She loves him for what he stands for: privilege, wealth, affluence, social acceptability, class, and the finer things of life. She is an example of why the American Dream is foolish because the things that matter to her happiness are temporary; the things she strives for don’t ultimately lead to true happiness. Additionally, the book portrays Gatsby’s parties, characteristic of the 1920’s, as examples of hollow decadence. The parties were filled with alcohol (which at the time was an illegal substance), dancing, rich
Despite this awful scene their affair continuous due to the fact that Myrtle is obsessed with the plan of escaping from her marriage. The another messed up relationship is between Gatsby and Daisy. Like Myrtle, Gatsby wants to become a part of the high social class and escape from the name tag of “New Money”. Gatsby falls in love with Daisy and her wealth that she represents. He becomes obsessed with her in a level that he would cover up and take full responsibility for all of her misbehavers.
The wealthy men in the railroad were suspected to careless for the people who worked for them. In conclusion, everything was full of corruption in the Gilded Age. Railroads changed the money making game and made fast money. It made business easy to transport, rather than the slow process of moving the merchandise. After the railroads the technology seemed to explode to the fast pace world we have today.
Through Jay Gatsby and Frank Lucas’ goal orienting character, their characters are both destroyed due to the fact of their aspirations, although it destructs their persona both in a different manner. Gatsby’s dream is to become a wealthy man in order to reunite with Daisy and win her heart once again. All Daisy really wants is a man who can ensure her financial stability and Gatsby believes if he attains wealth it will ensure him that they can be together. On the other hand, as Gatsby consumes his time by becoming rich, it destroys his emotional sense of feeling guilty or sadness from wrongdoing. This is because he does not have an emotional conscious from achieving his wealth illegally.
After the conclusion of WW1 the USA was in a war economy, and because of this industry boomed, causing a massive surplus of goods. This caused the prices of goods to go down, and with the creation of credit plans many families could afford extravagant luxuries, previously denied. This coupled with 18th amendment and prohibition, both of which backfired causing booze to be cheaper and easier to find thanks to moonshiners and speakeasies, made the decade wild overall. The average American could afford to party, and party they did. The rise in more risque dances, parties, and people (flappers) is what caused the US to over indulge, which directly lead to the great depression.
That period of time was all about alcohol, partying, gambling, fashion, and money. The Great Gatsby presents its characters as having living the American Dream. However, it is only a belief; the behaviors they have and decisions they take only leave them with a false perception of life and lifestyle. The Great Gatsby relates to the corruption of the American Dream for those materialistic people who were after money. Fitzgerald reveals the idea of corruption in the American Dream through conditions such as wealth and materialism, power and social status, and relationships involving family and affairs.
The characters portat different tiers of greed. At the highest tier, so to say the most greedy, is occupied by Tom and Daisy Buchanan. Tom and Daisy are arguably the most greedy people in the whole novel. They did not have to make their way up the ranks as Tom was born into a rich family and daisy also being born into a wealthy family. Daisy is in love with Gatsby, but as war comes Gatsby has to serve his role in it.
He drank excessively, only the most superb drinks of course, or he served large amounts to large quantities of people. Gatsby, following his creator’s perspective of romanticism, was all about finding his love. Gatsby had a forbidden love named Daisy who was married, but this did not stop Gatsby from achieving what he wanted. He thrived off of his lust for her and her world of seduction that captivated him. Gatsby had a belief that he may win Daisy’s heart if he was able to possess wealth.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, main character Jay Gatsby is blinded by the fantasy of transforming himself into a famous figure of wealth and social status and, as a result, winning over his love, Daisy. When Gatsby fails to reach these goals, his fantasy world comes crumbling down. Therefore, Gatsby is essentially an idealist who is destroyed by his inability to accept reality. Gatsby’s
He has one purpose in life: to attract Daisy with his ornate house on West Egg and with his overflowing sum of money. But there is a danger for Gatsby in this redeeming purposefulness. When he buys his fantastic house, he thinks he is buying a dream, not simply purchasing property (Lewis 51). Obsessing over the certain attraction that links Daisy with Gatsby, muttering the words, "Her voice is full of money" (120), Gatsby emphasizes his growing belief that money, indeed, will entice Daisy. What Gatsby, with surprising consciousness, states is that Daisy 's charm is allied to the attraction of wealth (Lewis 50); he regards materialism as fine bait to lure Daisy into his arms.