The Great Gatsby

Analysis of The Great Gatsby through the feminist theory College

The aim of this paper is to write an analysis of The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald which was published in 1925. The first part of this essay is written based on a close reading. In the second part the feminist theory is applied to the concept of The Great Gatsby. Scott Fitzgerald was an American writer of The Jazz Age (which he named) or The Roaring Twenties. He belongs to the Lost Generation which is a generation of authors who lived thought the First World War. ‘They were considered to be “lost” due to their tendency to act aimlessly, even recklessly, often focusing on the hedonistic accumulation of personal wealth’ (Longley, 2019). What is typical for the Lost Generation is: ‘decadence, distorted visions of the “American Dream,” and gender confusion’ (Longley).

The main theme of this novel is money and the way how they can change people’s personality and goals in life. Characters have corrupt personalities and bad motivations in their lives. These motivations lead to wrong decisions and actions with which they hurt each other. I have decided to apply the feminist theory because the roles and rights of women in America are changing at this era. This influenced the society and the literature as well. My aim is to...

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