The Reckless Gatsby
We live in mammonist world. Money is first. If we have a lot of money, we can buy almost everything. However, we cannot buy true emotions, such as love. Emotion is above money. We can buy person to work at your side. But making that person to be truly at our side, we should move his/ her true heart by spending a lot of time and show who you are and know how he/she is. Otherwise he/she will just pretend to be your side. From this point of view, F.Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, is a fascinating piece of fiction because it represents that money cannot do everything someone wants. In the world, there are a lot of things that we can live easier with money. The following is the example of comfortable life due to money. With fenders spread like wings we scattered light through half Astoria- only half, for as we twisted among the pillars of the elevated I heard the familiar ‘jug-jug-SPAT!’ of a motor cycle, and a frantic policeman rode alongside. ‘All right, old sport,’ called Gatsby. We slowed down. Taking a white card from his wallet he waved it before the man’s eyes. ‘Right you are,’ agreed the policeman, tipping his cap. ‘Know you next time, Mr. Gatsby. Excuse ME!’(Fitzgerald 74) The law is under the money in this example. Also, Daisy said: “I hope she’ll be a fool- that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful fool.” The wanted daughter to live her life easier by marring a rich husband. If her daughter gets smart, knows a lot of things, and argues with her husband, her life is going to be harsh. Gatsby loved Daisy since 1917. Even the war cannot break his love to Daisy. So, he bought a gigantic Gothic mansion in East Egg right across from Daisy’s house. “It was a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool, and more than factory acres of lawn and garden.” He bought this house to make Daisy come back to...
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