In her mind the people with the new money of West Egg are classless in their wealth. They were irresponsible and lousy with their money. She believed they often wasted it by spending it on pointless items that didn’t fit the high-class society. Daisy already had her money so she didn’t go out looking for money like the people of the “new money” community did. Gatsby’s false hope of the American Dream is reflected through the manner in which he is rejected from the elite class.
Society judges everything anyone says or does that isn’t like everyone else. During the 1920’s if someone didn’t have money they were seen as a nobody. Jay Gatsby started out as a nobody, if it weren't for Daisy Buchanan he would have never become a somebody. Gatsby’s dream was to gain enough wealth and success to woe Daisy Buchanan whom he has loved for the past five years. He could not accept himself as a poor boy so he became the rich man that he thought Daisy would love, it did not work.
The main character, Jay Gatsby, does not project the same kind of greediness. He is the ideal in the view of the American dream, except from the fact that he does not have a family. He does not care for the wealth that he has built up as it is just a tool for him to get Daisy. The way that he is greedy is how much he wants Daisy. He cannot simply settle for having Daisy, he need her to say that she never even loved Tom, much like greediness in money means you want more and once you get it you want even more.
Since everybody expected the 1920s to be a great decade, the World Series sort of led it off as a bad decade. Many people possibly could of just stopped following the sport and that could make the baseball players lose money. That would make the baseball players lose money because they get paid mostly on their popularity. Also people of the time were already In a bad position financially
Without money, none of that would be possible and The Great Gatsby would be a mere citizen that nobody gave any special attention to. Some would agree that not everybody needs or wants money to be happy. You can meet a very poor family with wonderful values that still have the same happiness as someone with a mansion, but evidently you need money to afford things that do make you happy. If the world was all rich, nobody would feel left out or lesser than anyone, and that should be real
Many would argue that the American Dream was all about success and money, and if someone had lots of money they achieve the American Dream. Nevertheless, that success and money comes at a price. Many people are caught in between striving for the American Dream and are unable to afford it. The workers in the book are dirty, exploited, poor, and overall miserable. The Valley of Ashes presents a contrast between the rich and poor due to its location.
There are those who would argue that Jay Gatsby never intended to be a good honest man. Many people thought this because he made his money illegally bootlegging and illegal stocks and trades. That he couldn't have been prue he only used his wealth for bad. They claimed he was full of greed and selfish ideas. But how could that be if we look at all that he has done with the money that he earned and worked hard for.
Bang! Bang! Those could be the last sounds you could ever hear if you have been too obsessed with money . All of the people in the Great Gatsby love money and it turns out that the money betrays them. In F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby it proves that no matter how much you have money can't buy true happiness.
One might argue that the acquirement of wealth can change one’s social class, or that a person can learn to live like the class above them. These arguments are simply not valid. In the novel, The Great Gatsby , one of the protagonists, Jay Gatsby, was born into a poor family but became rich through shady circumstances. Even with his enormous wealth, he was still never integrated into the upper reaches of high societies. He threw enormous parties for extremely powerful and wealthy people, but
In"The Great Gatsby" many of the characters lives are centered around money and status. However, money could not buy happiness for Jay Gatsby the embodiment of the "American Dream" coming from nothing and becoming successful. Jay Gatsby is an enchanting man who has made his fortune as a gangster. Jay Gatsby is a victim of greed and carelessness. "The Great Gatsby" is fictionally written by Nick Carraway.