Great Gatsby react paper

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Morales The Great Gatsby React Paper In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Gatsby’s whole life is spent trying to attain money and status so that he can reach a certain position in life. That is what motivated him to move to West Egg, make money by any means necessary, and strive to win Daisy back. There is a position in life that he yearns for and will do all that it takes to achieve it. Daisy and Tom, on the other hand, show how people can use their position to look down on others and live their life carelessly. As Nick says about Daisy, "in a moment she looked at me with an absolute smirk on
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Unformatted text preview: her lovely face as if she had asserted her membership in a rather distinguished secret society to which she and Tom belonged” (18). It is this superior mind set that allows Tom to cheat on his wife and allows he and Daisy to run away from the death of Myrtle. They need not worry about such things because they are too good for it. Nick sees it as a kind of carelessness. "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness…” (142). They can use their wealth and position to escape whatever they choose....
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course SCHOLARS 1111 taught by Professor Mason during the Spring '11 term at GWU.

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