Great Gatsby and God
The Great Gatsby and the Almighty
In this essay, we will first recount the story and then draw conclusions about religion and the story in the second section. Nick Carraway, the main character and narrator of the novel, relocates to New York following the First World War. He works as a broker in this establishment and is determined to make a lot of money. Jay Gatz, the Great Gatsby, is his new neighbor on Long Island, in a neighborhood known as West Egg, according to the Great Gatsby. He throws extravagant parties and is extremely well-liked by the members of the local society. West Egg is also the home of Nick’s distant cousin Daisy, who lives there with her husband Tom Buchanan and their little daughter, as well as other relatives.
To make matters worse, Tom is having an affair with Myrtle Wilson, the wife of a local mechanic, and everyone in town is aware of it. Daisy appeared to be content in her marriage. Daisy and Nick meet during one of Nick’s gatherings. They begin to become friends, and Nick learns more and more about The Great Gatsby as a result of her influence. Gatsby was born into a working-class family and was originally known as Gatz. He ran away from home and ultimately amassed enough money to support himself. He then recognized Daisy and fell head over heels in love with her. They only found out about him a month before he was supposed to go to war. During the war, he rose to the rank of major and spent a period of time studying at Oxford University. Daisy, on the other hand, got married, despite her pledge to wait for him to come. According to reports, Gatsby is now plagued by booze and is doing everything he can to regain control of Daisy. Nick is asked by Gatsby if he would mind meeting with Daisy in his home. Daisy is taken aback by his level of nervousness.
If it means becoming Daisy’s lover, Gatsby is willing to go to any length. Tom and Daisy Buchanan confront Nick and Daisy Gatsby as they are in the presence of the couple. Gatsby informs Tom that his wife does not love her husband because she loves him, which is contrary to what she believes. After this confrontation, Daisy and Gatsby get into their car and drive away, where Daisy accidentally runs over and kills a woman who was running in front of their vehicle. Tom’s mistress, Myrtle, is the woman in this picture. Wilson’s husband is distraught because, on top of his wife’s loss, he discovers Myrtle’s infidelity. Wilson’s wife died in a car accident. He discovers that the automobile that struck and killed his wife belonged to Jay Gatsby. Wilson decides to exact vengeance on Gatsby by assassinating him in his own home. He then commits suicide as a result of his actions. Nick is disappointed to discover that no one has shown up for Gatsby’s burial. Daisy, on the other hand, departs with her husband, who was well aware that she was a murderess.
Religion is conspicuously absent from the upper echelons of society’s wealthier classes. The elite echelons of the portrayed society are not only devoid of religious beliefs, but they are also devoid of moral norms. It is not only Gatsby who gets obsessed with wealth, but the narrator as well, as materialism takes over religion and wealth becomes the most important goal in his life. The depraved lives of individuals who are building their admiration for wealth and achievement, on the other hand, come to a sudden end, as if they have been chastised by the hand of destiny. There are numerous allusions to religious hypocrisy throughout the text. Wilson himself believes that only God has the authority to judge, despite the fact that he does so in the case of his wife. Religion is used to rationalize decisions such as Tom’s refusal to marry Myrtle, which is based on religious principles. Religious beliefs are absent from the lives of all of the characters in the novel, despite several allusions to the subject. Eventually, the devotion of God is changed into an adoration of one’s own rank and fortune, which results in tragic repercussions. Described as a man with huge glasses on his head, with one eye open, the image represents the personality of Great Gatsby, who understands the religious nature of human life, which can be symbolized by his love for Myrtle, but who closes one eye in order to achieve temporary and passing success, which cannot buy him happiness but can only buy him temporary and passing success.