The Great Gatsby

Which quote and page (it can be a description, a dialog or one of Nick Carraway’s reflections) that represents a political reality?


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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.