“Carelessness”, Moral Corruption And Materialism “They Were Careless People.” F.

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"CARELESSNESS", MORAL CORRUPTION AND MATERIALISM "They were careless people." F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is a novel about a man, who tries to make it rich by following the American Dream to pursue the love of his life. Through Gatsby pursuit of the American Dream, Fitzgerald illustrates the themes of "carelessness", moral corruption, and materialism. Fitzgerald uses his depiction of the rich, the easterners, to exemplify the theme of carelessness.Jordan Baker's instance with the car is an example of the careless theme. While driving with Nick she told him "it takes two to make an accident." Her lack of care describes the moral corruption of the rich. The irony is that "hate(s) careless people", but she is as careless as anyone else. Her careless in her driving is a reflection of her careless and her moral corruption.Jordan Baker's golf scandal is a reflection of the "careless", and morally corrupt theme. There was "a suggestion that she had moved her ball from a bad lie in the semi-final round" during a golf tournament. This proves her lack of morals because she had cheated to maintain her stature as an excellent golfer. Her lack or care and lack of morals are a cause of her eastern heritage.Gatsby's parties are occasion in which many morally corrupt individuals gather to do careless deeds. The car crash at Gatsby's party is done on accident. The accident was an act of carelessness caused by the intoxication of the individuals. The parties are used by Fitzgerald to depict the social gatherings that the high-class individuals attend with no regard for anything or anyone. They live their lives in accordance with materials and have no care for anything except money. And "money makes the money." Tom Buchanan is a rich, east egger, who possesses the same moral corruption and carelessness that all other east eggers possess. Tom Buchanan is a morally corrupted individual from the start of the novel. "Tom's got some woman in New York," who is his mistress. Since Tom is cheating on his wife, Daisy, he can be described as a morally corrupt individual with a lack of care....

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