Examples Of Greed In The Great Gatsby

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Money is just merely a thin piece of paper, it is iron or something that is big, but it is powerful enough to be used as a measure of a human greed. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is an accurate representation of life in the 1920s. Gatsby is a wealthy upper class man. He lives in West Egg where many people have new money and also where more wealthy people live. Gatsby is rich, powerful, and influential, but that was never enough for him. He has everything that everything that people covet and wish for but to him it is only the things that exist to enable him to get what he wants. It is because of his fantasies about the American Dream with Daisy that everything he tried to build for years has been destroyed by those bad things that he did. Gatsby’s desire for money and social status led him to exhibit his negative qualities such as involvement in crime, dishonesty, and delusions about his life with a married woman. Gatsby has a lot of money, but the money he makes is from illegal business deals with Wolfsheim “ He and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of …show more content…

Gatsby was mesmerized by the sound of money that seemed to come from Daisy’s voice and gestures. Gatsby didn’t love Daisy, he didn’t love her like what he's said. He is willing to sacrifice everything for Daisy just because she has everything that he wants, not because she is Daisy. Daisy had a lot of money and her social status is high and that is what Gatsby wished for. Although Gatsby became very wealthy after joining the dirty business with Wolfsheim, all he got from that business did not seem enough to him. His greed makes him feel that all he has is never enough so that he always wants more and more. The more the better. That is the reason why he spent a lot of time and a lot of effort to pursue his American Dream, which is

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