The Great Gatsby 16 Essay Research Paper — страница 3

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is not about love. It is about that rotting effect that the money has on the society. Fitzgerald depicts the society as a faceless, drunk, and demoralized mass: I see it as a night scene by El Greco: a hundred houses, at once conventional, overhanging sky and lusterless moon. In the foreground four solemn men in dress suits are walking along the sidewalk with a stretcher on which lies a drunken woman in a white evening dress. Her hand, which dangles over the side, sparkles cold with jewels. Gravely the men turn in at a house — the wrong house. But no one knows the woman s name, and no one cares. (185) In this society money is the most important thing. Moral values are being bought and sold: the more money one has, the more tolerance people have for his mistakes. Money is a

parasite that infests people and destroys their soul. People have lost sight of what is truly important in life. Love, passion, and friendship those feelings seem to be forgotten. Only select few still know what those feelings are. Fitzgerald is trying to tell the society to come to its senses and save itself. .