great gastbyChristina Webster
April 8, 2010
“There’s no way out. You were born to waste your life.”(Simpson) No one will have a choice to what they will become, its just destiny to waste their life. The “Great Gatsby” and “In the Suburbs” theme is the struggle to achieve the American dream, and to be perfect in everyone’s eyes, but really they just live in a prison.
In the “Great Gatsby” the characters lie and keep secrets to the person they are married to. Myrtle and Tom hare having an affair with each other, but they both are married to someone else but “neither of them can stand the person there married to” (F.Scott Fitgerald). They cover up their affair with lies so they can look perfect and achieve the American dream. The characters in the “Great Gatsby” don’t have any guilt of there wrong doings.
“In The Suburbs” the narrator explains how people hide the horrible thing they do and just “walk in pocession to the temple, singing” ignoring that they lie” (Simpson). All they really care about is how they appear to someone else. The struggles the characters go through in the “Great Gatsby”, to appear perfect, are like living in a prison. They never try to leave they just remain in there.
“You were born to the middle class life.” (Simpson) Simpson implies that you really don’t have a choice, they will always stay in prison that they were born into with no way out. The characters in the “Great Gatsby” live as if they are imprisoned. They do careless things that aren’t responsible but they don’t care. Every character has their struggle that keeps them in the prison. They never seem to try to fix their problems, they just let them get bigger.
The “Great Gatsby” and “In the Suburbs” shows the struggles of people who can’t help but stay in them. They hide deep behind the lies they tell with no self dignity. They don’t see anything wrong with what they do, all they want in life is the...