The Great Gatsby Greed And Wea


In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, we learn that every character, except Nick and George, uses wealth as a means of happiness, which in turn, gets in the way of their own morals to act as decent, respectable human beings.
Nick Carraway, the main character in the book, seems to be that decent, respectable human being. He is the voice of reason in the story. It is through his point of view that we can distinguish who is corrupt and who isn’t. Nick even says he is an honest man, which gives him some credibility. He gives a vivid depiction of each character he meets over that summer, and every one of them except a humble garage mechanic, George Wilson, is claimed ...

Want to read the rest of this paper?
Join Essayworld today to view this entire essay
and over 50,000 other term papers

conquer all.
“It’s up to us who are the dominant race to watch out or these other races will have control of things.” Tom is the perfect example of the kind of amoral people described in the book. Greedy, ignorant and wealthy.
Myrtle Wilson is just the same. She is dishonest towards her husband and speaks highly of herself. But she is one over Tom because she takes him for granted. He is the one buying all of her clothes and beauty accessories. He even went as far as to buy her a dog. This doesn’t seem to bother Tom a bit though. At her party in New York, things turn a bit sour though. Tom and Myrtle are fighting about something when Myrtle brings the name Daisy into the argument. Hot tempered Tom gets upset with Myrtle and actually breaks her nose. Myrtle’s sister Catherine gives Nick an Interesting piece of information.
“Neither of them can stand the person their married to.” These two people are probably the most ...

Get instant access to over 50,000 essays.
Write better papers. Get better grades.


Already a member? Login


CITE THIS PAGE:

The Great Gatsby Greed And Wea. (2003, December 31). Retrieved September 24, 2018, from http://www.essayworld.com/essays/The-Great-Gatsby-Greed-And-Wea/762
"The Great Gatsby Greed And Wea." Essayworld.com. Essayworld.com, 31 Dec. 2003. Web. 24 Sep. 2018. <http://www.essayworld.com/essays/The-Great-Gatsby-Greed-And-Wea/762>
"The Great Gatsby Greed And Wea." Essayworld.com. December 31, 2003. Accessed September 24, 2018. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/The-Great-Gatsby-Greed-And-Wea/762.
"The Great Gatsby Greed And Wea." Essayworld.com. December 31, 2003. Accessed September 24, 2018. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/The-Great-Gatsby-Greed-And-Wea/762.
JOIN NOW
Join today and get instant access to this and 50,000+ other essays


PAPER DETAILS
Added: 12/31/2003 05:54:03 PM
Category: English
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 902
Pages: 4

Save | Report

SHARE THIS PAPER

SAVED ESSAYS
Save and find your favorite essays easier

SIMILAR ESSAYS
The Great Gatsby: Morality And ...
The Great Gatsby: Unfaithfulnes...
The Great Gatsby: Unfaithfulnes...
The Great Gatsby: Morals And Am...
The Great Gatsby - Male And Fe
The Great Gatsby: Eyes And Dist...
The Symbolism Of Color In The G...
The Great Gatsby And The Americ...
The Great Gatsby: Nick - A Good...
The Great Gatsby: Jay's Backgro...
Copyright | Cancel | Contact Us

Copyright © 2018 Essayworld. All rights reserved