In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, main character Jay Gatsby is blinded by the fantasy of transforming himself into a famous figure of wealth and social status and, as a result, winning over his love, Daisy. When Gatsby fails to reach these goals, his fantasy world comes crumbling down. Therefore, Gatsby is essentially an idealist who is destroyed by his inability to accept reality. Gatsby’s
Tom, Nick and Gatsby. Their interactions mirror Fitzgerald’s feelings for his beloved wife and the trials and tribulations they dealt with through their complicated relationship. Daisy is fickle, shallow and bored with her life; she hides behind her wealth when her life becomes complicated instead of making life-changing decisions. Daisy and her husband Tom take their inherited wealth for granted they obtain all they desire and treat people with disrespect and maintain an elitist class. Daisy marriage to Tom provides her with security.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, characters have very distinct identities that develop throughout the book and many inferences are needed to understand the characters. One example of this is Daisy Buchanan. Daisy Buchanan cares greatly about wealth and is a very careless person. Throughout the novel, many of her decisions are due to her greed and carelessness, even though those decisions may not be the best decisions for her. Daisy displays her greed throughout the novel; she marries Tom Buchanan because of his wealth.
Dreams are a part of literature and can be seen in various novels and plays such as, the Great Gatsby, Persepolis and The Crucible. In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, readers are introduced to a Gatsby, a man who has a dream of obtaining his true love, Daisy. In order to obtain his dream, he has to transform his lifestyle from a poor soldier to a rich and mysterious man. Gatsby tries to win Daisy's love and affection by transforming into the man he thought she wanted and he created a different image of himself. Gatsby was in love with the idea of Daisy, as she was a symbol of wealth and privilege.
Why do people marry for money, and not love? During the 1920s, and to this day it is show as power if you had higher wealth, clothes, and other things the Great Gatsby is an excellent example for this. Daisy as another example she married Tom mainly for the money, but also because she thought she loved him. Myrtle also is an example she has this affair with Tom, because she seeks wealth and power. Tom however, thinks that he loves Myrtle and not Daisy, and uses that to abuse Myrtle by throwing things at her punching her or just beating her up.”Some time toward midnight Tom Buchanan and Mrs. Wilson stood face to face discussing, in impassioned voices, whether Mrs. Wilson had any right to mention Daisy's name.
He drank excessively, only the most superb drinks of course, or he served large amounts to large quantities of people. Gatsby, following his creator’s perspective of romanticism, was all about finding his love. Gatsby had a forbidden love named Daisy who was married, but this did not stop Gatsby from achieving what he wanted. He thrived off of his lust for her and her world of seduction that captivated him. Gatsby had a belief that he may win Daisy’s heart if he was able to possess wealth.
During the 1920’s all people wanted was fortune and a high reputation. Just like in Daisys case, she wanted the money and privileges that come along with being Tom although she is unhappy with her marriage. “You did it, Tom,” she said accusingly. “I know you didn’t mean to, but you did do it. That’s what I get for marrying a brute of a man, a great, big, hulking physical specimen of a ——” (Fitzgerald 16).
Anne is so accustomed to having to be the perfect daughter and ‘trophy’ wife that she knows no different. Later in the novel, Anne becomes more aware of her parents disappointment saying to her friends 'You just don 't understand! The first thing Mummy looks at when I come home each term. How can she present a daughter with spots? Four daughters successfully married off and now the last one has to get spots.
Although the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald emphasizes the parties and prosperity of the American 1920's, it reveals many major characters meeting tragic ends. The characters who meet these ends - Jay Gatsby, Myrtle Wilson, and George Wilson - possess the same tragic characteristic: they endeavor for something more out of their lives than what they have. This ambition for what they could not have ultimately spelled their doom: Gatsby wanted money and Daisy; Myrtle wanted wealth and luxury, and sought it from Tom Buchanan; Wilson earned what he could only to please Myrtle. The Great Gatsby reveals a tragic nature through the trials and tribulations these characters endure to progress and prosper, only to receive death for their ambition. The exciting and wild time period of the "Roaring Twenties" provides a stark contrast to the deaths in order to further highlight the tragic nature of the novel, and leaves a theme that even those with the most hope and strong ambitions can fail and die miserably, no matter how much money they have.
Jane Austen 's "Pride and Prejudice" focuses on different marriages, and how individual characters view these unions in the 19th century. The characters in the novel portray the many delicate reasons why women got married. Marriages in this book were based between upper and middle classes. "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife" (Pride and Prejudice 3) Jane Austen provides this statement as the first line in her novel. Marriage was the most important theme throughout the novel.