Examples Of Privilege In The Great Gatsby

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In the Great Gatsby, privilege comes into play. Privilege in this context means being born with advantages that you did not earn or work for. Some people have to work to get their money but others are born with money which means that they didn’t have to work for their money. Gatsby for example was not born with money. He had to make his own money by selling and dealing drugs and is now a very wealthy man. Tom didn’t have to work for his money. His family was very rich when he was born and he hasn’t had to work a day in his life. The book makes really good points that have examples of privileged characters. Tom Buchannen is a very rude and disgusting character in my opinion. He was born into a wealthy family and hasn’t had to do work or have a job a day in his life. He believes he is better than everyone and thinks he’s superior over everybody. In his world, he believes that people don’t have to work and that money is the most important thing in the world. He thinks that wealth equals value as a person and poor people are inferior. This isn’t right because it shouldn’t matter if someone is rich or poor. It doesn’t make them less or more of a person if they have money or have no money at all. Everyone…show more content…
She was also born rich. Daisy isn’t an evil character in the story but she likes to take things for granted. She bases her life off of money just like Tom does because they think that money is the most important thing in the world to them. Daisy married Tom because he has money but their relationship is not the best. Tom goes off to other girls and messes around with them and Daisy doesn’t do anything about it because she is sick of him. She can’t imagine a life without money because in her mind it wouldn’t be a life at all. She likes being known for being rich and having that fame. Divorcing Tom would result in not having as much money as she would have being with him and then she would be
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