What Is Gatsby Dishonest

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a story about a man named Gatsby, who never got his American Dream. Tom stole his girl and Wilson killed him, but even though he died, he met one true friend named Nick. Tom and Gatsby are different in they way they earned their money but their love for Daisy and dishonesty is the same. Tom is old money, meaning he inherited his money and Gatsby is new money, meaning he work for it. “His family were enormously wealthy even in college his freedom with money was a matter for reproach…” (chapter 1) Tom has always had money even back to his teen years. Tom has never had an issue with money. “ I found out what your ‘drug-stores’ were. He turned to us and spoke rapidly. “He and this Wolfshiem bought up …show more content…

“It’s really his wife that’s keeping them apart. She’s a Catholic and they don’t believe in divorce.” Daisy was not a Catholic and I was a little shocked at the elaborateness of the lide. (chapter 3) Tom told this lie to Myrtle because he still loves his wife. At the same time he should not being seeing her because it is dishonest in a relationship. “He looked at me sideways and I knew why Jordan Baker had believed he was lying. He hurried the phrase “educated at Oxford,” or swallowed it, or choked on it, as though it had bothered him before.” (chapter 4) When Gatsby was explaining him life, it came across as if he had to clear “rumors” people were saying so we would not get the wrong idea. Later in the book we find out that Gatsby never accepted his parents for who they were, and that he changed his name from James Gatz to Jay Gatsby. While Tom and Gatsby are both dishonest and love Daisy, they both came from different money backgrounds. Tom had a good life, he was wealthy and had a girl he loved. On the other hand Gatsby did not, even the one he loved the most did not show up when it most counted. Not everyone is able to have an American Dream come true but it is

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