What Is Daisy's Dream In The Great Gatsby

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Introduction The Great Gatsby is written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald who is the most famous chronicler of America in 1920s, an era that he dubbed “the Jazz Age.” The book reveals the disillusion of American dream through the love story between Gatsby and Daisy. In this book, what Gatsby cared about was only Daisy, and even he died for Daisy. It seems that Gatsby loves Daisy very much. However, does Gatsby really love Daisy or just love the image that Daisy stands for? This paper focuses on the question by analyzing the image of Gatsby and Daisy deeply and finally gets an answer that Gatsby only cared about his dream and Daisy was a part of his dream, that’s why he cared about Daisy so much. 1. The introduction of Gatsby Gatsby, whose really name was James Gatz, was born in a poor family. His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people. In his childhood, the success of Franklin made a difference to him. He had never really accepted…show more content…
Gatsby made up his family background and pretended to be a nobleman. He was very self-abased and this sense of self-abased pushed him to work hard to walk into the world of the Accepted. Daisy was the first “nice” girl Gatsby had ever met. He had come in contact with such people but always with indiscernible barbed wire between. Gatsby found her excitingly desirable. In addition, many men had already loved Daisy which increased her value in Gatsby’s eyes. Daisy was safe and proud above the hot struggles of the poor. Gatsby was contemptuous of women who spoiled him, of young virgins who were ignorant. He adored women who were noble and elegant, and Daisy exactly satisfied his demand. She was sacred and inviolable, like the green light which cannot be touched for Gatsby. What’s more, Daisy was old money who was respected and enjoyed everything in upper class, which actually Gatsby longed for so much. Gatsby dreamed to be one of

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