(Fitzgerald 34) Myrtle married her husband not because she loves him or because he is successful, which he is not, but just to have the title of being married. Her affair with Tom spoils her and enables her to have what she could have only dreamed of. She is clever and does not give up on her life. She was not born into a wealthy family, she did not marry into one, but she found other ways to try to build her way up the
But I held on to you, Troy.” (34) Rose Maxson wasn’t supposed to be living the life that she is because her husband wasn’t a garbage man when they started to date, he had more money and it seemed like a better future ahead because he was in the Major Leagues. But she didn’t give up on him, she stayed by his side the entire time, through good and bad she was still there for him. Troy didn’t care about that and went behind her back and cheated on her. Rose had a future, she had dreams but she gave it all up to be with Troy but he destroyed everything doing this. This connects to Creon, because him going against what Antigone did caused him to watch Haemon 's death, leaving him with no family because his wife also killed
They would eventually become miserable if because the only reason they married was because of his money and gifts to her. Daisy’s character teaches readers that they do not have to succumb to people’s ideals of
‘100 $Bill’ and ‘Young and Beautiful’ both spoke for Gatsby strongly as they were played in a manner to present him in separate lights and represented both his hopes and his fears. His disregard for riches is easily expressed in the song 100 $ Bill as he pays no attention to the amount he spends in the secret bar or on his extravagant parties, it also shows how he takes business as a pastime not a necessity. However the song Young and Beautiful, brings up how he wants Daisy to love him even when he doesn’t have the riches anymore, which is both a hope and a fear as he is unsure of how far she will allow their ‘affair’ to go. The song also brings up bringing her love to heaven with her, which can be said for Gatsby but does Daisy really want to go with him. He seems to bypasses her wants there as well as in the confessing of who Daisy really loves and we never see him ask her.
She is the final piece in his American dream. Gatsby could go for any girl that is considered old money, but he only has eyes for Daisy because that’s the only girl he has ever gone for. While he was in the war, Daisy was the only girl he had ever loved, therefore, she was the only girl that he has ever tried to be with. Due to this, he has consumed his life around her and does not want to change his ways. “‘ Her voice is full of money,’ he said suddenly.” (The Great Gatsby page 120).
His relationship with her was shallow and short-lived, as she almost immediately chose security and money over what was supposed to be her ‘true love’ with Gatsby. The man then spends 5 years of his life chasing after her, amassing his own wealth and success (through dubious means) in order to be her equal, which is how he’s convinced himself he can get back what they once had. However, even once he’s got what he thinks he needs, he’s still isolated. He’s lonely in his palatial, monstrous estate: “’That huge place there?’ she cried pointing… ‘I love it but I don’t see how you live there all alone’” (Fitzgerald 90). He’s isolated at his parties, where everyone has heard of him but no one truly knows him: “’This is an unusual party for me.
Gatsby always had a loving feeling for Daisy, even though she is in a marriage. This did not stop Gatsby for going after what he wanted. Gatsby tried very hard to get Daisy’s attention with the parties he had, but it never seemed to work. Every complication that occurred affected Gatsby greatly. I think that the emotional affair between Gatsby and Daisy killed Gatsby.
That’s what I get for marrying a brute of a man, a great, big, hulking physical specimen of a ——” (Fitzgerald 16). When Daisy says this it shows the readers that she is truly unhappy and doesn’t like being with someone like Tom. This also has an underlying meaning, Just like Tom never meant to physically hurt her he didn't mean to emotionally hurt her either. Many people used others just to get what they wanted. Daisy used Tom for this, even when she didn’t want to be with him, and the consequences such as pain were not necessarily worth the reward of money.
Myrtle Wilson, Tom’s mistress, desires to be Tom’s wife. She said that her husband, Mr. Wilson, “wasn’t fit to lick [her] shoes” (34). Her dream was to marry Tom so she could be wealthy and live the life Daisy has. Myrtle thinks she is too good for her low-class life and husband. Mr. Wilson is a nice man though who truly cares about his wife enough to where he was willing to forgive her cheating once he found out.
The theme of American Dream can be seen through Daisy’s hope for happiness. Daisy, is a woman which born and married to wealth and she has no values and no purpose in life. Her hope of happiness seems dull when she realizes that she is marrying the wrong person. Early in the novel, Daisy finds out a secret that Tom his husband hiding something from her. Jordan says, “She might have the decency not to telephone him a