Falling into Money in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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“Her voice is full of money.” Jay Gatsby said this while talking to Nick about Daisy. Daisy is a prime example of what people call a “gold digger.” She proves the theme, once the world reveals some of its riches; people tend to forget their values. Throughout the entire book, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, we see over and over people turning their backs to love for money. They are shown money and never look back; a deep and powerful lusts controls them. While reading this book it conjures up many emotions such as sadness, anger, and depression. At the end of the book, the realization of the true human condition shows its true colors, and leaves the book full of depression. Daisy, who is married to Tom, once fell in love with Jay Gatsby, but Gatsby did not have money, so she married Tom. On Pg. 130 Gatsby says, “ She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.” Even though Daisy had once loved Gatsby she gave it all up for money. She believes the lie that this is the best way to live life. On Pg. 17 when Nick asks her about her little girl she responds with, “I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool- that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” Daisy never loved Gatsby the way that Gatsby loved her. If she did, she wouldn’t have left him for Tom. She wouldn’t have let money control her and she would have stayed by his side through thick and thin, like I am convinced Gatsby would have. Another

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