Daisy wanted to wait to marry Jay Gatsby but ended up marrying Tom Buchanan instead, the same man who was having an affair with Myrtle. Daisy got all of her wealth and popularity from Tom, not being able to make herself successful as she was told she needed a man in her life. Daisy was an incredibly materialistic woman, as she only used Tom for his Well. F. Scott Fitzgerald described her character as being very shallow, arrogant, and quite selfish. Which also implies that he believes women are self-important and only care about money, instead of caring about their actions.
Why do people marry for money, and not love? During the 1920s, and to this day it is show as power if you had higher wealth, clothes, and other things the Great Gatsby is an excellent example for this. Daisy as another example she married Tom mainly for the money, but also because she thought she loved him. Myrtle also is an example she has this affair with Tom, because she seeks wealth and power. Tom however, thinks that he loves Myrtle and not Daisy, and uses that to abuse Myrtle by throwing things at her punching her or just beating her up.
Their interactions mirror Fitzgerald’s feelings for his beloved wife and the trials and tribulations they dealt with through their complicated relationship. Daisy is fickle, shallow and bored with her life; she hides behind her wealth when her life becomes complicated instead of making life-changing decisions. Daisy and her husband Tom take their inherited wealth for granted they obtain all they desire and treat people with disrespect and maintain an elitist class. Daisy marriage to Tom provides her with security. She has everything she wants such as clothes and holidays and lives a life without worry; she attends the best shows theaters and restaurants.
Aleyn reduces her value, making her an undesirable woman for marriage since chastity is desired more than an experienced woman. Afterwards, Symkyn is punished by the wife and two scholars because he fails to control his women and is inevitably isolated with manhood. Unluckily, Symkyn cannot withhold social statuses or break down social barriers since he cannot maintain authority. John and Aleyn are worshipped in the tale, because they were able to hold their power, despite their lesser
The cowardice exhibited by Daisy Buchanan shows that Fitzgerald’s attitude towards Daisy getting cheated on was that it is okay because he has money and that is why she wants to stay. On one hand, the reader should notice that Daisy is getting cheated on, but does not leave Tom because he has money and she loves him. Daisy Buchanan is married to Tom Buchanan, and Tom continuously cheats on her with other women. Daisy is aware of what is happening and she has to sit there and listen to Tom tell people about it.
She is not satisfied with her marriage, or with her low-class mechanic husband, George. This is evident when she says “I married him because I thought he was a gentleman,” she said finally. “I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn’t fit to lick
Addie only wanted to have one child which would have been Cash. However, she is unhappy about the fact that she had to have Darl too and she hates Anse for this. Jewel is not Anse’s son. Jewel’s real father is Minister Whitfield, who Addie had an affair with.
Due to the lack of a loving relationship, the Buchanans cheat on each other constantly without care. Tom has an affair with Myrtle Wilson, who is engaged to George Wilson. Daisy forgives Tom for doing so because of his affluence: “Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time." (Fitzgerald 251-252). Daisy was a trophy wife; Tom did not truly love her, for he is married to her because of her beauty.
The nature of this love is negative because his love of his materialistic attitude which will only hurt himself. If one has lost friends and family, then material goods will soon mean little to nothing. In terms of romantic love, shakespeare displays Bassanio and Portia’s love as true love, Jessica and Lorenzo’s Love as young love, and Gratiano and Nerissa’s love as lustful. Finally, Antonio and Bassanio’s friendship is the strongest type of love in The Merchant of Venice. This friendship is the only relationship in the play without an ulterior
However, Mary, coming from a wealthy family, hesitates in proceeding with marriage as she disapproves of the low income Edmund earns as a clergyman. This suggests that the level of income took a very prominent role in the decision making process of marriage. Mary rejects Edmund on the basis of his low paid job and this emplifies the fact that wealth took precedence over true love and affection. This is evident in our re-interpretation where Abimbola, like Mary, expresses disgust at Ednest’s (Edmund) poverty and inferior status, pitching herself at a superior level over him by stating the fact that she works at a high profile company, while Ednest has no means of attaining any form of material wealth.
She regretted being married to her husband. She “thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn’t fit to lick my shoe” (34), feeling as if her husband George wasn’t good enough for her. By her words, she displays her true feelings for her husband. This showed the character is selfish and has
In Chapter two the reader meets Myrtle, Tom's mistress, she explains how she married George Wilson and how it was a mistake because he “borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in” (35). Myrtle is a very classy lady who wants the riches in life and wants somebody who can supply her with these wants and needs. Tom is the guy that can do this for her and more, compared to Wilson he is more put together and wealthier and therefore Myrtle is attracted to him. George seems happy to have Myrtle as a wife and so he appears somewhat as a pushover when Myrtle orders him around he gladly obliges. Tom, however, is glad to have Myrtle as his mistress because she is of the lower-class, he likes to have someone that looks up to him and that can take care of him, not the other way around.
In the book ,The Great Gatsby, it presents the big picture of the “Jazz Age” from the 1920s and how contemporaries lived their lives. The Great Gatsby was soon published in 1925.The novel became one of Fitzgerald’s big hits in 1940 after he sadly passed away. The main characters in this book are Daisy Buchanan, Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby, and Nick Caraway. Daisy was Nick’s cousin, Jay Gatsby’s ex; Daisy, she was a Southern Belle, she then married Tom Buchanan, she was a very selfish person, and she was very spoiled and materialistic. Tom Buchanan was Daisy’s husband, a classmate of Nick whenever they went to Yale, he came from old money and he was a power hunger racist.
There can be no wealthy without the poor. Wealth is measured in material goods; he who has more is wealthier man. Often times, this material wealth will come to the expense of others. The material goods used by the wealthy need to come from somewhere. Many times, it is up to the poor to provide for the wealthy.
Tom fail to maintain his image of a successful man with a perfect family who came from wealth when he has an affair with Myrtle, who is George’s wife as Myrtle’s dream to be as same level as the upper level people is achieved when she with Tom. In order to make her fantasy alive, she having an affair with Tom who is rich and famous. Tom is used by Myrtle as a means of pursuing her dream. Myrtle says, “The only crazy I was when I married him. I knew right away I made a mistake.