The Great Gatsby By: f. Scott fitszgeRald (kenneth nguyen B7)

In the 1920's was the decline of the American dream. The great gatsby is a love story between a man and women. The main theme of the novel, however,encompasses a much larger society/social class,less romantic scope. Fitzgerald positions the characters of The Great Gatsby as emblems of theses social trends. "I am still a little afraid of missing something if I forget that, as my father snobbishly repeats, a sense of the fundamental decencies is parceled out unequally at birth." (Pg. 2)
"When I came back from the east last autumn, I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever; I wlanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimplses into the human heart. Only Gatsby the man who gives his name to his name to this book, was exempt from reactio-Gatsby who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn. (Pg. 2)
He nodded safely. "And what's more, I love Daisy too. Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time".(pg. 133). Quote number 2 "I found out what your 'drug-stores' were. He turned to us and spoke rapidly. "He and this Wolfshiem bought up a lot of side steeet drug stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. That's one off is little stunts I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw hi, and I wasn't far wrong." What about it?" Said Gatsby politely. "I guess your friend Walter Chase wasn't too proud to come in on it." (Pg. 143)
The eyes of doctor T. J Eckleburg are a pair of fading, bespectacled eyes painted on an old advertising billboard over the valley of ashes. They may represent God staring down upon and judging American society as a moral wasteland, though the novels never makes this point explicitly.

"See!" He cried triumphantly. "It's a bond-died piece of printed matter. It fooled me. This fella's a regular Belasco. It's a triumph. What thoroness! What a realism! Knew he when to stop, too - didn't cut the pages. But what do you want? What do you expect?" (Pg. 45-46)

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