All she wanted from a man is money, not love. She gave up with Gatsby and chose Tom since Tom could offer her the extravagant life she accustomed to. As Gatsby became rich, she felt then regretted and accepted Gatsby immediately. She never actually loved neither of them. She had an affair with Gatsby while she already married Tom.
Last but not least Gatsby’s parties symbolize how artificial wealth is, the people who attend Gatsby parties think that he is leaving this life where he is above of everyone else that around him and he cannot be touched. One also sees that the people attending these parties think Gatsby is living the American Dream. This is not true because one sees that Gatsby greed has gotten him nowhere. Last but not least Gatsby greed gets him in the grave. Although Gatsby and Daisy had a history, he cannot come in five years later and think he can win her back from another man.
Keep this in mind. Finally, Zelda’s parallel, Daisy, is portrayed in a very unflattering way. Daisy only loves money, which is why she ended up with an abusive cheater. Daisy only takes notice of Gatsby, the one who parallels her husband, after she discovers his wealth. Then, when he dies, she doesn’t even attend his funeral.
It was a symbol representing Gatsby’s dream of having Daisy. Trying not live the fantasy life where he would never achieve it. It empowers the American Dream because it symbolizes hope, money, and jealously. In the other hand, Gatsby by following the American Dream for him would be like desiring and achieving for Daisy. But, he didn’t get what he wanted.
Irony is the use of words to portray a meaning completely opposite than the actual meaning. The first example of irony in the short story Winter Dreams is when Dexter realizes the American dream of being a rich and successful man is not what it appeared to be. He realizes that you have to sacrifice happiness in order to be a rich and successful man. This is an example is situational irony because the outcome turned out to be very different than what was expected. The second example of irony in the short story Winter Dreams is when Judy tells Dexter before he leaves for the war that she wanted to marry him.
During her youth, Daisy fell in love with Gatsby, but ended the relationship with him after World War 1 because of Gatsby’s financial situation which he was poor. So instead she ended up marrying Tom, who was very wealthy and would be able to provide Daisy a luxurious lifestyle. But Gatsby truly believed in his heart that Daisy would leave Tom now that Gatsby is wealthy. When Gatsby implied, “ She never loved you, do you hear?… She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.”(Fitzgerald 130). Gatsby knew that Daisy was self-centered and only cared about wealth, because if she truly loved him, she would wait for him to return back.
“’I know you didn't mean to, but you did do it. That's what I get for marrying a brute of a man’” (72), and he does not seem to care much about her. Daisy confused love with wealth, “’She wanted her life shaped now, immediately – and the decision must be made by some force – of love, of money, of unquestionable practicality’” (151), therefore, Tom easily bought her love with “’a string of pearls valued at three hundred and fifty thousand dollars’” (76). Daisy’s incontrollable passion for wealth overtakes her identity causing conflictions within her life. Daisy thought she had everything desired in the American
Unfortunately, he had to leave Daisy to go to war. After the war, he was determined to find Daisy but five years later, his feelings are not reciprocated; Daisy toys with him, uses Gatsby to make her husband jealous, and allows Gatsby to take the blame for the murder of her husband’s mistress. The most tragic of the three protagonists studied is Jay Gatsby because he demoralizes himself in a futile attempt at expired love, he has few genuine companions, and he cannot let go of the past. Throughout the novel, the contrast between Gatsby's pure past and corrupt future illustrates the degree to which he changes to impress his love, Daisy. Before Gatsby became tainted, "he had been beating his way along the south shore of Lake Superior as a clam-digger... or in any other capacity that
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, the theme of disillusionment is represented through the use of narrator Nick Carraway who shows the disillusions of “the American Dream”, the upper class and their marriages become apparent to the reader. The American Dream is the opportunity to become successful with hard work and initiative. Gatsby himself achieves the American dream of success just to impress the love of his life, Daisy
Throughout life there is failure and people always strived on being successful,but sometime their success can be the death of them.In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a tragic stories that portrays success and failures of people in The Roaring Twenties.In this period the successful people are the one who are wealthy, while the failures are the poor. There are exception such as gaining success through illegal activities.Gatsby, this man who was one of the exception, sought out to be successful, went through numerous failures that finally turn him into successful person but this success was the death of