The money gives them the ability to walk all over others, careless of whom they hurt and affect. Daisy Buchanan represents the corruption of the American dream; her careless actions resulted in destroying the ones around her. Although Daisy appears to be full of light and kindness, she is truly self-centered. Fitzgerald develops his social commentary on the idea of wealth corrupting morality and the American dream through the lack of values that Daisy embodies. Daisy is Gatsby’s American dream; she is the symbol of perfection and became the center of his life.
Jordan was blasé about the way she treated other people. "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back to 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. . . .
In addition, the relationship Tom Buchanan and Daisy have, portrays again, the “new money” and the values they hold. Both characters cheat on each other demonstrating a lack of satisfaction in their lives, and in general, showing their selfishness. Moreover, these characters never stop and think about their actions or worry about hurting other people, as it is clearly shown with the relationship Daisy has with Gatsby. When Gatsby dies, Daisy doesn’t even bother to send one single flower. Tom and Daisy are both weak individuals, who don’t know what work is, who don’t value many things, are judgmental, and overall, empty.
Putnam personifies greed in The Crucible by neglecting the lives of others while attempting to acquire more worldly possessions without qualms. Contrary to Puritan beliefs, he concerns himself over worldly wealth while ignoring the wealth that may come in the life after. Furthermore, many causes of the witch trials stem from the envy of people in lower positions. Envy motivates Abigail Williams and Anne Putnam to accuse their enemies as witches. After discovering that Abigail accused her, Elizabeth Proctor exclaims, "She'd dare not call out such a farmer's wife but there be a monstrous profit in it."
One of Nick Caraway’s final assessments of Daisy after the accident is that she is very careless. He even says; “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy – They smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back to 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”. (Fitzgerald 187) This quote is proof that people i... ... middle of paper ... ...ess and selfish girl who only cares about wealth and power, which makes her the most despicable character in the novel. Daisy proves this in many situations such as choosing Tom over Gatsby, when he truly loved her for her, and wanted to be with her. She also proves this when she lets Gatsby take the blame for hitting Myrtle with a car, which ultimately ends in Gatsby’s death.
Nick enlightens us when he puts the fault on the upper class: “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy. They smashed up things and people and retreated back into their money and in their vast carelessness and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”(Fitzgerald 187). Even though Daisy survives, in the end they have all lost their dreams. At the end of the novel, Daisy never stays with Gatsby or attends his funeral simply because she is under pressure from societal rule. Above all, through her indecisiveness she becomes a contradictory and distant character.
She uses the people around her to fit into the social scene and boast her wealth and fake happiness, which obstructs her morals and emotions as a human being. Daisy valued life holds no true meaning for her. She treats others horribly without a ... ... middle of paper ... ...after he finds out about Daisy and Gatsby’s affair. (137) Even though Tom is an adulterer himself, he cannot stand the thought of his wife doing the same. He is a jealous hypocrite, who lusts for all the power and puts shame to his name and affluent life.
Towards the end of the play, Hamlet becomes enraged and accuses his mother for marrying his uncle in such a short time after his father’s death. The incestuous relationship suggest that his mother might have been involved in her husband’s murder, which is more reason to kill Claudius. Gertrude is a loving figure that is unable to understand Hamlet’s delicate state. Her way of solving problems is by isolating those that confront her, instead of analyzing her own mistakes and owning up to them. When Hamlet walks into his mother’s bedroom, he kills Polonius who is hiding behind the arras, and compares the murder to his mother’s guilt.
and giant clothing collection all represent the corruption. His use of status when the police officer completely ignored him after violating the law. But the biggest example is Tom and Daisy Buchanan, who live without hope and regret because all they care about is money, being wealthy and at the top of the social class. Nick describes the Buchanan's as careless people. “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- They smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back to their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they made…” (Fitzgerald 179)
One of the American Dream's greatest causes for its death is materialism. This means that the modern values turned the American Dream's wholesome principles into materialistic ones making people lack ideals and have their appearance as a privilege. On the other hand, the American Dream also fades way due to infidelity. With this term it is meant that people were unfaithful to their respective partners showing no respect at all among them and having no principles. Finally, the destruction of the American Dream is also caused by the lack of solidarity of this society shown in the novel.