The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is the unbelievable story of a man who was forsaken by his one true love, and his ongoing struggle to reclaim her heart. Fitzgerald does a outstanding job of capturing the idea of the true American dream. The novel highlights the concept of the affluent spending without consequence; this thematic structure of the text parallels the concept of the American dream in current popular culture and for this reason this story is a classic novel shared all over the world.
Scott Fitzgerald was a unique character with a very opinionated mind, his writings speaks to many Americans all over the world because they felt his pain, lust and sorrow through out his novel. He aspired to become a well known author, and thats exactly what he accomplished. The History Channel explains Fitzgerald life and how he was raised "His father taught him to always be a gentleman to those around him and his mother sent him to prep school to better enhance that" ( The Great American Dreamer). He passed time in his new school while he was not learning or studying, he would write plays and short stories. After prep school he attended Princeton, where he wrote many literary magazines and even joined the Triangle Club for avid writers.
The time period in where the novel takes place is in the 1920s, the beginning of the struggle during Great Depression and the Jazz movement. This was when many Americans voiced their opinions about culture and dressed differently and changed all the original ways society was run, this was a huge movement during the 1920s and this caused the Great Gatsby to be as impressive as it is. In our modern society people look at the Great Gatsby as a becoming light which gives hope to the people most inspired by it to try and pursue the American dream. It took Fitzgerald many years to perfect this novel and the reason for that having it be so perfect was because he needed the story to betray how he felt during the 1920s and how the world was. He wanted to show that he was not just a passing phase, but he also had a dark side and that alcohol had consumed him most of his nights.
The new act was to stop making, producing, distributing, creating, and handling of all alcohol in the United States. Fitzgerald's character Gatsby became rich and famous for being a bootlegger which was someone who transported and sold alcohol illegally. The author wanted Gatsby to appeal to American people as this outstanding individual, to the point were Marsh writes "Gatsby's elegance and pose is similar to the gods in greek mythology" (Marsh 12). But on the inside he was a tortured soul, and the film does a magnificent way of capturing the novel in modern day era.
The film directed by Baz Luhrmann, showed the relation between the rich, the poor, and the concept of the American dream. The new film appeals to modern society, Paul Giles writes "Luhrmann specializes in reworking classic works in unfamiliar context" (Giles 3). Modern...