Money Is A Big Part Of Life

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Rommy Morel Mr. Moore English Period 1 2/26/15 Money is a big part of life. However, people tend to have a misconception that money contributes to happiness. It is not possible to “buy happiness". Conversely, everyone should be aware that it is friendships, good health, and family that truly brings one happiness to which a person aspires. In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the concept of money being able to buy happiness is a widespread theme. Money is unable to create a sense of contentment in many of the characters in the novel. Therefor money can not buy happiness. Our lives seem to be in a race to earn money. The usual: finish high school, go to college get a degree, get a job, earn money and be happy. We…show more content…
Due to Daisy 's love for money, Gatsby would have extravagant parties and lure her with his mansion in order to fulfill his dream of impressing Daisy and restoring the connection and times they had. However Gatsby’s true happiness was left in North Dakota before striving for wealth. At the end of the book Nick points this out by reflecting on Gatsby 's life.“He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night (Fitzgerald, 149)". At the time Daisy was married to Tom. Originally she did not truly love Tom but married him anyway because of his wealth. Like in their case, money does not ensure a blissful relationship. The kind of relationship a person has with their significant other has a much deeper impact on the person’s emotional state. Where a healthy and joyous relationship can keep you happy even with less money in your pockets, a relationship with lack of love and understanding will fail to make you happy even with a lot of money in the bank. This is mainly the reason Tom and Daisy never truly loved each other. Tom and Daisy have a complex yet seemingly effortless marriage. While Tom is a tough and boring guy, Daisy is quite the opposite. She is always cheery and feminine. They are affluent and have many luxurious things. They don 't really show love for one another. "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy they
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