Daisy displays her greed throughout the novel; she marries Tom Buchanan because of his wealth. Gatsby himself realizes Daisy’s obsession with money: “‘She never loved you, do you hear?’ he cried. ‘She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me’” (Fitzgerald 130). The quote reveals
The source of Myrtle and George Wilson’s problems is that they have different viewpoints on each other which lead to Myrtle’s dissatisfaction with him. George’s successful look and behaved manner made Myrtle have the incentive to marry him. She believed that George would be able to financially take care of her. When explaining why Myrtle married George, she states that she “‘married him because [she] thought he was a gentleman…[she] thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn’t fit to lick [her] shoe’” (Fitzgerald 34). Though her speech, one can observe that Myrtle only cared about money and was dissatisfied with George as she says that George “‘wasn’t fit to lick [her] shoe.’” The figurative language present uncovers how she had such scorn and resentment to George, as he was not at her level..
He also falls in love with Daisy, who to him is represented by a green light and thus embodies his dream as well (93). He also says he is originally attracted to her through her social rank, and that “her voice is full of money,” further supporting Daisy representing this dream (120). In both cases, he loses his dreams. He is cheated out of the money Dan Cody gives him, and is sent off to fight in France and forced to lose Daisy, who then marries someone else (100, 152). Taking this into account, it is possible that Gatsby becomes disillusioned and realizes that his dream is unattainable.
In Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship; she is having an affair with him and he psychologically oppressed her with his money and wealth only to get the idea he has of her as his “Golden Girl.” Fitzgerald’s argument is, when love is not the main reason for a relationship it will lead into oppression of women. All of these relationships prove how oppression is caused when love is not the main focus of a
Kane goes through the same experience, although he does not recognize what love is, he understands when he is not loved. After his first marriage failed, he spends millions upon millions building an opera house for his second wife, an upcoming singer; Kane hired only the best for his darling. But, she too fails to fulfill his idealistic world and gives up on her career. Kane ends up buying a palace isolated and away from the real world. This is exactly what Gatsby does to attract Daisy, and like Gatsby, Kane gets it completely wrong.
In the Novel of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Daisy is one of the main characters, but one of the main themes of this novel is wealth. Daisy was brought up with a wealthy family, so of course that would throughout the years into her adulthood would become important to her. It was clear her love for wealth like with all things soon became rotten, and would begin to corrupt her life. This infatuation caused her to start making bad decisions. For instance she wouldn 't marry the man she loved because he was poor, she practically forced herself to marry a man because of his fortune, she then became unfaithful to her husband because her past lover now had a great amount of wealth.
I think, this is the power of money, it can totally change a person as time goes on. Just like Monsieur Lantin who is a frank office clerk, can not resist the temptation of money, after became rich he also went to theatre and enjoyed it. Besides, the two marriages of Monsieur Lantin also shows something. The first marriage is wonderful before Lantin knew his wife’s affairs, after he knew the affairs, he only felt ashamed and suffering. However, the second marriage also made him suffered, even though the wife is a “rule” person.
They didn’t marry with love, they married for money, which had happened with Daisy. She got married to Tom Buchanan for his money, while she was waiting for Jay Gatsby to return from war. It’s not until Nick Carraway (Daisy’s cousin) becomes neighbors with Gatsby, (Daisy’s long, lost lover) when she discovers that Gatsby is alive, still in love with her, and has been waiting for her just across the bay. Nick helps them reunite with each other in secret. He says that it’s just the two meeting for brunch, but it is not.
The Great Gatsby written by Fitzgerald shows readers a furious “Jazz Age”. People were crazy about money, even taken advantage of any ways in order to possess property, violating the moral conscience or breaking the law though. People considered wealth as the symbol of success and convinced by the desire for the material that only money can make them happy; only having money, wealth, and social status can make their dreams come true. There are a variety of embodiments of money worship in this novel, as Daisy most typical. As “the golden girl”, Daisy’s life goal is the pursuit of the eternal happiness, but she insistently sets this kind of joy on money.
When Gatsby and Daisy first met, “he was a penniless young man” going to the war. It wasn’t his money that interested her, it was his charm. This time he wanted to impress her with money, because he knows that Daisy is wealthy. It was obvious that Gatsby was stressed out about how he was going to approach Daisy in this quote “An hour later the front door opened nervously, and Gatsby, in a white flannel suit, silver shirt, and gold-colored tie, hurried in. He was pale, and there were dark signs of sleeplessness beneath his eyes.”.