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F Scott Fitzgerald comments on the lighthearted vivacity and the moraldeterioration of the period It possesses countless references to thecontemporary period The aimlessness and shallowness of the guests thecrazy extravagance of Gatsbys parties and the indication of Gatsbysconnection in the bootlegging business all represent the period and theAmerican setting But as a piece of social critique The Great Gatsby alsodescribes the defeat of the American dream and that the American ideals differ with the actual social conditions that exist in society For the American constitutions stands for the freedom and equality among people but the truth of the matter is that social discrimination still exists and the grouping among the classes can never be overcomeMyrtles attempt to become a member of Toms group is predestined tofail because he is of the wealthier more sophisticated class Takingadvantage of her animation her lively nature she tries to elude the rest of her class She gets involved in an affair with Tom and inherits his values and his way of living By doing so she only demoralizes herself and becomes corrupt like the rich are stereotyped to be She belittles people from her own class and loses all sense of honor that she once had And for all her social desires Myrtle never does find her place in Toms high brow world of the richFitzgerald portrays Myrtles condition obviously as a minor reflection toGatsbys more substantial struggle While Myrtles ambitions come from hersocial desires Gatsbys are linked more to his idealism his strong belief in lifes opportunity For sure his desire is influenced by social considerations as well Daisy who is beautiful and rich shows a lifestyle which is distant to Gatsbysand therefore is more attractive to him because it is so far out of his reachHowever social status is not his premier reason for loving Daisy It only leads him and makes him subject to believe in lifes great opportunity Like Myrtle does Gatsby fights to fit
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