Its rise has caused the suppression of emotion and fed into an emotionally stunted society, especially with business being so highly valued and so impersonally conducted (Franklin 12). Money, of course, can’t buy happiness - but can’t it though? America sure seems to think so, no matter what it may preach. The amassment of wealth has grown to be the crux of the American experience, the ultimate goal of every citizen. But this pursuit is hollow, the prize’s only value stemming from the Tinkerbell Effect, which states that the more people believe in something, the more truth it carries.
Although Tom and Gatsby are both wealthy, Tom and the other “Old rich” people look down at Gatsby. They think people like him are of lower class and do not have as many social skills. In addition the “Old rich” class believes they are more refined and elegant while the “New rich” money class overcompensates with purchasing large houses, and spending exorbitant amounts of money. There is also the class that has little money such as the
Immigrants and poor works worked together to increase the wages. The rich wanted to ensure in maintaining their power and wealth, leaving the others in terrible circumstances. “The purpose of the state was to settle upper-class disputes peacefully,control lower-class rebellion, and adopt policies that would further the long-range stability of the system”(Zinn, 238). Always, the wealthy and powerful have control the lower class, creating discriminatory laws. These laws that have been created is beneficial to the rich.
I also believe it is increasing because in our society today we have a lot of social and economic factors going on that is related to this. Socioeconomic is a economic and sociological combined total measure of a person 's work experience also there individual or their family’s economic and social position in addition to others, based on their income, as well as their education, and occupation. Socioeconomic is increasing because it basically refers to the less fortunate people .It also is for people in poverty and poor health. It still exists in America today it occurs when any resources are given to society which most likely are going to be distributed unevenly which will lead to this . It may typically go through the norms of allocation, that will engender whole lot of specific patterns along socially undefined categories of Americans .
Not only was wealth passed down, outdated and impractical values were also inherited. Tom and Daisy are the two most notable members of Old money, with Tom being the most vocal with his views. He states “it’s up to us who are the dominant race to watch out or these other races will have control of things.” (17). With a desperate desire to remain in power, Tom and Daisy try to differentiate themselves as much as possible. Since those of Old money are at the peak of the social pyramid, they are incredibly pessimistic.
The Outsiders Have you ever wished you could be rich? Or have a bigger house? Do you think that those who are not rich are a menace? Well in the book The Oustiders by S.E Hinton, The socs are more of a menace than the greasers because of the money they have, their parents mindset, and the society’s popular choice. The socs are a menace because of the money they have.
Many like to seem superior due to materialistic objects, such as having a lot of money. But, what does money prove to anyone? It tells you nothing about who people actually are. There should not be people who think that any one person is better than another only for the amount of money they or their family have and are worth. The wealthiest person on the planet may be someone who thinks people are not as important as money, and might also be a very selfish person, only holding close to the items they buy.
To live as though whatever class presented to society makes the space affective to Gatsby. The unique actions for reasons in relation to his role in society offers readers a view beyond the simple plot we have continually explored in both history and literature. While we see that Gatsby offers a stereotypical pattern, the rich man is arrogant, it goes well beyond stereotypes to show the space in which the character belongs in is one of their own reflective and respective
Readers see this side of Tom through him showing off every inch of his house to Nick, cheating on his wife with a mistress, physically abusing his mistress, and being obsessed with the Aryan superior race. Tom’s preconceived notion that he is of higher rank due to his family’s wealth shaped his brute force of nature and lack of a moral compass. While Tom embodies the image of humanity being corrupted by money and power, Gatsby represents that humanity is able to remain humane in the face of
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