The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a story
of morals and American idealism, this being a major
theme of the book, which is corrupted by using materials
as its means.
Nick, the narrator as well as one of the main
characters of The Great Gatsby, has moved to the East
coast from the West to learn the bond business. He
rents a mid-sized bungalow on West Egg, where most of
the other residents have adopted their wealth, which
just happens to be next to the palace-like house of
Gatsby, the main character of the story. Nick's cousin
Daisy and her husband Tom are a well-to-do couple who
live on East Egg which is right across the bay from West
This story is about a wealthy man Gatsby, who
becomes corrupt, so to say, he doesn't respect the money
which was virtually given to him when he was younger so
now the great wealth is out to destroy him in a way.
Gatsby takes things for granted because he didn't
have to word to get the Upper Class status which he now
has. An example of this is also one of the main parts
of the story. Daisy, Nick's cousin and the wife of Tom
Buchanon, once knew Gatsby when they were in high school
together and they had a thing going. After a while they
separated and Gatsby went into the Armed Forces. Now,
at the time when this story takes place in the spring of
the 1920's Daisy and Gatsby still have a thing for each
other and their growing romance develops throughout.
Taking what he has got going with Daisy for granted,
like almost everything else he's got going for him, he
begins to loose what he wants the most, Daisy.
While Daisy and...