Nick has a high opinion of Gatsby and his reason for thinking this is Gatsby's polite manners, his mysteriousness and his wealth. All these characteristics are what make Gatsby the man he is and people respect that. These are the reasons why Nick thinks of Jay Gatsby as ''the Great Gatsby.'' One of the first things people notice about Gatsby is that he is a very polite man and Nick noticed this when they first met. When Nick failed to understand that he was talking to Gatsby himself for the first time, Gatsby reassured him that it was OK.
He acts as if he is a father and is entitled to tell others how they should act. Tom only thinks about himself and how his wealth allows him to feel superior to those around him. Gatsby is a mysterious man who is blindly in love with Daisy. The only thing he cares about is for Daisy to come to him. He spent the past 5 years making money to show that he worthy of her and that he can be a wealthy man as well.
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.
Gatsby is targeted as a creepy, stalker-like character, and we as readers now know why. He first off buys a mansion worth millions of dollars directly across the bay, and he proceeds to reach for a light representing the woman he is completely obsessed with. He also buys insane amounts of flowers worth thousands of dollars in the hopes to impress her and try and win her back from Tom. Lastly, he creeps into Daisy’s bushes and camps out for the night in the attempt to “save her” from Tom. All these factors highlight the main point: Gatsby is overly obsessed with Daisy.
Nick really looked up to Gatsby because Gatsby had everything in life a nice house, a nice car and a lot of money. Gatsby kind of used Nick to get to his cousin Daisy because Gatsby was really in love with her. Gatsby literally based his life on getting Daisy back. Gatsby used to be poor and he thought Daisy didn’t like him because of that so he became rich to get her back and wounds up dying for her. The first time they met at one of Gatsby parties Gatsby greets Nick with a warm smile full of understanding.
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.
Tom gives Daisy more of a foundation of a certain lifestyle than Gatsby, however, Tom doesn’t give Daisy the attention she wants, henceforth she looks for it in Gatsby and has him believing that she genuinely loves him. “[Gatsby] put his hands in the coat pockets and turned back eagerly to the house, as though my presence marred the sacredness of the vigil. So I walked away and left him standing there in the moonlight-watching over nothing” (Fitzgerald 153). It confirms that Gatsby will never truly get Daisy; she will never leave Tom for him. Since, Gatsby is blind to the fact that she does not love him the way he loves her, he believes that Daisy will leave Tom for him.
However he had family connections living there, including his cousine Daisy. Nick’s mysterouse neighbore is Mr. Jay Gatsby. Gatsby lived in an gigantic mansion, where he held big party’s every Saturday night. One evening Mr. Carraways drove over to his cousine Daisy and her husband Tom for dinner. Here he met a beautiful girl named Jordan Baker, a very talented golfer, and also Daisy’s best friend.
Tom calls Gatsby out on his illegal fair of business, to show Daisy that Gatsby is worthless and is not from old money. But Gatsby’s ability to reach that American Dream is now destroyed. Daisy knows that she is too good for Gatsby and has nothing to do with him.“At two o’clock Gatsby put on his bathing suit and left word with the butler that if anyone phoned word was to be brought to him at the pool. Gatsby shouldered the mattress and started for the pool. Once he stopped and shifted it a little and the chauffeur asked him if he needed help, but he shook his head and in a moment disappeared among the yellowing trees.”(The Great Gatsby).
Gatsby's obsession with the green light leads him to forget morals by hiding his true identity from everyone, participating in an affair, and stepping on others to get what he wants. Gatsby remains a reserved and seemingly untouchable figure because he isn’t proud of who he once was. While this lying protects his dignity, Gatsby still kisses accepted morals goodbye and lies to the whole public about his identity. Even one of the guests at his party can tell something about Gatsby is off. The partier, who received a very unusual party gift from Gatsby, says, "'There's something funny about that fellow that'll do a thing like that…He doesn't want any trouble with anybody’" (Fitzgerald 43).