Gatsby has fallen under love’s spell and has completely changed himself for the dream of being with the one he admires.In the novel the lucky lady ends up being Daisy Buchanan a women he met previously before the war but fate has wronged him with having him fall for the ever so lovely Daisy, though the name Rose maybe more appropriate for her. Her beauty is a mask for the intelligence and self centeredness. “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter - tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther” (Fitzgerald 180). In the novel the green light at the end of the Buchanan’s dock represents Gatsby’s dream of being with Daisy.
But looking at it she saw that it never was the flesh and blood figure of her dreams. Just something she had grabbed up to drape her dreams over” (Hurston 72). Janie figures out that Joe is not the man she had married when the “image of Jody tumbled down” she begins to understand that Joe was not at all significant to her because he never cared for her and instead he was a bad influence. Janie figures out that he “never was the flesh and blood figure of her dreams” the life she desires of with Joe Starks, is an allusion and Janie’s dreams are once again crushed. Janie is deceived by Joe because he represents empty dreams for Janie, he was a “drape [for] her dreams” Joe took advantage of Janie and manipulates her to do excessive labour for him in the store and constantly silences her.
He thinks of everyone as phonies when he himself is phony as well. Holden has many struggles, but they are all mostly formed by his inability to grow up. He believes that everyone is pure and innocent as a child, but they lose their perfection when they grow up. This causes more problems for him, as he believes he cannot grow up either. If Holden were to move to Kwajalein he could put aside all of his struggles and live a full life as a Kwaj
‘You can’t repent the past.’ ‘Can’t repeat the past?’ He (Gatsby) cried incredulously. ‘Why of course you can!’ (Fitzgerald 110). The quote shows to Nick and the reader that Gatsby, despite not talking to Daisy for 5 years, how he believes Daisy loves him, and the past will be repeated. It gives the reader an image of a crazy man who will stop at nothing to get a girl who no longer loves him. The way Gatsby gets very defensive and set on repeating history, does not demonstrate affection ask doesn’t seem to care that Daisy opinion and believes 100% that Daisy for sure loves him
Gatsby disregards everything about Daisy, her needs, her desires, her thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. He believes that she should think, feel, believe, want, and need everything the way he does and finds fault with her when she fails to meet this expectation. Gatsby also fails to comprehend that he has changed as well over the past four years. He obstinately believes that he can go back to the young man he was and change the course of his life. Even when the narrator gently nudges Gatsby to let go of his unrealistic expectations, advising him, “You can’t repeat the past,” Gatsby was astonished that the narrator would say such a thing.
His life had been confused and disordered since…" the day he fell in love with Daisy (110). Gatsby’s life no longer fulfills his hopes, and after falling in love, his mind never dreams about the impossible. Instead, he dreams about what it would be like to turn back the hands of time. By chasing the wrong thing, Gatsby is left with a life of regret. Everyone has a moment where they have to make a life changing decision, think about it carefully.
This person was his first lover Daisy. Gatsby and Daisy had a connection to each other before Gatsby left for the military. Along came Tom who tied the knot on Daisy. This left Gatsby heartbroken and everything he did in his life later on was to impress Daisy and hope she showed up to one of his extravagant parties. Everything in his house he looked at through Daisy; “he hadn't once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes” (Fitzgerald 5.112).
“It was always hard for me to look on others” (3). All he feels he can do is run away from his problems. Crispin views himself as a week unimportant person which makes it hard for him to chance. Crispin prays to God for solutions, but is not able to able to find what he was looking for. “O Great and Giving Jesus, I, who have no name, who am nothing, who does not know what to do, who is alone in Thy world, I implore Thy blessed help, or I’m undone” (21).
The narrator, Nick Carraway reveals to the reader that Gatsby “hadn’t once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes. Sometimes, too, he stared around at his possessions in a dazed way, as though in her actual and astounding presence none of it was any longer real” (Fitzgerald 5.112). It is sad that no matter how hard Gatsby tries to win back Daisy, she will not commit to anything. It is for the best, though. They would eventually become miserable if because the only reason they married was because of his money and gifts to her.
Daisy is miserable being married to Tom but stays with him anyways cause she is worried what will happen. Also, Jay Gatsby has always loved Daisy Buchanan, and thinks that she will fall for him once she sees how successful he has become. On the other hand Nick doesn’t have much but is happy with what he has and falls in love with a Jordan Baker and doesn’t care if he is rich or not. So in reality it doesn’t matter if you’re rich but if you’re happy. In conclusion, The Great Gatsby is a work of fiction by F. Scott Fitzgerald which includes detailed characters, an exploration of universal themes about money and happiness, and the writings of an author with a very interesting life and influence for his writing.
Ever since Lennie was a boy George has been taking care of him, and he never stops getting into trouble. George cannot keep a job because of Lennie, he cannot let Lennie even talk around anyone because he talks too much about the things that George does not want people to know. When Lennie killed Curley’s wife, George was finally fed up, and so was everyone else. He had reached his breaking point with Lennie, and so had everyone else. Lennie obviously was too mental to know what he was doing just like the time before that when he would not let go of that woman’s dress.
Gatsby had a great amount of wealth but was still unhappy, what he desired was love. He sacrifices a lot to win Daisy but nothing worked. Instead his life ends being killed. Daisy had her dream of having a lot of money. She wanted happiness but gets none of that living with Tom.
Gatsby was blindsided in his attempt to achieve his american dream. He forgot to focus on his family, making himself happy, or even making friends. In the end Daisy ended up leaving Gatsby for Tom again. His american dream could not come true because it was all an illusion. Daisy never had and never would love Gatsby as much as he loved her.
He took what he could get, ravenously and unscrupulously— eventually he took Daisy one still October night, took her because he had no real right to touch her hand.” (Fitzgerald, 149) Daisy is the heir of a rich family, a chance that is one in a million. This heritage had made her always have the comfortable presence of money, never going without. Gatsby was quite the opposite, where he was “ a penniless young man” (Fitzgerald, 149). Thus, Gatsby had realized this and had decided then and there that he would continue this lie of money, all in order to be the star in Daisy’s life. But, this would change after the war.
They were selfish and expected me to pick from one of them. I couldn’t support myself on my own, but I refused to give up on Odysseus. Telemachus, my son, was the only thing keeping me from submitting myself to marriage. Sadly, I feared for his life seeing as the suitors were realizing that I was using him as an anchor for my survival. We got by day by day though by appeasing to their wants for the time being.