Examples Of Lies In The Great Gatsby

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Don’t Buy The Lie Gatsby has told most all of his closest buddies who he has made himself up to be and deleted his past throughout the novel of the American Dream, The Great Gatsby. The theme shown throughout the novel is lies and deceit proven by the characters Nick Carraway, Tom Buchanan, and Jordan Baker. Nick Carraway says “I’m one of the most honest people I know.”(59) This quote is a bias opinion of himself. Nick is not a trusting source because the novel is all told by his point of view. The audience just assumes he’s being honest, because not much is known about him when he comes into town. Catherine tells Nick “It’s really his wife that’s keeping them apart. She’s catholic and they don’t believe in divorce.(33) Daisy is Nick’s cousin …show more content…

Myrtle's sister Catherine states “when they get married they’re going west to live for a while until it blows over.”(34) Tom is a married man, and never made a promise to Myrtle that he would separate from Daisy to be with her. Myrtle is a side chick of Tom’s and she doesn’t want to believe that’s all. Mrs. Wilson shouted “Daisy! Daisy! Daisy!... Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand.(37) Tom basically just proved that Myrtle is a loud and self righteous girl who is playing a dangerous game with a married man. Tom never plans on leaving Daisy for her and she was making fun of his wife and Tom got irritated and didn’t like that very much and used a violent manner to stop her. Nick states “It was after we started with Gatsby towards the house that the gardener saw Mr. Wilson's body a little way off in the grass and the holocaust was complete.”(162) This quote may not seem like much of a lie but really it’s the aftermath. Tom had told George Wilson that the car that had hit his wife Myrtle, was Gatsby’s car. George had believed it was Gatsby’s doing. George had gone to Gatsby’s house; shot Gatsby and then himself. It was after they had been searching for Gatsby that they had found

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