His main objective was to become an affluent man, and to win the girl of his heart, Daisy Buchanan. However, Gatsby gained his fortune corruptly, by being a bootlegger. With all the money Gatsby acquired, he was unable to secure Daisy back, and died miserably. Gatsby lost track of who he really was. In addition, his emotions backlashed
Jordan also says, “I think he half expected her to wander into one of his parties some night, but she never did” (Fitzgerald 84). This shows that Gatsby has elaborately planned all these parties just for Daisy. His love for Daisy is so great that he would spend all the money in the world for her. The parties he throws brings out the loving and loyal qualities in
Gatsby’s dreams and aspirations in life are rather interesting and amazing as he goes about his life in the book. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald helps highlight the social, moral, and political issue that were very present during the 1920’s and today. Gatsby is the focus of the book as before the book began, he was an ex-soldier who came to wealth by some rather illegal ways. Daisy a married woman is his person of interest, who was his ex-lover 5 years before the book started. Gatsby’s actions, and words demonstrate a clear obsession with Daisy that seems to have no end.
Tom inherited all his money from his family and hasn't made a dime of it. Instead of investing his time in work he invests it in the finer things in life, such as a big house, trips around the world, or playing the sport of gentlemen known as polo. In The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald Tom is one of the main characters. He is married to Daisy Buchanan and is a Yale man. In the novel Tom is has an affair with Myrtle Wilson.
Carnegie became one of the wealthiest men to ever live because of aggressive investment, constantly connecting with influential people, and a complete focus on accumulation of both wealth and knowledge. The American dream became more than a dream for Andrew Carnegie. He emigrated from Scotland in 1848, when he was 12 years old (Andrew Carnegie) with nothing to his name. His family was forced to leave their homes because Carnegie’s father’s business had failed. While he may have seen his father as a failure, he himself “Carnegie was gregarious, effervescent and a social mingler who loved to entertain.” (Fraser).
In F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby it proves that no matter how much you have money can't buy true happiness. First, all the people in The Great Gatsby thought that the money they had could bring them the true happiness they wanted. Tom Buchanan was the worst of all though and always thought his money could get them out of any problem. He shows this when he says, "And what's more, I love Daisy too. Once in awhile I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time"(Fitzgerald 140).
n F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Winter Dreams” financial success was Dexter’s ambition but Judy Jones was his obsession. From a young age, Dexter dreamed of joining the ranks of the wealthy men he caddied for at the country club. He wanted to be more than the other young men and proved that by choosing a prestigious college where he was uncomfortable with his lack of spending money. By the time he was in his early twenties, he was well on his way to financial success with his business acumen. His small laundry business quickly grew as did his wealth.
Tom is rich for his entire life, so he gets whatever he wants. First he got Daisy, the most beautiful woman in Louisville. For the entire time that Tom was married he was moving and looking for a good time. "They had spent a year in France for no particular reason, and then drifted here and there unrestfully wherever people played polo and were rich together. .
There is not a day that goes by that Jay Gatsby does not think about his love, Daisy Buchanan, who he is greatly enamored by and for whom he uses many tactics to attract to him, causing it to seem as if his main concern in life was getting Daisy Buchanan back. He went through many trials and tribulations before he was finally satisfied with Daisy’s presence, but it wasn 't long until she was stripped away from him forever, “vanish[ing] into her rich house, into her rich, full life” (Fitzgerald 156). Many people who read The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, believe that Gatsby is a hopeless romantic, but when you further examine the way in which he goes about trying to reach out to the love of his life, can you truly say he is a
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