“Great Gatsby” is one of the most popular novels famous all over the world. It becomes very widespread because of combination themes that disturb people of different centuries. It violates the theme of love, relationship, parents, old and new money, and in this article we want to show you how the author describes money issue in the example of the main heroes.
Jay, a young lieutenant and participant in the First World War, was in love with Daisy from a wealthy family but was too poor to marry her, that’s why he began looking for any ways to get rich to ask her hand. However, by the time he earned millions on the illegal sale of alcohol (the action of the novel occurs during the "dry law"), Daisy has already married Tom Buchanan, the heir to very wealthy parents. Though Tom's ancestors earned their millions in the way more unlikely to Gatsby, by the 1920s, Buchanan had already become an aristocracy, in comparison with which Jay was simply an upstart. Gatsby, who built a magnificent castle on the other side of the bay opposite the family house of Buchanan, only to be close to Dacey, attained her love at the end. But when she found out that he was a bootlegger, she returned to her husband.
Foreshadowing is the main theme of the essay. It’s a stylistic device that is used in most of the novels. The main function of it is to give the idea for an action, which hasn’t happened yet. We can observe it from the situation when Gatsby comes from a humble background, but he decides early in his life that he wants a different life for himself and his aspirations are similar to the concept of the American dream. This essay argues that his dream transforms when he meets Daisy and it becomes more aimed at becoming a member of the upper class, for which Daisy is a symbol.
Another example appears, as throughout the novel the reader might interpret Gatsby’s “mysterious” nature simply as something that indicates his inability to fit in with the upper class copiously. The jumble and disarray of color and assortments of textures further suggest Jay’s overcompensation for his modest past. The peacock feathers are representative of the times in that they convey frivolity and pretentiousness. The randomly dispersed pieces of mirror further denote the vanity of the people who attend Gatsby’s parties and of those who buy into Jay’s spectacle. If this artwork were to emit sound, this section would release a sound representative of the roar of the Roaring Twenties.
All the events of the book can all be tied to the final quote relating to the moment when Gatsby is seen reaching with his arms outstretched for the green light. The more Gatsby endeavored to acquire, the less he was left with, which is what Fitzgerald is primarily advising his readers to be wary of. Like with the green light, the opportunity and glamour of the times in America began to recede before the publics’ eyes as the Great Depression came about.