Frank Lucas Ethos In The Great Gatsby

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Through Jay Gatsby and Frank Lucas’ goal orienting character, their characters are both destroyed due to the fact of their aspirations, although it destructs their persona both in a different manner. Gatsby’s dream is to become a wealthy man in order to reunite with Daisy and win her heart once again. All Daisy really wants is a man who can ensure her financial stability and Gatsby believes if he attains wealth it will ensure him that they can be together. On the other hand, as Gatsby consumes his time by becoming rich, it destroys his emotional sense of feeling guilty or sadness from wrongdoing. This is because he does not have an emotional conscious from achieving his wealth illegally. In the novel, one of the character’s, Tom Buchannan, says to Gatsby, “He and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter… I picked him for a bootlegger…show more content…
During the Great Depression money and jobs were a difficult thing to attain, instead, what Frank Lucas does is steal money and pursue immoral acts to achieve his desires. This ties in with Frank Lucas in the film because he does corruptive actions, like the one’s in this quote, that prove his character becomes destroyed by immorality. It is evident that Gatsby and Lucas great aspirations destruct each of the character’s nature. It is evident that Gatsby’s emotional conscious is demolished because he does not care that he is enacting illegal work for his dream. Tom accuses him of pursuing his unlawful acts and from Gatsby’s reply he shows no guilt. Conversely, Lucas’ views on morality are ruined through his stealing and mugging. In the end, the characters are both destructed by their dreams, but contrast because as their personalities are being transformed Gatsby is destroyed emotionally, while Lucas’ persona is

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