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In Fitzgeralds novel The Great Gatsby all characters are in one way or another attempting to achieve a state of happiness in their lives despite a troubled society The main characters are divided into two groups the rich upper class and the poorer lower class a class struggling to attain higher status Though only some characters seek to change their lives for the better the idealism and spiritualism of the American Dream is inevitably crushed beneath the harsh reality of life during the time of the 1920s Fitzgerald utilizes the social status of his characters to capture the sense of the time period By exploring the importance and power of dreams as they foresee the future of many Fitzgerald explores problems with a growing ever-changing society The destroyed American Dream is one idea leading to a troubled 1920s society that is portrayed in the novel The Great Gatsby Throughout the novel Jay Gatsby is presented as both debonair and in the same light mysterious Although he has achieved high financial status Gatsby hasnt found happiness within his life Gatsbys metamorphosis starts when he meets Dan Cody and acquires money by his association with him It is Codys death which symbolizes the start and end to yet another life that of Jay Gatsby Gatsby had been given a new start when he met Dan Cody however boths status and financial standing caused despair in their lives During his time after Dan Cody Gatsby quickly became one of societies play-toys He was being used talked about and falsely misled by his newly acquired rich friends Gatsby never really fit into the high-class society Girls were swooning backward playfully into mens arms even into groups knowing that someone would arrest their falls--but no one swooned backward on Gatsby and no French bob touched Gatsbys shoulder and no singing quartets were formed with Gatsbys head for one link 55 Dreaming for a society fulfilled with immense social status and
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