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“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures and then
retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them
together, and let other people clean up their mess” (Fitzgerald 167). In portraying Tom and
Daisy as careless toward other people Fitzgerald shows a mentality amongst the upper class as
if the same rules do not apply to everyone. Tom and Daisy’s mutual arrogance regarding the
situation shows how little they value other people’s lives – even lives of people they
supposedly cared about.