The Great Gatsby Dishonest Analysis

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Jay Gatsby a Dishonest Man “‘I was in the drug business and then I was in the oil business. But I’m not in either one now,’” said Jay Gatsby as he tries to avoid his past (50). Gatsby was a man of secrets and dishonesty; he believed that he need not tell anyone about his past or his present because he wanted to show everyone he knew how to live a luxurious life. To the few he did tell about his past, he withheld a respectable amount of information and twisted the truth. Gatsby was very good at keeping everything secret. He figured out a way to persuade people into making certain things occur. He seemed very content in having everything go his way and if it did not, he would try his best to see if he could change what had happened. Gatsby always held lavish parties at his enormous mansion because he was trying to see if he could lure Daisy Buchanan to his house in order for them to reunite with one another. When the narrator, Nick Carraway, attends his first party he was shocked that no one actually knew who this Gatsby …show more content…

Tom decided that Daisy and Gatsby would ride in his car and Nick, Jordan, and himself would ride in Gatsby’s yellow car. When they decided what they were going to do, Tom created an uproar about Daisy and Gatsby’s affair. He wanted to know how Gatsby had earned all the money he had received, how Daisy knew him, and why she was so intrigued by him. Gatsby had actually never told Nick, Daisy, or Jordan how he made his money, it was just another thing that he kept secret from everyone. He told him everything and kept telling Daisy, to tell Tom “‘…that you never loved him…’” because Gatsby thought that she had never loved Tom (132). He wanted Tom to see that she likes him better and he wanted Daisy to see that she deserved better than Tom. He thought he was what was best for and that is what he works towards throughout the entire

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