Examples Of Greed And Love In The Great Gatsby

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Greed and love, in most cases go hand in hand. People will sometimes become jealous when a loved one show affection or chooses someone else over themselves. This in many cases can drive a person to horrible or outrageous things this fact is one of the main parts in the novel The Great Gatsby. This can be summed up by one sentence and used as a theme statement and that sentence is “sometimes people will do anything to get what they want.
Daisy is a prime example of how sometimes people will do anything to get what they want. Daisy shows this by the fact that she knows that tom is cheating on her but still stays with him under the false fact that she is catholic purely for the reason that he has money. She also shows this when she talks about her daughter and her hopes for her. Before the war daisy was in love with Gatsby but he was poor and when he left for the war she moved on and got married to tom who was rich. But when the two are reunited after nick sets up a meeting and when she sees Gatsby’s house she learns that she is rich and becomes attracted to him again simply for the fact that he has money.
Gatsby is a very good example for this theme and his actions show just how far he is willing to go to get what he wants. Before the war Gatsby was in love with daisy but he was poor and she moved on by marrying tom who was wealthy. But when Gatsby gets back and learns this and he does everything he possible could to become rich in the hopes of attracting daisy and making

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