The subtle remark by Nick Carraway carries truly a much deeper meaning than upon the surface. The true meaning to Nick’s remark is that once Gatsby received what he truly desired and was able to be with Daisy again, he threw Nick back to the side. Gatsby did not need Nick in plan any longer and so brushed off any sort of communication for many weeks while he was having a secret affair with Daisy. Not only is Gatsby’s interaction and relationship with Nick immoral, yet it is also abusive. Gatsby even pursued further with his aggressive plan and was repeatedly requesting that Daisy tell her own husband that she never loved him at all.
Gatsby simply wanted her to confess this to Tom because Gatsby was in denial that she could ever love anyone except for him. Gatsby asked too much of Daisy, and she could not tell Tom she never loved him. As a result, Gatsby tells Tom himself, “Your wife doesn’t love you…She’s never loved you. She loves me.” This causes Daisy
Gatsby did everything out of love for Daisy and it was as if he had blinders on and could only see a future for himself with her in it. He made the mistake of making his happiness depend on her and could not accept the fact that she once loved Tom. As wonderful as man as Gatsby is, he is very deceitful to others of who he really is and tries to control everything. Gatsby is a man stuck in the past and with every day that passes, he gets sucked in even deeper into the abyss. Even though Tom and Gatsby had very different upbringings and live their lives completely different, in a way they are the same person.
Illusions are created by characters to hide different aspects of their lives. The outcome of Gatsby’s illusion is miserable in a way that he thinks Daisy still loves him instead of Tom. Gatsby was the main illusionist in The Great Gatsby, he mainly thought he could change the past. Fitzgerald makes sure the audience notices these illusions of Gatsby, by describing them through feelings. Gatsby is a man of loyalty that became useless due to the power of
He wants to know all about her and have her for himself. Daisy is curious about Gatsby after the war because he never comes back. Tom Buchanan, Daisy’s husband, starts to notice feelings between Gatsby and Daisy, which causes him to become curious of Gatsby’s intentions with his wife. As mentioned before, curiosity is within all of us. The usage of this word in the book has neither a positive nor negative connotation.
She is very selfish and doesn’t seem to care about other peoples’ feelings. She makes Gatsby believe that she loves him and that she is going to run away with him and she makes her own husband think that she never loved him. She is lying to both the men in her life because if she truly loved Gatsby she would have called him in the end and yet she didn’t. This is also evident in Daisy’s affair with Gatbsy because she betrays her husband Tom and lies to Gatsby (Jacqueline Lance, 2000). “I did love him once-but I loved you too” (107).
Gatsby wants to still live in the past because that is when he gets to spend time with Daisy and love her. Many people disagree with Gatsby, as they see living in the past impossible and unachievable. Furthermore, Emerson believes in the total opposite than that of Gatsby by writing,
As Nick and Gatsby are talking about Gatsby’s relationship, Gatsby convincingly states to nick, “ Can’t repeat the past?’ he cried incredulously. ‘ why of course you can! I 'm going to fix everything just the way it was before, she see” (Fitzgerald 110). Gatsby is hopeful towards re creating his and Daisy’s past that he is often blind to the reality of things. He thinks Daisy will just drop everything for him, but little does he know that she has changed.
However, she married Tom instead. When Crosby, Stills, and Nash sings “Don’t know when things went wrong”, it compares the idea of Gatsby that “There was a wholesome bulkiness about his person and his position and Daisy was flattered” (Fitzgerald 159), which means while Gatsby was in the war, Daisy found someone that better flattered her. Daisy believed that she needed a man with money and she couldn’t wait that long. Also, the misconception that people that go to war sometimes do not come back at all affected Daisy’s love for Gatsby overcoming all the social and economic struggles in
The Great Gatsby is not just about the American Dream; it is about the failures of people who are attempting to reach it. Jay Gatsby's life revolves around Daisy after the moment he meets her for the very first time. She is the epiphany of his incomplete American Dream. He is so smitten with her, that he lies about his