The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1978 Words Feb 12th, 2015 8 Pages
It is quite obvious and still is a true statement; it is incredibly difficult to fit perfectly in society. No matter when or where, even if some people may not admit to it, just about everyone, at some point in their lives, desire to have more wealth, more romance, and more fun. Life in the 1920s embodied that statement very well. Everyone was fcarefree and lived life to the fullest. But, with this desire for a better life comes a cost. It may sometimes even cause people to lose themselves or lie to fit in better in society. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” love, economical corruption, and social corruption have negative effects on Daisy and Gatsby. One of the main characters, the fabulous Daisy Buchanan, is internally torn between the man she really loves and her husband and almost proclaims who she really loves several times in the novel. Daisy is internally conflicted. This confliction is shown when she says, "Here, deares '." She groped around in a waste-basket she had with her on the bed and pulled out the string of pearls. "Take 'em down-stairs and give 'em back to whoever they belong to. Tell 'em all Daisy 's change ' her mind. Say: 'Daisy 's change ' her mine! '” (Fitzgerald).” When she says this, she is so drunk and upset that she almost reveals her love for Gatsby and thinks about calling off her wedding to Tom. This is important because it is an example of how people will do anything to marry wealthy and how they will marry people even if they…

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