What does Fitzgerald say about wealthy life and happiness?
“She vanished into her rich house, into her rich, full life, leaving Gatsby- nothing.”
This emphasizes the arrogance of those living in East Egg. Daisy can walk away from the problem as she has a lot of money. The word “vanished” has connotations to disappear suddenly. This proves that Daisy becomes almost invisible as she hides away leaving Gatsby to suffer the consequences. Gatsby was clearly suppressed by the class system and the world of betrayal around him. This is important because Fitzgerald can incorporate setting and background into peoples behavior which shows the immoral society of East Egg. The reader is once again informed about the division within society, and the corruption of the American Dream as the upper-class believe that money is the answer to everything.
In conclusion, F. Scott Fitzgerald creates a clear representation of life in the 1920’s and emphasizes the divide between social class. The corruption of the American Dream is displayed clearly through the character of Gatsby who creates a materialistic lifestyle to win over Daisy Buchanan. However, through the use setting and characterization, Fitzgerald conveys the conception that a wealthy and luxurious life does not guarantee happiness.”