Undine–beautiful, vain, spoiled, ambitious, and selfish–likes to get her way. Her parents are used to giving in to her harsh consequences to themselves. She believes she is entitled to a rich, luxurious lifestyle and intends to live it to the fullest.
We learn that Gatsby’s money is ill-gotten through bootlegger dealings. All of the novel’s characters, especially Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, have sacrificed their morals. Despite their wealth, they cannot obtain happiness. Gatsby does not fulfill his dream of being with Daisy, a parallel to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American Dream of those wanting to acquire wealth.
When the Miser discovered his loss, he was overcome with grief and despair. He groaned and cried and tore his hair.