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F Scott Fitzgerald describes the lifestyles of the rich people of the roaring 20s in his book The Great Gatsby Tom and Daisy Buchanan were wealthy careless and selfish Nick Carraway held him judgement until the very end although he could have judged them at many points in the book Their behavior was so superficial they cared only of wealth material possessions and themselves If anything went wrong in their plastic world they could ignore it or pay someone else to fix it Daisy considered her daughter a possession She showed her off like a new piece of furniture She dressed her up like a doll presented her to her company and could always send her off to the nanny when she was done She calls her daughter Bles-sed Pre-cious or the baby never by her name throughout the entire novel her name is only mentioned by the nanny Daisy asked her daughter How do you like mothers friends Do you think theyre pretty Because to Daisy nothing matters but appearances and shes raising or rather having someone else raise her daughter to be just like her Daisy had no cares in the world everything was replaceable and disposable Tom cheated on Daisy throughout their marriage starting on their wedding night The only reason Daisy married Tom was because he was rich and Gatsby was poor Tom was seeing Myrtle but he did not spend a day mourning for her She was a possession one of Toms toys that he could easily replace Tom and Daisy do not seem to know how they hurt others and they could not care less After the deaths of Myrtle Gatsby and George which they had all caused indirectly they went to Europe with their consciences clear and their blinders on They were too concerned with continuing their carefree lifestyle it did not phase them that there had just been three deaths They took off with reckless abandon to
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