She’s consistently on his mind and he focuses on every aspect of her life that she desired to win her over again just like in the past. Gatsby longed for Daisy for many years that it consumed everything about his lifestyle. He feels that he must live up to the American Dream to achieve his dream of rekindling his relationship with Daisy. Gatsby says, “’Can't repeat the past?’” he cried incredulously. “’Why of course you can!’” (Fitzgerald, 111), he wanted to reverse time and be back five years ago, to when Daisy was not married and they were together, however, this time around he would be wealthy.
First, he obtains wealth, although illegally, to impress Daisy. Then, Gatsby shows his love for Daisy in many aspects of the book. The first time Gatsby physically makes a plan to meet Daisy and to tell her how much he loves her is when he asks Nick Carraway, his neighbor and Daisy’s cousin, to invite Daisy over for tea so Gatsby and Daisy can casually run into each other. After Nick agrees, Gatsby arranges to have Nick’s yard mowed and buys Daisy millions of flowers just so he can show her how much he really loves her as well as how wealthy he has become. Gatsby believes their love for each other has never changed.
The characters all define these characteristics and try to make their dream come true. Jay Gatsby is someone who has everything that most people pine for, but the one thing that he wants most of all is love. He has been in love with Daisy for many years and lost touch after he went into war. When Gatsby went into war and they lost connection, he found out that she married a wealthy man named Tom Buchanan. He used his money and success to purchase something that could remind him of her, “Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay” (78).
Gatsby has been in love with Daisy since he had first meat her but he never got to marry her because he went off to war. When he got back she had married Tom. Gatsby goes to great lengths to get Daisy to fall for him again. He had Nick invite her to Gatsby’s mansion for tea. He invited her to one of his partys, but nothing worked, because Daisy would never give up her life with Tom and her daughter.
The essence of his whole dream was to marry Daisy and it is all which he has worked towards for years. The time during which Gatsby and all the old money people in the novel go out for the summer is when everything starts to go wrong for Gatsby. During the excursion Gatsby gets into an altercation with Tom over Daisy and his past is unveiled for what it really is. Tom reveals the secret that Gatsby has hidden from Daisy: him being a mobster. Daisy knows the shame that would bring her family and it is obvious to everyone there that she cannot be associated with him romantically.
Wealth Buys Relationships Becoming successful is the goal that most American citizens want to accomplish. The American Dream has been seen as the opportunity to prosper. The American society is focused around wealth and a higher social status. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, multiple characters are characterized as successful American individuals who seem to have achieved the American Dream. However, they continue their search for wealth.
His motivation to win back Daisy, the continuous progress of his social status, and his obsession for excessive luxury will all guarantee him attaining his American dream, but most importantly, attaining Daisy. Gatsby’s dream is composed of one major factor, and motivator: Daisy. The fact that Tom has Daisy and Gatsby can’t have her, makes Gatsby crave her more, leading him to the American Dream. Gatsby “revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes”, which depicted his unconditional love for Daisy. This depicts Gatsby’s love for Daisy and of how powerful it is.
When they first meet, they did love each other, but their social class’ separated each other, physically and mentally. Daisy didn’t want to marry a man who came from rags and is a general nobody, she wants to marry someone who is wealthy and inherited money. That’s why she married Tom. He had money and social status, but he was arrogant and abusive. In Daisy’s eyes however, that was more than enough for her.
The conflict started when Nick saw Tom and Myrtle was having an affair with each other, but when Myrtle talk negative comment about Tom’s wife Daisy, he punched and broke Myrtle’s nose. Gatsby decided to bring back his lover Daisy to him after five years apart during the World War I. “Gatsby now wants Nick to arrange a reunion between himself and Daisy, but he is afraid that Daisy will refuse to see him if she knows that he still loves her” (SparkNotes Editors). Gatsby tells his friend Nick to invite Daisy to have lunch, but not telling that Gatsby will also be there. Next, After the reunion of Gatsby and Daisy things started to get more problematic.