Dishonesty in "The Great Gatsby"

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Dishonesty in ‘The Great Gatsby’ The Great Gatsby is a novel written about the backwards lifestyle of celebrities in the 1920’s that no one seems to think about. The fact with dishonesty always leading to a harder road later on is an important standpoint for the novel as a whole. The character I chose to represent the acts of dishonesty and the reasons why they affect the novel is Jay Gatsby. He was dishonest throughout the entire novel, with his first dishonesty before the novel’s time period began, next keeping his occupation a secret, and lastly by being dishonest with himself towards Daisy. Gatsby first began dishonesty to Daisy Buchanan, originally Daisy Carraway, before the novel’s original time period began. At the end of Chapter 6, Gatsby reveals his past with Daisy, with their “magical” night on the sidewalk. But details he left out was the small fact that he lied to Daisy, saying that he was born from a wealthy family, when in reality he had little to no wealth to his name at all. After the war, Gatsby attended Oxford to claim his dream of being wealthy and having Daisy as his own, but dishonesty of him telling Daisy lead to the effect of Daisy actually falling in love with Gatsby before she knew of his past. Throughout the novel, Gatsby refused to reveal how he came about his wealth for reasons no one knew. Even to someone he apparently appointed as his confidant, Nick Carraway, Gatsby still refused to reveal any secrets about him that would affect his current position. This secret leads multiple superstitions about Gatsby’s work as a: murderer, drug cartel, drug stores, etc. throughout the entire novel. This dishonesty about him leads to people not being able to trust him to the fullest extent, which leads to more cons than pros throughout the rest of his life. The last dishonesty I will be discussing, Jay Gatsby committed on that fateful night
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