Theme Of Daisy Selfish In The Great Gatsby

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During The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, set in the 1920s, many things were changing including fashion, music, and social norms. Changes like these caused many people to start to act differently than they would before, especially women. Daisy, Tom’s wife, did not follow the role of a woman that would be expected of her by previous generations. She changed the her style into a more modern look and did not follow what was precedented for her. Men also changed their ways and began living their lives to gain wealth. They would push anyone out of their way to attain their goals. Selfishness in The Great Gatsby causes the destruction in the characters’ lives, including Gatsby, Tom, and Daisy.
Gatsby only cares about how his actions will affect himself, and that is the root cause of the destruction of his life. When he was growing up, he began lying about who he was and telling his friends he was a rich socialite. “The truth was that Jay Gatsby, of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God...” (98). This version of himself is one of the first ways he shows his selfishness. He lies to those he cares about to get ahead in the world and try to make money off of his friends. Selfish and infatuated, he tells Tom that Daisy loves him even though Daisy is not ready to tell
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All of their actions were motivated by self-gain and leaving everyone else to fend for themselves. As their lives continue, they slowly deteriorate ending in three deaths all because of selfish acts. Even if someone is looking out for themselves, they always manage to get hurt. One must learn to live by helping themselves as well as others. Their lives will end up benefiting from it more than they would if they are selfish. To live one's life only thinking about themselves is dangerous and can end with much sadness and