Examples Of Moral Values In The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby is the best-seller novel written in 1925 by author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The novel contains numerous themes, views and values conveying different messages to the reader. The major value running through the whole novel would be the value of ‘Morality’. Morality is the recognition of the distinction between good and evil or between right or wrong. The author demonstrated this value using the different characters and literary devices in the novel. Nick Carraway is more or less the narrator of The Great Gatsby; the whole novel is told from his point of view. Nick is a young man who has solid personal values and moral conduct. Nick began to have a feeling of defiance, of scornful solidarity between Gatsby and himself against them all, is evidence that Nick is morally just. “I stared at (Wilson) and then at Tom, who had…show more content…
When she gets drunk, she considers changing her mind and marry the man she truly loves. However, she does what she was born to do: marry the rich guy which can be depicted as morally wrong. “Suddenly, with a strained sound, Daisy bent her head into the shirts and began to cry stormily. "They're such beautiful shirts," she sobbed, her voice muffled in the think folds. "It makes me sad because I've never seen such – such beautiful shirts before." (5.118-119)” The evidence shows that Daisy is immorally attracted to wealth although she knows that she is married. It is also proven when Gatsby said, "Her voice is full of money (7.99)." Fitzgerald uses Daisy Buchanan to demonstrate the opposite of morality which is Immorality. Another immoral character in the novel is Tom Buchanan or known to be Daisy’s husband. “He nodded sagely. "And what's more, I love Daisy too. Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time."
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