The Themes Of Carelessness In Gatby And The Great Gatsby

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“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.” (180; Ch.9). This is a quote said by Meyer Wolfshiem of the The Great Gatsby. This quote reveals the theme in both “anyone lived in a pretty how town” and The Great Gatsby because they both involve the carelessness of people and the effects on the main character. The fictional story The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and the poem “anyone lived in a pretty how town” by Cummings are about carelessness and hope. It reveals that most people are careless. They only care about themselves and have no originality at all.But, there are a few people that are hopeful and the authors show how they are the people that go through the most hardships. The authors use tone, symbolism, and syntax to portray these themes.

Carelessness is a prominent theme of both the novel and the poem. Many of the characters of The Great Gatsby are
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“Women and men (both little and small) / cared for anyone not at all / they sowed their isn 't they reaped their same / sun moon stars rain” (5-8 in 2). This quote shows the author does not like the way average people don’t care about one another and go along with what they think is the normal thing to do.

Fitzgerald’s tone on the concept of hope is portrayed through the character Gatsby. Gatsby had hope that Daisy would love him again. He based his life on this hope for Daisy. In chapter 8 the narrator says “He wouldn’t consider it. He couldn’t possibly leave Daisy until he knew what she was going to do. He was clutching at some last hope and I couldn’t bear to shake him free.”(155). This shows the author feels that Gatsby is wasting his time on this hope and feels bad for him. Although Gatsby was hopeful, he was also careless, careless of Daisy’s life she had made and how he was going to ruin

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