The Great Gatsby: Morals And American Idealism



The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a story of morals and
American idealism, this being a major theme of the book, which is corrupted
by using materials as its means.
Nick, the narrator as well as one of the main characters of The
Great Gatsby, has moved to the East coast from the West to learn the bond
business. He rents a mid-sized bungalow on West Egg, where most of the
other residents have adopted their wealth, which just happens to be next to
the palace-like house of Gatsby, the main character of the story. Nick's
cousin Daisy and her husband Tom are a well-to-do couple who live on East
Egg which is right across the bay from West Egg.
This story is about a wealthy man ...

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separated and Gatsby went into
the Armed Forces. Now, at the time when this story takes place in the
spring of the 1920's Daisy and Gatsby still have a thing for each other and
their growing romance develops throughout. Taking what he has got going
with Daisy for granted, like almost everything else he's got going for him,
he begins to loose what he wants the most, Daisy.
While Daisy and Gatsby are having their little affair Tom is having
one of his own with Myrtle, the wife of an auto garage owner. Theirs too
develops throughout the story.
These two secrete relationships go and on through the book.
Meanwhile the backgrounds of the main characters as well as ideas/morals
are revealed. Then towards the end of the story everything begins to fall
apart.
Daisy kills Myrtle while driving Gatsby's car when Gatsby was in
the passenger seat. Gatsby took the blame so as not to get Daisy into any
trouble then was killed be Myrtle's husband by Gatsby's pool. Once that is
over the ...

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