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In the novel The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald we learn that every character except Nick and George uses wealth as a means of happiness which in turn gets in the way of their own morals to act as decent respectable human beings Nick Carraway the main character in the book seems to be that decent respectable human being He is the voice of reason in the story It is through his point of view that we can distinguish who is corrupt and who isnt Nick even says he is an honest man which gives him some credibility He gives a vivid depiction of each character he meets over that summer and every one of them except a humble garage mechanic George Wilson is claimed by greed and wealth in one form or another For Tom Buchannan his greed came in the form of another woman The wife of George Wilson Myrtle Wilson is his mistress He is corrupt because he is being disloyal to his wife Daisy and George Wilson His wealthiness is a reason he is disloyal because he can use his money to get any woman that he wants Tom is hot tempered ready to snap at anyone who gets in his way He is also a racist always talking about the White Race needing to conquer all Its up to us who are the dominant race to watch out or these other races will have control of things Tom is the perfect example of the kind of amoral people described in the book Greedy ignorant and wealthy Myrtle Wilson is just the same She is dishonest towards her husband and speaks highly of herself But she is one over Tom because she takes him for granted He is the one buying all of her clothes and beauty accessories He even went as far as to buy her a dog This doesnt seem to bother Tom a
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