The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. An essay on the theme that the rich are careless people.

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Theme: The Rich are careless people.

Throughout The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's characters continuously prove to show that the rich are careless people, or that they can afford to not care about others at all. The rich people in the book have a sense of being better than everybody else is, but not showing it exactly at face value. They are completely careless and throw caution to the wind. They ignore how others feel and also they don't care about anything that doesn't have to do with them, or something they like.

The rich will hurt people, sometimes on accident, physically and mentally, that they think are of a lower class and don't care about those persons well being whatsoever. Some examples of this are Daisy hitting Myrtle while driving Gatsby's car and then not stopping. Daisy didn't care at all that she had hit and probably killed someone.

If Gatsby had been driving he would have stopped, he wasn't rich his whole life, Daisy was. Gatsby told Daisy to keep going because he loved her. When Tom was at Myrtle's party he hit her and made her nose bleed, he didn't care what people said, he didn't care that he made her nose bleed, he just didn't want her to say Daisy. The rich will talk to people who think they are in their circle of society, but to them really aren't just to hold up their politeness. When Tom visits Gatsby's house with his two friends, the woman with Tom asked if Gatsby would go with them to lunch, she was just trying to be polite. No one really wanted him around. Gatsby didn't realize this, the woman knew he didn't know and she didn't care. They just left Gatsby's house before he could get...