The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1167 Words Jan 15th, 2016 5 Pages
At first glance the men in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort have an extraordinary amount of similarities in their lives. Starting to ease into the similarities, we can see that characters from both works are consumed by the temptation of greed, both are set on the American dream full of money and pleasure, and are both hypnotised by love and result to affairs. Yes, they do have their differences. For instance, one being sentimental and hopelessly in love, the other is lacking moral sense and is in love with money.

In The Great Gatsby it is considerable that one of the greatest examples of greed was portrayed through Daisy. She was not capable of waiting until Gatsby got back from Europe and needed to feel the comfort and security of great wealth. She had married Tom when she did not love him for the lifestyle he granted, but still continued an affair with Gatsby. The worse part of the situation is when Gatsby takes the blame and death for her hitting and killing Myrtle she does not even attend his funeral.”She vanished into her rich house, into her rich, full life, leaving Gatsby – nothing. He felt married to her, that was all”(Fitzgerald, 149) is an example of how greedy Daisy really was. She had spent the night with Gatsby, made him feel like he had his second chance, then went back to her trophy wife life.

Much like Gatsby, the protagonist in The Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort was one of the most self driven…

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