The Great Gatsby: The Destructive Effects Of Wealth

" Whenever you fell like criticizing anyone, just remember that all
the people in this world haven't had all the advantages that you've had.
" These words by Nick Carraway's dad should be taken into consideration
when looking at one of the themes of the first chapter: the destroying
effects of wealth. This theme will focus on Daisy and Tom Bucchanon.
Some examples of this theme are Tom's mistress, his overall attitude of
people, and Tom's and Daisy's overall feeling of each other.
Adultery can often be an effect of too much wealth. Tom showed
this by the fact that he had another woman in New York. It showed the
destroying effect of wealth because Tom felt that since he had ...

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fact that they came from rich families probably attributed to
their snobby behavior.
The attitude in the first chapter showed a lot of the ugliness
attributed to wealth. Tom especially showed little and at times no sign
of a pleasant attitude while Nick visited his home. He always found a way
to throw in that he was better than Nick, "I've got a nice place here."
and when he blurted out that he had " never heard of them " (the company
that Nick was working for) just to make him fell superior to his wife's
cousin. Very rarely does money bring out the good in people and Tom is
probably why.
In this essay, I told about the effects that came from the
destructivness of wealth. Tom felt that because he had $money$, he could
treat his wife anyway he wanted to and it was OK. None of these effects
would be accepted in this time without some action by people, but people
back then seemed too afraid to speak up about it. Over time, I think
people have learned to reject this status, but ...

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