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THE GREAT GATSBY

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Bibek Singh Period 2 9-15-07 The Great Gatsby Key passages in The Great Gatsby unlock and hint on what is to come in the future of the book. "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together and let other people clean up the mess they had made . . . ."(179). This was an accurate description of the way Tom and Daisy acted. They were constantly neglectful of the way they behaved and when they realized they were wrong, they would retreat to their money. ...read more.

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Nick is distressed by the way Daisy and Tom acted after the death of Gatsby. He is disgusted because Tom and Daisy did not show up at the funeral and they did not even care to send any condolences. Fitzgerald describes Tom, Daisy, and Jordan in such a way as to show to the readers what wealth can do to your social life. You begin to think that money will get you anything and anybody. Nick feels that Daisy and Tom's actions are ridiculous and self-centered. They do not have care for anybody but themselves. Nick realizes that Gatsby is better than them because of his total dedication to a dream. ...read more.

Conclusion

Tom and Daisy use their money to get out of anything. I believe this is a key passage in The Great Gatsby because it is a turning point for Nick and his life. He realizes that wealth is not the most important thing. He is also now very aware of the personalities of the people he thought he knew. Daisy and Tom's carelessness leads to the death of Gatsby and affects lives of many people. Carelessness is one of the major themes in this book. They were careless about their money, their relationship, and many of the activities they did every day. These personalities are almost impossible to change. The careless actions of Tom and Daisy changed and affected the lives of many people in New York and Long Island. Word Count : 523 ...read more.

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