The and deceit Tom was feeding her. Tom

The Great Gatsby was a compelling story, based off two star crossed lovers. A couple underlying themes resided underneath the love exterior. Fitzgerald created an intriguing book that still holds its relevance today. He showed the importance of greed, wealth, lies and deceit, social class etc, a clear depiction of America in the 1920’s and how all of these things mean nothing in the end and lead to the death of you mentally or physically. You end up getting lost in the sauce as they would say. While the rich ultimately dominated the world in the 1920’s, the lifestyle of the wealthy was idolized, virtually anyone with the correct work ethic and mindset could achieve what they called the American Dream of that time. Gatsby being the most notorious for this he dedicated his whole life to becoming the perfect man for Daisey.  Drivin by lies and deceit he convinced himself that being wealthy and having a high social relevance would win over Daisy again. Sadly he was stuck in the past and things were to far for his control but he convinced himself he could have what he wanted. “There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams  not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion.” (pg 83).  In his deception he was let down but his love for Daisy, and his wealth brought noting upon him but his own remorse. While in the process Gatsby was killed and faded to a memory shortly after due to his allusion. Gatsby had an idea that somehow blurred is vision for the things that actually mattered, as the story slowly progressed you had seen gatsby’s peak as well as downfall due to the trap of the 1920’s American dream. The novel symbolized a green light in a certain passage which was significant because it represented Gatsby’s dream for achieving lifelong happiness and wealth with Daisy. While Daisey had a started a new life with Tom she was also was blinded by the lies and deceit Tom was feeding her. Tom would reluctantly cheat on Daisy and cared about his money and popularity far more than he would ever carte about Daisy. She was oblivious of this but I doubt she would have left otherwise, she did the same with gatsby. A mess was created through all of this and Daisy never deserved Gatsby in the first place her lies and deceit and love for money left him alone and killed him. “Tom and Daisy they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”(pg 90)  In the process of holding their sanity and pocket books they created destruction in their paths. No one really mentioned myrtle but she was ironic to the destruction of wealth. Her attraction to Tom got her killed. She was abused and married to a drunk. He suspected Myrtle of cheating and caught her in the act with the luxurious Pearls Tom had purchased her. Myrtle was in love with Tom and his money, although toms lied to her and didn’t really care for heras much either. While myrtle and her husband were fighting because she had suspected her of cheating he started to get physical with her. Ironically the car that Tom had driven was driving by and as she fled for Tom she was plowed down to the ground by Daisey. This also proves the destruction the two of them leave behind. Then Gatsby was quickly blamed and killed in result of it. “Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.”(pg 70). Gatsby suffered from this and thought he could get away with it as well but his love for Daisy clouded everyone’s judgement. The moral of the story was wealth can kill you, I believe this in all aspects that this particular theme correlates to everything in this story. The money can kill you emotionally, mentally, and physically. While greed and social class blinded everyone. While everyone relied on money so deeply they became lost in the sauce. Gatsby and Daisy depicted a clear image of how money can’t buy you happiness and your own selfish desires and personal greed can make you lose sight of what’s important, and even worse killed.


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