Lies and Deceit Wrapped Up With a Pretty Bow
We are often infatuated with pretty things, whether we’re aware of it or not. The shiny new toy or person always manages to capture our attention. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald exposes the truth behind everything that seems to be pretty and perfect.
Fitzgerald teaches us this through the protagonist of the story, Jay Gatsby. Gatsby, who worked so hard to make himself worthy to Daisy and wanted her to love him so badly that he resorted to illegal bootlegging. Gatsby’s whole life revolved around Daisy, who didn’t love him enough in the end to stick with him and let him take the fall for her. His downfall was Daisy, whom he had devoted most of his life towards becoming worthy of her love and hand in marriage. His dedication towards her is evident time and time again. For example, he held the lavish parties in hopes of showing off his wealth to Daisy. In turn, proving that he is now worthy of her. However, when he sees that she isn’t enjoying herself at his party, he becomes upset. Nick noted that when Gatsby “came down the steps at last the tanned skin was drawn unusually tight on his face, and his eyes were bright and tired. ‘She didn’t like it,’ …show more content…
Daisy’s whole character is about self-preservation and doing things that would benefit her. She chooses men who give her the most attention and is the wealthiest. She can’t handle trouble and leaves when things get too complicated for her to deal with. However, I do believe that Daisy should’ve taken the blame. Although it would have had a significant impact on her social status from riding in a car with only Mr. Gatsby and killing a woman, her punishment would’ve significantly kinder. For starters, she would not have gotten killed, and neither would Gatsby. Also, because of her wealth, she would’ve been able to pay off whatever she was being charged
Daisy Buchanan is merely at fault for Gatsby 's death. Daisy’s lack of self reliance and ignorance prompt her to be easily led into making bad decisions, causing her to lash out and be held responsible for the death of Gatsby. Being a women of the east egg society Daisy Buchanan has always been apart of the idea of “old money”, signifying that her whole life she has had everything given to her and she doesn 't have to rely on herself for her own self making. These factors impact her in her later life when she is faced with the consequences of Myrtle 's death. Daisy being responsible for the death of Myrtle ultimately leaves her to make the careless decision of letting Gatsby take the blame, because Daisy 's ignorance and lack of self reliance
“All liars lie to protect themselves, to protect their egos from the raw pain of the truth” (Aminatta Fonna). Would you ever lie to someone you love to protect your ego? The Great Gatsby is a love story with twists and turns that don’t end well for people. Readers also learned what wealth can do to a person and the difference between old wealth and new wealth. Through the character of Daisy Buchanan, Fitzgerald shows readers how money and wealth can cause people to be dishonest and lose their morals since they have a cushion of money beneath them.
In "The Great Gatsby," it is clear that the American Dream is a deceptive concept that only leads to disillusionment and misery. Despite the many characters' attempts to achieve their versions of the American Dream, it always remains just out of reach, causing them to spiral into despair. Gatsby himself embodies the failure of the American Dream, as he spends his entire life trying to win back the love of his youth, Daisy Buchanan. He has made his fortune through dubious means, hoping that his wealth and lavish parties will impress her and make her want to be with him again. However, even when he finally does reunite with Daisy, it is clear that the dream he has been chasing is nothing more than an illusion.
“The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.” (Stephen King). The Great Gatsby told by Nick Carraway it is about Jay Gatsby, a man who has come from nothing to achieving great wealth by lying to innocent people like Nick. Gatsby's one desire is to be with the Daisy Buchanan, who is already married to Tom Buchanan. In The Great Gatsby a realistic fiction novel by F Scott Fitzgerald characters wear a mask to hide their wrongdoings when Tom has an affair, Jordan lies about a car she left out in the rain, and Gatsby lies about his real business.
Throughout the novel, Gatsby is seen being dishonest by not telling people who was the person to really hit and kill Myrtle. Although Gatsby does not have any bad intentions, he could have prevented getting shot if he had only told the truth. After the accident, Gatsby and Nick were speaking and Gatsby happend to say, “yes, he said after a moment, but of course i’ll say I was” (Fitzgerald 143). It is clear that Gatsby is fine with taking the blame for Daisy since he is in love with her. The real reason Gatsby took the blame for daisy is because he felt that taking the blame will make him appear as a well respected, old money man.
The Great Gatsby is an American novel written by Scott Fitzgerald. On the surface, the book revolves around the concept of romance, the love between two individuals. However, the novel incorporates less of a romantic scope and rather focuses on the theme of the American Dream in the 1920s. Fitzgerald depicts the 1920’s as an era of decline in moral values. The strong desire for luxurious pleasure and money ultimately corrupts the American dream which was originally about individualism.
Gatsby is in love with the symbol of Daisy. If obtains the privilege to obtain her, it would mean that he is truly old money. This completes the idea that he has turned himself into old money. It is so important to obtain her because that is the girl he’s gone after for years. This is all he knows.
In life, what is perceived tends to show misconception in how thoughts play out. One prime character in the novel is, Jay Gatsby, he was not capable to decide between the love he felt for Daisy and the illusion that he could recapture her love by inventing a false past. Jay believed he could repeat the past. In the novel, Jay Gatsby refuses to establish the differences in the reality of his life and his illusions for his love for Daisy. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic: “The Great Gatsby,” displays how deception effects when one falls in love and when one realizes reality.
In today’s duplicitous society, men often pursue the “perfect woman”. This woman is construed to be; fit, provocative and ravishing. However, in greatly distinguished American novel, The Great Gatsby, the men have strayed from stalking women for their looks. Instead, Gatsby chases Daisy to achieve her as a prize of his bounty and any affection Gatsby demonstrates toward her, is simply to appease to her sense of status and wealth. The author F. Scott Fitzgerald, exhibits Gatsby’s these feelings for Daisy through the clever usage of connotation, symbolism and metaphors.
In Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Daisy is portrayed as a modern woman; she is sophisticated, careless and beautifully shallow. Daisy knows who she is, and what it takes for her to be able to keep the lifestyle she grew up in, and this adds to her carelessness and her feigned interest in life. In all, Daisy is a woman who will not sacrifice material desires or comfort for love or for others, and her character is politely cruel in this way. Daisy’s main strength, which buoyed her throughout her youth and when she was in Louisville, is her ability to know what was expected of her and feign cluelessness.
A lie can go a long way. The question is if it right for an individual to lie for their own benefit? Should a person lie knowing the consequences could wound another? People will go long distances to achieve what they believe is success; lying being one of them. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald dabbles with the idea is it worth lying to achieve success.
Nick seems to profess love for Gatsby in ways of such admiration, so much of which to make the reader believe that this might not be a simple platonic relationship between the two males. A really intense passage within the novel that shows the utmost admiration for the man in the pink suit is when our narrator is describing Gatsby’s smile: He smiled understandingly—much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced—or seemed to face—the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on YOU with an irresistible prejudice in your favor.
The Great Gatsby, written by Scott Fitzgerald, features the “American dream”. This dream comes with the fake perception of a person receiving everything they could only hope for. Scott’s romanticism plays as a major influence in his writings and his idea of reaching his own American dream. Scott Fitzgerald’s image of the good life is portrayed the through his writings of binging and a better self-image, but can he interpret the difference between fantasy and his own life realities? .