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
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
Many literary works have love as a theme. By reading different novels, one receives a glimpse of all the different kinds of love and their purposes. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, love is represented as the sea. By reading this novel, the reader comes to the conclusion that our capability to love deviates with every person we come across. Love is in some ways an art, and it transforms as people transform.
‘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.
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’”
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. If he had let go of his feelings to Daisy he would have lived a better life.
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. “It passed, and he began to talk excitedly to Daisy, denying everything, defending his name against accusations that had not been made.
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.
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
This lead to Daisy falling in love for Tom Buchanan, not only for his looks but for his wealth. Even though Gatsby knew Daisy was no longer his, he looked for Daisy everyday. This inspired him even more to pursue his dream to become successful and wealthy to win Daisy back. After this Gatsby spends his life doing nothing but trying to earn as much money as possible.
Gatsby did everything for Daisy, but she still betrayed him. She let him think that she loved him when she really didn’t. There was no way that she would have left Tom for Gatsby. Daisy was different. “She was the first nice girl he had ever known.
The Great Gatsby is set in New York City and on Long Island, in two areas known as "East Egg" and "West Egg", in real life, Port Washington and Great Neck peninsulas on Long Island. In the early 1920’s World War I had just come to an end. A new generation came to New York from small towns in search of excitement, chance, and a “new” way of living. Fitzgerald accurately portrays elements, such as greed, celebration and “new money” of the 1920’s in The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald accurately portrays the 1920s in The Great Gatsby through greed by using the characters Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson.
Does money make the characters in the Great Gatsby happier? In the book The Great Gatsby, Gatsby was dating Daisy, who he truly loved then he had to go fight in World War I so then Tom took advantage of that and married Dasiy who was using tom only for his money. Will Gatsby and Daisy's love be the same as before when Gatsby went to war?
Many people in today’s society equate money with power, but does the amount of money one has demonstrate a real perception of who they truly are? People go out and live fancy, lavish lives for show but struggle to pay their bills behind closed doors. In more instances than not, the people who value relationships more than wealth and power are the ones who live loving, peaceful lives. Of course they would love to be wealthy and prosper financially, but their reality is that their loved ones are worth more than a couple of zeros in their bank account. There are rare cases where someone can love all the wealth and power and still be a genuinely good natured human being.