The Great Gatsby
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Money Can't Buy You Happiness
Old Money vs. New Money
Appearence vs. Reality
Moral Corruption of American Society
There is a lot of drinking during Gatsby's parties. People just help themselves and get drunk. Nick witnesses an occasion where a drunk driver lost his car wheel. He came out of the wreck saying "I din' notice we'd stopped" (Pg 55), as drunk as he was. This event shows the corruption of the drunks coming out of Gatsby's parties.
Another way corruption is challenged is all the cheating going on between the group of main characters. Daisy is cheating on Tom with Gatsby. When Tom finds this out he gets really mad at Daisy. All the while, Tom is cheating on Daisy with Myrtle. They are cheating on each other. The corruption of American society is clearly shown in this love disaster.
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