Jordan Baker In The Great Gatsby

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The American dream has always been a driving force in the lives of Americans. The need for a better life through hard work and perseverance, something no one but the hard working American understood. The dream also embodies the idea of a self-sufficient man, an entrepreneur making it successful for himself through hard work. The characters in F.Scott Fitzgeralds novel The Great Gatsby do not follow the path of righteousness and honest labour to achieve the dream. Instead they inherited, cheated and participated in illegal dealings to achieve the wealth they now have and a false sense of achievement of the American dream. Four characters in particular stand out a great deal, Tom and Daisy Buchanan have squandered their pursuit of the dream through the way they treated people and acted. Next is Jay Gatsby a man who gave up hard work and an honest way of living to further himself towards a corrupted dream. Lastly Jordan Baker is construed…show more content…
Jordan Baker is a cheat and she does not care for anyone else due to the fact that she thinks because she has money nothing else matters like morals and dignity “At her first big golf tournament there was a row that nearly reached the newspapers- a suggestion that she had moved her ball from a bad lie in the semi final round” (62). Jordan Baker had cheated and was almost caught but was relived of the consequences and carried on her life thinking nothing will affect herself because she is privileged; due to this sort of thinking Jordan has corrupted the American dream. Also Jordan has no regard for others. Jordan once again lies about how she is careful “I am careful.’ ‘No, you’re not.’ ‘Well other people are’ What’s that got to do with it?’ ‘They’ll keep out of my way’ ‘It takes two to make an accident’ “(63). Jordan does not care for others and makes excuses for what she is doing; this shows how Jordan has no regard for the American dream
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