“....fearful the poor would plunder the rich… (they) admitted that the rich, unrestrained, would also plunder the poor (Hofstadter 57).” One class can not have too much power because it would lead to an anarchy. This document meant to hold up a democracy, not anarchy. The reason why the rich benefitted from the system was because if they had not, the social classes would have been
Daisy is in love with Gatsby, but as war comes Gatsby has to serve his role in it. Daisy could simply wait for Gatsby to come home after the war, but Gatsby comes from a less wealthy family. She meets Tom, the heir of wealthy family, and she marries him. They have such a large desire to keep their money and status that they use others as if they’re there to serve them. An example of this is, once again, how Daisy uses Gatsby to get away with killing Myrtle.
Gatsby has been obsessed with Daisy, and ready to do everything in order to get back her love, even if he needs to do illegal stuff to earn his wealth to reach her status. But Myrtle is completely different from Gatsby; she is so obsessed with being in a high social class that she would do anything in order to reach her goal even if she needs to cheat on her husband. Gatsby very quickly fell in love with Daisy but due to his lower class status never could marry her. "She never loved you, do you hear? She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.
Myrtle cheating on Mr. Wilson shows Fitzgerald characterizing her as a money hungry classist individual whose only care is gaining a large amount of wealth to achieve the American Dream, not caring about those who it hurts such as Mr. Wilson who represents the lower socioeconomic class in the book. In a similar way, the redevelopment of Willets Point is an example of how the American Dream and classism affects those who are not affluent enough to fight back. Urban redevelopment like this only usually helps those who are already wealthy while hurting those who do not have anything to gain from it. For example, in an article by Kenneth Jackson he writes “[destroying] working-class neighborhoods to luxury apartments, breathtaking medical and cultural centers” (Robert Moses and the Rise of New York). In this situation, the people in the working-class neighborhoods have their homes decimated to make more suitable living conditions for those who are above that working socioeconomic class and who can afford to spend the large amount of money required to live
Death and people taking advantages of others led to the market revolution being a dark time in American history. Therefore, while there were evident benefits that came with the market revolution, it was ultimately undermined by the greed by the wealthy and those in power that came along with
This brings out the corruption in Gatsby, because he only throws parties and buys fancy clothing to impress Daisy, and, in return, getting Daisy. Daisy, the love of Gatsby, is a woman who lives in East Egg and grew up from a rich family. Daisy is the most corrupt of three characters. This is best exemplified when she makes a promise to wait for Gatsby to come home from war and marry him. While at war, Daisy marries Tom Buchanan, a wealthy man, because money is the only thing that Daisy cares about.
This was caused by the lack of regulations and laws which allowed businessmen to get away with paying their employees unethically low wages without benefits. This lack of regulations and laws also enabled business to cut corners, which lead to unsafe product, such as spoiled meat as seen in document 2, and child labor, which is seen in document 3, in order to save money. During the gilded era, corrupt politicians added to the problems and injustices. Document 4 shows this using a comic. In the comic it shows that the “bosses of the senate” were the politicians which were backed up by big business and corporations.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the obsession with wealth and love ruined the American dream/ the Characters lives. “Myrtle has her affair with Tom due to the privileged world it grants her access”(Wulick). One of the main examples of wealth destroying a character 's life is Myrtle 's story. Myrtle is the wife of a lowly mechanic in the valley of ashes. Myrtle is taken away by the enormity of Tom Buchanan 's wealth and is instantly attracted to him.
In many societies, individuals forget the real definition of happiness. Many have the idea that being wealthy and having a high status is a necessity to experience a life that has pleasure, love and joy but in reality, this is an illusion. They neglect the fact that prioritizing wealth and a high social status often brings misery. In “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald and “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, there is a negative impact on the characters as they allow themselves to become greedy and selfish due to dominance of wealth and stature which results in life changing
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.
Myrtle ended up cheating on Wilson because Tom had the money that Wilson lacked, she felt like she deserved more than she was getting. Fitzgerald’s Novel The Great Gatsby shows how Gatsby and Wilson lied to their women about how much money they had. No matter the efforts, they were not the person that their partners fell in love with. So Wilson ends up with an unhappy marriage and Gatsby is only used as a tool for Daisy to get her husband
Gatsby feels that he is allowed to assume her feelings and wishes because his wealth makes him worthy to love her again. He feels entitled to speak on her behalf and make choices that are not his to make, “‘Your wife doesn’t love you,’ said Gatsby. ‘She’s never loved you. She loves me…’She never loved you, do you hear?’ he cried. ‘She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.
Jean –Jacques Rousseau believed that technology, knowledge and science corrupts human beings, and that human nature is good. The more knowledge a person have, many take greed into their hand or the more money a person has they believe they are better than another person. Some also believe the more money they have, the more problems they will have in their life. There is a saying that goes “it’s better to be poor and happy than being rich and miserable.” In the case of technology, it is something that corrupts human beings. People do not think for themselves anymore, they have become inadequate thinkers.
In conclusion, these elite businessmen were ruthless, powerful leaders better defined as robber barons than captains of industry. All of them were in it for the money and only cared to give back at the end of their lives when they didn’t need it anymore. They justified this under Social Darwinism and the Gospel of Wealth, but the general public didn’t see eye to eye on their
The Great Dream Of Gatsby Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone , with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement . “ She had told him , & Tom Buchanan was sounded . His mouth opened a little , & he looked at Gatsby & then back at Daisy as he recognized her , as someone he knew long time ago . “ She never loved you , do you hear ” he cried . “ She only married you you cuz I was poor and she was rich & she was tired of waiting around for me ” .