Gatsby has been obsessed with Daisy, and ready to do everything in order to get back her love, even if he needs to do illegal stuff to earn his wealth to reach her status. But Myrtle is completely different from Gatsby; she is so obsessed with being in a high social class that she would do anything in order to reach her goal even if she needs to cheat on her husband. Gatsby very quickly fell in love with Daisy but due to his lower class status never could marry her. "She never loved you, do you hear? She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.
Earlier I said that every character was entwined with some sort of lie; for some of those characters the lie has to do with cheating. Tom and Myrtle constantly lie to their spouse because they are having an affair. In marriage you are only supposed to be with and love that person. Daisy and George likely had no doubt that the other was having an affair until problems/subdivisions began to occur. In chapter 7 this cheating twisted mess is unveiled, “There is no confusion like the confusion of a simple mind, and as we drove away Tom was feeling the hot whips of panic.
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.
Myrtle ended up cheating on Wilson because Tom had the money that Wilson lacked, she felt like she deserved more than she was getting. Fitzgerald’s Novel The Great Gatsby shows how Gatsby and Wilson lied to their women about how much money they had. No matter the efforts, they were not the person that their partners fell in love with. So Wilson ends up with an unhappy marriage and Gatsby is only used as a tool for Daisy to get her husband
As reflected in this quote, they are both self centered and rather careless about what others are doing around them. Specifically, they are both careless in how they handle and treat their relationships. For example, Jordan carelessly decides to mention that she is engaged to another man when Nick comes to visit her after their breakup, and acts indifferent and unemotional towards the rift between them. “‘You said a bad driver was only safe until she met another bad driver? Well, I met another bad driver didn’t I?
‘It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such—such beautiful shirts before.’” (99) In this moment, Gatsby makes it clear to Daisy that he could easily provide her with the same lifestyle she shares with Tom. Once Gatsby captures Daisy’s affection, he becomes full of greed and doesn’t want to believe she ever gave any of her love to Tom. “He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: ‘I never loved you.’” (118) When Daisy states “‘Even alone I can’t say I never loved Tom,’ (142), Gatsby begins to feel a “touch of panic” (142). All of his parties, stories, and entire persona were all fabricated to win Daisy back. Yet, his greed does not falter, and Gatsby refuses to believe that Daisy will not be
So he really didn’t care that he was cheating on Daisy with Myrtle however he didn’t like the fact that Daisy was getting comfortable with James Gatsby. Monogamy was obviously a thing that wasn’t practiced at the Buchanan household. Love is a dangerous thing, in the end it could possibly be the death of you. Gatsby was just blinded by the love of a married woman. All he wanted was to go back to five years ago and relive it all over again.
With the support from her family, she betrays Gatsby and marries Tom Buchannan not out of love but out of realistic concern. However, when Gatsby comes back as a mysterious millionaire with a lavish lifestyle, Daisy falls for him again. According to Daisy, the reunion with Gatsby is miserable not only because of the rekindled flame between the two past lovers, but also because Gatsby now has the upper-class lifestyle she yearns for, yet she is not with him (Gam). Her love is based on his attraction which comes not from Gatsby himself but from his money and material luxury. People around her gradually
He is very rude, snobby, and aggressive. He acts and believes that he deserves nothing but the best. Tom also isn’t a good husband or man to Daisy. It is mentioned that Tom takes Nick to his lovers house, which is where we meet Myrtle. Neither Myrtle and Tom are happy with who they are with and have been cheating on their spouses.
Janie realizes what she deserves in a marriage and runs off with Starks to live a happy life with him. Things do not go as planned for Janie as she starts to realize how manipulative Joe Starks is of her. Starks has full control over Janie with his tyrannical behavior and takes things even further when he establishes complete dominance over Janie. Janie soon realizes that Starks has taken advantage of her “It was her image of Jody tumbled down and shattered. But looking at it she saw that it never was the flesh and blood figure of her dreams.