Examples Of Selfishness In The Great Gatsby

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Jaleel Louis
Mrs. Kierez
Period 2
December 14, 2017
Title: The Great Gatsby In the book, "The Great Gatsby", F. Scott Fitzgerald explains a story about money, love, and hollowness of the upper class. Corruption and carelessness is seen throughout the story, the cause of that is from money. Can money really change someone? The Great Gatsby has characters that express either wickedness or honesty, which are Gatsby, Tom, and Daisy. Money can lead to a life of selfishness and corruption.
In the book, " The Great Gatsby", explains a story of two sides, old money and new money. A character named Jay Gatsby, is the wealthiest man in the book, and he grinded for the money to be able to get his old crush back, Daisy Buchanan. Since Gatsby had devoted his life to Daisy, it would cost him his life. Daisy, who is the wife of Tom Buchanan, is a rich woman that lives an old money lifestyle shows a different side. Tom, the wife of Daisy Buchanan, who is a cheating husband, uses money to cover his mistakes, and has had an affair with Myrtle Wilson, who is his mistress. In the, " The Great Gatsby", tells a story from the 1920 's, how everyone has no morals and all they cared about was themselves. " They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast of carelessness, or whatever it was to keep them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made. "(Fitzgerald, 179). This shows that Tom and
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