"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one...just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." - Nick Carraway's father - The Great Gatsby.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Selfish People

To be selfish is when you only think about yourself and no one else. In The Great Gatsby the people who are obviously selfish are Daisy Buchanan, Tom Buchanan, and Myrtle Wilson
Daisy Buchanan on the inside is very selfish. She is described in the novel to have “Her voice filled with money“ (The Great Gatsby). And that means that since she has been spoiled her whole life she doesn’t know the meaning of wanting something. An example of her being selfish is how she only married Tom because Gatsby was poor and Tom was rich, but she later says that she would’ve waited for him if only he had been rich. Which shows that she only cares about the money.
Tom Buchanan is also very selfish. He is just one of those guys who will do whatever to get what he wants. For example when he finds out about Gatsby and Daisy secret affair he forces a confrontation and since Daisy is all freaked out about what’s happening he gains her trust again. He’s also selfish about Daisy’s affair with Gatsby. Since Tom is cheating on Daisy with Myrtle for him its ok but for Daisy it isn’t only he can have Daisy.


"The Great Gatsby Characters." Shmoop: Study Guides & Teacher Resources. Web. 31 May 2010. http:/www.shmoop.com/great-gatsby/characters.html>.

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