Once in awhile I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time"(Fitzgerald 140). When he says this, he thinks the cheating he does is fine. He thought daisy would never leave him no matter what horrible things he did because she needs the money to live the life she has always cherished. This betrays him because she finds love in Gatsby and she can still live the wealthy life she wanted. The wealth corrupted everyone one in this story to think it brought happiness.
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.
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.
Gatsby loves his money and ultimately just to hear her voice brought extreme emotion to him. They were once in love, before the war. But, after Gatsby leaves Daisy finds a new man. A man with money that could give her anything she desired. Everything except love that is.
Cyrano did many things that others couldn’t have done. He let another man, Christian, take credit for his own love because he thought that’s what he had for Roxane and that it allowed Roxane to see that love through him instead. He also fought in war with a “white plume” that showed he was not afraid to fight and avenge his own happiness and the other man, Christian. Although he was committed to doing what he thought was right and what he thought would’ve made Roxane happy slowly got him killed but in the end it was all for love and to show off his
While Daisy is able to move on, Gatsby’s becomes even more passionate, and this quickly grows into an obsession. Despite how Gatsby may feel about Daisy, it is clear that he is never in love with her as a person; he loves the idea of her, the way she makes him feel: important, worthwhile, even valuable. Jordan reveals to Nick, “Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be right across the bay” (Fitzgerald 68). Gatsby’s obsession with Daisy forces him into social isolation. The extravagant house parties that Gatsby throws are for the sole purpose of attracting Daisy’s attention, but since she never attends them, he has no reason to take part in the festivities; his guests barely know a thing about him and base their judgement off of rumours.
Arthur Dimmesdale from The Scarlet Letter however, set a more destructive path for himself. Although his pride did affect Hester Prynne and his daughter Pearl, It still was more about him torturing himself instead of admitting and confessing to what he did wrong and relieving himself of that guilt and pain. Instead he chose to live with the knowledge that he did all of this because he was so proud of his status in his community as the minister and didn't want to lose that respect everybody had him. The reason he didn’t tell the truth about the adultery was because of this very pride and he admits it. But, not to suggest more obvious reasons, it may be that they are kept silent by the very constitution of their nature...guilty as they may be, retaining, nevertheless, a zeal for God’s glory and man’s welfare, they shrink from displaying themselves black and filthy in the view of men...So, to their own unutterable torment, they go about among their fellow-creatures, looking pure as new-fallen snow; while their hearts are all speckled and spotted with iniquity of which they cannot rid themselves.
He must fend for his dogma against the wicked Gosling and her unholy followers. She has more support amongst the people than he, yet Christophe never questions his faith. His arrogance is what keeps him strong, However, it alienates him from the sauvages he struggles to convert. Christophe comes to Huronia with high hopes of harvesting many souls and experiencing the new world. The Huron leaders let him come in order to improve relations with the French so they could continue to receive their many European luxuries.
Iago has the greatest status in this scene because he is able to take advantage of each character by manipulating them to follow his plans out of their own will. His advice is true and reasonable yet pushes them to follow his plans without resistance. Cassio’s low status in this scene is caused by his loss of reputation and his willingness to follow any hope of restoring it even if it means listening to Iago. Roderigo has the lowest status in this scene because he is so obsessed with trying to gain Desdemona’s affection that he is willing to listen to anyone, especially Iago who promises that he will do everything to make Desdemona fall in love with
He has one purpose in life: to attract Daisy with his ornate house on West Egg and with his overflowing sum of money. But there is a danger for Gatsby in this redeeming purposefulness. When he buys his fantastic house, he thinks he is buying a dream, not simply purchasing property (Lewis 51). Obsessing over the certain attraction that links Daisy with Gatsby, muttering the words, "Her voice is full of money" (120), Gatsby emphasizes his growing belief that money, indeed, will entice Daisy. What Gatsby, with surprising consciousness, states is that Daisy 's charm is allied to the attraction of wealth (Lewis 50); he regards materialism as fine bait to lure Daisy into his arms.