The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essays

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It has been said that people who are deceitful are people that are hoping to benefit themselves. It has also been said that people who are deceitful do not always get what they expect. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald proves that deceit can not only ruin lives, but deceit can end them as well. Deceit is a characteristic that is commonly found in many different people. Deceit is a characteristic that screams ambition and aspiration. It’s a characteristic that some people possess, but some just might not know it. Deceit can bring people together, albeit the foundation of that relationship is based on lies and falsified facts. Deceit also tears apart and leaves some feeling empty and broken. In Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald uses three of his main characters Tom and Daisy Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby to emphasize the effects of being deceitful to gain benefits. Tom Buchanan was one of the main characters in The Great Gatsby. He is the cheating and unfaithful husband of Daisy Buchanan. Tom was a man that deceived people by letting others take the blame for his faults and mistakes. For example, Myrtle’s sister, Catherine, believes that Daisy is the reason for Tom and Myrtle not being able to be together officially and publically. She believes that it is Daisy’s fault because Daisy is Catholic and her religion doesn’t believe in divorce (Fitzgerald 33). However, this assumption is mentally shot down by Nick, Daisy’s cousin. He knows well enough that…

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