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Great Gatsby Betrayal Quotes

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ISP PART 1 Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Theme: Betrayal Thesis: Betrayal is a form of deception and disloyalty that breaks people’s trust, creates conflicts, jeopardizes relationships, impacts people in a negative manner and leads people to their demise. The act of betrayal is first seen when Tom Buchanan cheats on his wife, Daisy Buchanan with Myrtle, who also happens to be George Wilson’s wife. Tom’s actions are inexcusable as betrayal in a marriage is an extremely depraved course of action. Due to this betrayal, Daisy loses hope in their society. After realizing that the world is a very dangerous and bad place, she hopes that her daughter won’t see the world like her mother does. She desires her daughter to be naive and foolish so she can’t see the cruelty that lies within this society. “I hope she’ll be a fool – that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”(22) She says this statement because Tom betraying her made her perspective on life change. Tom’s betrayal also causes Daisy to think that the environment surrounding her is a very negative place hence the quote. Daisy thinks that her daughter will have to live in…show more content…
Rumors are spread around that are highly exaggerated. Nick tries to hold a grand funeral for Gatsby but ultimately fails when most of Gatsby’s friends and colleagues don't show up to the funeral. This includes Tom and Daisy, who decide to move away after Gatsby’s death. The people, who do show up though, include: Nick himself, a couple of servants and Gatsby’s father. I ejaculated an unrestrained "Huh!" and he must have heard me, for he went on nervously: "What I called up about was a pair of shoes I left there. I wonder if it'd be too much trouble to have the butler send them on. You see, they're tennis shoes, and I'm sort of helpless without them. My address is care of B. F.-“ I didn't hear the rest of the name, because I hung up the receiver.”
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