But each of them shows off theirvanity in different ways. Tom Buchanan, for example, believes that whitecivilization is going to pieces and will be utterly submerged by the otherraces. The Rise of the Coloured Empires has reinforced his perception that hisrace is more civilized. This book has made Tom believe that it is all scientificand true.
He does not realize that he is a racist. He thinks that just becausethe white race has more wealth, that they should be in control of society. MissBaker shows off her vanity in her actions. In the vehicle with Nick, Jordaninsisted she receive special privileges because of her wealth and celebritystatus. Her comment, “They’ll keep out of my way,” implies that otherdrivers will keep out of her way.
She has a spoiled altitude towards because shethinks she owns the road. She is also hypocritical because she hates carelesspeople even though she is a careless driver herself. Daisy Buchanan expressesher vanity in the words she says. For example, she once said, “I’ve beeneverywhere and seen everything and love everything,” implying that she hasbeen around the globe and seen everything there is to offer.
She thinks that shecan solve the problems of the world because she has gone to a few more placesthan other people have and that she knows more than other people do. Her wealthhas given her the opportunity to visit extraordinary places, but it has alsogiven her boredom. She has taken her money for granted and now she has too muchfree time. Money has given the Buchanans and Miss Baker everything they had everwanted.
It has enriched their lives and their lifestyles. But it has also madetheir altitude towards others vain. Their wealth has revealed their vanity forthe rest of the world to see. BibliographyFitzgerald, F.
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