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Guo 1 Annie W. Guo Mr. Moffatt ENG2DB 30 October 2019 The Great Gatsby: The Creature of Truth Money is the creature that umasks one’s true character. Although hidden deep within its cloaked corruption, it is vulnerable to the tempting taste of riches. The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a donor of multiple fine examples where money interferes with the integrity of an individual. By comparing and contrasting unlike characters in the novel, a profound understanding of the theme is established. Character foils, cleverly implemented into the book, allows for character development and heavily evinces that wealth is not the sole factor towards a happy and fulfilled life. From the outside, characters in The Great Gatsby are a divergent group of people. However, the microscopic similarities between them is what drives the developmental action in the book. The first character foil incorporates the erratic bond shared by Daisy and Gatsby. Daisy grows up in a luxurious environment, the brim of fortune, unlike Gatsby who is obligated to work hard for his earnings. The devastating car accident that takes away Myrtle’s life is an excellent way of showing how each character copes with mishap, highlighting many traits brought up from their childhood. Gatsby loves Daisy dearly, and although he knows well that Daisy is the killer, he still risks the chance of imprisonment to take the blame. Granted his stubborn character, he exhibits acts of selflessness and generosity. Daisy, despite being an unfaithful wife, decides to reinstate her relationship with Tom to discuss the concerning matters
Guo 2 that rest heavily upon her plate. “There was an unmistakable air of natural intimacy about the picture, and any body would have said that they were conspiring together.”(Fitzgerald 145). She

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