Nazi regime used propaganda effectively to mobilize the German population to support the mass murder of Jews. (“Nazi Propaganda.”). If one solely bases their opinion of Jay Gatsby through Nick’s eyes and potentially biased thoughts like the germans through their propaganda, one would be persuaded to believe “something gorgeous about him” (Fitzgerald, 2) like the Germans felt about the holocaust. By examining more than Nick’s thoughts alone, Jay Gatsby’s great character can be questioned. Gatsby is not the great man that Nick describes him because behind his fortune he is manipulative, insecure and criminal.Jay Gatsby is manipulative because he uses Nick Carraway as a pawn in his plan to win Daisy back from Tom. At the offset of Chapter IV, through Jordan we find out that Gatsby ulterior motive behind becoming close with Nick is because he wants to know “if you’ll invite Daisy to your house some afternoon and then let him come over.” (Fitzgerald, 78). Nick gets curious and asks Jordan why Gatsby didn’t ask her to set up a meeting with Daisy. Jordan replies that it is because “He wants her to see his house,” (Fitzgerald, 79) and “your house is right next door.” (Fitzgerald, 78). Gatsby’s manipulative side manifests itself here in Nick’s conversation with Jordan because we find out that the only reason why Gatsby wants Nick to set up the meeting is the fact that Daisy will see his mansion across the street while visiting Nick. Gatsby’s lust to have perfect control of how Daisy perceives him makes him manipulative. Jay Gatsby on one hand is manipulative but on the other is very insecure.Jay Gatsby is insecure because he spends his life trying to win acceptance from Daisy and The Old Money Class. After WWI Gatsby is financially poor and finds his love with now married Daisy. He spends the next few years planning a plot to reunite with Daisy. Near the end of Chapter IV, Jordan Baker even mentions that “Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay.” (Fitzgerald, 78). Jordan even states that Gatsby would go as far as to “read a Chicago paper for years just on the chance of catching a glimpse of Daisy’s name.” (Fitzgerald, 79). The fact that he would spend years planning his reunion or buying a house across from Daisy shows how insecure of a person he and how without the acceptance or presence of Daisy he doesn’t feel content with himself. In Chapter III Gatsby throws expensive luxurious parties which can be seen as him using his money for the happiness of others but we later find out that he threw the parties for Daisy because he “expected her to wander into one of his parties, some night,” (Fitzgerald, 79). On page 173 Gatsby’s daily schedule reveals his daily activity from 5:00 to 6:00PM as “Practice elocution, poise and how to attain it”. Gatsby is New Money and his desire to be accepted as old money shows itself here. One if new money’s biggest insecurities is their desire to be old money who have elocution, poise attained over generations of being wealthy. Gatsby understands himself as a man that is new money and has attempted to attain elocution and poise practiced by the powerful old money class. Not only is Gatsby insecure and manipulative, Gatsby has a criminal side to him.The greatness of Gatsby is lessened by his criminal attributes such as illegal business and attempted bribery. Gatsby’s criminal character becomes apparent Tom mentions that “He and this Wolfshiem bought up a lot of side?street drug?stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. That’s one of his little stunts. I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him, and I wasn’t far wrong.” (Fitzgerald, 133). Gatsby attempts to bribe Nick in the beginning of Chapter 5 (Fitzgerald, 81-83). Nick arrives back at his house in West Egg and Gatsby greets Nick with “suppressed eagerness” (Fitzgerald, 82). Nick quickly picks up on the suppressed eagerness in his voice and realizes Gatsby’s ulterior motive to get him to set up the meeting with Daisy. Nick agrees to set up the meeting, but Gatsby takes it one step further by attempting to bribe him with a confidential (most likely illegal) job that pays well. “Because the offer was obviously and tactlessly for a service to be rendered, I had no choice except to cut him off there.” (Fitzgerald, 83). Nick realizes here that Gatsby bluntly is offering this confidential job to make sure that Nick follows through with his service to set up the meeting. The fact that Gatsby uses criminal means such as bribing with an illegal job to achieve his goals shows his criminal character that wants to win at all costs.