Dino Kustura Period 7 10/28/02 In many cases of life money will be a main factor of. Negatively the odds are against one. The fact of being wealthy can change ones attitude and the way they act toward others around them. For instance, a middle class person would have less privileges then a wealthy person. Some people believe that wealth brings happiness, but it might just be the opposite. Wealth is a great accomplishment, but one must be cautious and must not exceed their limits.
Gatsby is man of wealth and is respected for it in many ways. For example, he throws huge parties that people from all around town come to. Gatsby does not know the people and yet allows them to enter and enjoy his alcohol and his money. For one, he does not drink so all of the alcohol beverages at the party are for his guests.
Secondly, he himself doesn't party and usually sits and watches the guests throughout the entire party. Evidently Gatsby is not happy with himself and he is one of the richest high class people around. He still suffers from losing Daisy, but on the opposite end Daisy never loved him, she loved his money and that's all she cared about. Gatsby does not know this and yet pushes so hard for her to love him once again.
Mr.Wolfsheim is a well-respected man and a great friend to Gatsby. To start with, he is very wealthy and portrays himself as a pleasant gentleman to Gatsby's friends. Outside of what other's see there is a cruel man who desires nothing but money and it has corrupted him. For example, he does not show up to a funeral of supposedly a very good friend, this portrays the corruption that money can cause. Money seems very powerful and it is, but when one is wealthy they see nothing but the money and does not care about the attitude of others around them as Mr. Wolfsheim did. Finally, Mr. Wolfsheim is contrary to what he seems to be to the people around him and this is all because his wealth made him a fraud.
Tom Buchanan is a person of no hesitance and is very arrogant. He is a wealthy man that Daisy married, even though he has a lot of money and power he yet decides to cheat on his wife with her knowledge of whom it was with. The horrible part of that is that she knows about this and is not in the position of preventing it. Tom is wealthy and because of it, he has fear of nothing until he realizes what he is really doing. He is arrogant and he is not well-respected by many people and especially Gatsby. Finally, he is portrayed as a man of many desires, he is very self-centered and is very stubborn.
All three characters explained and represented careless behavior due to wealth. Wealth is a negative part of many people's lives because when they get it they don't know how to control themselves. Their attitude and appearance toward others seem totally unusual and this may be led to many social problems. In many cases ones behavior may change drastically and their feelings and attitude may also change toward ones they truly love. The major point is that money is in most cases only a lot of confusion, there may be other things in life one may want to achieve and money can't buy it all. Although money is not something totally destructive, it can result in severe cases of problems with other people.