Great Gatsby Essay

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2/23/2015 In both the story and the novel there is a certain attitude of wealth is not a guarantee for happiness.docx?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAIURP2ISW3Q5XR2CA&E…

In both the story and the novel there is a certain attitude of wealth is not a guarantee for happiness. When Richard from the poem Richard Cory was walking people of the town admired him and thought since he had it all the looks and the money that it meant he was happy but then he killed himself. “Went home and put a bullet through his head” (Robinson). The theme of being happy but not truly being happy is repeated in this poem by Richard Cory walking around town with his head high and nice looks portrays a rich and being happy feeling but when he kills himself it’s a new feeling of him not being happy but completely depressed. In
The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is similar to Richard Cory in a way of him being incomplete. He appears incomplete because he is without a certain lover by the name of Daisy but as the story goes on they meet again and Gatsby falls back in love. After Jay and Daisy meet however the feelings may have been mutual but she is still in love with Tom Buchanan , her husband. "In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since"(). Jay Gatsby gives off a certain attitude of him not being arrogant but being very humble. Similar to Richard Cory , Jay Gatsby not having whatever is missing in their life but outsiders not knowing they would…