Examples Of Tawdry In The Great Gatsby

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Life is short, so choose wisely when looking for a partner. When searching for lover, remember that there are many women out there. Try and not make the same mistakes such as those of Jay Gatsby, whose unquenching desire to connect with his former companion resulted in a false life and catastrophe. Gatsby was dissatisfied and was imperceptive to see Daisy’s tawdry character. In a world of lies and deceit, Jay Gatsby was not a contradiction, he lived falsely and made money illegally. In The Great Gatsby, Jay would not dismiss the memory of his past with Daisy Buchanan. He held on to his past such as that of a child holding to his mother. Love is a beautiful attribute, but may also be a great weapon against the soul. Forget the past, lest you …show more content…

His discovery of Daisy’s new spouse led to greater denial and disbelief. He introduced the idea that Daisy still loved him and she would come back to him. “Can’t repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can” (Fitzgerald 110). He was furious that she would turn her back to him and fall for another man. He was greatly dissatisfied, so he hosted many lavish parties, hoping that one day she would arrive and reunite with him. None of the characters in The Great Gatsby are happy: they are unsatisfied with their lives, marriages, love, and mostly themselves. “They’re a rotten crowd,” I shouted across the lawn. “You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together” (Fitzgerald 154). Shortly before Gatsby’s death, Nick Carraway realized that the crowd he hangs out with are discontent and self-obsessed. Dissatisfaction is a recurring theme in The Great Gatsby, as we are introduced to characters that live carelessly and …show more content…

These characters praise themselves and tell many fallacies to further an ongoing conversation. Tom Buchanan lived a deceitful life by being unfaithful to his wife. Jay made money illegally and often lied to others by saying that he feels fine. Nick carraway also told many lies, so that he can appeal to others. “Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known” (Fitzgerald 59). The most extensive lie was Tom and Daisy’s relationship. Their relationship was a major backbone to the novel. Tom’s interest in Myrtle drove a stake in their marriage. “All right,” I said, “I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool--that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (Fitzgerald 17). Daisy pretends to be happy after finding out about Tom’s mistress. She lied to herself and burrowed it all inside until she finally collapsed and turned to Gatsby. Dishonesty is a negative virtue that can destroy you character and will result in your peers distrusting

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