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Our great cities and our mighty buildings will avail us not if we lack spiritual strength to subdue mere objects to the higher purposes of humanity Harnsberger 14 is what Lyndon B Johnson had to say about materialism He knew the value of money and he realized the power and effect of money Money can have many effects however money cannot buy happiness Many people disbelieve this fact and many continue to try and actually buy articles that make them happy In F Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby Fizgerald keenly shows us how Jay Gatsby is one of these people Gatsby believes that if he has money he can do attain great goals Gatsby is a sensible man yet he has many false conceptions Jay Gatsby believes that money can recreate the past can buy him happiness and can be helpful in achieving a level of prestige in the prominent East Egg Jay Gatsby believes he can buy happiness and this is exhibited through his house his clothes and through Daisy He owns a large portion of finances due to some mysterious source of wealth and he uses this mystery source to buy his house his clothes and Daisy Gatsbys house as Fitzgerald describes it is a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy with a tower on one side spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy and a marble swimming pool and more than forty acres of lawn and garden Fitzgerald 9 This house as Fitzgerald fabulously enlightens to is an immaculate symbol of Gatsbys incalculable income The house he feels he needs in order to win happiness Bewley 24 is an elegant mansion that of which an excellent symbol of carelessness is displayed and is part of Gatsbys own persona Every Monday after a party this house is kept by eight servants It has its own entrance gate and is big enough to hold hundreds of people
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