The moment Gatsby realizes that Daisy will not be with him, his dream dies. Without any dreams to aspire to achieve Gatsby’s purpose in life becomes nonexistent. All of his decisions and his attachment to the past undeniably influenced his
Gatsby longed after the green dock light night after night in attempt to fill the void of Daisy’s distance. She is so close that he could almost grab it, but just like the ultimate dream, Daisy is unattainable as well. Gatsby has all the riches he could possibly want, but he actually is attempting to grasp more than solely wealth in his dream. Daisy would be his missing puzzle piece if he only could win her heart. Gatsby holds parties in hopes that Daisy will attend and they will reconnect, but all that effort he put into making this home for Daisy was all for naught.
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.
Who do you think was encouraging Gatsby to pursue his long lost love with Daisy before Nick? Gatsby did not have a friend by his side telling him to continue his quest of love. The last excuse “You ‘Settled’” this excuse is just plan disappointing. How could a person give up on their hope, on all their aspirations and dreams? Daisy Buchanan settled for Tom because he was what she thought she needed at the time, if the love with Gatsby was so strong then how could she just end the relationship without as much as a second thought.
The green light, which belongs to Daisy, is “the promise of the dream Gatsby pursues” (Schneider). However even though the light represents the dream of his reunion it also symbolizes the tragic reality that Daisy is not his. (Samkanashvili) Lastly at the end of the book, in Nick’s final remarks he explains what he believed Gatsby saw in the green light, “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter, tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther” (Fitzgerald 180). Therefore green symbolizes Gatsby’s dream, and his money, and his hope at reuniting with
George Wickham, known in the entire novel as a dishonorable man, married Lydia to ensure financial profit to him -self and Lydia agreeing to marry him knowing his background, but still decides to marry him. However, Elizabeth decided that if she ever gets married it will be because of love and she did.
The Corruption of The American Dream in The Great Gatsby In the novel The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald illustrates society in the 1920’s and the desire for the people with in it to achieve the American Dream, which embodies the hope that one can achieve power, love and a higher economic/social status through one’s commitment and effort. The novel develops the story of a man named Jay Gatsby and his dream of marrying what he describes as his “golden girl”, also known as, Daisy Buchanan, his former lover. Fitzgerald explores the corruption of the American dream through the Characters; Myrtle, Gatsby and Daisy. Through the character Myrtle the reader can see the portrayal of the low and ignorant class of America. Myrtle is the wife to George Wilson,
4 Jay; Journey From the moment he meets her, Daisy is the only person Jay wants in his life, but it was never meant to be. "He might have despised himself, for he had certainly taken her under false pretenses. I don 't mean that he had traded on his phantom millions, but he had deliberately given Daisy a sense of security; he let her believe that he was a person from much the same strata as herself..." (Fitzgerald 156). From this point on, Jay 's only goal is to win over the affection of Daisy. Everything he does is to gain her attention and love, but this is ultimately Jay 's downfall.
The novel can be seen everywhere that Gatsby loves Daisy. However, he is really so obsessed with Daisy. He subconsciously thinks that he love Daisy. Before he obtained wealth, “Daisy” means “the glorious history” which the upper class did not accept hiself. This wonderful experience stimulate him to make money and try his best to enter into the upper class.
He considered that the factor that Daisy broke their engagement and married to Tom is because he was destitute. Ultimately, Gatsby was full of hope that he can win Daisy back if he earns enough wealth. Consequently, the green light shows Gatsby’s efforts to pursue to touch the green light and holding his hope and dream. In the other point of view, the color green symbolizes that Gatsby’s dream is doomed to fail and