Daisy's Struggles In The Great Gatsby

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Gatsby’s actions towards becoming rich may be due to illegal smuggling acts, but his intentions and reason behind doing it is purely driven by his undying love towards Daisy. Jordan Baker narrates Daisy and Gatsby’s past relationship to Nick and afterwards she says, “Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would just be across the bay. (p.79)” This shows that Gatsby’s actions are motivated by his hope to reconnect with Daisy one day and allow her to see how much success and power he has acquired. He also threw lavish parties during the weekends in the anticipation of having Daisy wander off to one of them, but despite that, they only met due to the help of Nick inviting both of them over for tea. And when they finally reconnected, Gatsby invites…show more content…
Nick narrated the situation by depicting how “Gatsby began to talk excitedly to Daisy, denying everything, defending his name against accusations that had not been made. But with every word she was drawing further and further into herself. (p.135)” This clearly exhibits how important Daisy’s thoughts about him can impact his logical thinking. He wants Daisy to see him as an affluent man with morals and virtues and when he was faced with the accusations of being a corrupt person in front of Daisy, he had to clear up his image. She became his main motivation in achieving all he had and he doesn’t want her to view him and his actions in a negative way. Despite all the unlawful acts he had done in achieving his high status, Gatsby is innocent since compared to other people, his purpose of becoming well-off in life wasn’t driven by selfish and greedy thoughts but instead by the never-ending love he has for Daisy. He is willing to do everything for her. He is blinded by his immense love towards her and that’s what stimulates him to do immoral acts. Greed and selfishness haunts the corrupt but dedication and adoration fuels
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