The Great Gatsby By F.Scott Fitzgerald: Describes inner truths of characters (Includes direct quotes from novel)

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, "The Great Gatsby" is an interesting experience. The characters are exceptionally compelling to me as a reader for the reason that their inner morals are nothing like their outer appearances. As a reader you never know what to expect of them due to the extremes in both the inner and outer manifestations. Of all the characters there were a few I would like to share with you that greatly expressed this disheartening truth. Even though their extravagant lifestyles and fancy apparel are over whelming Daisy, Jay, and Tom are some what the contrary of how they appear on the outside.

First off, Daisy is a character of great fortune and prosperity with wonderful cloths and living a fabulous life with everything a person could passably want, but buried deep with in her is a dishonest and lackadaisical person that is very ungrateful. For example, she is overly consumed with the value of money in such a way that she refuses to marry Jay for the mere fact that he's not rich enough to satisfy her constant desires and wants.

She also has no regard for the sanctity of marriage. As a result, she is dishonest to Tom and cheats on him with Gatsby without even thinking twice and when confronted about it she tries to correct things by saying: "I love you now - isn't that enough? I can't help what's past... I did love him once-but I loved you too!" (133). Following this, she still proceeds to show that she is insensitive to other people by hitting Myrtle and allowing the blame to fall on Jay. After all these evil acts she's a prime example of immorality in the novel.

Secondly, Jay is a high class, sophisticated man. He's a respected war hero and...