The only reason he does all this is because he is hoping daisy will come one night. In the end of the novel Gatsby wants Daisy to tell Tom that she never loved him. Daisy can't do that though. She tells him “I did love him once—but I loved you too.” (p. 134) This is a partial death of his dream. After the car wreck Gatsby went back to his mansion without Daisy.
“His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all.”(Fitzgerald 9.) He spent his youth hating and training for the day he would achieve everything he was soughting out for. His resentment was so strong that in order for him begin his journey he would leave behind everything about him and start new with a new identity that would better fit with his quest. “So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end.” (Fitzgerald 9) Gatsby finally gets the opportunity to make his dreams a reality when he meets a man that teaches him the tricks and trade of an illegal business known as bootlegging. Gatsby forgets about his morals and just sees it as an easy and faster way to obtaining his dream regardless of the consequences he could of face.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a novel that depicts the American Dream; however, the American Dream cannot be established without running over a few people in the process. Gatsby the protagonist of the novel is known to deceive others and himself; however, his lies are not meant to hurt anyone. Gatsby is lost in his desire to be rich and have Daisy’s love, and in his desire forgets about how his actions may harm others. In addition, Gatsby only wanted to be more than his parents who were “shiftless and unsuccessful farm people” (98). Gatsby’s deception goes as far as fabricating who he is, his financial standing in the past; including how he makes his money, lying to Daisy, and allowing others to tell rumors about himself.
People really think she’s miss perfectionist when deep down Daisy isn’t at all. Gatsby believes the love of his life deserves the best and wants to have a future with her. He think’s he knows her and won’t do anything to harm him which is actually the total opposite of what he thinks. She definitely convinced him that she was what she said she would be. During a conversation with Nick and Gatsby about Daisy, Gatsby pronounces that “Her voice is full of money," he said suddenly.
The whole story was about Jay Gatsby, a motivated man whose life goal was about reviving his love with Daisy. When talking about her he announced, “When I first met her I knew in a moment I would have to spend the next few days re-arranging my mind so there’d be room for her to stay” (Fitzgerald 64). With that, his American Dream was all about her and one day making it possible for them to be together. The first struggle of this was Daisy was only involved in things for the money. This meant if Gatsby really loved her, he must make something out of himself before he could pursue her once again.
Tom explains everything about Gatsby, Daisy finds out that Gatsby is not who he claims to be. He gets his money through smuggling. Then, Daisy changes her mind to leave Tom for him. She wants to go back their home. Tom carelessly tells Daisy to go home with Gatsby, because he knows Gatsby is not important for her anymore.
I can’t help what’s past. I did love him once but I loved you too.” (131). As Tom tell her that Gatsby’s illegal business with Wolfsheim, as Nick described, Daisy “ with every word she was drawing further and further into herself ” (134). Now she knew Gatsby’s money is not safety, she would rather stay with Tom to be a rich, at least having safe money, woman. She even used Gatsby to cover up the fact the she killed Myrtle and made Gatsby be the criminal.
The lives that these events effect often never return to how they were before. In his book The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the character of James Gatz to showcase a change in persona that occurs when a poor man, with extraordinary goals, meets the “love of his life”. Fitzgerald described James Gatz in both the younger and older stages of his life as someone always wanting more.
Pursuing this dream is good in some ways but not everything turns out the way it is planned to be. There would be things to be sacrificed, like the people you love and the things you care about. Money can not buy everything. In The Great Gatsby, the man Jay Gatsby represents the American Dream. He came from a family that moved to America and farmed to make a living.