Nick reunites them and they fall in love again. Love and money impacted most of the characters in The Great Gatsby. Love impacted Gatsby's decision on his future and money impacted Daisy and Myrtle’s decisions on their marriage. Daisy made her decision of who she was going to marry based on money. When Jordan, Daisy’s friend, told Nick about Daisy’s past, she stated that she was in love with Gatsby but she chose Tom because he was rich.
In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Tom Buchanan, Daisy’s extremely wealthy husband who is a vile and selfish man seeks out to ruin Gatsby and boast about having Daisy as his wife. Tom is a “sturdy , straw haired man” (pg.11) who is powerfully built and hailing from a socially solid old family from Chicago. Tom and Daisy have one daughter named Pammy who is rarely mentioned but is in the novel. Tom is an arrogant, sexist, hypocritical and a racist. Tom’s role in The Great Gatsby is the potential antagonist.
In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald the reader watches as Daisy Buchanan evolves in love, confidence in herself and finally we see her facade drop away. In the beginning, Daisy is a very quiet, submissive women and as the book moves forward so does Daisy. She begins to live her life without her husband, something she has never done. Daisy always has thought more about what people think about her, rather than what would be best for her and above all her daughter. Throughout the book Daisy realizes there is more to life than what people think about her and begins to live her life for herself rather than her husband and the public who she is always trying to please.
The Great Gatsby is a story about a man with old money and that consistently cheats on his wife. Tom and Daisy are both from old money in the Midwest. They get married and moved to the east. Once Tom was uninterested in Daisy, he had a mistress in New York. In the 1920’s F. Scott Fitzgerald had many troubles with his marriage.
Unfortunately, it is obvious to Gatsby she is not able to accept him for who he is because of the difference in social status and wealth between them. However, he pushes through the barriers and goes out of his way to the earn money and wealth to receive her attention through a
The Great Gatsby is a novel filled with characters that drastically compare and contrast. Two characters that are surprisingly similar are Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson. While both characters have things in common, they also have things that differ. The characters have different wants in life, but both turn to having affairs in order to fulfill these wants. Two women who despise each other have more in common than meets the eye.
F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, is about a wealthy couple, both with lovers that were born into a low social class. Nick Carraway is the narrator of the story. His neighbor, Jay Gatsby, always throws large parties and is Nick’s cousin, Daisy Buchanan’s, lover. Nick and Daisy have a boatload of history, and no matter how hard they try to forget one another, they eventually retreat to their former ways and become lovers. Meanwhile, Daisy’s husband, Tom Buchanan, is also having an affair with Myrtle Wilson, a poor woman that lives in the Valley of Ashes.
Gatsby has always wanted to provide Daisy with “a sense of security,” and convince her that “he was a perfection much as the same stratum as herself” (Fitzgerald 149). This is where Gatsby goes wrong because he perceives himself to be something that he is not; the “old money” stature that both Tom and Daisy are. Gatsby belongs to the “new money” group, which consists of individuals who have recently acquired wealth and live in West Egg. Gatsby has the means to make himself great, and he has the wealth of what society considers great, but his refusal to let go of the past causes him to be blind to Daisy’s true character. Both Tom and Daisy’s inherited wealth secures them into a prestigious society, one that they both value and want to stay apart of.
The obsession of wanting love and money corrupts people's minds and drives them to do crazy things. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is in love with a woman named Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby does everything he can to make Daisy happy, even if it is corrupt. Gatsby was a poor as a child, but grows up and becomes rich so he can make Daisy happy. Gatsby bought a house right across the bay from Daisy and her husband, Tom Buchanan.
Gatsby has been obsessed with Daisy, and ready to do everything in order to get back her love, even if he needs to do illegal stuff to earn his wealth to reach her status. But Myrtle is completely different from Gatsby; she is so obsessed with being in a high social class that she would do anything in order to reach her goal even if she needs to cheat on her husband. Gatsby very quickly fell in love with Daisy but due to his lower class status never could marry her. "She never loved you, do you hear? She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.