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Upper-Class Corruption in "The Great Gatsby"

Summary: F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" explores the corruption and decadence of the upper class in 1920's American society. The upper class is portrayed as shallow, materialistic and violent.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby, is written during the 1920's in the modernist era. Specifically, the novel describes the upper-class. The Great Gatsby explores the themes of the American Dream, how violent the upper-class is, and the novel shows how one man's dream isolated him from the rest of society. Fitzgerald chose to explore these themes given that this novel was written during the roaring twenties when there was plenty of prosperity and opportunities. The main character of this novel is Jay Gatsby. He was born into the lower-class as James Gatz of North Dakota. Throughout the novel Gatsby tries to be accepted into the upper-class but he ends up being killed by the carelessness of the upper-class. The narrator is a dynamic character named Nick Carroway. At the beginning of the novel he does not trust Gatsby yet in the end he...

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