Telling Lies In The Great Gatsby

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Just Tell Me The Truth Have you ever wondered why it can be so hard to tell the truth, or why it seems better to tell a lie? In both F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Rob Marshall’s Chicago, characters lie because they feel that it is easier. However, lying leads to a downward- spiral. The society we live in can either lead us to a complicated relationship with the truth or easy going. The problem with constantly telling lies is that it starts off with one then leads to another until everything you say is a lie. People know it is easier to tell lies than face the truth because they are either doing it for money, or protection for themselves, people they love, or relationships. Yes, telling lies can help but imagine the damage you’re building up on the way. Nobody likes liars and liars can be found anywhere, even families lie to each other. Relationships are just like thin pieces of paper that make small tears to it every time a lie is told. The paper can be put back together but it will never be the same or be seen the same. When it comes to protecting the liar itself or people they love, telling lies is known to be easier. In the Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby tells Nick, ”My family all died and I came into a good deal of money.”(65), so they started off with lies. It was discovered that his whole family wasn’t dead when it was Gatsby’s funeral because his father attended his funeral. He also lies about his the money and his past. Gatsby doesn’t specify where
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