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Theme Of Dishonesty In The Great Gatsby

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In the book The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald, the author creates hypocritical characters such as Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby which helps create the theme of dishonesty amongst the wealthy. Tom Buchanan, an extremely wealthy thirty year old man, who is “one of those men who achieved such an acute, limited excellence at twenty-one that everything afterwards savors an anti-climax” lacks the high moral standards that he has come to expect from people around him (Fitzgerald 8). Early on in the novel, the reader learns that Tom is having an affair with Myrtle Wilson. Daisy, Tom’s wife, is aware of Tom's mistress, although she acts as if she does not know about his affair. But when Tom learns of Daisy’s affair, he is flabbergasted. Tom gets
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