In Chapter 7, on the way home from New York, Daisy kills Tom’s mistress, Myrtle, in a hit and run. Gatsby tells Nick that of course “[he’ll ] say [he] was driving” (Fitzgerald 143)in order to take the blame off of Daisy. This scene shows how Gatsby (who is new money) will receive the blame and consequences for something that Daisy( who’s old money) did. Those who are old money, allow others to suffer and take the blame for their transgressions. Myrtle’s death caused George so much grief and heartbreak; he decided to get revenge for his wife’s death.
Fitzgerald was a firm believer in the American Dream not being as fantastic as many people believed it to be, and in this novel he used Jay Gatsby to demonstrate the emptiness of the rich and, in this passage especially, the faults of ‘living too high with a single dream’ (Fitzgerald, 1993, pg 103). Throughout the novel, Gatsby begins to lose the ‘enchanted objects’ (Fitzgerald, 1993, pg 60) in his life, until, in this passage, he realises that without Daisy, his life is hollow. He is surrounded by a vast amount of material objects that hold absolutely no value anymore; they are ‘material without being real’ (Fitzgerald, 1993, pg 103). But as much as anyone can say bad things about Gatsby, the one undoubtable thing is his hope, but in the final moments before his death, he loses his hope. His great ‘incorruptible’ dream has been corrupted.
Daisy Buchanan, a villain. Only cares about herself and money. Tom Buchanan is, a villain because he is a cheater and only cares about his own happiness. Jay Gatsby is both a villain and a hero. He had a shady past but a bright future.
Life turns out to be so much valueless to him. The trail of deaths taken by Chigurh disgusts Bell as the sheriff. He does not understand the motive behind such killings. Chigurh takes peoples’ life without a second thought, his actions brings out life in the universe as hopeless, worthless, and one that can be taken by other powerful human beings. Bell also watches Chigurh making away with the bag of money after he had killed both Moss and his wife.
Nobody from Nowhere” (130). The working class sees this statement as an example of why the American Dream is not worth the effort. They can build themselves up from nothing in order to be acknowledged by by the world, but they will never be seen as equals in the upper class. This situation erodes the promise of the American Dream for the working class and diminishes their belief in the self-made man and social mobility. The Great Gatsby’s loss of faith in the self-made and social mobility is caused not by immigration but by Gatsby’s inability to transcend the barriers between social classes despite the achievement of the American Dream.
Cody takes Gatsby in as his assistant, where Gatsby gets a taste and liking of the rich life. However, Dan Cody’s wife kills her own husband to steal his money; more proof that desperation of money leads to moral decay. Gatsby learns that money would not be earned through honest hands. Thus, Gatsby enters the bootlegging business where his morals deteriorate. All of this money is solely for Daisy.
They know how to bribe their way out of trouble, while the people without the same privileges are left to suffer. They are both “careless people” who let others take the blame for something they did (174). Tom blamed Gatsby “the fellow had it coming” (178). Gatsby's failure to achieve his dream allows corruption and materialism to overcome hard work, integrity, and real love. The American Dream is unattainable, and people can never be
Tammany Hall, the New York political machine that embodied everything Progressives were against, was one of the movement’s most vocal detractors. Tammany leaders George Plunkitt and Big Tim Sullivan both denounced Progressivism, claiming that Progressives never really accomplished anything; Plunkitt declared, ‘“A reformer can’t last in politics (21).”’ Despite their vocal denial that Progressives would actually accomplish anything, Tammany leaders were still fearful of them, especially as they gained momentum. Tammany bigwig Charles Murphy realized that he might not agree with Progressives, but they were powerful enough that he needed to work with them. Drehle writes, “Now, as Murphy perused his newspapers, he must have noticed that progressive women were being dragged to jail by Tammany cops. This was precisely the wrong image to project.
At first you tell yourself that it’s all a dirty joke, or that it’s due to the ‘political situation’. But deep down you come to suspect that you’re yourself to blame” (Ellison 575). Through this quote, readers see that the invisible man’s finally understands the cause of his misfortune: by blindly conforming to the expectations of society for so long, he himself is partly to blame. He pushed away help from Emerson because of a misguided faith in the system that oppressed him. He began to depend on the racial walls of society expectations that limited him to make decisions.
Sykes returns the favor by taking Delia’s money and spend on rent for Bertha’s house. Sykes Jones is physically and emotionally abusive to Delia. He is immoral and unfaithful. Sykes takes the money that is earned from Delia's hard work to spend it away on his mistress, Bertha. Sykes in can be compared to evil because like everything evil he drained Delia of her beauty, joy and happiness that she once had.