Examples Of The 7 Deadly Sins In The Great Gatsby

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There are 7 deadly sins, they are lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. These deadly sins can be related to almost any novel. There are 4 books that show resemblance to the 7 deadly sins. The books are Silas Marner, The Great Gatsby, Julius Caesar, and Frankenstein, to relate to 4 sins, greed, lust, pride, and wrath. In almost any book, the seven deadly sins are present.
When thinking of the book The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the word lust often comes to mind. Lust can be defined as a strong desire for someone or something, often in a sexual way. Throughout the book, Tom used other people for his sexual pleasure. He cheats on Daisy many times but still went back to her and told her she was the love of his life. Tom doesn’t really see anything wrong with his actions and how he hurts Daisy either. He cares more about his status, money, and sexual desires. He
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Pride can be defined as a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction from one’s own actions or achievements. Brutus has a lot of pride which can clearly be seen throughout the book and believes he is qualified to be the new leader. He makes a lot of decisions out of pride and confidence thinking his actions were best for Rome, like killing Julius Caesar. Pride is a very prominent sin throughout this novel, not just in Brutus, but in several characters.
Wrath is extreme anger or fury. In the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, there is one character who is clearly saturated in the sin wrath, Frankenstein. Frankenstein is angry because no one is willing to accept him because he’s different. He doesn’t walk, speak, act, or look the same as your average human being, and for this he is denied acceptance and love from people. Throughout Frankenstein's life he goes through a lot of sadness and anger with not being excepted by the world and it's people, which is why the sin, wrath, can be tied to this
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