How similar are an chesty. affluent adult male. a hapless mechanic’s married woman. and a Southern beauty? Although apparently different. all three of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s characters pattern unfaithfulness throughout The Great Gatsby. By taking his subject and character development carefully. the writer proves that unfaithfulness pertains to no specific types of people or societal categories in the novel. Fitzgerald consciously and efficaciously combines the subject of unfaithfulness with the character development of Tom. Daisy. and Myrtle throughout The Great Gatsby.
Fitzgerald’s storyteller depicts Tom as a spoilt rich adult male from the beginning of the novel ; “His household were tremendously wealthy- even in college his freedom with money was a affair of reproach…” ( 6 ) . Because of this wealth. Daisy “married Tom Buchanan without so much as a shiver” ( 76 ) . But despite his comfy life style and his loving married woman Daisy. Tom intentionally searches for more. When Jordan confesses. “…Tom’s got some adult female in New York” ( 15 ) the writer straight depicts Tom as a deceiver. Fitzgerald establishes his subject of infidelity in Tom. the rich adult male. but continues the subject with other types of characters as good.
Although a apparently pleasant immature married woman. Daisy intentionally cheats on her hubby. When Daisy “…went over to Gatsby and pulled his face down. snoging him on the mouth” ( 116 ) merely as Tom left the room. she blatantly abandons her poise and self-denial. and establishes herself as a deceiver every bit good. Nick describes Daisy’s capturing nature at the beginning of the novel. “ [ She ] held my manus for a minute. looking up into my face. assuring that there was no 1 in the universe she so much wanted to see. That was the manner she had” ( 8-9 ) . yet by the flood tide of the narrative. Daisy’s unfaithfulness proves to the reader that unfaithfulness pertains to flush the most unexpected. Fitzgerald characterizes Daisy in a much more positive manner than Tom. yet both married people cheat on their partners.
The writer continues the subject of unfaithfulness with another character in his novel. Myrtle. really different from Tom or Daisy. lives in the “valley of ashes” ( 23 ) . a hapless. creaky country between West Egg and New York City. This “middle mid-thirtiess. faintly stout” ( 25 ) adult female lives as a hapless mechanic’s married woman. yet portions a alone similarity with Tom and Daisy. When Tom arrived at her husband’s garage. “ [ Myrtle ] smiled easy and. walking through her hubby as if he were a shade. agitate custodies with Tom…” ( 25-26 ) . Fitzgerald subtly hints to the reader that Myrtle. like the Buchanans. darnels on her hubby.
Whether rich or hapless. male or female. Fitzgerald distinguishes many of his characters as deceivers. By carefully blending character development with an unfaithfulness subject. the writer consciously proves that unfaithfulness exists in diverse classs of people. Although people differ in societal position. age. or gender. anyone can be extramarital.
Bibliography– *includes most recent publication of text*
Fitzgerald. F. Scott. “The Great Gatsby” . Scribner Publishing. New York. 1999