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The Great Gatsby
Transcript of The Great Gatsby
narrow our topic down into one category: hypocrisy. Then, we will describe how
three characters from "The Great Gatsby"
are related to hypocrisy. What are Character Flaws? Jordan Baker Although Jay Gatsby's hypocrisy is not to the extent of Tom or Daisy Buchanan's, he still shows hypocrisy in The Great Gatsby. One example of Gatsby being a hypocrite is when he refers to the past. Throughout the entire book Gatsby seems to live in the past. He will not give up on Daisy and what they use to have. The way that this applies to hypocrisy is because although he is so consumed with the past, he will not accept Daisy and her past. He says that she never truly loved Daisy and acts although her past is not who she truly is. Jay Gatsby 1.http://www.thefreedictionary.com/hypocrisy
3.http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=ii&biw=1280&bih=930 Wikipedia describes hypocrisy as "...the practice of professing standards, beliefs, etc., contrary to one's real character or actual behavior."
Hypocrisy is known as a character flaw.
Three characters from The Great Gatsby
show hypocrisy are Tom Buchanan,
Jordan Baker, and Jay Gatsby. What is Hypocrisy? By: Rebekah Noser
and Brittney Davis . Tom Buchanan Pictures The freedictionary.com describes a character flaw as "...a limitation, imperfection, problem, phobia, or deficiency present in a character who may be otherwise very functional." Conclusion As you read further into The Great Gatsby,
you see that Tom Buchanan becomes more of
a hypocrite. Tom does not question the morality of his actions, but when he realizes his wife's (Daisy Buchanan) infidelity he claims to be the victim. He is outraged at his wife's cheating on him, when in reality he is doing the same thing by having an affair with Myrtle Wilson. Jordan Baker's hypocrisy is portrayed in certain things that she says. For example, Jordan tells Nick that she doesn't like when people are careless, however according to Nick she is a reckless driver. Also, she probably isn't the most "reliable" person being that she is a cheats at her golf tournaments. Hypocrisy is one of the many character flaw that are featured in "The Great Gatsby". We see that "The Great Gatsby" is full of characters that portray hypocrisy, including Tom Buchanan, Jordan baker, and Jay Gatsby. People are more interested in books when they can relate to the characters. By and affair between Tom and Myrtle, and Daisy and Jay, we see how Tom is a hypocrite. Also, Jordan Baker shows to be contradicting when she makes comments that contradict themselves. Lastly, Jay Gatsby portrays hypocrisy in "The Great Gatsby" when he lives in the past and yet does not want Daisy Buchanan to do the same. In conclusion, we see that people are most likely so interested in "The Great Gatsby" because they can relate to the characters. Jay Gatsby Jordan Baker Tom Buchanan