Life Has Not Been And Never Will Be Fair Essay

847 Words Dec 15th, 2015 4 Pages
Life has not been and never will be fair. Hard work alone is not enough to improve the economic standing you were born to, what most consider the American Dream. There will always be minorities: some who have wealth handed to them at birth, and a select few who refuse to settle and give in to the more evil ways of the world in order to make their own wealth. (Insert Concluding Sentence :D)
James Gatz wasn’t born rich. He dreamed of wealth and the happiness that supposedly accompanied it. While discussing Gatsby as a boy his father said, “Jimmy was bound to get ahead. He always had some resolves like this or something. Do you notice what he’s got about improving his mind? He was always great for that”. Mr. Gatz also noted that one day Gatsby, who was of course known then as James Gatz, commented on how he ate like a pig (Fitzgerald 173). Even from a young age, Gatsby realized his father’s abhorrent social graces and was determined to better himself in hopes of becoming the man he was in his mind 's eye. His experiences as an officer attending parties at houses like Daisy’s opened his eyes to the ways of the world. He spent several months using the shiny buttons of his officers uniform to hide the fact that he was penniless. Realizing wealth wouldn’t be so easily achieved, Gatsby agreed to work with Wolfsheim sacrificing his integrity in order to make his pathway to wealth easier. In The Great Gatsby, Wolfsheim said, “I raised him up out of nothing, right out of the gutter”…

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