The Role Of Morality In The Great Gatsby

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Morality is a system of values and principles to which one believes something is right or wrong. In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the characters whose morals are most affected are Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, and Tom Buchanan. Jay is blinded by his fantasy and makes decisions based of dreams. Daisy is influenced by wealth and materials. She is used to a flashy lifestyle and being spoiled. Tom is a dominant and aggressive man, he does what he wants because he is powerful and rich. The character whose morality does not change is Nick Carraway. Nick develops as a character but remains unchanged throughout most of the book. Although some people 's moral choices are based off of their upbringing, the characters in The Great Gatsby are influenced through the American Dream they wish to achieve. …show more content…
Gatsby 's decisions have been affected by achieving his dream of being with Daisy. The American Dream is the hope to live a life of personal happiness and material comfort; achieve a goals and reach success. Gatsby is blinded from reality due to Daisy 's influence on him, she is like a shiny jewel that distracts him from his original task. On page 91 Fitzgerald says, "He hadn 't once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes." This shows that Daisy had an effect on Gatsby that no one else did, she

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