Betrayal and Deception in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Betrayal, a deception of a presumption which then produces conflict between a relationship. Friends and family members have the power to betray us any second. We view them as an extension of ourselves; someone we can confide in. Your notion about them could be completely false for the betrayal they are capable of. Betrayal could be hidden in the shadows of a relationship between you and a friend, a special bond, or even a family member. Betrayal could be found within a nonfictional or fictional novel, play, poem, movie and even picture. The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. In his novel, he displays a lot of symbols, and themes including wealth, greed, and of course, betrayal. Betrayal can upset many people and ruin many people. Betrayal was demonstrated throughout the entire novel with a lot of connections. Three situations I had talked about were Gatsby betrayed by Daisy, Tom cheating on Daisy with Myrtle and when no one attends Gatsby’s funeral. The first relationship explained is Tom and Daisy Buchanan. Tom is a very powerful domineering man, very self-centered and self-absorbed, while Daisy is a beautiful lady, with a rousing voice, but also very self-centered as well. Tom and Daisy’s relationship had undergoing stress. Daisy knows how to push all of Tom’s buttons and how hard to push them. Daisy tells Nick how cynical she is about everything, she shows her views in the quote “She told me it was a girl and I turned my head away and

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