This article is about what happens when people are caught cheating and how to prevent cheating. The author explains to stop lying and cheating, and to be honest when confronted about the affair. This connects to The Great Gatsby because almost a lot of people are caught cheating, just like Tom was. It connects to the Eckleberg Eyes, which symbolizes that "God sees everything". Which is very true, because no matter what happens with an affair, the other person is bound to find out, just like how Daisy found out about Tom's affairs. This relates to my theme statement because the cheater in the relationship ends up with negative effects, because the one who did not cheat usually ends up divorcing or leaving the cheater.
This article explains why people decide to cheat. It compares gender, and it explains how men are more likely to cheat because they have more testosterone, which means they have a higher sex drive. People also cheat because they are unsatisfied with their relationship. Others might cheat because they have a strong ego that makes them think they can do whatever they want. This connects to The Great Gatsby because Tom cheated on Daisy because he thought he was a super cool guy, and he knew that Daisy would not leave him. Tom has a very strong ego, and he thinks that no matter what he does, people will still like him. But, Daisy was left hurt by this because she stayed loyal. This left a negative impact on her because she was upset a lot and she told Nick this: "'Well, I've had a very bad time, Nick, and I'm pretty cynical about everything.'" (16). This means that Daisy has a lot of trust issues. This is a negative impact on her, that came from Tom's cheating.
This article explains what cheating does to a marriage. It creates a lot of problems, like distrust, grief, obsession, and retaliation. This connects to The Great Gatsby because Daisy had anger (retaliation) from Tom's affairs. For example, she had her own affair with Gatsby because she was angry at Tom for having his own affairs. Also, when Gatsby and Tom were fighting over her, she exclaimed that she used to love Tom, but also questioned why he cared. She was clearly hurt by Tom's actions, which affected their marriage greatly because she got so numb to his affairs that she let him do what he wanted at Gatsby's parties. Also, Daisy's affair made Tom angry to the point where he retaliated against Gatsby, and told Wilson the truth about Myrtle's death which got Gatsby killed. This supports my statement because this definitely left a negative impact on Tom and Daisy's relationship, since they both were unhappy and upset with each other. Also, it definitely left a negative impact on Gatsby, because he is dead.
This article explains why we accept the hurt from our loved ones and why we stay in unhappy relationships. It explains that we let people hurt us because when your lover points out a flaw, you are more likely to take it to heart than somebody else pointing out a flaw you have. You begin to believe that something is the matter with yourself, and then it leaves to poor self-image. So when your lover hurts you, you take it as a punishment because you have been weakened and you have given your lover the power. It also discusses that we hurt others because we do not like what we have. This relates to The Great Gatsby because Daisy is definitely a weak woman from all of Tom's wrongdoings. She has given Tom all of the power by letting him do whatever he wants and him not changing his ways. She also lets him hurt her because she is only there for one thing: his money. This proves my statement because this left a negative impact on their relationship, Tom did whatever he wanted, and Daisy was upset and hurt by Tom's actions, and nothing changed for Daisy's happiness.
This articles explains what problems or patterns arise in society with cheating. For example, it talks about how more people are being less honest in their marriage because of the cheating. Also, it has gotten to become such a common issue, that people have wrote books about how to get over an affair. It is so common today, 60-70% of people commit infidelity, which means that there also needs to be therapists that help with couples going through affairs. There has also been low marriage rates because of how badly infidelity has gotten around. This connects to The Great Gatsby because the narrator, Nick, does not want to get married because of all the drama he has seen from Tom and Daisy. He ended things with Jordan because of the impact from Tom and Daisy. He exclaims: "But I wanted to leave things in order and not just trust that obliging and indifferent sea to sweep my refuse away." (177). This means that Nick did not want to stay with Jordan because they were different, and he wanted t be just himself and he did not want to end up like Tom and Daisy. This connects to my claim because Tom's affairs left a negative impact on Nick, which lead him to believe that marriage and getting in a relationship is just being set up for something bad to happen.
This poem is about forgiving people, even the ones that hurt you the most, which includes someone cheating on someone. Daisy definitely forgave Tom because in the end, she chose to stay with him. She stayed with him even though she was abused, and cheated on by multiple affairs. She chose to forgive him through the very hard times. Nick tried to call Daisy to come to Gatsby's funeral, but instead, he was informed that Daisy and Tom had left town. The book says: "But she and Tom had gone away early that afternoon, and taken baggage with them." (164). This means that even though she loved Gatsby, she still went away with Tom and did not go to Gatsby's funeral because she forgave Tom for his terrible actions. This proves my overall claim because Nick disapproved of Tom and Daisy and thought they were careless people, and he was upset that Daisy did not come to Gatsby's funeral because she chose to be with Tom. This left a negative effect on Nick because he will forever have that aggression for Tom and Daisy, and going back to Tom made Daisy weaker, which is a negative impact.
This video is about how this man named Leo cheated on his girlfriend names Kourtney. Kourtney sat and explained to him how she now has trust issues and that she is too hurt to get into another relationship. She explains how the cheating made her feel and why she started going through his phone to see who he was talking to. This connects to The Great Gatsby because Tom definitely explained to Gatsby and Daisy about how he felt about their affair. He tried to shut down Gatsby because he was so angry about the affair. Also, Daisy tried to show Tom how she felt about his mistress in New York by crying and arguing with him. But he still didn't listen to her. This proves my claim because in this video, this left a negative effect on Kourtney, because now she has trust issues and she doesn't want to get into another relationship. This also effects Leo, because now he has a bad reputation which will impact him negatively.
This song by Gwen Stefani was written about her cheating husband. She is very upset about what he did to her. She sings: "I don't know why I cry but I think it's 'cause I remember for the first time since I hated you, that I used to love you.". This relates to The Great Gatsby because Daisy used to love Tom once, but she has built up all of her sadness and anger from these affairs that she now isn't in love with Tom anymore. This left an affect on their relationship because she had an affair with Gatsby because of it. This proves my claim because this hurt has negatively impacted Gwen and Daisy, and they will both never get over the heartbreak that they will forever carry with them.
This is a document I wrote for my exceeds work. It is about the time I got cheated on freshman year by a dishrag. I wrote about what happened and the impacts it had on my life and emotions. This connects to The Great Gatsby because there was a lot of impacts on Daisy and Tom, and their relationship. This also connects to my theme statement because all of these impacts I wrote about were negative, which is exactly what I said in my theme statement.