Materialism And Illusions In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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In the beginning of the rising action, Fitzgerald intermingles the motifs of materialism and illusions. Nick Carraway first get’s introduced to the wealthy people of West Egg by going to visit his cousin Daisy, and her husband Tom Buchanan for dinner. Everything about the house was lavish and elaborate, and everything was going well until dinner. Tom’s mistress started calling during supper and it was challenging “to put this fifth guest’s shrill metallic urgency out of mind.” Nick quickly realizes when dinner continues on like normal, that Tom and Daisy’s marriage is built on lies. Nick has the pleasure of meeting this mistress a few days later. On the way to the apartment, Myrtle decides she wants what Tom has, and proceeds to ask “I [Myrtle]
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