Theme Of Chaos In The Great Gatsby

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“Wilson's feelings for Myrtle are the only example of genuine love in The Great Gatsby” ("The Great Gatsby Theme of Love"). Is it sad that there is only one example of genuine love in The Great Gatsby? The morals back in the 1920s were downright awful. Most wealthy people back then just drank and partied all day and all night. As a result of their wrongdoings, many problems arose in the novel. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the carelessness of the characters and immorality bring about chaos in the novel.
Much chaos arose in the novel, and it is a direct result of a number of mistakes that the characters made and how lackadaisical they really were. The characters in the story were very careless in many ways.
The first large scale mistake, was made by Jay Gatsby. Gatsby wants too much in the world. He wants so much that much chaos ensues. He is trying to get back the love of his life, Daisy from Tom Buchanan. “He believes that he can buy the love of Daisy” (Na 2). This quote means …show more content…

Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the carelessness of the characters, immorality, and many mistakes the characters made brought about chaos in the novel. The Great Gatsby contains a large amount of immorality in it, so much so that much chaos arises and some people even die, as was the case with Jay Gatsby and Myrtle Wilson. Many characters in the novel are extremely immoral and make an immense amount of careless mistakes. The decision-making skills in the characters’ minds are awful, they do not know that some things are bad for them, for example back in the 1920’s alcohol was illegal, but all the characters in the novel still drank even though it was outlawed, and also having affairs outside of your marriage as well, represented by Tom and Myrtle. Overall, The Great Gatsby is indeed an incredibly immoral novel. Noël Coward once said, “It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit” (“Quotes About

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