Theme Of Lying In The Great Gatsby

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Mark Twain states in his essay on the Decay of the Art of Lying that, “No fact is more firmly established than that lying is a necessity of our circumstances.” Lying has turned into a component that individuals utilize normally, for example, white lies. In the novel, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick Carraway, Daisy Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby are seen as having a similar fundamental characteristic of deception. Does this trademark portray them, as well as every single person in general because of being naturally unscrupulous? Some untruthful words may feel harmless, but in turn, cause great harm to others. Fitzgerald responds to the following question with--lying cannot and will not save us from another lie, this will only build and…show more content…
He was a german spy, killed a man, a bootlegger. What would make these allegations false is if they weren’t true. But as Gatsby continues to support his lies, Tom confronts him later about the bootlegger assertion which has become a rightful truth. He also accounted Gatsby as a bootlegger from the start but now has evidence to support his claim, "He and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street… (133-134).” Pondering Gatsby’s response, he is nonchalant about being caught rather the aggression that Gatsby is trying to portray into Tom, by continuously calling him “old sport”, is his method to show Daisy how Tom’s rancor could carries over into his marriage. Alongside Gatsby’s bootlegging work, he does it because illegal profits make you even more rich, powerful, and respected. Fitzgerald crafted The Great Gatsby as America’s tale in the 1920 and made Gatsby a hidden figure of Al Capone. As Al Capone once said, ““When I sell liquor, they call it bootlegging,” he famously quipped. “When my patrons serve it on silver trays on Lake Shore Drive, they call it hospitality.” Al Capone is suggesting that as long as it makes the people happy and this benefits
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