Society and the laws by which it is governed are set by one thing and only one thing; humans. Normal people set and agree upon the laws, and abide by them in their daily lives, but not everyone is a normal person. The laws set by society do not apply to everyone, whether that be by legal exceptions, or just an immense amount of money and power. This is especially touched upon in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, The Great Gatsby. In the book, Fitzgerald’s depiction of the problems of Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby face, and how they handle them relative to the lower class, illustrates that money and status make those who wield it invulnerable to the laws by which the rest of society are held to.
(Smiths 1776: 246) by www.feedbooks.com Adams Smith theory of “Invisible hand” has been criticized and/or applauded by many Economists who came after him, based on the scope of this work, some of these Economists and their theories will be analyzed. Adam Smith and His invisible hand Theory The invisible hand theory is a theory birthed by Adams Smith who is termed the father of Economics and modern Capitalism: the type of economic system in which resources of production are owned by private entity and without government interference. Every individual works for his own benefit and personal achievement, leading to the betterment of the society as a whole without this individual intending to do so. In addition, government interventions or regulations are not required since the invisible hand guides the economic growth. “It is not from the generosity of the butcher, the brewer or the baker, that we anticipate our dinner, but from their regard to their own self interest.
The commonest man may take on that stature. Even today the common man struggles against the forces of society to secure his own place. The play exposes the ugliness beneath the-glamour of commercial civilization.
He goes as far as to buy a house across the bay just so she would notice him. He also seems to not care that she is still married to Tom, and gets frustrated when she doesn 't comply with his request for her to ditch him. Nick on the other hand has a strong attraction for Jordan Baker. Both of them are on the same social status but, Jordan cannot make her own decisions and is controlled financially by her Aunt. Nick seems to altogether disregard her passion of cheating lying and being uninterested in other people and gets disappointed when she could care less about Myrtle 's death.
Where the majority is ruling, the people must now be examined even further of course to determine the condition of the state, since Plato believes the care of the soul and the care of the city to be alike. Socrates imagines three types of people in a Democracy, the lazy extravagant people, the wealthy, and the average citizens who work and don’t have much money. These three people categorize the differences in opinions and motives of freedom in a Democracy. With the lazy extravagant people, they contain no city power, its simply people fighting for their power if they even bother to care. The wealthy are again the most powerful, and finally the working class, not having much assets or money, the majority and vulnerable part of the state.
Love and affection given by their husbands all this while are false and unreal. This is proven by polygamy that is done by men. If men are really loving their wife, why must they marry another woman? Why must they betray their love and marriage? Thus, polygamy does not define a true love as it is too hurtful for women.
In the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby, the author identifies a huge problem throughout the novel. Fitzgerald provided us with many characters that displayed infidelity, for example Tom and Daisy. Daisy stayed married to Tom because of his great deal of money and assets, though deep down, she felt miserable and melancholy about the relationship. On the other hand Tom felt he could do as he pleased because of his physical stature and how much money he had. They would both constantly cheat on each other and have relationships with other partners, however they did not get a divorce due to their own selfish reasons.
Gatsby had a twisted view on love due to Daisy marrying Tom right after he left for the war, rather than waiting for him. Tom cared more about his affair with Myrtle than his own wife. Neither Tom nor Daisy truly wanted to be in the relationship. George had his life all mixed up not knowing that Myrtle is being unfaithful to him. These instances of dishonesty from all of these characters against each other result in their own twisted realities due to unfaithfulness and dishonesty.
She is also upset because Walter is giving in to racial tension and calling Mr. Lindner back to negotiate taking money in exchange for not moving into the white neighborhood. Lena immediately snaps back and calls out Beneatha for not learning to care for her brother. In this scene Lena’s maternal instinct really shines through. Even though she is disappointed in Walters foolishness and lack of pride, she knows that Walter is at his lowest point and that persecution and ridicule will not help the situation in any way. She also understands that his pursuit of money wasn't for self interest but to make things better for the whole family.
In this chapter the readers find that Tom is cheating on Daisy and despite her knowledge of his actions, she continues to be married to him. If Daisy had respect for herself and was happy with herself alone and not what Tom made her, she would not stay with him knowing that he is cheating on her. In Gatsby’s Idea of the American Dream by Judd Taylor (1998), it is clear that even as the American Dream is portrayed as being made of money, Gatsby still cannot achieve it because he is not accepted in the wealthy society. Gatsby lives on the West egg because he has new money and had to work for his riches rather than have it handed down to him through generations. Taylor says, “Gatsby’s idea of the American Dream is doomed because he tries to buy his way into a society that will never accept him.”.