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    corrupting them and causing people to make bad decisions due to this greed. Wealth and greed will continue to take over others’ lives for as long as the human race still exists. The desire for wealth and greed as shown in the The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald by some characters’ intense obsession with money, lavish lifestyles, and their sense of entitlement, ultimately putting other characters in harm’s way. Greed takes its toll on Daisy as one of the main characteristics she looks for

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    a prosperous and previously foreign “consumer society” (History.com). The traits of greed and materialism are ubiquitous in The Great Gatsby, as they were in the Art Deco era of the 1920’s. While these characteristics give an illusion of confidence, they bring nothing but short-term satisfaction, as demonstrated in the novel. After which, feelings can run the gamut from desperation to childish behavior. While greed and materialism have the power to seem favorable and bring an amplification of social

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    particular class or race. The American Dream is ultimately unattainable due to human flaws of greed, willingness, and the ability to sacrifice happiness for wealth in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Jay Gatsby illustrates the inevitable fate of dreamers. Gatsby has envisioned a perfect life for himself since he was young, however as he ages it becomes apparent that he will never be satisfied because greed corrupts

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    is in this age in when Jay Gatsby reached his prime years. In the book The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby is a notorious partier in West Egg who hopes for love of Daisy. Gatsby throws multiple parties to impress Daisy, but does not win her heart. Daisy married Tom Buchanan for his wealth, even though she is not satisfied with their her marriage. Fitzgerald conveys how greed for money and a high social class can ultimately ruin one’s happiness. Jay Gatsby fell for Daisy when he was

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    everything around you. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, we see from Nick’s eyes a horrific tragedy of Jay Gatsby achieving The American Dream then having it all fall down on him by his choices in life. Jay Gatsby comes to New York in search of his lost love, Daisy. Gatsby becomes wealthy to get Daisy’s love, but trying to create the past doesn’t always work. Gatsby lost his life trying to find something that wasn’t there. The Great Gatsby showed how the American Dream can be corrupted by

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    Greed for Happiness The Roaring Twenties is an age of creative ideas and music in the United States, and it is in this age in when Jay Gatsby reached his prime years. In the book The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby is a notorious partier in West Egg who hopes for love of Daisy. Gatsby throws multiple parties to impress Daisy, but does not win her heart. Daisy married Tom Buchanan for his wealth, even though she is not satisfied with their her marriage. Fitzgerald conveys how

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    Money changes people in the Great Gatsby; it shapes their ethics, hopes, and dreams. American culture was changing at during the time the book was written, extravagant shows of fortune become more common. Nick's circle in New York serves as a microcosm for the country during the 1920’s. There was a massive cultural shift where immense fortune was displayed more openly. Materialism and greed became more acceptable during this time then they were before. Although people claim noble virtues guide their

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    October 2017 The Effects of Greed and The American Dream in The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby focuses on the excitement and adventure of the roaring twenties, a time filled with great economic success and parties said to last the whole decade. New to Long Island and New York, aspiring bond man Nick Carraway becomes infatuated with the lifestyle of his rich peers living the “American dream”. He gains interest in his mysterious neighbor Jay Gatsby, who lives in an incredible mansion

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    people to be lured by his cousin Daisy, but never truly understands until Gatsby, who has held Daisy so high throughout the novel, says that “Her voice is full of money” (Fitzgerald 120). Nick, through these words, has a revelation he can’t believe he was so naïve to have been fooled by Daisy’s lure of money. Daisy is driven by greed and Nick finally, sees that the secret Daisy voice has always hidden was the secret of her greed. Daisy lured those around her to feel comfort in her vast wealth but she

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    "The paths of greed and vanity will always lead to one's downfall." The character of Myrtle Wilson from the novel “The Great Gatsby” written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Lady Macbeth from the play “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare both successfully demonstrate the deadly sin of greed through their immoral actions to gain their own personal desire for wealth and power, eventually leading to their downfall. To begin, the character of Myrtle Wilson carries out an affair with Tom Buchanan to obtain

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