The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1157 Words Mar 1st, 2016 5 Pages
Money, Money, Money. The novel the Great Gatsby shows how money can corrupt a person. Jay Gatsby realizes after meeting daisy Buchanan that she has high standards. He sees that Daisy has to have material items and that the only way that he will be able to win her over is with lots of money. Jay has to make his money look old instead of like he just got it so that he meets Daisies expectations. F. Scott Fitzgerald demonstrates through the characters in the book the Great Gatsby, the morals and values of the American people are corrupted by money.
After a lot of years when Gatsby finally finds Daisy he realizes that she will expect a lot of money and material things. The first thing he does is starts to throw the huge parties. This shows that the people in this time period cared more for money than the actual feelings of the person. Instead of just showing all love for each other they are more worried about material things and money. Money also turns people into a liar because Gatsby had to come up with a lie to make it seem like he had always had money instead of him just all of a sudden having money.
A great example of money replacing love is Tom and Daisy. They obviously are only married over money. You can see this because even after the spell with Daisy and Jay Gatsby Daisy and Tom go back to living life like nothing ever happened. You can see that they perfectly are just worried about money because they think nothing else about it. This is a great example of how money…

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