The Great Gatsby gives the sensation that there isn’t any spiritual values in the upper class families. One may also get the feeling that the east is a location where money may impact those that live there in a negative manner. An example maybe about Daisy Buchanan and Tom a wealthy espoused couple that evaluates others depending on their wealth. A great example of that is when Daisy was in love with a gentleman named Jay Gatsby and she couldn’t marry him because he didn’t have enough money to his name. He then tried everything of his power to save up so that he can make it up to the
You’re poor enough.” In return, his nephew replied, “What right have you to be dismal? What reason have you to be morose? You’re rich enough.” This goes to show that there were people knew how much Scrooge owned and that they believed he had no reason to be the way that he was. It also suggests that Scrooge did not think that one who was poor and had little to own could not be satisfied as they were. The Cratchit family proves that wrong.
In the Great Gatsby, the author tells us a story about a man whose name was Gatsby, when he final became rich by his own effort, his lover can not accept him at all, people around him were just made use of his money, and they still looked down upon him because of his poor background. What a sad story! Through this story, we can learn that money is not so useful, maybe we can use money to buy a lot of things, but it does not mean rich can present everything. Gatsby’s
Daisy finds out that Tom is hiding something from her. Tom and Daisy didn’t have a ideal relationship. Tom seems to abuse her nor seems to not care about her. She has everything wealth, love, and happiness tieing to the American Dream. Later on, discovering that she had nothing and she was corrupt for the dream.
“ “This is a terrible mistake,” he said, shaking his head from side to side, “a terrible, terrible mistake.” “You’re just embarrassed, that’s all,””(87) Gatsby is a self made man, he makes a big deal in getting Daisy to meet him “accidentally”. But when she gets there, he backs out like a child. His whole life (after meeting Daisy) was based around getting Daisy to be his, so I understand that he was nervous to see if his hard work in becoming a great person worked on her, but Gatsby should had passed his nervousness aside to talk to her, without Nick. Gatsby couldn't even talk to her without Nick’s presence. He needed Nick to be there and when Gatsby wanted to back out he needed the support of Nick to keep him there.
The dysfunctional couple comprised of George and Myrtle Wilson is an example Fitzgerald uses to portray the grief and plight of the poor due to the disregard by the rich. They inhabit the Valley of Ashes, barely making enough money to support themselves. They lust after riches, specifically Myrtle, who seems to disregard her husband in favor of attempting to climb the social ladder by being with Tom, regardless of Daisy. She even proclaims, “I married him [George Wilson] because I thought he was a gentleman...I thought he knew something about breeding but he wasn’t fit to lick my shoe” (39). By Fitzgerald’s showcasing of Myrtle Wilson’s characterization, he gets the point across to the readers that social climbing and greed---chasing your version of the “American Dream”---can inundate any person with a need to be accepted by peers and
Danglers went as far as to leave his wife over a payment he did not want to pay the next day. “I am leaving today in order to avoid that tomorrow which would be unbearably disagreeable to me” (Dumas 454). Both men let greed fill their hearts to the bitter end. They did not love money, they worshiped it. The love of money, the root of all wickedness, has transformed our earth into a corrupt nation, a people without a moral sense, and a society of very chaotic and greedy human beings.
Although in the end that wasn’t enough for Daisy to be happy with him. Gatsby was able to taste the feeling of bliss for a split moment in time, but after all it just lead him to his grim ending – being shot in the back and no one attending his funeral, not even dream girl, just the man he used the most and the only person who cared for him, Nick Carraway. The American Dream in The Great Gatsby was about being unimaginably rich. being able to afford anything that the heart desires. Gatsby was able to buy everything, but not the only thing he wanted – happiness that came from Daisy, his golden dream girl.
All of these people in the book who are rich and wealthy that live this dream are really bad people. Deep down the people of the upper class are hollow. They don't care about anyone or anything but themselves. These other rich people have everything just like Gatsby does. But they aren't happy at all.
Daisy got caught up in the worldly things and ended up living a miserable life with a husband who cheated and whom she no longer loved. She strived for the life that was typically the american dream, by marrying up and living a life full of wealth and comfort. “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made. . .
As for the cons, it is said that the redistribution of income or wealth goes against what the American economy stands for in a sense of a free capitalism. It is sort of the opposite of the pros in a way. You see when redistribution is taking place, big businesses and the wealthy are unable to create businesses, and hire. It acts as a cinder block in a way that it can bring the economy down. One last note regarding cons is that many despise redistribution because they feel they are forced to give their hard earned money away and that it promotes laziness even.