Great Gatsby Greed Quotes

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Wealth and greed can easily change a person’s lives. One of the major changes is that you can destroy your life in a way that can affect your decisions in the future. Just like how Tom and Daisy are, in The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby is written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, that follows Jay Gatsby, a man who orders his life around one desire: to be reunited with Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier. Gatsby's quest leads him from poverty to wealth, into the arms of his beloved, and eventually to death. For most people, money doesn’t not bring you happiness but in the book on the other hand has a different idea. In the “world” that Tom and Daisy lived in was taken place in 1922 where everyone is ranked into three categories: the East Egg, where the “old money” people live. The West Egg, where the “new money” people lived. And the last is The Valley of Ashes where basically where poor people lived. In Chapter 1 of the Great Gatsby, “...Tom's outburst shows that old money is insecure about the rise of new money by the time he was talking about the book ‘The Rise of the Colored Empires’, which makes old money feel as if the world was falling apart”. In this quote old money are getting replaced with new money people. Tom is being racist, saying that people who was born with wealth is better than anyone else, and …show more content…

“He and this Wolfshiem bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. That’s one of his little stunts. I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him, and I wasn’t far wrong.” In this paragraph Tom revealed Gatsby’s crime saying that Gatsby was doing illegal stuff, such as drugs and alcohol to make money. Gatsby is trying to become rich faster so he can be with Daisy because since her parents would rather have Daisy marry a rich man. So everything he was doing was for Daisy, just to be with

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