Theme Of Carelessness In The Great Gatsby

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Autumn nights create love in the air and infuse hope into dreams. Through the dark moonlight sky it is hard for one to tell if it is truly love being formed, or a spark of carelessness that will eventually burn everyone to ruins in the end. In his novel The Great Gatsby, author F. Scott Fitzgerald reveals the carelessness in the upper class and illustrates their main focuses in life; Fitzgerald employs this through distinct characterization, metaphors, and a Marxist lens. The world that Jay Gatsby lives in revolved around the rich socialite, Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby is a hopeless romantic who is stuck in the past and lives with the need to be with Daisy again. In order for Daisy to love him, Gatsby knows that he must be wealthy; and in order…show more content…
Fitzgerald states, “Her voice is full of money” (127).This reveals how shallow others think Daisy is, and illustrates what her main focus in life is. It allows readers to obtain a deeper understanding of her character and how she sees the world around her. When having her affair with Gatsby, there is nothing to suggest that she regrets cheating on her husband or leaving her child at home with a nanny to go see a man who is not her father. Through the novel, Nick Carraway had noted the tone of voice that Daisy had, how it was like nothing he had heard. In reality her voice is not the sound of charm or something mysterious, it is the sound of money and her constant desire for…show more content…
The 1920 's was a dawn of a new era for women; they finally hadd rights. Since it was beginning of this new way of life, it is painstakingly obvious that in most relationships the men still have the power, and women do whatever their husbands want. In the case of Tom and Daisy, Tom is superior in their relationship; however, Daisy finally finds her right for love when she is reconnected with Gatsby. She believes that she has the right to be happy and takes it upon herself to do so. Although she still uses a man to gain her happiness, it is still a step in the right direction of getting away from a controlling husband. In the end, however, Tom wins, as usual. Tom uses his power over Daisy to take her away from West Egg and away from Gatsby, her friends, and her family. In the relationship with Jordan and Nick, it is reversed. Jordan holds more of the power and makes the decisions, which Nick just goes along with. From their first meeting to their last goodbye, their relationship seems to switch roles slightly. In the beginning, Jordan is in charge but by the end of the novel Nick takes control of his life and ends the relationship. Since the superior and inferior roles were reversed in their relationship, it shows how times were changing and women now had more power. Along with power in relationships, women had rights and men were
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