Power In The Great Gatsby

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There are many powers in this world that can impact everything. Having this power may feel right and make you feel strong but in reality it weakens everything around you. Love is one of those many powers. It can control all of your actions, thoughts and emotions. Money and wealth could be one or the biggest powers. It had the ability to dictate anything, either negative or positive. Through the use of metaphor and irony, F. Scott Fitzgerald in "The Great Gatsby" expose how love and money create conflicts and lost hope. Gatsby had a very high social class and reputation and spoiled Daisy to death, but she still chose to stay with Tom. "... Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things... And then retreated back into their money..." They both had their…show more content…
He has gone a great measure to only reach the girl he loves, Daisy. "The truth was that Jay Gatsby... Sprang from his Platonic conception of himself... So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby... And to this conception he was faithful to the end." This new creation of Gatsby was exactly where he wanted and needed to be in order to get his first and only love back. He has been involved in crime and had done illegal business to keep up his wealth. "Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay." With the money he made illegally, Gatsby bought a huge mansion knowing that Daisy would soon visit. He was strongly committed to gaining Daisy's love but in the end it all seemed to go to…show more content…
Anyone can do just about anything with the proper amount of money. It all depends on what advantage a person used it towards. They could be getting something negative or positive out of their actions. "... how money originated and then evolved into a mechanism of power that institutions and any common person cans wield to exert great good or bad." People began using money to strengthen their power. The original focus of money stats eyed deteriorating fast. Gatsby decided to retrieve money illegally all for one purpose. His focus was not on wealth, social class and the finer things in life but how all of his wealth intrigued Daisy. Daisy took advantage of Gatsby, led him on and in the end she showed her true colors. There's nothing worse than to think you have something but in reality you never officially had it all along. "... and pulled out a string of pearls. Take 'me downstairs and give' em back go whoever they belong to. Tell' em all Daisy's change' her mind. Say: Daisy's change' her mine!" These pearls were a gift from Tom and giving them back says that Daisy wishes to not be with Tom but her long lost love, Jay

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