The Great Gatsby
...Great Irony Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is based in the “The Roaring Twenties,” a period which will forever be known for its materialistic opulence and extravagance, and, ironically, also for it moral decadence and depravity. The novel puts truth in the saying, “money can’t buy you happiness,” showing that excessive wealth is more prone to purchase misery, as it evidently did for the central character, Jay Gatsby, who believed that his newfound fortune was the ticket to making his dreams come true. Instead of buying fulfillment, joy, and new life, Gatsby’s wealth ended up shrouding him in loneliness, despair, emptiness, and ultimately, death. Gatsby’s long... here English 16 October The...