The Great Gatsby

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Dishonesty, immorality and lack of quality attributes, define the character traits portrayed within, “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This novel introduces the reader to a young women named Daisy, as it examines her relationship with her husband Tom. Their marriage lacks a deeply connected love. The reader is lead to believe that Daisy wed Tom for mostly money . On the other hand, before Daisy met Tom, she was passionately in love with Jay Gatsby. However, Gatsby had little money and Daisy wanted to find a well-off man . Daisy realizing this need, established a relationship with Tom and relinquish her love towards Gatsby. Immorality is a dividing force; it divides yet glues ones’ relationship together.

Therefore, being unaware of what is considered acceptable behavior in others as well as herself, Daisy chooses to not acknowledge her unfaithful husband’s affairs. Although Tom openly cheats on her, she doesn’t seem to care about his infidelity. One may think Daisy is naïve, simply oblivious to his cheating ways. One wonders how Daisy could be so foolish and lack self-respect to the point that she almost ignores his unfaithful act.

Consequently, “ Tom’s got some woman in New York.” (15) It’s well known that Tom is cheating on Daisy. Daisy’s fully aware of her husband’s cheating ways and accepts his lack of respect. Tom, while dining with Daisy, accepts a call from his mistress. Daisy accepts his intolerable behavior because it allows her the financial security she so much desires. She believes it is more important to have money than a faithful husband.

Other the other hand, Daisy and Gatsby were the perfect couple. Young and in love and planning their future. However, when Daisy realizes that Gatsby has little money to support them, she leaves him. Gatsby, in an effort to win back Daisy’s affection, lives his life trying to prove to her that he is worthy of her love. Throwing lavish parties and living in a massive...
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