He didn 't have enough money to run away with Mattie, but he could 've waited until he had enough and then go to Mattie. Instead, he decides to not think the situation through, and to just run from all the problems like he always has. This attempt puts them in a worse place than before. This event made Mattie paralyzed, and he had to end up living with two bitter women. Any decision that he would 've made other than what he did would 've improved
Nick is the only one that understands the reality in the book. He states: His is proving that Nick is the only one in the book with the eyes of reality. However Gatsby’s illusions are now his reality. Because of all the parties, the drinking, trying to get Daisy, and all the cheating and lying Gatsby created an illusion that is the life of misery and uncertainty that turns into his reality thus leading him to lose his illusions. So even with the illusion lost he still ends up with the same ending that leads to his
Nick Carraway’s passive nature leads to the many mishaps in the novel, which stresses the idea that not being evil does not necessarily make someone a good person. “I’m inclined to reserve all judgements” (1) Nick states at the beginning of the novel, which instantly sets up his passivity. His passiveness sparks complications early on, such as when Tom takes Nick to meet Myrtle in secret. Nick tags along because he “had nothing better to do” (24) and seems to have little qualms about the fact that Tom is cheating on Daisy openly. As Daisy’s cousin, it is expected that he stands against Tom’s infidelity.
Lily Barton, the protagonist and main character of the novel, exemplifies how not being to do this makes it impossible for one to be accepted into the elite class. In fact, Lily’s unwavering stubbornness against bending her morales makes her unfit to even survive in the social hierarchy in which she is placed and is what ultimately what destroys her in the end. Lily realizes this is her fatal flaw and confesses to Gerty Farish after sinking into poverty saying, “‘I was never meant to be good.’” (Wharton 216). It this context, good means to be wealthy and part of the elite circle.
It’s just that he kept a giant secret from her that challenged moral integrities; and Jane is a very morally conscious person. Mr. Rochester had to know if he mentioned it earlier Jane would’ve run away and thought him a bad person, which she ended up doing after the wedding. You could argue that he wasn’t technically lying about Bertha, he just didn’t tell her. On the contrary to that, Jane does see Bertha, and thinks it’s Grace Poole, multiple time even. Mr. Rochester does nothing to correct her he even encourages her thoughts on the matter.
Gatsby tells Nick, his neighbor, that Daisy did not enjoy the party and that he wishes she could just understand. He wants her to tell her husband Tom that she never loved him thus they can get married and have times back to the way they were five years ago. Nick proceeds to tell Gatsby, “I wouldn’t ask too much of her,” Nick ventured. “You can’t repeat the past.” “Can’t repeat the past?”
Emerson writes, “He who travels to be amused, or to get somewhat which he does not carry, travels away from himself, and grows old even in youth among old things. ”(p.12) Emerson explains that traveling for a non-enriching purpose distances a person from his character and prevents him from achieving self reliance. Gatsby’s travels serve as a means to reinvent himself and thus inhibit him from being self-reliant. Fitzgerald writes, “The arrangement lasted five years, during which the boat went three times around the Continent.”
Love is not as merciful to others, though. The Great Gatsby teaches that money cannot buy love. Jay Gatsby is trapped in this utterly obsessive kind of love that make makes him unable to basically do anything except think about Daisy nonstop. No money or material possessions will entice her, but that sure does not stop Gatsby from trying to win her over. The narrator, Nick Carraway reveals to the reader that Gatsby “hadn’t once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes.
When I looked once more for Gatsby he had vanished, and I was alone again in the unquiet darkness.” Gatsby loved Daisy so much that he even went to the extent to build his house across the sound from his love. He threw massive parties hoping Daisy would show at one of them. However, Gatsby had other motifs for his parties. The parties for him are also about putting on a good public display.
They do not think he is not the right man to be marrying their beloveded Dabney. Throughout the novel Troy makes many attempts to get the family on his side, but with all of the family home for the wedding the chaos is at an all time high. Though the family seems to be able to put that aside their disputes for Dabneys special day. The Delta: a place where you are either in or you 're out.
Gatsby creates an illusion of Daisy over a five year period after facing her rejection. Gatsby views Daisy as a symbol of his rise to the top. Daisy initially rejects Gatsby due to his lack of money and their different social positions. He then “invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent.” This invention also makes it impossible for Daisy to fully know him, and consequently unable to love him.
He fought in the war and after decides to move to the East, West Egg in particular. Nick has works incredibly hard to get where he is now only to have a small house surrounded by two large mansions. Nick has educated himself at Yale and even goes a step further to learn more about the bond business. A sense of disrespect and surprise is most well shown by Daisy when she sees Nick’s house for the first time. Daisy immediately points out the decrease in size.