I believe that Fitzgerald’s parallel to Gatsby and Zelda’s parallel to Daisy says something important about their relationship. If we go off of what happened in the book, Fitzgerald was, at one time, enamoured with Zelda, and became wealthy to win her over. It worked, and the two of them got married. However, Fitzgerald soon realized that it was not him Zelda loved, but his wealth and success. This must have devastated Fitzgerald, as Gatsby’s life ended because of Daisy.
The main basis of this story is that Gatsby is in love with a married woman, Daisy Buchanan, and Gatsby goes to an ambitious extent to win her over. Gatsby’s love for Daisy begins when he meets her early in his life during the war. They were both in love with each other but Daisy could not marry Gatsby because he was too poor. Gatsby then left the war to attend Oxford and Daisy married a rich man named Tom Buchanan. After legendary actions in the war and successful business opportunities, Gatsby vowed to become vastly rich and win
But when the two are reunited after nick sets up a meeting and when she sees Gatsby’s house she learns that she is rich and becomes attracted to him again simply for the fact that he has money. Gatsby is a very good example for this theme and his actions show just how far he is willing to go to get what he wants. Before the war Gatsby was in love with daisy but he was poor and she moved on by marrying tom who was wealthy. But when Gatsby gets back and learns this and he does everything he possible could to become rich in the hopes of attracting daisy and making
Myrtle thinks the money is aiding her escape from her poor husband and life, but it leads to her death. Gatsby also thinks that money will solve the problem of Daisy not marrying him. His lavish extravagant parties and cars lead to his death because it makes him well known and easy to find. From a young age, Daisy thinks that money is the only way to solve any and all
Gatsby says “Her voice was full of money.” This shows that he associated his love with Daisy to his pursuit of wealth and power. He wants Daisy because of the wealth that she represents. Gatsby wanted Daisy more than anything else. He could not move on. If he did he would have been happy, however, it ended up leading to his downfall, even if it was not his fault.
Uncle Basil is smart because he was able to take the money that his family wanted greedly by hiding it in his coffin and getting cremated with it. He was also able to give some of the money to his handyman and friend Vernor. His family would always argue over his money and they would say ‘’ You can’t take it with you’’ and insult him because of that he was smart enough to burn the money in his coffin without his family knowing about it. Uncle Basil is smart because he proved his family wrong and with these traits and he was able to take the money with him. In the book The Lost World Ian Malcolm is smart because he was able to discover the lost world and he would always make sure everyone knew he was
Myrtle Wilson, Tom’s mistress, desires to be Tom’s wife. She said that her husband, Mr. Wilson, “wasn’t fit to lick [her] shoes” (34). Her dream was to marry Tom so she could be wealthy and live the life Daisy has. Myrtle thinks she is too good for her low-class life and husband. Mr. Wilson is a nice man though who truly cares about his wife enough to where he was willing to forgive her cheating once he found out.
I loved it when this story touched about beauty and consequences if we did wrong, that was when Dorian Gray tried to kill the portrait, reflected as his soul made him killed himself. Besides, most of the characters in this story spoke very politely, even when the character said something mean, but the character said it in polite way and it might be because of the characters mostly were wealthy men. I think that others would enjoy reading this book because this book touched into a lot of things that involved all of us such as friendship, love and beauty as we could relate these into our life, compared and learned from
Gatsby was very in love with a girl named Daisy, however, she is married. In the story he becomes very rich and tries to become closer to her, but is unsuccessful. Jordan explains this, "But it wasn 't a coincidence at all… Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay" (Fitzgerald 63). This conversation between Nick and Jordan explains Gatsby’s ambitions for getting rich and moving were only to become closer to his old love. With time he met Daisy again and her husband started to notice and was upset with it.
In the novel The great Gatsby, Scott Fitzgerald portrays Gatsby as poor and the reason for his success was based on his love for Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby’s has an obsession with Daisy Buchanan he tells Jordan that he went off in search for wealth so he could impress Daisy, he then does succeeds ‘Gatsby bought a house so that Daisy would be just across the bay’ (page78). Gatsby was known for throwing colourful and exhilaration parties, he wanted to show Daisy that he had moved up the social ladder and this was the only purpose for his parties that he could try and lure her into his big house.