Great Gatsby Analysis


Submitted By

Malcolm Sex

American Lit
Mrs. McMillan is a fucking whore cunt
April 20, 2010
The Great Gatsby is not so great.   He lives a troubled life and spent all of his energy trying to get Daisy’s attention.   Gatsby has an impure and unethical outlook on life.   In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, characterization, symbolism, and the point of view demonstrated the theme of corruption throughout the novel.  
Fitzgerald creates very round characters and many are corrupt.   They think that money is everything and they are driven by wealth.   Gatsby uses his money to lure Daisy and to form an intimate relationship.   He wants her to know every item or piece of wealth that he owns. ““I want you and Daisy to come over to my house,” he said, “I’d like to show her around.” “You’re sure you want me to come?” “Absolutely, old sport”” (Fitzgerald 89).   When Daisy begins to fall in love with Gatsby, she already has a life with Tom and loves his money.   The day of her wedding Daisy was crying and drunk and babbling about she does not want to commit herself to Tom, and she regrets marrying him.   Daisy, Tom, and Gatsby all like to flash their wealth around and it makes them feel above everyone else, especially the people who lived in the Valley of Ashes.   The only character that is not corrupted by money was Nick.   He says that he does not judge people and is the most honest person he knows.   Nick does not have a huge surplus of money, but he lives well and his morals have stayed intact.   West Egg has honorable morals and East Egg has sinful morals.   Nick and Gatsby have better morals than Daisy, Tom, Jordan or any of the other characters living in East Egg.   “At her first big golf tournament there was…a suggestion that she had moved her ball from a bad lie in the semi-final round” (Fitzgerald 57).   This quote shows how Jordan does not have righteous morals at all.   She lies, cheats, and steals if it will help her in any way.   Jordan is...