Gatsby grew up poor before we gained his mountain of wealth through illegal methods. Therefore, Gatsby is a self-made man, which caused him to not be rotted to the core by his money, and still obtain his sense of innocence and his kind heart. For example, when a woman at one of Gatsby’s parties rips her dress, he replaces it with a more expensive model. Although Gatsby is filthy rich, his wealth didn’t dirty his personality. In contrast, Tom grew up with wealth and born into a rich family, which affected his personality and his upbringing.
Gatsby has a great work ethic, as mentioned in the novel. But Gatsby’s work ethic wasn’t used in the right way to be successful. Gatsby gained his wealth, by selling illegal alcohol over the counter in drug stores. Also known as a bootlegger. Tom calls Gatsby out on his illegal fair of business, to show Daisy that Gatsby is worthless and is not from old money.
Gatsby would practice manners, how to speak and how to walk like a wealthy man. He went from being poor to having money, which is what he thought success was and he thought he needed to change who he was and act a certain way. If he looked rich he thought people would like him. That is how he thought he would get Daisy. Being happy is the actual American dream, but he did not get that.
For example in the book, *The Great Gatsby, by *Scott Fitzgerald, depicts how these inequalities happen through its main character Gatsby. Throughout the 1920's people focused on getting rich instead of striving for equality as shown in The Great Gatsby, by Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald shows that people are yet not treated fairly and that social discrimination still exists. For example, in Chapter 2, Tom goes to see Wilson, a poor mechanic worker. He tells him he is going to sell him his old car, but his purpose is to distract Wilson so he can have an affair with his(wilson's) wife, Myrtle.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby reveals the tremendous differences found in Tom and Gatsby; Fitzgerald seems to find more value in Jay, here’s why. Gatsby has a rare quality in his ability to pick himself up by his bootstraps, so to speak. A phrase that is literally meant to represent an impossible task. There was a time in Gatsby’s life where he had nothing, and everything he got was something that he had earned. Gatsby, had nothing handed to him, and actually had some taken from him when he needed it most.
Not only in The Great Gatsby, but also, there are countless other books where authors frequently used symbols to refine their masterpieces. In novels, the use of symbols plays an important role, making the story interesting and essential to the readers. F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) certainly used symbols for thousands of different objects to convey a stronger message to the readers and to give readers deeper insight into the characters and the background. The four main symbols that were used in the story were the colors, East Egg and West Egg and The Ashes of Valley, The Green Light, and The Eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg, which represent what the author wanted to illustrate to the readers. The symbols help readers to acknowledge and understand the concepts and the mood being expressed through the story.
Gatsby set off the impression of being a nice and kind guy to the general public but behind the closed doors he could be ruthless in order to get what he wanted. Gatsby is a very persistent man and when he sets his mind to something he will go after it regardless of the consequences. He believed that money was the solution to all his problems, and
He illustrates the dangers of attempting to find gratification in wealth through the life of Jay Gatsby, who ironically sacrifices morality, identity, and love in order to gain wealth, which he attempts to use to justify his claim to these very things. When Gatsby loses everything, we see that wealth not only fails as a means of fulfillment but actively participates in the destruction of this goal. Fitzgerald suggests that wealth cannot lead to happiness, rather it undermines the existing and potential good in life. It should therefore should not be used as means of attaining fulfillment. The first mentions of Gatsby’s character reveal a personality who has sacrificed morality to achieve a
Throughout the novel, Gatsby is regarded as a self-made gentleman who doesn’t drink at his own parties due to his morals. However in this passage, through the descriptions and reflections of Nick the reader discovers how Daisy’s love had corrupted his morals. Before coming to the East, Gatsby’s aspiration was to achieve the American Dream but in this passage we discover the fact after his love with Daisy, all he ever wanted was to win Daisy as if she was an award of excellence. He keeps trying blindly as “he did not know that is was already behind him, somewhere in that vast obscurity beyond the city”. This quote supports the claim as Gatsby is being ignorant to the truth as he is not willing comprehend the fact that he could not accomplish his only goal in life.
Yet, somehow even when one may seem to have everything, the luxuries; it isn 't enough. A particular character that experiences this is known as the great Jay Gatsby. He was able to work his way into wealth, but he did not feel complete; his vision was not yet accomplished. Gatsby, a determined man, needed to have his past lover by his side in order to fulfill the "American dream". In the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the main protagonist has set his own path to the American dream, and will stop at nothing to succeed it.