Ignoring the fact there is nothing successful about Singleman. His view of Singleman is very narrow and Singleman was not as successful as he thought because he still had to work in the hotel at the age of 84 and died alone without family coming to his funeral. The same scenario where Nick believes in the false hope towards Gatsby, a lost idealist who is better off from their false dreams since to others they are just dreams nit the fake reality the Lost Generation
Gatsby tries to set up a neutral meeting spot at Nicks house on purpose. Nick then leaves Gatsby and Daisy alone and when he returns back into the room, Daisy is crying, guessing its tears of happiness, due to the fact that Gatsby and Daisy are in a relationship from that point on out. Also, Daisy coming from old money, just the way of her life. She can't help that! Gatsby changes all that by showing her in chapters 5 & 6 all of his fancy clothing and around his luxurious household.
Daisy and Tom haven't been to Gatsby's parties, because they dislike the "new money" types, and so do their East Egg friends. Wilson has blended into his social and geographical background so much that he has become almost ghost-like. Nick scurries back across America to avoid death or the feeling of restlessness that has come upon those others that have stepped outside their
The era following World War I witnessed the burgeoning of a new lifestyle that characterized the 1920’s. The Great War, now famously known as World War I had brought America to the forefront of the global outlook. The war time excesses in production transformed into prosperity during the next decade which would watch America seek continued isolation despite the mounting global challenges. The Great War and the ensuing Versailles Treaty had left Europe in a rather deprived and devastated state where the Europeans continued to seek cultural and economic assistance from their cross-Atlantic neighbors. With new job opportunities, progressive ideas, an air of liberalism had engulfed the American continent.
Gatsby dedicated himself to winning Daisy, which leads him to gain millions of dollars, buy an ostentatious mansion, and hold weekly parties. The love for his own illusion of Daisy motivates him in many ways. Gatsby even felt it necessary to fabricate his entire identity. The narrator states, “So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen year old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end.” Gatsby reinvents himself to conform to his own ideas of how he should live and how people should perceive him. He lies about countless things, so he can portray a man of wealth with sophistication and class.
Jay Gatsby: The American Dream Following World War I, drastic changes occurred in the United Sates. The 1920s, also known as the “Roaring 20’s”, were a boisterous era of prosperity. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays life during this time period. The focus of life consisted of three main virtues: wealth, property, and happiness. Jay Gatsby, the main character in the novel, symbolized the American dream of the ‘20’s.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The American Dream before World War 1 was about moral values and the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately, the War led to an economic boom in which people bought materialistic items they would have never bought before. This caused the dream to decay and people started to believe that worldly pleasures, money and ultimately, greed was above everything else. With this economic boom, any person of any social class could become wealthy. Jay Gatsby’s need to climb the social ladder and become the romantic hero for his lost lover shows the need of wealth for people in this era.
She is beautiful, wealthy, his version of perfection. He weaves a tangled web of lies just so she will feel he is worthy of her attention. Before Gatsby met Daisy, his only dreams were ones that he could get by hard work and determination, not unfairness and lies. This is made shown at the end of the novel at Jay’s own funeral, when his father, Mr.Gatz, presents Nick Carraway, the narrator of the novel with a keepsake from Gatsby's childhood, a journal of resolutions that young Jay had listed for himself to achieve. The young James Gatz was determined and committed to the classic American dream.