Truth in The Great Gatsby
The Golden Age, a time when money was abundant. Wealthy
family's always demanded to impress others rather than living their own
life. How did wealth seem to develop with scandals and how would dreams
contribute to destiny? In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby"
Nick Carraway's great American dream was to controlled the truth in which
he lives his life.
Money is a motivating force for almost everyone, but not everyone
loses sight of who they are. Gatsby's house and parties were a part of the
shows he wanted to impress Daisy with. Daisy, confused by Gatsby's money
and wealth tried drawing away from her husband Tom when she saw financial
security with Gatsby. Although Nick was tempted to be successful and
wealthy he viewed ethics and even his own morals to be additionally
Most of the Characters in the Great Gatsby lived so
materialistically that their own values and ethics suffered and really
never showed. Nick's friends in the novel illustrated ignorant fools, Tom
was careless. Tom was ignorant to the fact that cheating on a spouse was
and still is looked down upon. Nick as the Conventionalist he is,
displayed the character who looked down upon this affair. He didn't agree
with the fact that his friend Tom could love his wife while he lusted some
other woman. Nicks beliefs were never similar to Tom's, and later he
confronted Tom telling his disapproval of his actions. Tom, Daisy, and
Jordan showed no affection or remorse after the death of both Gatsby and
Myrtle. Nick percepted that his friends convinced themselves with their
own lies that nothing at all actually happened.
Even when the story focused on Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby's
relationship, Nick's love with his mistress Jordan...
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