Theme Of Sacrifice In The Great Gatsby

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Some people love something or someone so much that they are willing to do whatever it takes to obtain or keep that special thing or person? In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the main character Jay Gatsby is willing to sacrifice his life in order to obtain the love of his life, Daisy Buchanan. Characters in this book play a major role in the events that occur in the writing. In fact, some character’s actions affect other character’s lives forever. Many characters in the book try and appear as genuine and true down to earth people. Although these characters may try and convince us that they are actually pure, only one character in the book whose actions and intentions are absolute is Jay Gatsby. Out of these select characters the…show more content…
Daisy cheated on Tom to get revenge on him for him having an affair with Myrtle. She wanted Tom to feel how she felt, the only way she could do this was to cheat with Gatsby. The quote “Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete” ( Fitzgerald 111 ) shows how Daisy cheated on Tom with Gatsby. This does not include the fact that she lead Gatsby on throughout the whole entire book. Gatsby gained feelings for this women that only wanted to get revenge on her husband. This action by Daisy is disgusting in the way that Gatsby loved this women so much that he was willing to die for her but all Daisy wanted was revenge on Tom for what he had did to her. Leading someone on, especially to the extent that Daisy does is utterly disrespectful. Daisy knows how in love Gatsby was for her and yet claims that she is in love with Gatsby also but is using him to get back at Tom. This shows how selfish Daisy actually is, she does not care about other people’s feelings and only cares about herself. Daisy denies everything that doesn 't benefit her, and in this case she is using Gatsby to get Tom
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