Theme Of Carelessness In The Great Gatsby

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Carelessness is the behavior of a neglection that one many portray in their decision. In the 1920s, people were reckless and did not care what the turnout would be. They would go to a party and have one too much drinks; go behind the wheel and get into a car when they know they were unable to drive is one of many examples of carelessness. The Great Gatsby, a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is not only based on romance and love, but it foreshadows the lack of responsibility and self control these characters have in the novel. Carelessness is pivotal in the character’s lives because they are blinded from reality; they are only living through their wealth which causes them to do wreckage to their lives. A character in the novel who can …show more content…
In chapter seven, Daisy was overwhelmed with Tom and Gatsby fighting over her. She confessed to loving Gatsby but also confessed that she loves Tom. Daisy is careless because she did not take responsibility in her actions when she ran over Myrtle; which killed her instantly. At this point, Daisy does not even stop. Instead of Daisy taking blame for this, Gatsby jumps in and offers to take full responsibility. “ ..but of course I’ll say I was. You see, when we left New York she was very nervous and she thought it would steady her to drive..”. Daisy infact knew that she was shaken up by Tom and Gatsby predicament. Daisy killed Myrtle; she knew it was immutable but yet she still did not want to have the onus of Myrtle’s death. In her actions, she is careless enough to let another take the blame for it; who knew it turns out to be Gatsby. He is blinded by love and will do anything to protect her. Daisy also is leading Gatsby on with her feelings. She knows that she cannot leave her husband, nor be in love with Gatsby because it will destroy her reputation. This is childish because she is an adult, she knows that she is not living in a dream where it can all be …show more content…
Nick describes them as careless people since they did not show up to the funeral of Gatsby. Nick would have at least thought that Daisy would send flowers or a letter, she insteads hides and gets away with Tom. Keep in mind that this whole nightmare happened because Nick agreed to inviting Daisy over for tea. This is careless because he knew that Tom is having an affair with Myrtle. Nick does not tell Daisy, which means that he is covering for Tom. If Nick loves his cousin that much, he would have told her. Nick can also be described as childish, he stands there as if he was a bystander; just letting things happen and not doing anything to change it. “He was talking intently across the table at her and in his earnestness his hand had fallen upon and covered her own.”. Nick witnessed this and yet he still walked away in the night letting Gatsby watch over nothing instead of helping him cope with all the

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