The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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When scrolling through Twitter, Instagram and other social websites people see models and actors with a skinny waist, flawless skin, big butt, and large breasts. People are tricked by these photoshopped, unrealistic, and inhuman models. This is true for businessmen, politicians, and even people in our own communities. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, The Great Gatsby, all the characters in the book portray themselves differently from their true selves because they are corrupted by greed, money, or love. Gatsby, in the beginning, had a sense of mystery and intrigue, about him but when we actually meet him and get to know him we discover that he is a lying, despicable man. Many people want to look better in other’s eyes and will distort their …show more content…

Gatsby has many secrets about him or rumors of how he is such a wealthy man. Everyone in the Eggs gossip about the Gatsby. Will one ever know if anything he said was true or not?
Daisy is married to Mr. Tom Buchanan. Nick described, “Tom as a sturdy straw-haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner. Two shining eyes had established dominance over his face and gave him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward” (Fitzgerald 7). Tom was a man who didn’t care about much of anything except how he looked in the public 's eyes. He resided in a beautiful house that overlooked the bay and gorgeous gardens filled with lush flowers. Lena Alberto agreed with Fitzgerald in her essay, “Deceitful Traces of Power: An Analysis of the Decadence of Tom Buchanan in the Great Gatsby,” she wrote, “Buchanan 's only real interests (his string of polo ponies, for example) seem to be identical to those associated with the European aristocracy, men of gentle breeding who maintain liveries of horses” (Alberto 23). In modern day, Tom is a man of wealth and doesn 't have to work hard to maintain a steady income for his family. Tom portrays a person that belongs to an

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