The two stories have similar plots. They are both about men who met a woman and fell in love with her, but in one way or another, she got away from them. They spent several years of their lives gaining money and rising up in society just to get her back. In The Great Gatsby, this woman is named Daisy Buchanan, while in Winter Dreams, her name is Judy Jones. Readers can see how these women are alike if they were to look at their personalities, their marriages, and their roles for the main characters.
Jay Gatsby is the most impacted people in this novel. Gatsby tells Nick about his past and who he really is, Daisy reunites with Gatsby is by far a very intense moment in the novel. These events impacted Gatsby and changed him as a person. Gatsby tells Nick about his past, he did told Nick that he changed his name and how he did not grow up wealthy; he was born on a Dakota farm and his family was poor. Dan Cody became his mentor and best friend.
Starting way back when in the 1920’s we see Fitzgerald take a stand with his book The Great Gatsby. This book is the perfect description and view point of the American dream in this time. Jay Gatsby was a poor child. Gatsby worked hard and made a life for himself in his giant house and billion parties. This was the American dream by wealth, popularity, and materialism.
George Wickham, known in the entire novel as a dishonorable man, married Lydia to ensure financial profit to him -self and Lydia agreeing to marry him knowing his background, but still decides to marry him. However, Elizabeth decided that if she ever gets married it will be because of love and she did.
In addition, Hermia 's childhood best friend and Demetrius were in love prior to his sights turning towards Hermia. This crushed Helena, causing her to lose self-confidence, but still: she yearns for Demetrius 's love. Hermia and Lysander 's love, Egeus 's harsh rule, and Helena 's unrequited love for Demetrius causes the lovers to leave Athens. Various factors cause the lovers to run away together. Hermia and Lysander 's love causes them to leave Athens.
What is the American dream? Out of all of the characters in the novel, it would seem that Jay Gatsby has come the closest to achieving American dream. Jay Gatsby resides in a house, more accurately described as a mansion, that is “a colossal affair by any standard...spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool, and more than forty acres of lawn and garden.” (Fitzgerald 5). His life of grandeur and his enormous estate are often composed of extravagant parties. “There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights.
Nick felt that life was beginning over again. He bought a dozen volumes on banking and credit and investments to help him get started. He had been rather literary in college and was excited to get to this. Daisy Buchannan, Tom Buchannan wife, was Nick’s second cousin once removed. They had not been close but Nick described her as having a charming demeanor and having a trilling voice.
Janie’s willingness to do what others ask, leads to her being pressured into marriage at sixteen years old by her grandmother. Janie was beginning to grow feelings for boys and no longer looked at them as “shiftless” (11). Her grandmother wanted what was best for Janie and pressured her into marriage to a man that would sustain her. However Janie was not looking for sustainability, she was looking for love. She felt unloved and underappreciated when she was with Logan.
The Woman as Object In Richard Steele’s play The Conscious Lovers, unmarried women, mainly Lucinda, are treated as objects rather than human beings. There are multiple instances throughout the play that show how characters value her. Such as, her mother trying to marry her to Cimberton and becoming frustrated when she cannot control her daughter’s marriage. As well, when Sir John Bevil is trying to negotiate with Mr. Sealand about honoring the marriage proposal between their children because he knows that Lucinda offers a lot of wealth to his son. Thirdly, by the end, Cimberton becomes uninterested in Lucinda when he finds out that she’s now worth half of the estate and decides not to marry her because of it.
Daisy represents a modernistic woman who is very different from other women. The women of those times had to behave in a good manner and were very strict about their values but Daisy was a complete opposite. She thought that if men can have multiple relationships so why can’t women and this is the reason why she had an illicit relationship with Gatsby even after she was married to Tom. Her approach towards the values were completely flawed. Gatsby very well knew that Daisy is already married and still had gone for chasing his American dream.