The Great Gatsby: Unfaithfulness And Greed

The love described in the novel, The Great Gatsby, contains
"violence and egoism not tenderness and affection." The author, F. Scott
Fitzgerald, writes on wealth, love, and corruption. Two coupes, Tom and
Daisy Buchanan and George and Myrtle Wilson, match perfectly with these
categories. Both couples are different in the way they choose to live
together, but are similar in a few ways.

Unfaithfulness and greed are the only similarities the couples
shared. Tom, Daisy, and Myrtle were all unfaithful to their spouses.
Their love for themselves far out-weighed their love for each other. Tom
and Myrtle had a notorious affair throughout the novel while Daisy becomes
very close to her ...

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

George certainly had his flaws, but he loved his wife dearly and
couldn't live without her. "He was his wife's man and not his own." When
he became aware of Tom and Myrtle's affair, he was "really sick, pale as
his own pale hair and shaking all over." He locks her up in fear that she
will run away with Tom forever. He stated that, "She's going to move stay
there until the day after tomorrow, and then we're going to move away."
George thought that by moving out West, where Myrtle wanted to go in the
beginning, would solve everything. Before the move could be made, Myrtle
was killed; it is here where George's love is shown most. George becomes
extemely upset after Myrtle's death. Wilson was reduced to a man
"deranged by grief." Because of the death of his wife, George decides to
murder who he believes her killer to be and then commits suicide by
shooting himself.

Thoughout the novel there are many incidents involving love and
greed. This is somewhat characteristic of the ...

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

Already a member? Login


The Great Gatsby: Unfaithfulness And Greed. (2006, June 14). Retrieved January 18, 2019, from
"The Great Gatsby: Unfaithfulness And Greed.", 14 Jun. 2006. Web. 18 Jan. 2019. <>
"The Great Gatsby: Unfaithfulness And Greed." June 14, 2006. Accessed January 18, 2019.
"The Great Gatsby: Unfaithfulness And Greed." June 14, 2006. Accessed January 18, 2019.
Join today and get instant access to this and 50,000+ other essays

Added: 6/14/2006 02:42:48 PM
Category: Book Reports
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 415
Pages: 2

Save | Report


Save and find your favorite essays easier

The Great Gatsby: Unfaithfulnes...
The Great Gatsby: Morality And ...
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 Greed And Wea
The Great Gatsby And The Americ...
The Great Gatsby: Nick - A Good...
The Great Gatsby: Jay's Backgro...
Copyright | Cancel | Contact Us

Copyright © 2019 Essayworld. All rights reserved