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The Color of Money in The Great Gatsby A major aspect of The Great Gatsby was the effect that money has on each one of the characters Money influenced Daisys love it influenced Tom life influences Nicks wants Jordans standards and money also pushed Gatsby to get what he lost The effect money has on Daisy is noticed from the beginning She is married to a wealthy man in which she says she loves The love for her husband is not the same love that she has had with other men This love is influenced mainly by the amount of money he has She has experienced true love but not with husband or a wealthy man The story tells us about her love with a poor man when she was younger living in Tennessee Daisy came from a wealthy family so it was expected of her to marry a wealthy man whether or not she really loved him Not only did money influence the people that she was interested but how she looked at anyone that did not have money Money also influenced Daisys husband Tom Tom has always been wealthy He was born in to the wealth and raised in it Toms money was considered to be old money that also said that he was influential Tom looked at people that did not have money as if they were no ones Tom had a mistress that did not have money but he would have never thought of marrying her because she was poor Tom treats people how ever he wants because he has the money and they do not Nick is a man that has a fair amount of money but he is struggling to live the life that he is trying to make it in Nick thinks that money is the only thing in the world He is struggling to make more so that he can live the life
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