Great Gatsby Character Analysis

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How to do Destroy a Life “Money is a huge motivator in the characters’ relationships, motivations, and outcomes. Most of the characters reveal themselves to be highly materialistic”(Wulick). Many of the characters lives in The Great Gatsby are ruled and controlled by wealth and partying. In fact most of the characters lives are ruined with their obsession with them, Myrtle even dies because of her affair with Tom and his wealthy lifestyle. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the obsession with wealth and love ruined the American dream/ the Characters lives. “Myrtle has her affair with Tom due to the privileged world it grants her access”(Wulick). One of the main examples of wealth destroying a character 's life is Myrtle 's story. Myrtle is the wife of a lowly mechanic in the valley of ashes. Myrtle is taken away by the enormity of Tom Buchanan 's wealth and is instantly attracted to him.…show more content…
Another example of materialism is Daisy and Gatsby 's relationship. “Daisy marries and stays with Tom because of the lifestyle he can provide her” (Wulick). This relationship is built on materialism, the only reason Daisy liked young Gatsby was because he lied to her into thinking he was rich. After he left, she went to Tom only because of his wealth and the lifestyle he can provide for her. After Gatsby came back he was heartbroken that Daisy didn’t waited for him, but he didn’t giving up. So Gatsby bought all the big things and all the new things and threw inxane parties and invited everyone. He bought all these things because he knew that all Daisy cared about were the things that no one else had and to have a good time. “As a young officer, Gatsby was impressed by what Daisy represented, old money and a life full of luxuries. He fell deeply in love with the young Daisy, and vowed to come back to her a wealthy man.” (Great Gatsby Essays). This quote shows us how Gatsby was a very materialistic guy and how he just wanted Daisy because she could give a new
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