The Theme Of Carelessness In The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby

The roaring twenties were known for an expansive gap between the classes; the upper class invulged themselves with extravagant parties, complete with flappers, banned liquor, and live music, while the lower class had to prioritize their time between work and more work. Those who were considered upper class lived a luxurious, carefree lifestyle and enjoyed these aspects of the time period to the fullest. However, this lifestyle led many to make careless decisions. Throughout F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of The Great Gatsby, many characters exhibited this behavior by making choices that would be considered careless. Daisy and Tom neglected their marriage, Jay Gatsby mindlessly spent his money on everything and everyone, and Jordan felt as though she was above being careful.
The Buchanans’ marriage was flawed. Daisy was in love with Gatsby and even though she accepted Tom’s proposal, she was never truly in love with him. However, the day before her wedding she received a mysterious letter from Gatsby and Jordan found her “…as drunk as a monkey”(Fitzgerald 76) in her room clutching the letter, “"Here, deares '." She
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Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. Many characters exhibited this behavior by making choices that would be considered careless. Daisy and Tom neglected their marriage, Jay Gatsby mindlessly spent his money on everything and everyone, and Jordan felt as though she was above being careful. The characters who are known as being upper class are the ones that seem to be most careless. They act in this manner because they are wealthy and think that they don’t need to bother with being careful. If anything goes awry, they can always use their reputation to get out of it. Social class was an important factor during the first five chapters. It affected the decisions made by each character and changed the amount of thought that went into their

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