Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

What is Marxism? and how is it presented in The Great Gatsby? Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    I don't take sociology so I'm finding this difficult.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    lalalalala
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Was that so hard?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    how is it linked to tgg though, i cant find that.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by soIiIoquy)
    how is it linked to tgg though, i cant find that.
    If only there were a place where you could google 'Marxism and the Great Gatsby'.

    I can't think of a place, though, so I think you're out of luck.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ThatOldGuy)
    If only there were a place where you could google 'Marxism and the Great Gatsby'.

    I can't think of a place, though, so I think you're out of luck.


    igiveup
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    So quick lowdown on Marxism in general:

    Argues that economics is the driving force behind society.
    Examine the inequality of class and society (i.e. the power struggle between upper, lower, and middle class, rich vs. poor, owners vs. workers), oppression

    So in TGG this can be seen with Gatsby and his struggle to gain power and move higher up the social hierarchy as he is coming from new money , not old like everyone else/ Also the fact that Gatsby knows or feels he must be of a higher position in society so that he can be worthy or approved of Daisy's love? / Can be seen with Daisy and how materialistic she is hence why she stays with Tom / Could make some reference to the Valley of Ashes where Myrtle and George live unhappily trying to get out of the place/ Could compare the life of Daisy to that of Myrtle all because of class and wealth? / Everything in Gatsby and everyone is about money, class and materialism and ultimately without it, you couldn't be apart of TGG world

    Hope this helped a bit!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by sylviarose)
    So quick lowdown on Marxism in general:

    Argues that economics is the driving force behind society.
    Examine the inequality of class and society (i.e. the power struggle between upper, lower, and middle class, rich vs. poor, owners vs. workers), oppression

    So in TGG this can be seen with Gatsby and his struggle to gain power and move higher up the social hierarchy as he is coming from new money , not old like everyone else/ Also the fact that Gatsby knows or feels he must be of a higher position in society so that he can be worthy or approved of Daisy's love? / Can be seen with Daisy and how materialistic she is hence why she stays with Tom / Could make some reference to the Valley of Ashes where Myrtle and George live unhappily trying to get out of the place/ Could compare the life of Daisy to that of Myrtle all because of class and wealth? / Everything in Gatsby and everyone is about money, class and materialism and ultimately without it, you couldn't be apart of TGG world

    Hope this helped a bit!
    Ahh i see, thank you,

    also, how does ithis approach affect Tom Buchanan? ???
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    Tom is one of those of the upper class...in comparison to someone like George Wilson , who is practically working for him to fix his car you could look at the differences in lifestyle of the two men? It's kinda a owners vs. workers type thing i guess. Because all George needs is for Tom to buy this car he's been working which would allow him and his wife Myrtle to get out of the Valley of Ashes..but Tom is continuously saying he will buy it and ends up not buying it ...so it literally takes being of a higher class and wealthy in society to allow you to control someone else's position in society which relates to inequality of society
    (Original post by soIiIoquy)
    Ahh i see, thank you,

    also, how does ithis approach affect Tom Buchanan? ???
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by sylviarose)
    Tom is one of those of the upper class...in comparison to someone like George Wilson , who is practically working for him to fix his car you could look at the differences in lifestyle of the two men? It's kinda a owners vs. workers type thing i guess. Because all George needs is for Tom to buy this car he's been working which would allow him and his wife Myrtle to get out of the Valley of Ashes..but Tom is continuously saying he will buy it and ends up not buying it ...so it literally takes being of a higher class and wealthy in society to allow you to control someone else's position in society which relates to inequality of society
    ahhh right , got it


    thank you <3<3<3
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
    Useful resources

    Make your revision easier

    OMAM

    Ultimate Of Mice And Men Thread

    Plot, context, character analysis and everything in between.

    Notes

    Revision Hub

    All our revision materials in one place

    Love books

    Common grammar and vocabulary problems

    Get your questions asked and answered

    Useful literary websitesStudy help rules and posting guidelines

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.