"The Great Gatsby"
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This paper explains that, in "The Great Gatsby", Fitzgerald demonstrates the fallacious belief that the possession of wealth and social standing leads to emotional happiness. The author points out that, by artfully developing the characters of the Wilsons, Fitzgerald succeeds in establishing that it is not their lack of wealth which invites scorn and pity, but rather their misguided pursuit of it. The paper relates that Fitzgerald's master touch lies in his main character, Jay Gatsby, the only one besides Nick, to truly gain the liking and empathy of the reader; ironically, he is the one person who has acquired his wealth illegally.
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