The Great Gatsby

Interpret the purpose of the writer in his writing piece "The Great Gatsby".


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Fitzgerald's purpose was to satirize the values of the upper class during the period of the "Roaring Twenties," and to question the materialistic meaning of the allusive "American Dream." The author illuminates the lack of morality in a society where wealth, glamour, and the accumulation of things is the basis upon which true happiness is believed to be found.


The Great Gatsby