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 ...

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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 ...

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