The Great Gatsby Morality Analysis

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Morality and The American Dream

In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, morality is a theme that some of the characters have trouble committing to. Morality deals with making decisions based on personal beliefs of what is right or wrong. Some characters that deal with the concept of morality are Daisy, Tom, Nick and Gatsby.

Daisy Buchanan is married to a man she does not love. But when she is finally reunited with her true love, she leaves him for the social class her husband gives her. For example, Daisy is mainly attracted to Gatsby says she loved them both at different times (whoever had money at that time). “She never loved you, do you hear? She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me”daisy was most attracted to gatsby when he shows off his wealth to her- like the parties and giving her a tour of his house.
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Tom cares only about himself; not about his daughter, wife, or friends. Tom doesn't value anybody but himself because of his high self-esteem. Tom clearly does not value his marriage because he cheats with Myrtle, or when he planed on leaving daisy. Today there are so many people like Tom; people who just care about themselves, they do not value relationships, and when their friends need help they are nowhere to be found.

Although there are many characters with no morals in the Great Gatsby, there are few with good morals. Nick Carraway believes that the strongest thing of all is friendship. He believes that his friendship with Gatsby is one of the greatest thing he has. When it comes between Gatsby or a girl, he chooses his friend. Even when it came to his own cousin or Gatsby, he chose Gatsby because he knew that Gatsby only meant well. Nick must have known that Gatsby was a loyal friend and he could trust him with his Daisy. In today's society, the few who value friendship are the ones who put friends before
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