Great Gatsby Greed Quotes

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The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925, is a novel that is known for its focus on the idea of the American Dream. The Great Gatsby has a relatively negative viewpoint, and revolves around the idea that the American Dream is indeed dead. In the 1920s the American Dream was corrupted due to the idea of easy money, and relaxed social values. The pursuit of happiness, was quickly replaced by the desire to strike it big, and get rich. For example, in the novel we are introduced to Gatsby's dream of having Daisy, and being dissatisfied with who he is. This is portrayed in this quote: James Gatz – that was really, or at least legally, his name. He had changed it at the age of seventeen and at the specific moment that …show more content…

Gatsby want to be rich, and attract Daisy. Unfortunately this dissatisfaction led to a career in bootlegging. Gatsby's dream that he had been striving for his whole life was ultimately to be with Daisy, his one true love. In the novel Fitzgerald wrote: His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy's white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips' touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete (110). Daisy to Gatsby was his everything. Gatsby loved Daisy so much that he waited for whole life to be with her, but she didn't wait for him. After Gatsby got back from the Army, he found out that Daisy married another man: Tom Buchanan. It seemed like all hope was lost, the two went five years without speaking, and Gatsby threw huge parties to hopefully attract Daisy. Daisy moved on and our love story came to an …show more content…

In the novel, there are two cities: East Egg and West Egg. East Egg is home to the wealthy that come from “old money” the families that have always been rich. West Egg is home to the wealthy that come from “new money.” Gatsby and Daisy share different social statuses due to the cities they live in. Daisy comes from East Egg, having a huge mansion and tons of money. Gatsby comes from West Egg, also having a huge mansion, but is judged based on his wealth. Throughout the novel we learn that money, has a lot to due with how people's dreams are shaped. An example of this is found in chapter seven: She's got an indiscreet voice," I remarked. "It's full

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