The Role Of Deception In The Great Gatsby

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In life, what is perceived tends to show misconception in how thoughts play out. One prime character in the novel is, Jay Gatsby, he was not capable to decide between the love he felt for Daisy and the illusion that he could recapture her love by inventing a false past. Jay believed he could repeat the past. In the novel, Jay Gatsby refuses to establish the differences in the reality of his life and his illusions for his love for Daisy. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic: “The Great Gatsby,” displays how deception effects when one falls in love and when one realizes reality. Gatsby’s largest illusion in the novel is his love for Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby believes he can drag Daisy from her husband, Tom Buchanan. Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan …show more content…

Daisy was decepting Tom, who had no idea of the affair: although, Tom was decepting Daisy as well. Daisy had suspicion that Tom was having an affair. Tom was having an affair with a woman named Myrtle. Myrtle was married too. Tom and Daisy used their wealth to stay happy. Tom would take his mistress on date and flaunt her in the presence of Daisy’s family. The Great Gatsby quotes Nick when he explains Tom’s outings and his opinion in the following quotation: ‘‘The fact that he had one [a mistress] was insisted upon wherever he was known. His acquaintances resented the fact that he turned up in popular restaurants with her and, leaving her at a table, sauntered about, chatting with whomever he knew” (28). One example was given by Nick in the novel: Nick states, “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made…”(179). The characters in the novels were using deception to have the affairs and contribute to affairs or false dreams of love: which were found to be the causes of realization in the novel

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