Daisy's Wealth In The Great Gatsby

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In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald presents many obstacles that Jay Gatsby has to overcome to achieve what he desires. Gatsby accomplishes some of these goals with his wealth and all the luxuries that it provides. The other characters views’ towards wealth along with Gatsby’s change the complexity of the book in many ways both positively and negatively. In my opinion, Gatsby’s wealth and luxuries propel him to what he desires but, also turn out to be his “Achilles-heel” in the end. As we know Gatsby is very wealthy, but money doesn’t always buy happiness, especially in this case. This is shown in the novel when Gatsby is perceived as one of the richest men around who has an immense amount of money to blow, “On week-ends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus,” yet he still doesn’t get what he has been striving for over the past five years, Daisy Buchanan (Fitzgerald 39). Gatsby had everything any man could ever want, stunning cars, a beautiful house, a waterfront property, just as Nick explained on page five when he said …show more content…

One of the most impactful views on money in the story is Daisy’s. Daisy was a very wealthy snob for all her life and this is what drew her away from Gatsby when they first met. Gatsby was a military man with little money and Daisy was a girl looking to continue her life with a man who already had wealth “immediately and the decision must be made by some force of love, of money,” (Fitzgerald 151). Another view of money that shapes the story was Nick’s because he always wanted to get the most out of his money. He paid eighty dollars a month to get a view of all the beautiful houses around him instead of maybe buying a cheaper place in a different area. Without Nick having this attitude towards his money Gatsby and Daisy maybe would have never reconnected, which would have changed the end result for the Wilsons’, the Buchanans’, and

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