Bad Decisions In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Money and love influenced characters in The Great Gatsby to make bad decisions. Money can motivate people to do things and act in a way they would’t usually do. The fallacy of the American Dream from the characters put them into bad situations. Tom, Myrtle, Daisy, and Gatsby was all motivated by money into doing things that will go against their morals. They all wanted the American Dream which is being in love, happy, a loving spouse, and money. They couldn’t achieve the American dream because of their actions. Thus, money and love the characters wanted so badly in fact helped them make bad decisions from achieving their American Dreams.
Money can motivate people to do or not do somethings. Mr. Gatsby is definitely influence by money because he thinks money can get him the American dream he desires. Jay Gatsby is a man that seeks to be accepted by society and wants to be with a woman named Daisy. Gatsby feels as though as if he have a great deal of money he will be able to be accepted in society and …show more content…

Jay Gatsby’s American dream was to have money, a wealthy wife, and a happy life. Every since Gatsby was a teenager he wanted the American dream. In the book, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald states, “His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people-his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all,”(pg.98) this indicates that he already wanted the American dream. His parents didn’t have the money that he wanted them to have and because of that he did not except them as his parents. Gatsby believes that being successful and having money will bring him everything that will come in the American dream but his beliefs was wrong. Gatsby was trying to achieve his American dream but even his amount of money still wasn’t enough to win over Daisy and be accepted into

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