How characters judge people in the great gatsby

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The Great Gatsby is a novel that written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. Nick Carraway who is the neighbor of Gatsby tells the stories among Gatsby, Tom, Daisy and Jordan Baker. Nick used to live in the Midwest, but he moved to West Egg, Long Island later. There he becomes the neighbor of Gatsby who is an affluent billionaire of West Egg, and Gatsby has connections with Daisy who is Nick’s cousin. When Nick first meets Daisy at her husband Tom’s house in East egg, Nick gets to know Jordan Baker who cheated on a golf tournament to win the game. However, as the story moves on, Nick was told by Jordan that Gatsby was in love with Daisy before, but they broke up since Gatsby was poor back then and Daisy did not want to marry poor boy, but until Gatsby becomes a billionaire they have never met again. Therefore Nick helps to arrange a meeting between Gatsby and Daisy. Since then Gatsby and Daisy get close again which causes Tom’s attention. Tom is a snob who possesses inherited wealth and has an affair. Tom and Gatsby starts fighting over Daisy. Even if Gatsby thinks Daisy has never been in love with Tom, Daisy claims that she loves both of them which surprises Gatsby. However, Daisy decides to leave Gatsby since she does not want to lose what she has right now——money, social position… On the way back to Tom’s house, Daisy was driving Gatsby’s car with Gatsby, and accidently Daisy killed a woman who turns out as the affair of Tom-----Myrtle. When Tom gets to know that his affair was killed, he first thought that was Gatsby who had killed her, and he misled Myrtle’s husband that Gatsby was the killer. Unfortunately, Gatsby was killed by Myrtle’s husband for being a wrong killer. In this book, a lot of judgments occur. Not only Nick judg... ... middle of paper ... ... to Gatsby, Which shows she is careless again. Tom, he is careless for having a mistress. He does not care whether it will hurt Daisy’s feelings or not. What is more, he misled Myrtle’s husband to believe Gatsby was responsible for Myrtle’s death, which is another sign of being careless about Gatsby’s death. Nick here is judging both of them as careless people since they run away from problems or avoid them every times, and they left the difficulties to others as though they can use their wealth and social position to do so. All in all, in the book, characters like Nick, Tom and Jordan do judge people that around them. In our real life, we do judge people sometimes. For instance, I always judge people by their grades at school. I think the only way to decide whether a student is smart or not is to compare the grade with each other to find out. Works Cited
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