Before anyone could stop it, people were illegally scheming their way up the social ladder to gain unfair financial status. In The Great Gatsby, Daisy and Gatsby are the two main characters that are obsessed with their status. Daisy feels that money is equivalent to power, and loves the ease at which it puts her. Gatsby,
A once high, mighty, and pure ideal has become degraded and buried by the merciless greed for money. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, The Great Gatsby, many of the characters, believed in the Dream and that wealth and social mobility was within his or her reach. Fitzgerald illustrates three specific social classes: old money, new money, and the lower class, with old money and new money taking center stage. Gatsby, himself, represents new money: he climbed the social and economic ladder and succeeded by way of shady dealings of bootlegging. On the other hand, Daisy Buchanan, the love of Gatsby’s life, represents old money.
Charles Foster Kane, publisher of the New York inquirer and numerous other papers, and one of the richest men in the world, influenced America’s thinking for half a century. However, Kane is flawed, self-serving, destructive opportunist, a classic tragic figure doomed to fall. Because he had lots of money, Kane believed he could buy anything including the friendship and love. Message is simple: success, power, riches cannot replace love and tranquility. Many people walked out on Kane’s life: first wife Emily, the best friend Leland, and second wife Susan.
Of course, those already in power bitterly resent this; that is why there is such a strong anti-democratic streak in wealthy conservatives and business owners. They complain that democracy allows the poor to legally steal from the rich. (Liberals counter that unregulated capitalism allows the rich to exploit and therefore steal from the poor, and taxes simply correct for that.) But democracy also works in the other direction as well. If we lived in a society where everyone was paid equally, despite their different inputs, people would surely vote to create a system of incentives and rewards.
She can’t go back and forth for the richer man just so she has more money. In comparison, Tom has his own little affairs. When he and Gatsby are arguing, he talks his affairs in relation with his wife. He tells Gatsby: “And what’s more, I love Daisy too. Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always
Tom was a born into wealth and so was Daisy, she married him because her name is more important then love. The difference in wealth between Gatsby and Tom made Daisy choose whom she wanted to end up for the rest of her life. “Girls only love men with money.” This quote is true for this book because when Gatsby gets wealthy Daisy starts to fall back for him. There was this one scene where Gatsby throws all of his shirts in the air as if he doesn’t care about these expensive shirts. Daisy grabs all of the shirts and starts to cry because she loves wealth and expensive cloths.
Thesis: The discovery of one’s true self of the inability to accept one’s true self has consequences. Proven: Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby’s lives take unhappy turns. Nick in searching for a better /new life goes back home and Gatsby dies Arguments: Unhealthy obsession with the wealth and status of east eggers, distorted self image, moral neglect BODY Unhealthy obsession with the wealth and status of east eggers Idea 1  Gatsby: he uses wealth as a tool because he is pining for daisy, an East egger. He thought up a a life story and acquired wealth in hopes to be accepted in status among the east eggers, all in hopes of being good enough for Daisy Idea 2 Nick: he is attracted to the fast-paced, fun-driven
However in Gatsby’s adult reality he becomes a criminal to make his fortune, in hopes to win Daisy's affection. Gatsby did complete the American dream, however he accomplished the one of the 1920s.He took advantage of the fact that in that time period the American economy was booming and it was easy to become rich. This choice was not honorable and leads to him solely interacting with criminal, making his life even less meaningful. Gatsby threw many parties to maybe have daisy stop by one of the once and although they may have been amazing parties where people used to go “by hundreds” (Fitzgerald, pg.175) it only resulted in him making unmeaningful friendships which are exposed when no one shows up to his funeral, expect for nick, owl eyes and Mr.gatz. Nick says “asked him to wait for half an hour, but it wasn’t any use.
Aside from that, he had promised to pay back the money he had stolen and believed he would. He was stealing the money because he wanted people to like him and he thought this was the way to do it. 4. The framed T-shirt tells me that he really wanted to have things and needed the money to have the things he wanted. The lifestyle red flags that could have tipped off the company to the possibility of fraud would be the new expensive cars, the expensive clothes, the houses that his income would not have been able to support.
This concept is shown by Daisy, in the novel The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who personifies this trait extraordinarily well. Human relationship are impacted by materialism, because the wealthier someone is or isn’t, determines, subconsciously, how one acts towards them. Daisy, the most desired person in the story, looks at the world through very materialistic eyes. Nick, Daisy, Tom, Jordan, and Gatsby were in a very LAVISH hotel room in the plaza hotel; where Tom and Gatsby were having a fight over Daisy. Gatsby said, “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me,” (130).