920s. Descriptions of her were all associated with elegance, innocence and wealth. Fitzgerald used imagery such as "white... dresses rippling and fluttering" and "french windows, glowing and reflected gold" to control...

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