The man would have done anything and did anything he could so he could live the life he had always dreamed of being with Daisy. Tom led to Gatsby death after he grew hatred for him after hearing Daisy always loved Gatsby and never had Tom in her heart. Gatsby died due to the greed and evil in the other characters when he only had pure intention and love in his
He cannot simply settle for having Daisy, he need her to say that she never even loved Tom, much like greediness in money means you want more and once you get it you want even more. Nick, unlike Tom and Daisy, is not born into wealth but he aspires to have it. He attaches himself with other, more wealthy to him to get a taste of what wealth brings. In the end he does not get what he wants, but he realizes that to become what he wanted one has to sell their soul, losing compassion for
The desire for love and companionship has the ability to help shape one’s sense of self, but Gatsby’s drive to fulfill that longing in Daisy became his sole focus in life and distracted him from reality. Instead of enhancing his true character, he completely lost his identity in an attempt to pursue Daisy, changing his entire life when he left “James Gatz” behind and put on the persona of Jay Gatsby. Refusing to accept his past, he lost his identity, and his sense of self was reduced to a “career” trying to be someone else (Fitzgerald 98). He spent his whole life trying to acquire money simply to fulfill the desire for Daisy’s love, since he knew “he had no real right to touch her hand” as a “penniless young man without a past” (Fitzgerald 149). Gatsby’s aspiration for love took over everything he did, as the text notes he “took what he could get, ravenously and unscrupulously” to try to become wealthy and satisfy his desire for love (Fitzgerald 149).
He believes nothing great was going to happen the way his life was, although in the end he runs away from the family and is leaving to where he desires with no remorse. When he married Lucynell he felt he had a lingering piece of salvation left in him, nevertheless after he left, he felt like he had lost all hope, causing the clouds to appear and for it to
Nick in The Great Gatsby personified the dwindling hope of Americans as they transitioned into the depressing Modernist movement. Prior to the war, Daisy had envisaged a life of happiness with Gatsby, but he did not return from the war soon enough and married Tom instead. Wilson's demeanor after Myrtle's death was delusional, unstable, and almost insane, causing him to think it logical to murder Gatsby. No character in The Great Gatsby possessed a candor personality; all of them lied at one point or another. Gatsby felt that every moment away from Daisy was a tribulation, further driving him to find and marry her.
The exotic festivities for Daisy are terminated, and Gatsby has lost all interest in time, past and present. He craved too much for too long, and he threw away the ability to want anything, including Daisy. Gatsby had no realization that she was irremediably imperfect. The price he paid for his narcissistic dream was a form of emotional suicide. Just like Narcissus was unable to leave his reflection and lost the will to live, Gatsby was unable to accept that Daisy left him and he lost his will to
Christian never informs Roxane that Cyrano was the one who really wrote the letters because he dies in combat. Christian would have told if he had lived, but sadly Roxane never learns and has to live with the sorrow of her false love dying. Although ignorant, Christian is noble and honest. He tries to make Roxane love him for reasons other than the letters and even tries to tell her they were from Cyrano. Though he fails, knowing that what was happening was not right makes him honest, and doing his best to tell Roxane regardless of his love for her makes him noble.
Tom’s role in The Great Gatsby is the potential antagonist. He is the very thing that divides Gatsby and Daisy’s love for each other. Tom is aware that Daisy has feelings for Gatsby closer to the end of the novel in chapter 7. He never considers trying to live up to the moral standard he demands from those around him.
However, as he recognized the atrocities of the human world, he abandoned his future plans and set out for the outside world in hopes to find his happiness through an independent and different life. In order to achieve happiness, McCandless began by leaving his old life behind, as “he intended to invent an utterly new life for himself, one in which he would be free to wallow in unfiltered experience” (Krakauer 22), and sank away from the money-driven lifestyle he was born into. McCandless recognized his parents’ need for money to fulfill satisfaction and could not accept how people could continuously live off the joy of wealth. McCandless’s distaste of American society is further strengthened by the fact that “McCandless’s face would darken with anger and he’d fulminate about his parents or politicians or the endemic idiocy of mainstream American life.”(Krakauer 52) McCandless’s happiness was also obtained by exploration and adventure, as shown throughout the story when he travels to several locations such as South Dakota and Arizona. In each area, McCandless was able to experience a new way of society and was content no matter the
Gatsby was a good person at heart but in flesh all you saw were lies, Daisy saw that in him too. In the end Gatsby’s hope on winning Daisy back was so high that ever time the phone rang or every corner he turned he looked and waited for her but she was nowhere to be seen. During his last day, last hours of breath he spent the time waiting for Daisy to call him and tell him that she was ready to run away with him and live happily ever after, “ I have an idea that Gatsby himself didn’t believe it would come and perhaps he no longer cared (Fitzgerald 169).” but she never did call. In his last few hours at the chance to run away and save himself for the death that was awaiting him he spent the time at home, in his pool waiting for her to call. When he took his final breath he was shot by mistake.