The Love Of Money By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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The Love of Money In the 1920’s, money was the center of everything. They thought that money defined you. Your class was who you were, they didn’t care about who you actually were. To this day people think that money will bring them happiness. However, that is not always the case. The thirst for happiness and satisfaction may not always be quenched through love, money, or the love of money.
First of all, an excellent example of this particular theme is Daisy Buchanan. Daisy is a beautiful young woman from Louisville, Kentucky. As a young debutante in Louisville, Daisy was very popular among the military officers stationed near her home, such as Jay Gatsby. When Gatsby left for the war, Daisy promised to wait for him, but instead married Tom Buchanan in 1919. After that, Gatsby made it his mission to win her back. According to Gatsby, Daisy has the aura of charm, wealth, sophistication, grace and aristocracy – a model of perfection. But, actually, Daisy is beautiful and charming, but also indecisive, shallow, bored, and scornful. Daisy is in love with money, ease, and material luxury. She is capable of affection, but not of sustained loyalty or care. On page 130, Gatsby says to Tom, “She never loved you, do you hear?” he cried. “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.” This shows that all she cares for is money and that even with her love of money, she still is not completely satisfied, nor will she ever be.

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