If one is honest, they are to be free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere. The quality of being honest is honesty. Although characters in The Great Gatsby are quite sincere, they fall short in the possession of honesty. The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which depicts how American life was during the Roaring Twenties. The narrator of the novel is Nick Carraway, a former soldier whom is now selling bonds in New York.
The obsession of wanting love and money corrupts people's minds and drives them to do crazy things. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is in love with a woman named Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby does everything he can to make Daisy happy, even if it is corrupt. Gatsby was a poor as a child, but grows up and becomes rich so he can make Daisy happy. Gatsby bought a house right across the bay from Daisy and her husband, Tom Buchanan.
Arnold cared about his life and his money. He was not always that way, but he changed into a new person during the war. When he turned to the British forces, he impressed everyone once more, but this time with his selfishness. Americans’ first reaction was “shock and rage”(Sheinkin). They could not handle what Arnold had done; they did not understand who would betray his/her own country for money and wealth (Sheinkin).
Daisy is in love with Gatsby, but as war comes Gatsby has to serve his role in it. Daisy could simply wait for Gatsby to come home after the war, but Gatsby comes from a less wealthy family. She meets Tom, the heir of wealthy family, and she marries him. They have such a large desire to keep their money and status that they use others as if they’re there to serve them. An example of this is, once again, how Daisy uses Gatsby to get away with killing Myrtle.
The Great Gatsby and the American dream and success it illustrates including: wealth, fame, and roaring parties held by Jay Gatsby may initially seem wholly different from The Catcher in the Rye. However the more one looks in depth at the main characters, the easier it becomes to understand their similarities. Holden Caulfield and Jay Gatsby share the need to hold on to what was once. Both characters grasp so tightly to memories in the past, it blinds them to reality in present-day. This is mainly a result of both characters being idealists and rejecting change.
Any average person would desire to be a “Gatsby” who is extremely wealthy, widely idolized, and seemingly impeccable. Indeed, what makes Gatsby great is his lavish lifestyle and self-earned wealth. However, the more one observes Gatsby, the more one realizes that his epithet is incongruous with his actual character. Not only is the major factor that makes him remarkable, wealth, a result of illegal bootlegging, but he seems to contradict his ‘greatness’ in various instances in the novel. This leaves the readers to speculate that the title of the book is ironic as Gatsby is not great because he is too naïve, pursues after a married Daisy and does not achieve the American Dream.
As a result of this he is arrested. In act four, Proctor's integrity outweighs his will to live. It Proctor values his reputation, albeit in a positive way (unlike characters such as Abigail) when he says"Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies!
He didn’t get it” (Fitzgerald 100). This made Gatsby mad because that money was his main goal in life now. “At once Cody, the Western tycoon, who is spending his money in the flamboyant style of the Gilded Age, becomes Gatsby 's image of a wealthy and successful man” (Way 89). This made him want to pursue riches and live a life of luxury just like
Gatsby’s actions, and words demonstrate a clear obsession with Daisy that seems to have no end. In the story, Gatsby is at the first portrayed as a great man, until later the book goes on and his true colors and motives are revealed. As Gatsby invited Tom over to talk, he explains how all he wants is to have Daisy tell Tom that she had never loved him. In response “‘I wouldn’t ask too much of her’” I (Nick) ventured. ‘You can’t repent the past.’ ‘Can’t repeat the past?’ He (Gatsby) cried incredulously.
She found love in Tom Buchanan, a burly rich man, and eventually married him. Gatsby was utterly heartbroken. When he returned from the war, he could not get over this break up and made it his ultimate desire to be reunited in love with Daisy. He created a wild fantasy in his head, and did