Examples Of Greed In The Great Gatsby

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According to Pope Francis, ¨When one lives attached to money, pride or power, it is impossible to be truly happy¨. In the book ¨The Great Gatsby¨, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the American dream is based on money, appearance, and relationships. Throughout the story, the characters in the story deal with issues of greed, popularity and dishonesty. In order to achieve the American dream they are willing to do anything. Gatsby, the main character of the book, is really dishonest because he lies to everyone, pretending to be rich and wealthy in order to impress a woman who he has loved for a long time. The idea of the American Dream is based on how people acquire wealth and people's views of money, appearances and relationships can lead to dangerous …show more content…

Either you had to earn money by getting a job or it's inherited from pass family members hard work. First off, Nick never really had to worry about anything because his family grew up with money. Nickś father says ¨ Just remember that all the people in the world haven't had the advantages that you've had.”(1 Fitzgerald ) This is showing that Nick’s father thinks this way because Nick grew up with probably everything he wanted that nobody had the chance to have as much nice things they had. On the other hand Gatsby has nothing growing up. He has to “earn it”. Gatsby shows that he only cares about spending most of his money on parties to impress Daisy who grew up with money. Gatsby starts off by saying ¨ Her voice full of money… It was full of money that was inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals´ songs of it… high in a white palace the king's daughter, the golden girl¨(Chpt 7). This is saying that if you are born with money. Those born with money could tell that Gatsby was faking his wealth the whole time. Money, whether earned or given was an important aspect of the American

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