Jordan Baker Dishonesty Analysis

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America as a country faced a great period of transition in the 1920’s. After decades of staying away from foreign entanglements, World War I brought the United States back into the affairs of the rest of the World, and brought all of the people involved into unfamiliar surroundings. During the war, most of the young men were sent into Europe to fight for their country, while the women were sent into the workforce in order to replace all of the absent men. After the war, both the young men who had fought in the war, and the young women who were thrust into the workforce, returned to their original lives, having been exposed to new ideas on how to live life, and new morals. This led to the next generation living a lifestyle with widely contrasting …show more content…
Ms. Baker was a dishonest person in every sense of the word. In both her professional and unprofessional life, she lied and cheated her way through almost everything she did. An example of this would be her professional golf career, which was tainted by her habitual cheating. Dishonesty was such a major aspect of her life that Nick Carraway, one of her romantic interests, described her as “incurably dishonest.” Mr. Carraway would eventually witness this dishonesty firsthand when she lies to him about being engaged to another man in order to end her romantic relationship with him. Even if she was engaged, which she most likely was not, it would have been dishonest of her to have any romantic interest in Nick Carraway to begin with. Fitzgerald used the dishonesty of Jordan Baker in order to show the dishonesty of the people living in the …show more content…
Scott Fitzgerald himself. When looking closely at the life of Jay Gatsby, the main character and protagonist in The Great Gatsby, it is nearly impossible to not see the similarities between his life, and the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald. One example would be that both Fitzgerald and Gatsby attended prestigious universities, but never graduated from them. Jay Gatsby is always quick to tell people that he is an “Oxford man,” despite the fact that he never graduated from the institution. Just like Gatsby, Fitzgerald also attended a highly respectable university, in his case Princeton, but did not graduate. Another parallel between these two would be their involvement in the military. Both Fitzgerald and Gatsby fought in World War I, and both became relatively wealthy after the war. They were also both poor boys who fell in love with women who, because of their social status, would never marry either Gatsby or Fitzgerald. For Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan was the unattainable woman with whom he fell in love with. Even after he had attained immense wealth, and even had an affair with Mrs. Daisy Buchanan, he was never able to live the life with her that he had envisioned from the moment he met her. Like Jay Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald also fell in love with a woman who was in a much higher social class than he was, in fact Daisy Buchanan’s character was based off of a woman in real life. The final similarity

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