Daisy's Lies In The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby portrays the Roaring 20s as an era of deceit. Nearly every character in the novel spent their time deceiving/lying to others or themselves. Everyone in the Roaring 20s attempted to lie and deceive their way to the top with material possessions and stories. Tom Buchanan attempts to deceive his wife, Daisy, into trusting he loves her and only her and deceiving his mistress Myrtle into believing that he cares for her. Tom creates the climax of the story by tricking Myrtle’s distressed husband into believing that the main character, Jay Gatsby, ran her over, resulting in the death of Gatsby. Now looking at our main character, Jay Gatsby, we see the main deceiver of this novel. After meeting Daisy, Jay Gatsby began creating a whole new story about his life to explain how he had made it to the top. Through illegitimate means Gatsby became an extremely wealthy man and set up shop in West Egg on Long Island. This home was directly across the bay from East Egg, where Tom, Daisy, and the green light at the end of their dock, acting like a glimmer of hope for Gatsby. For the summer Gatsby plays host to the largest and wildest parties in all of New York City with …show more content…

However, he took short cuts such as illegitimate means of making money, and getting lost in his own material possessions. While Gatsby did deceive nearly everyone that ever got the chance to meet him, including the narrator, Nick Carraway, in the beginning, he did it to get the one thing money could not buy, Daisy. Once Daisy did come over to Gatsby’s house, he showered her in everything he owned, silk this, golden that, and other extravagant things. After the hit-and-run incident, Daisy pulls away from Gatsby and resides in the safety of her husband Tom, leaving Gatsby distraught and disbelief, thinking she will come back. Gatsby’s motives seemed clear in his own mind but in reality were muddied with errors only seen from

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