The Great Gatsby
To what extent is The Great Gatsby a moral novel. Discuss.
The society our nation lives in today has developed morals and principles through the lessons experienced from the past. The Roaring Twenties was a time of change and a chance to pave a path for the person you wanted to become. Morals and principles served as guidelines rather than rules and were merely preached that practiced. Thus, the severity of the immoral actions taking place created opportunities for lessons to be learned. In his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald illustrated various moral lessons through the downfall and corruption of various characters based on their immoral actions. The narrator, Nick Carraway is a young man who throughout the …show more content…
As well as illustrating that one should not follow others, The Great Gatsby also show that the indulgence of money is corrupting and cannot buy happiness. For example, the extravagant lifestyle of Gatsby was not created for him but rather to impress someone else. Gatsby felt that by setting up the ideal lifestyle for Daisy, it would help her to realize her love for him was still existent. However, thinking that money could bring back his old love was