Examples Of Happiness In The Great Gatsby

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Happiness, one of the hardest words to define. To some people, they believe that they need a lot of money to be happy. While on the other hand, others think having many friends or being with your family is the way to happiness, not money. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book The Great Gatsby, a man named Jay Gatsby believes that if he has a lot of money and living extravagantly that he is able to buy happiness which is his love for Daisy. And also Myrtle who demonstrates this by having an affair with Tom so he could buy everything she wants. While money could buy temporary happiness, it doesn't mean it will last forever. In the book, Myrtle sleeps with Tom even though she is married to Wilson. Just so Tom will buy everything she wants. For instance, “She had changed her dress to a brown figured muslin which stretched tight over her rather wide hips as Tom helped her to the platform in New York. At the news-stand she bought a copy of ‘Town Tattle’ and a moving-picture magazine and, in the station drug store, some cold cream and a small flask of perfume. Upstairs, in the solemn echoing drive she let four taxi cabs drive away before she selected a new one, lavender-colored with grey upholstery, and in this we slid out from the mass of the station into the glowing sunshine. But immediately she turned sharply from the …show more content…

While money can make someone happy it would only be temporary since money can not buy everything in the world for instance like love, friendship but other argue that it can like how Tom bought Daisy’s “love” but actually Daisy only married him just to use tom’s money to buy whatever she wants and so does Myrtle. And so does Gatsby who tried to win Daisy back by getting richer and showing off his possession like his mansion. Just because something makes you happy like money does not mean it will always make you

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