“‘ Her voice is full of money,’ he said suddenly.” (The Great Gatsby page 120). This quote shows that Gatsby himself knows that Daisy is a symbol of money. He sees her as a woman of money. He is biased toward her personality due to knowing that she can fulfill his American dream. “‘I told you what’s been going on,’ said Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby written by F.Scott Fitzgerald is a novel which exemplifies the rich and “nouveau riche” people of America. It focuses in the era of the 1920’s, illustrating a dramatic social and political change. This can be seen as Americans lived more on cities than on farms. From 1920 until 1929 the United States total wealth more than doubled, and swept many Americans into an affluent but unfamiliar consumer society. People from different coasts bought the same goods, listened to the same music and did the same dances.
Due to this, he has consumed his life around her and refuses modify his ways. “‘ Her voice is full of money,’ he said suddenly.” (The Great Gatsby page 120). This quote exposes to readers that Gatsby knows that Daisy is a symbol of money. He sees her as the concluding piece of his American dream rather than a woman whom he loves. Gatsby is biased toward her personality due to knowing that she can effectuate his American dream.
Gatsby has always wanted to provide Daisy with “a sense of security,” and convince her that “he was a perfection much as the same stratum as herself” (Fitzgerald 149). This is where Gatsby goes wrong because he perceives himself to be something that he is not; the “old money” stature that both Tom and Daisy are. Gatsby belongs to the “new money” group, which consists of individuals who have recently acquired wealth and live in West Egg. Gatsby has the means to make himself great, and he has the wealth of what society considers great, but his refusal to let go of the past causes him to be blind to Daisy’s true character. Both Tom and Daisy’s inherited wealth secures them into a prestigious society, one that they both value and want to stay apart of.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a book full of love, wealth, status, achievement and obsession, yet it has the dark subjects of abuse, excessive alcohol use, and even murder. To a reader, there are many topics that can be dissected. Obsession is a major theme that is portrayed throughout The Great Gatsby. Obsession can be seen in how the characters cherish their wealth, fortune and material items. Jay Gatsby has an unusual form of obsession with the fact that he wants to win Daisy back.
Daisy knows how in love Gatsby was for her and yet claims that she is in love with Gatsby also but is using him to get back at Tom. This shows how selfish Daisy actually is, she does not care about other people’s feelings and only cares about herself. Daisy denies everything that doesn 't benefit her, and in this case she is using Gatsby to get Tom
"Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay"(Fitzgerald 84). Gatsby had bought that house so he could get close to Daisy, who was one of the few people that brought true happiness to someone for a little. While Gatsby could have just bought a cheaper house to get closer to Daisy because despite his wealth she never came to one of his parties. The money was thought to be the source of his happiness because of the amazing house he owned when instead the love of daisy was the reason he saw even a glimpse of
Gatsby’s aspiration for love took over everything he did, as the text notes he “took what he could get, ravenously and unscrupulously” to try to become wealthy and satisfy his desire for love (Fitzgerald 149). To achieve his dreams of being with Daisy, he resorted to illegal methods such as bootlegging and became obsessed with her -- he bought a house across the water just to see her and even collected newspaper clippings about her. Instead of controlling and
Gatsby says “Her voice was full of money.” This shows that he associated his love with Daisy to his pursuit of wealth and power. He wants Daisy because of the wealth that she represents. Gatsby wanted Daisy more than anything else. He could not move on. If he did he would have been happy, however, it ended up leading to his downfall, even if it was not his fault.
Daisy isn’t just crying about shirts she is crying about a way of life she has never experienced with Tom but just within the few hours she’s been with Gatsby. Gatsby gives her a richness both monetary and in experience. Daisy also has a past with Gatsby that permits a love much deeper than with Tom. Daisy says “I did love him once-but I loved you too.” (132). Daisy loves both men in vastly different ways, she loves both of them now and she loved both of them but she doesn’t know who she will