Corrupted by Love – The Great Gatsby

In a corrupted society, people tend to hide things from one another, but eventually the vicious circle will lead to the exposure of what is hidden in the minds of the deceiver. In the book the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the secrecy and deceit made mostly by Daisy, Tom, and Gatsby leads to the inevitable tragedy when the realism and truthfulness is revealed. When one’s presence in life is to only to impress an eminent person they will simply never seek true happiness. “Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.” And, “By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.”

Although Gatsby was an intelligent man, he possessed excess in everything he did which ultimately leads to his downfall. Jay was extreme in every spectrum of his life, he was known for having the “perfect life”. Gatsby had the most extravagant parties every walking human in New York would rally together, but not one single soul was ever invited but Nick Carraway. Nick was not a rich man, but Gatsby’s interest in him was very strong; he was related to a woman named Daisy Buchanan. Daisy was considered a “golden girl” to everyone, she was born into money, success, and beauty Gatsby’s entire life was devoted to the faint hope of rekindling his old love affair with Daisy. Gatsby’s truly believed that the past can be repeated and that sufficient wealth can allow him to control his own fate. When Gatsby is told that no one can repeat the past, he responds, “Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can! (p.116)” His failure to see that youth and Daisy’s love are behind him shows the inevitability of his vision’s failure.

Five years after falling in love Gatsby believed that he could win Daisy over with riches and materialistic influence. Gatsby’s obsession with daisy and all things rich never came into play until Daisy told Gatsby, she did not date poor, uneducated men. So, instead of falling in …