Decay Of The Jazz Age In The Great Gatsby

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Values of the Jazz Age
Time has changed since the Jazz Age, where the American economy was at its finest moment. The American economy prospered during this age and the control of power and success had a huge influence on people. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, the novel describes the decay of moral and social values. The novel portrays the emotions and effects of a couple striving to keep the flare of their love alive. Through the use of tone, conflicts, and symbolism the story is told in a fascinating manner.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s tone and use of keywords in context can describe his purpose in telling this story. The characters in which he uses and the dialogue in the novel can easily predict the level each character has in society. The time when the novel was written affects the character’s appearance, their dialogue, and their perspective on values during the Jazz Age.
Although there are many struggles in the novel, the main struggle was Fitzgerald's ability to interpret modern age conflicts compared to situations handled during times in which he lived in.
“Fitzgerald's struggle between the values of modern age he lived in and his awareness of the
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Fitzgerald uses the men in this story to draw comparison to the values of modern morals. The main conflict in this novel is between Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan. Tom’s tone and attitude gives off a sense of arrogance which makes him one of the most unlikeable characters in this novel. There is not only conflict between two major characters, but there is also a conflict of interest. Tom and Gatsby both have something to gain from each other’s mistakes with Daisy. Their patience is put to the test as so much their brains as thinking of ways in which Daisy will fall in love with either one of them. It seems Daisy’s love for both men draw conflict on not only the men themselves but on the people around