It is a popular novel famous all over the world. It became very widespread because of combination themes that disturb people of different centuries. It violates the subject 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 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.
Class identity is the main theme of the essay. 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.
The upper-class couple, Tom and Daisy, represent the old money going downhill, while Gatsby as a self-made man represents the new money that wants the equal social status to that of the upper class.
In different periods of its history, society has a different attitude to the rich class. And the most sensitive indicator of this relationship is cinema. The fact is that by investing in films tens and hundreds of millions of dollars, their creators, in order not only to beat off their money but to earn them, try to foresee viewers what they want to see on the screen about rich people visiting the cinemas.
The poor spectators are attracted by the "beautiful life" on the screen - clothes, interiors, exotic landscapes, luxury cars - inside which they feel themselves the heroes of the film, they can live in the cinema hall for at least one and a half or two hours.
From the history of the economy, the content of the novel can be reduced to one sentence: that masterpiece is written about how "old money" won the "new." But that does not mean that they were better than the "new ones." Fitzgerald ends the novel with the phrase: "They were careless creatures, Tom and Daisy, they broke things and people, and then ran away covering up with their money."