Daisy wanted a rich successful man, Gatsby felt like had to try to impress her, in his mind this meant that he had to lie about his social class. Daisy has to marry a man and love a man who is like her meaning from her social class. The man she would end up being with would’ve had to meet her parents’ and society 's expectations. This is like the mirror image of Fitzgerald 's love life. He would meet the love of his life also while he was stationed in an outside town during World War I.
They fail to search for a man they have an actual emotional connection with, because of this the men feel like the only way to find “love” is becoming rich and flaunting it for everyone to see.. Nick is the only one who begins to experience true love towards Gatsby. As their bond grew so did his respect and admiration. He was intrigued by his journey from his poor past to his current extravagant lifestyle. As a whole, the majority of the characters in the book do not know or understand the true meaning of
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.
In most of his stories he focuses on the American Dream, mostly the failure of it. He is known for writing about a poor boy who falls in love with a rich girl and will do anything to be with her. “Winter Dreams” is about Dexter who falls for a rich and snobby girl and struggles to keep her by his side. Fitzgerald characterizes Dexter, the main character, as a very driven and dedicated man. The author uses symbols to reference the story to further connect what is happening.
Much like Gatsby, during the young adult stage of his life, he was a quite poor man who had to create his own prosperity for himself. Amid these destitute years in both men 's’ lives, they fought in World War I and fell in love. For Fitzgerald, the lovely lady’s name was Zelda Sayre. She became his wife, his muse, and his inspiration for Daisy. Drawing from his personal story of meeting and charming Zelda, Fitzgerald formed Gatsby’s and Daisy’s story to match.
The love Gatsby has for Daisy is true love, he loves so much that he goes overboard to be wealthy, so Daisy could accept him; even took the blame for her when she killed Myrtle Wilson with his car. Tom on the other hand, because he knows Daisy goes wherever money is; he uses his wealth, status and personality to keep her. Their behavior towards each other showed in the novel demonstrates the ill will feeling
As America evolves throughout the twentieth century, so does what people view as important, which adds on to what the American Dream means. The culture of the 1920s encouraged spending and materialism so people sought money, power, and expensive items to make them happy. In the Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby, who is the epitome of the 1920s American Dream, saw that becoming rich and notable was the only way to get his Dream which was Daisy: “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.”(Fitzgerald, ch 7) Furthermore, despite the fact that Tom was born with a silver spoon, he still felt he didn’t have the American Dream because Gatsby was more popular than him: “I know I’m not very popular. I don’t have big parties. I suppose you’ve got to
Then quit and returned to St. Paul to continue literature. Similar to Gatsby Fitzgerald had to prove he could care for his love interest. Unlike Gatsby however he did get to marry her.The novel 'The Great Gatsby' is a portal to humanities capacity to hope, dream and persevere. Jimmy 'Jay Gatsby' Gatz stationed at an army base encounters and falls deeply for Daisy the society belle, he is give an ultimatum, acquire enough resources to be able to care for her as lavishly as she is accustomed to or lose her. Her patience waivers and she eventually marries Tom Buchanan.Gatsby subsequently garners wealth through means of what Buchanan refers to as criminal activities (bootlegging and selling of alcohol and drugs).
Daisy Buchanan, the “king’s daughter, the golden girl,” (120) represents the famed American Dream. Daisy is the drive behind Gatsby’s efforts to achieve the American Dream. Daisy stands “above the hot struggles of the poor” and “[gleams] like silver;” (150) her beauty invites Gatsby to join her. Gatsby, raised in a poor family, had no right to take a lady of such high standing, but he sought her anyway and fell deeply in love with her. He worked to win her affection for years, while she forgot about him and went on to marry someone else.
American Dream was not challenging they all believed anyone can achieve it, which of course they eventually found out it wasn’t that simple. Gatsby’s ideal was a very simple yet complex one, he wanted Daisy to “ re love “ him and choose him over Tom it’s also complex because she is a married woman and a mother which made things problematic for Gatsby. Jay Gatsby was always a man full of desire he was passionate about whatever he did or wanted but he never quite fulfilled his passion when it came to Daisy, it took him 5 years to feel that he was wealthy enough to attract Daisy and for her to accept him, he chased a dream for 5 whole years and did not achieve it eventually. Daisy was responsible for his death as she was the one who ran over Myrtle but he took the blame and was shot dead by Myrtle’s husband Wilson, when nick arrived at Gatsby’s house after the incident he wondered “Nick imagines Gatsby’s final thoughts, and pictures him