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An American once said Life being what it is one dreams of revenge This American by the name of Paul Gauquin truly captures a common characteristic shared by many of us The people of our country always seem to need to take a retaliatory measure towards any acts against them The saying two wrongs dont make a right does not apply to our society which clearly supports the fact that Americans are revengeful One way this characteristic can be proven true is through American Literature In the novel The Great Gatsby written by F Scott Fitzgerald the character George Wilson perfectly illustrates the utmost example of being revengeful In the novel George is determined to find the owner of a car that has recently killed his wife Myrtle whom he also believes to be myrtles lover He turns to Tom Buchanan to find out whom the car belongs to After he is told the car belongs to Jay Gatsby George goes to his house where he finds him in the pool He then shoots Gatsby killing him instantly and fulfilling his vengeance Because George Wilson is in so much pain from the death of his wife he feels that he needs to justify his loss by getting even This idea of getting even is not something George himself posses but rather many Americans as well Revenge is mainly based on the reality that Americans feel that everything must be equal which can come to the point where getting even or getting revenge is the only solution to our idea of equality Although the time period of the novel takes place in the 1920s the act of revenge in our society doesnt only exist in our past Still today people feel they need to seek revenge I myself have had my share of sweet revenge as Im sure many of you have done the same Not only do we carry out our vengeance but it is
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