Creative Writing Essay

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Gatsby lived his American dream and in the end found his heart flooded with the power of love and its remarkable betrayal. In time, the clothes we decide to wear, or the objects we put faith into are but beautiful masks covering broken creatures. The desires Gatsby longs for, force him to remember the past in the hope of strengthening the dimming light of Daisy’s love. Gatsby’s life gives way to circumstances that connect two separate ideas in ways least expected. In Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby the morals of people are challenged through the use of flashbacks, symbolism, irony, syntax, and diction in order to depict the dissimilarities of the social classes. As an illustration of the period of the story, Fitzgerald contradicts the American dreams with the reality that happiness is not always gained in the honest way. Men and women during this period were both attempting to fulfill their desires, often not taking into account how their actions affected the ones around them. During a conversation Nick has with the mysterious Mr. Wolfsheim, there is a sudden occurrence of irony. Mr. Wolfsheim, whom is foggy character at this point, makes a rather ironic and portent statement to Nick Carraway, “Yeah, Gatsby’s very careful about women. He would never as much as look at a friend’s wife.” (Fitzgerald 72) At this point, Mr. Wolfsheim’s proclamation about Gatsby settles into the reader’s mind as verbal irony. As the reader will become aware, Gatsby is in love with Tom’s wife Daisy, and as uncanny as it seems, Gatsby and Tom are friends connected with wealth and ignorance. With the reader now aware of the ironic situation, the verbal irony set forth by Fitzgerald, produces a split story that the reader sees inversely from the characters involved. In addition to the conversation at the beginning of the story, Nick ventures out to talk to Mr. Wolfsheim. “The

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