Both men are young and acquired their money at an early stage in their lives. Tom however acquired his money by simply inheriting it, “his family were enormously wealthy- even in college his freedom with money was a matter for reproach” (Fitzgerald 11). His birth into old money allows him to never work to gain his earnings; they are just given to him. Opposite to the means of how Tom acquires his wealth, Gatsby gains his wealth by working hard throughout his life. He gains his wealth by any means possible, from doing odd jobs, to breaking the law.
On the other hand his uncle, Benjy, is relatively rich and this allows Duddy to understand the benefits of wealth. This combination of wanting to make more money than his father and having the opportunity to observe through his uncle the benefits of being rich influences the basis of this obsession in Duddy. The obsession itself comes in to effect when Duddy’s grandfather tells him these five words: “A man without land is nobody.”(49) In Mordecai Richler’s novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz we examine Duddy’s obsession for money and land to the point that the relationships of those around him are ruined. Most noticeable of these ruined relationships is the one with his family. Duddy’s relationship with his friends also takes a toll because of this obsession of his.
He had an enormous body with toned muscles and he knew he was a stronger man than others like Nick. “That’s what I get for marrying a brute of a man, a great, big, hulking physical specimen of a –‘(Fitzgerald: 1950, 17). Mr. Buchanan is married to Daisy but at the same time is having an affair with a lady named Myrtle Wilson who is also married. As the story goes on, Tom finds out that his wife is having an affair with Gatsby and gets outraged. Tom does not like the fact that his wife might leave him and starts to compete against Gatsby for the love of Daisy.
Gatsby fell in love with Daisy almost immediately after meeting her. Gatsby was attracted to Daisy's wealth and charm. He lied to Daisy about his past in an attempt to convince Daisy he deserved a girl like her. Daisy and Gatsby's love got cut short by Gatsby having to serve in the war. While Gatsby was in the war, Daisy married a man named Tom Buchanan a wealthy man.
The American Dream all the characters are chasing is ruined by reality of life. Gatsby dream involves him falling in love with Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby feared that Daisy did not wait for him because he was not rich. That’s why Gatsby did crime to get rich. Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan.
Running head: HOW INFIDELITY AFFECTS BIFF How Infidelity Affects Biff in Death of a Salesman Lillie Momon Shorter University How Infidelity Affects Biff in Death in a Salesman As we all know, infidelity is being unfaithful or disloyal to your spouse or significant other, just as Willy Loman cheated on his wife Linda in the movie, Death of a Salesman. When mistrust creeps into a marriage the first to notice are the children. Children need to be raised by two trusting parents. So, the effects of infidelity on families can be devastating, especially on children. Sometimes when cchildren are betrayed by their love ones they tend to struggle with anger the most, just as Biff was affected by infidelity in the movie, Death of a Salesman.
The story of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Great Gatsby, shows how Gatsby became a wealthy and a great man after he was poor. He was a non wealthy person but after he met Daisy and fell for her love, he had a dream to be wealthy and to marry her. She was a motivation for him to become a great man, and also the reason for his fall. Love, a word of four letters has changed Gatsby’s life and behavior. It made him a non-ordinary person to the people that knew him.
He is an example of old money, and because he is so wealthy he decides that he can break all the rules and do whatever he pleases, like cheating on his wife. “‘Why -' she said hesitantly, ‘Tom's got some woman in New York. '” (19). Materialism has gotten to Tom's head and he believes just because he has so much wealth he can buy happiness with anything that he pleases. The last character, Gatsby, shows both materialism and spirituality.
Alex Nguyen Ms. Karmis Jr. English 2-25-14 The Great Gatsby Essay #3 In the book The Great Gatsby, Scott Fitzgerald uses Daisy to show Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby’s relationship with her throughout the book. They are alike and different in many ways. They both also love Daisy but in almost a completely different way. First, Tom and Gatsby are alike because they both are really wealthy and staying high class for them is a must. For example, Tom shows his wealth when he went to Yale and enjoys showing off his expensive sport cars to people.
The Great Gatsby is a novel by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. It's about a man who has fallen in love with a woman, but when they meet, they are unable to be together at the time. A few years later they meet again and Daisy has married a man called Tom. Gatsby then tries everything to get her to fall for him and leave Tom. He ends up buying a house close by where Tom and Daisy live and has parties every night in her honor to try and impress her.