Jay Gatsby Corruption

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One example of a character whose want for wealth leads to corruption, is Jay Gatsby. On many occasions he is speculated to have been a bootlegger by multiple characters due to his relationships with shady characters like Meyer Wolfsheim and the origin of his vast fortune. Although, Wolfsheim only appears in the book twice, the first at the restaurant and the second after Gatsby’s death, his character makes a huge impression as he had human molars for cufflinks and he stated that he fixed the 1919 World Series. This leads readers to further believe that Gatsby is not who he seems and is part of the gambling business. There were many rumors as well, “He’s a bootlegger,” said the young ladies...“One time he killed a man…” (pg 61). Nick heard a

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