Hostility in the American Dreams: A Study of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Authors

  • Ms. Tania Saggi M.Phil. (English) Research Scholar Indus International University Bathu (Una) H.P., India
  • Dr. Yogesh Chander Sood Professor of English Indus International University Bathu (Una) H.P.,India
  • Dr. Ram Krishan Assistant Professor & HOD Department of English Indus International University Bathu (Una) H.P., India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v7i9.9740

Keywords:

American Dream, Sociological, Jazz Age, Materialistic, Struggle

Abstract

Fitzgerald’s dominant theme in The Great Gatsby is the American Dream which has driven the people berserk leading to cleavages in the society.. This paper precisely focuses on 20th century corruption of original

Idealistic American dreams. It deals with the American society dreams reflected as more of materialistic possessions than idealism and spiritual satisfaction. It takes up Gatsby’s struggle showing the seeds of future fructification. As a representative of fate, Gatsby strives to get his love and reach his career. The paper depicts his strong determination of reaching his goals.

The materialism of this period of time in America corrupted the American dreams with much focus on gaining wealth and power. The so-called Jazz Age of 20’s   compelled the life of Fitzgerald to deal with social imbalances calling for urgent attention. Tanfer Emin tersely comments on Gatsby’s “ hidden violent nature. . . .Driving his instinctual self for possession.”   .

 

This paper also covers some facts like greatness of Gatsby which drove him to give his all to achieve his love. He reached the heights of riches just for his love. Gatsby’s death can be compared with death of Jesus. The way he spent his whole life struggling for career is a milestone.  When he finally meets his love , the surrender of  his life for love is another height he attains .

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Published

11-09-2019

How to Cite

Saggi, M. T., Chander Sood, D. Y., & Krishan, D. R. (2019). Hostility in the American Dreams: A Study of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(9), 11. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v7i9.9740