His main objective was to become an affluent man, and to win the girl of his heart, Daisy Buchanan. However, Gatsby gained his fortune corruptly, by being a bootlegger. With all the money Gatsby acquired, he was unable to secure Daisy back, and died miserably. Gatsby lost track of who he really was. In addition, his emotions backlashed
Like Daisy, Myrtle cheats on her husband and had an affair with another man who is Tom Buchanan. Myrtle wishes that she could live the upper class lifestyle rather to the poor lifestyle in which she is in. This leads to the disrespect towards her husband because she wants to leave her
Daisy displays her greed throughout the novel; she marries Tom Buchanan because of his wealth. Gatsby himself realizes Daisy’s obsession with money: “‘She never loved you, do you hear?’ he cried. ‘She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me’” (Fitzgerald 130). The quote reveals
Just as Tom is unwilling to give up money, “He had a wife as miserly as himself,” his wife matches his avarice (Irving, 2010, p. 229). She may even be more desperate for wealth, as she is eager to take up the Devil’s deal when Tom declines. She immediately sets out with their assets, another attempt at maintaining power over riches, and searches for the Devil. Although he refuses to deal with her, she will not accept it, and engages him in combat, ultimately losing her
The characters portat different tiers of greed. At the highest tier, so to say the most greedy, is occupied by Tom and Daisy Buchanan. Tom and Daisy are arguably the most greedy people in the whole novel. They did not have to make their way up the ranks as Tom was born into a rich family and daisy also being born into a wealthy family. Daisy is in love with Gatsby, but as war comes Gatsby has to serve his role in it.
Myrtle Wilson’s husband is named George Wilson, unfortunately, she is miserable being married with him. She is having an affair with Tom, “There is always a halt there of at least a minute and it was because of this that I first met Tom Buchanan’s mistress.” (Fitzgerald ## ) Nick Carraway implies that Myrtle is having an affair with Tom. Myrtle married George Wilson because she thought that he had money so she married him, later she discovered that he is not wealthy and married Myrtle with a borrowed suit. She feels better that she cheats on him with Tom Buchanan. Her motivation to do this is because she wants people to think she is rich just like Daisy’s motivation.
He could not accept himself as a poor boy so he became the rich man that he thought Daisy would love, it did not work. She was a dream he had dreamt for too long, Daisy has changed and became a new person, she was no longer what he wanted her to be. He is obsessed with someone he can't have, to get close to her he, “ bought that house so that Daisy would be just across
Tom, Daisy’s immensely rich husband, gets into an argument with Gatsby that helps reveal to Gatsby that he has been perpetuating a juvenile delusion by blindly pursuing Daisy. In the middle of the heated conversation Daisy admits, “‘Even alone I can’t say I never loved Tom’”(Fitzgerald 133). At this point in the The Great Gatsby, the futility of Gatsby’s dreams becomes blatantly apparent. Gatsby has always considered Daisy as worthy of his endless devotion and chooses to see past her flaws. Over time Gatsby’s dream becomes more about the idea of Daisy and being in love rather than Daisy as she actually is.
In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald portrays the themes of love, lust and obsession, through the character of Jay Gatsby, who confuses lust and obsession with love. The character of Jay Gatsby was a wealthy business man, who the author developed as arrogant and tasteless. Gatsby 's love interest, Daisy Buchanan, was a subdued socialite who was married to the dim witted Tom Buchanan. She is the perfect example of how women of her level of society were supposed to act in her day. The circumstances surrounding Gatsby and Daisy 's relationship kept them eternally apart.
The main character justifies their reasoning behind the vile actions she has made. The antagonist never gets what they want, “They get the king’s son and the palace, and no more dishpan hands. Whereas all I get is the blame.” This confirms that goodhearted people always have a way to slide in and disrupt the evil taking place. This can relate to The Necklace, as the main theme of this text is the deceptiveness of people and objects. Madame Loisel wanted everyone to believe that she was wealthy, even if it was only for one magical evening.