Why Is Money Important In The Great Gatsby

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Money is important to Gatsby in many ways. He was poor as a child, and grew up poor. He joined the army, and after the war he needed to find a way to make more money to impress Daisy. Gatsby thinks that money can seduce daisy to being with him. He works to become wealthy so that he can be what she wants. His relationship with Wolfsheim and his bootlegging are attempts to get rich so he can win Daisy back. Daisy was raised with money, and that’s the kind of man she wants. “I found out what your ‘drug-stores’ were.” He turned to us and spoke rapidly. “He and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. That’s one of his little stunts. I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him, and I wasn’t wrong.” Daisy shows that he had missed an opportunity of the kind of love and lifestyle…show more content…
His relationship with Wolfsheim and his bootlegging are attempts to get rich so he can win Daisy back. Daisy was raised with money, and that’s the kind of man she wants. “I found out what your ‘drug-stores’ were.” He turned to us and spoke rapidly. “He and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. That’s one of his little stunts. I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him, and I wasn’t wrong.” Tom gathered too much offensive information about him, and the more Tom talks the worse it seems for everyone to realise. Tom found out that Gatsby, Wolfsheim and others were involved in other illegal activities. He is even willing to take the blame for Myrtle 's death, instead of saying Daisy was the driver. Daisy doesn’t love Gatsby as much as he loves her."Oh, you want too much!" she cried to Gatsby. "I love you now – isn 't that enough? I can 't help what 's past." She began to sob helplessly. "I did love him once – but I loved you

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