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Gatsby vs Fifth Business

Behind every great man lies a great women. In some cases the women herself may notalways be good or ideal according to society. Nevertheless it seems to add character to the man,and also influences his actions and maybe even his morals. In Shakespearean literature,Shakespeare tends to use people to develop certain characters throughout the play. In Romeoand Juliet, Juliet is the person with the most influence on Romeo. This influence allows him todevelop as a character and also helps develop the play. This is also evident in Hamlet andOphelia. In the novel The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway’s realization of the equality of manaltered through his origin sets him up as a morally sound standard, until confronted by JordanBaker. The “American Dream” will never be a failure if Jordan does not develop Nick into hisfinal character. In the novel Fifth Business, Jung’s theory suggests that the conscious part ofDunny’s personality is brought out by Liesl. It is Liesl that allows Dunny to understand hisfunction as “Fifth Business.” The development of Dunny’s character in the novel begins whenDunny falls in love with Faustina. It is because of these female characters that both protagonistslearn to accept the emotional side of their lives, which are provided by these women, who possessimmoral values that allows Nick and Dunny to develop into the final stages of their characters,essentially making them the same.Nick’s realization of the equality of man and morals change when he comes in contactwith Jordan Baker. Jordan possesses certain qualities that only benefit her. She likes to bend therules so that the positive result ends up in her favor. She has allowed herself to be wrapped in ablanket of dishonesty that Nick would not be able to live, until he realizes that he can. It isundetermined whether or not Nick chooses to ignore Jordan’s dishonesty or whether it goes bynatura...

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