This relates to Gatsby when he expects more from Daisy than mere love. He wishes she leave her family and spend rest of her life with him. This shows both Gatsby and Mathilde are always looking for more and will never be satisfied with what they have. They both assume having a high status, they can expect more hence, making them selfish and greedy. Attempts at attaining a high social status affect Myrtle, Gatsby and Mathilde negatively as they show selfishness and greediness acts.
''Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction'' is a quote by Eric Fromm that can describe the character of Mathilde Loisel in ''The Necklace'' by Guy de Maupassant that focus on an unhappy woman who feels she is far above her simple lifestyle and wish for a more luxurious life, while the grandmother in ''A Good Man is Hard To Find'' by O'Connor Flannery, which focus on an old southern woman who look down upon everyone because of her past importance. Both story writing in a different place and time, however, both characters have the same struggle regarding greed and pride which lead to they downfall. The authors emphasis greatly on class, appearance and greed.
Fitzgerald’s metaphor of comparing Daisy’s voice to “money” suggest how much Daisy values her wealth and status. Daisy’s “indiscreet” and “money” voice demonstrates how she is willing to give up anything for wealth. Daisy’s dream of becoming wealthy is blinded by her love for Gatsby. As Gatsby shows Daisy around his mansion, he began throwing his shirts and Daisy began crying because she has “never seen such beautiful shirts before” (92). Gatsby’s expensive shirts symbolize his wealth that he earned to win Daisy’s love back.
I can’t help what’s past. I did love him once but I loved you too.” (131). As Tom tell her that Gatsby’s illegal business with Wolfsheim, as Nick described, Daisy “ with every word she was drawing further and further into herself ” (134). Now she knew Gatsby’s money is not safety, she would rather stay with Tom to be a rich, at least having safe money, woman. She even used Gatsby to cover up the fact the she killed Myrtle and made Gatsby be the criminal.
You see it all the time, so many people focus on things so hard and so much that they literally break themselves down. Once they do this the anxiety can kick in and their life can slowly start to just crumble. In the story this is exactly what happens to Paul. He is so focused on trying to make his mother happy that he literally drives himself insane. In the short story it says “There must be more money!
This, in my opinion, is a bit greedy. He starts wanting the merit and wealth rather then thinking about his family of how his father feels about the wishes or even what they may want to wish for. Mrs. White shows most of her greed towards the end of the short story. Mrs. White didn't even think about
Those with advantages that make them seem prestigious tend to ultimately abuse their status, destroying many aspects of their personal life as a result. For example, Mark Water’s film, Mean Girls, portrays a simple girl who is overwhelmed with the typical American high school social structure. According to Helen Kirwan-Taylor’s article on the Wealth Fatigue Syndrome, the sudden luxurious lifestyle will eventually lead to her loss of happiness and relationships. Both Waters and Kirwan-Taylor shine light on the fact that even though most people crave the deluxe life, they fail to realize the consequences that come along with it. Kirwan-Taylor’s article and Water’s film collaborate on the addiction of obtaining superiority.
Throughout the novel, several characters in The Great Gatsby are negatively affected by their money or desire to gain money. Lower class Myrtle Wilson develops a relationship with the wealthy Tom Buchanan, while Gatsby becomes obsessed with becoming wealthy in order to win back Tom’s wife Daisy. Ultimately, Gatsby, Myrtle, and her husband George end up dying, while Tom and Daisy flee and start their lives over. Tom and Daisy’s wealth was alluring to both Gatsby and Myrtle, but their wealth ended up costing them their lives. While the concept of being wealthy seems wonderful, Fitzgerald reveals to the audience that wealth may not be as great as it
Women are denied human rights from the framework to the grave.. In India the situation leaves much to be desired. Sexual abuse and flesh trade are distressing evils, which threaten the existence of women as independent units. Dowry is the greatest crime against women. Huge dowries are still demanded even when the girl can increase the man’s income.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the obsession with wealth and love ruined the American dream/ the Characters lives. “Myrtle has her affair with Tom due to the privileged world it grants her access”(Wulick). One of the main examples of wealth destroying a character 's life is Myrtle 's story. Myrtle is the wife of a lowly mechanic in the valley of ashes. Myrtle is taken away by the enormity of Tom Buchanan 's wealth and is instantly attracted to him.
Due to her wealth, Daisy especially felt pressured by societal expectations to sacrifice her optimism in order to maintain her position in the Jazz Age hierarchy. In essence, the wedding of Tom and Daisy Buchanan was a rash, superficial choice that led to the inevitable development of discontented tensions building in the couple’s