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Lies And Deception In The Great Gatsby

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“Me, I'm dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it's the honest ones you have to watch out for.” This quote from Johnny Depp is his most famous quote. Johnny is a very well respected Hollywood actor and has become wise over his years. This quote is full of truth and is really thought provoking. People that you know are dishonest are hard to trust to do something, but at least you know that they are not trustworthy. Someone that you believe is trustworthy may be a dishonest person and you do not know it. So you put your trust in them and they take advantage of your trust and betray you. That is not always the case, but sadly it does happen more than ...view middle of the document...

It is wrong for someone to take advantage of an opportunity to do something against the rules. The other competitors might deserve the win but they get cheated out of it because another competitor cheated the system.
The next case of dishonesty that I will be talking about is when in the book Tom Buchanan cheated on Daisy with multiple mistresses. The most obvious example is Mrs. Myrtle Wilson. Her and Tom both have an affair with each other, cheating on their spouses. They have a dysfunctional relationship. Before Myrtle starts to fall in love with you Tom she is using Tom for his money and Tom strictly uses Myrtle as sex toy. Then when Myrtle learns that she loves Tom and his money and wants to marry him now. He lies to her in order to not upset her. “ It’s really his wife that’s keeping them apart. She’s a catholic and they don’t believe in divorce.” Myrtle believed that Tom would leave Daisy if he could but he could not because Daisy was catholic. He lied to her so that she would not get upset with him and so they could continue with the affair. They are both being very dishonest by cheating on their spouses. Daisy and Myrtle’s husband both had faith in their spouses and gave themselves to them and Tom and Myrtle went behind there back, risking their relationship and trust to cheat. Many people who you have faith in may be like these two foolish people.
Another case of dishonesty throughout the story is when Daisy cheats on Tom with Jay Gatsby. Daisy was aware at the time that...

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