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By Sophie Bertrand

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ISBN-13: 9783656119173

Essay from the 12 months 2011 within the topic English Language and Literature experiences - Literature, grade: 15,5, collage of Avignon (Faculté de philosophie, arts et lettres), path: English Literature - In-Depth examine Of A subject, language: English, summary: Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s the nice Gatsby used to be released in long island in 1925. these years in the US, the Twenties, are frequently regarded as the Roaring Twenties: a decade of serious social swap, a decade of jazz, an age of good fortune and American Dream, an age of every little thing. the yank Dream is frequently defined because the aspiration of younger american citizens to stay higher than their mom and dad: with out battle, poverty and misfortune yet with love, wealth and happiness. in truth after global battle I many americans needed to come back to the peaceable time they'd sooner than the warfare. throughout the Twenties, americans excited about development financial prosperity and most of the people thinking about the current with little difficulty for the longer term: existence turned more straightforward and extra relaxing. regrettably, this age of prosperity, whole independence, self-reliance and chance speedy grew to become an age of downfall: as a way to pursue this utopia, humans have been requested to paintings more durable. as a result they can now not prosper themselves yet basically endured.

Fitzgerald condemns this American society of the Twenties that has misplaced its pursuit of development for happiness to ultimately turn into only materialistic and corrupt.

In this essay, i'll take care of the line from the Midwest to big apple urban and the line from West Egg to East Egg either exemplifying the decay of the yank Dream, personified by means of the characters of Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway, as there's a powerful courting within the novel among the geography of the roads and the characters’ social values. at the one hand is the adventure of Nick Carraway coming from the Midwest and going to manhattan urban the place he discovers corruption and immorality. however we discover the line Jay Gatsby is following to be approved one of the wealthiest and to be enjoyed by way of Daisy. This street, from West Egg to East Egg, represents the circulate from solemnity and honesty to obsession of sophistication and privilege.

I desire to convey that those roads epitomize the decay of the yank Dream: via major characters of the unconventional and in other ways that we'll notice during this essay, the 2 roads or trips which are by means of those characters commence from some extent of ethical prosperity to maneuver them in the direction of a kingdom of ethical decay: Gatsby extra profoundly than the Nick. This essay might be twofold: the 1st half will obstacle the line from West Egg to East Egg that Jay Gatsby follows whereas the second one half will take care of the line of Nick Carraway: the line from the Midwest to long island City.

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