Daisy's Life In The Great Gatsby

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“I have an idea that Gatsby himself didn’t believe it would come and perhaps he no longer cared. If that was true he must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream” ( Chapter 8). This quote is an affirmation of the loss of Jay Gatsby’s lifelong dream of winning the heart of Daisy Buchanan has now died and his identity has been taken away from him. Gatsby spent his entire life transforming himself from the poor James Gatz into tremendously wealthy Jay Gatsby, yet his motives were not self-betterment for his own benefit. Instead, Gatsby’s motivation is to make himself someone who can give Daisy the luxuries and monetary stability she desires. His reason for living is ripped away from him when Daisy choses to remain with Tom, and he is now stripped of…show more content…
His dream encompasses his entire being and sense of self. The entire basis for every action he does is because of his intense love for Daisy Buchanan, and his entire reason for existence is stolen away from him when Daisy will not rebuke her marriage with Tom. Before Gatsby is killed by George Wilson, Gatsby dies internally to himself, because he has no real reason to go on living. Without Daisy’s love or the prospect of attaining Daisy’s love, he has no reason to continue being Jay Gatsby. He did not care about wealth, prestige, or fame, only Daisy, and once he realizes this will never be reality, he is plucked from his way of life into a brand new world. Living means nothing to him because of his unrequited love; this being all due to his total devotion to a singular purpose. I chose this quote because it truly encompasses the deep, unwavering love for Daisy, and this love is so deep that when having Daisy is no longer possible, his entire world is altered into an unforgiving
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