Then there is third way of looking at this adjective, “great”. Although Nick doesn't quite approve of Gatsby's means, he knows that Gatsby's driven by love. Also, Nick believes that Gatsby is truly a good person; the man is generous, loyal, and sincere. In this way, Gatsby is great. He's a victim of Tom and Daisy's selfish, shallow addiction to their wealth and lifestyle, and, in the end, Nick sides with
Tom used his money in every way he could to impress the people around him. I think the way they got their money reflects in both Tom and Gatsby’s attitudes. Tom is from “old money” meaning he was born into a wealthy family and inherited it. Because of this, Tom is very shallow and has a rude personality. He does not care about other people as long as it does not affect him.
The older brother Pete, has worked hard and values what he has worked for. Donald, is too soft-hearted, and thinks he has to share, even if it leaves him with nothing. Pete is not a religious man. His values gather around not believing in any kind of God or savior. He values his money, and all he has bought with his money.
Gatsby is presented in the book as a man living the happiest life, with plenty of friends, no problems, and an honest. In the end his whole illusion unravels and we find that he has plenty of problems, is very crooked and dishonest, and has no true friends. He wanted to end up with Daisy, but never gets her. Gatsby's illusion surrounding him is totally shattered, partly through the actions of Tom who feels that he must discredit his name. Tom discredits his name to draw Daisy away from him when he finds that Gatsby has become interested in Daisy.
The combination of “shinning arrogant” negatively connotes that Tom embraces his persona to the full extent of his capabilities, which is a grave problem since he has inherited “old money” and is one of the richest people known throughout the story. It transcends to his relationship with Gatsby who is indeed poorer than him and how he would downgrade poor people. His mouth being “hard” also substantiates his “vast carelessness” and that the way in which he behaves towards people (in “a supercilious manner”) doesn’t matter to him. Nick’s intrusive narration comes to the forefront of the reader at this point. It leaves us almost, instantly compelled towards having a negative impression of Tom, and to connect, possibly making them conform to his attitudes, as well as others “ at new haven who had hated his guts”.
Amir perceives Baba as perfect. Amir sees his father as a wealthy, and powerful man; everything anyone could aspire to be. In contrast Baba sees Amir as a weakling and a coward for the most part. He seems almost disgusted by Amir's weak stomach and cowardly tendencies. Baba loves Amir, but he finds his inability to relate to him a difficult hurdle to get over.
This change is driven by his heightened intelligence. The coldness manifests itself in two different ways. The most obvious is his unwillingness to trust the people around him. While being retarded he maintains a belief that the world is indeed inherently good. Whenever someone treats him cruelly he responds by assuming that their actions are caused by lack of knowledge or mistake.
During The Great Gatsby, Gatsby makes a large fortune for him self; he was kind of selfish he can do what he wanted. Gatsby, he created who he is for the sole purpose of gaining daisy's love, therefore, he doesn’t have the class or stile where he from (east egg). He looks great from the outside but on the inside he is an ordinary man, not the theatrical "Great Gatsby." Tom believes himself to be higher than everyone else, which is why he fails to keep his affair with Myrtle more discreet. Tom has no goals or dreams like Gatsby, and also he is an arrogant egotistical and limited man.
The Great Gatsby is a book not only of love but also tragedy that leads back to ideas and dreams, but never reality. Jay Gatsby is a man of great wealth, and greater ambition. The Great Gatsby has many disguises that play a major role in several characters’ lives, but, most importantly, in Gatsby’s own. Jay Gatsby believes that he can get whatever he wants, even Daisy Buchanan, with his wealth. He has succeeded in getting money and living a life of luxury, but ultimately, he is never truly rich.
In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Sometimes it takes a certain situation or problem to occur in life, that makes an individual realize what really matters in life. A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others and their loved ones. There is nothing in the world so wonderful as to love and be loved; there is nothing as devastating as losing a loved one. A relationship that has turned sour is very difficult, both emotionally and mentally. A failing relationship can take away the energy to move forward in life.