‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald presents Gatsby as endearing, polite and mysterious. The narrator reveals his most unrealistic of his dreams where he tries to lure Daisy by recapturing the past. Some of Gatsby’s traits do not depict him as ‘admirable’ and ‘pure’ but instead as ‘obsessive’ and ‘dangerous’. In order to understand Gatsby’s ‘obsessive’ and ‘dangerous’ side, it is important to understand how Gatsby’s dreams interact with reality and how a few of symbolism is integrated into the text. Firstly, F. Scott Fitzgerald highlights some characteristics of Gatsby that suggest an obsessive personality, which can be seen in Gatsby’s desire to recreate his past moments with Daisy.
He wants Daisy as a symbol of his victory like he reached everything he wanted. Daisy had the specifications that Gatsby wanted. She was prosperous and has a high statue in society. The other point that shows us Gatsby could do everything is, he accepted to be the murderer of a car accident which was Daisy’s fault to hit the woman. As a consequence, Gatsby was blamed but he did not do anything.
1. Daisy and Gatsby Daisy’s love for Gatsby has a periodical change. When Gatsby met Daisy, she was a proud princess, “The largest of the banners and the largest of the lawns belonged to Daisy Fay’s house. She was just eighteen,and by far the most popular of all the young girls in Louisville”(F.Scott Fitzgerald”The Great Gatsby”). At this stage Daisy longing for pure love and fall in love with Gatsby.
Gatsby was destined to be self consumed and insecure. The only thing that could solve this was, of course, someone else to reinforce his homemade identity, and that someone was Daisy, the golden girl. Daisy exemplified everything Gatsby wanted in life. Five years ago Gatsby met Daisy while he was in the army, they fell in love. With self motivation he uses her to find himself in the world that has created him into the man that he is today.
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.
When Gatsby talks about his relationship with Daisy and why he liked her so much he says “It excited him too that many men had already loved Daisy--it increased her value in his eyes” (Fitzgerald 149). Gatsby may have liked Daisy to a certain extent but when he saw other men with her he realized that if he could have her they would all be jealous and or respect him more. When Gatsby couldn’t have her he made it his goal to get her anyway he could. Gatsby in the end only wanted Daisy because she represented something he wasn’t able to obtain, like all other things in his life. This idea that having either multiple women or one that no one else could have it shown in the actions of Benny McClenahan.
The reader is left to determined if Gatsby’s and Daisy’s love was pure and real, or just wasn’t meant to be. Fitzgerald provides plenty of scenes in The Great Gatsby supporting the ideas whether Gatsby’s love was affectionate, obsession, or objectification. Fitzgerald shows that throughout the story, Gatsby slowly becomes more obsessed with Daisy as he draws closer and closer to be with her. By the end of the book, Gatsby becomes obsessed with Daisy. He only thinks about her and analyze everything in her life.
For it is them who know what they truly desire. All Gatsby wanted to do was go back in time and have Daisy love him when he was poor, instead of her being told he must be rich before she can marry him. That is exactly why Nick is so non judgmental of Gatsby, because he was able to paint his own dream, but fell under the dream of society. However, he was able to see past it and see the real goal. Nick leaves chasing money and wealth and returns home.
Gatsby felt that every moment away from Daisy was a tribulation, further driving him to find and marry her. Chris' loved how indiscreet his idea was to live in the wilderness; it was impulsive, and illogical, which was what Chris loved about the idea. Ms Costello perused through the essays, making sure to mark every grammatical error and spelling mistakes. Gatsby's parties could hardly be considered inconspicuous; however, Daisy still didn't come or even seem to notice any of the parties. Gatsby tried his best to act chivalrously around Daisy and her friends in order to impress