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The 1920s were a time when radio was a desired household item women got the right to vote no one paid attention to prohibition in the cities and entertainment created much of the excitement at this time Someone who stood out during the Jazz Age decade was author F Scott Fitzgerald He wrote many books during this time and is very well known for the 1925 novel The Great Gatsby Fitzgeralds fiction was semiautobiographical and before anyone knew it he was an overnight success His most famous book The Great Gatsby resembled Fitzgeralds real life persona The main character of the story Jay Gatsby is still madly in love with Daisy Buchanan and would do anything to get her back When Gatsby finally meets with Daisy again after five years he confesses his love to her even though she is married to Tom Buchanan and has a child Gatsby still continues to passionately love Daisy no matter what In the end he looses his life due to a mistake F Scott Fitzgerald shows that Jealousy leads to death and destruction through the character of Jay Gatsby When trying to lower Gatsbys greatness Tom talks about Gatsbys money Tom says arrogantly I found out what your drug stores were He and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drug stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter Thats one of his little stunts I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him and I wasnt far wrong Fitzgerald 141 Here Tom shows how his jealousy due to Gatsbys glamour negatively affects his relationship with Daisy and could totally destroy it Toms comment about Gatsby also shows his reluctant obsession over wealth and his immediate response to make himself withstand a near perfect reputation Throughout the novel Tom shows that other peoples wealth is fake and not equal to his At the same time Tom uses this aspect of
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