We see the characters of this book go slowly wander from their path of finding wealth and love and enter a new journey of immoral actions. By examining Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom, one can see that the journey to obtain the American Dream results in fake materialistic behaviour, unhappiness, and death. By examining Gatsby, one can see that he did anything to get Daisy’s attention and make her love him. This leads him to be extremely careless about his money and himself. Gatsby throws huge extravagant parties, which is seen many time through the book.
Nevertheless, from another point of view, the marriage between Daisy and Buchanan is a combination of beauty and wealth, without true love. The satisfaction of material couldn’t take place of spiritual enrichment, so Daisy searched for spirit support——Gatsby. “Please, Tom! I can’t stand this any more.”(P176) When she learned that Gatsby was not from the wealthy institutions like themselves, she immediately returned under the umbrella of Tom that constituted by money and power. She abandoned Gates as worn-out shoes, and selected him as a victim of his own evil, which
The circumstances surrounding Gatsby and Daisy 's relationship kept them eternally apart. For Daisy to have been with Gatsby would have been forbidden, due to the fact that she was married. That very concept of their love being forbidden, also made it all the more intense, for the idea of having a prohibited love, like William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet, made it all the more desirable. Gatsby was remembering back five years to when Daisy was not married and they were together: His heart began to beat faster as Daisy 's white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his
Throughout The Great Gatsby, Myrtle Wilson desired to fit in with the upper class; however, her marriage to George Wilson prevented such from occurring. Myrtle failed to recognize her husband’s hard work and true character due to her efforts to rise in social status. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald emphasized Myrtle’s hatred towards her marriage through her conversation with Catherine, depicting how people of the twenties focused more on wealth and power compared to moral American values. As readers closely evaluate the moment of Myrtle’s dialogue, she dictated her feelings towards her marriage in a way that supposedly justified her infidelity. Myrtle stated, “I married him because I thought he was a gentleman” (Fitzgerald 34).
Myrtle Wilson, Tom’s mistress, desires to be Tom’s wife. She said that her husband, Mr. Wilson, “wasn’t fit to lick [her] shoes” (34). Her dream was to marry Tom so she could be wealthy and live the life Daisy has. Myrtle thinks she is too good for her low-class life and husband. Mr. Wilson is a nice man though who truly cares about his wife enough to where he was willing to forgive her cheating once he found out.
The lie slowly tears Othello apart and causes him to ruin his marriage. Yet, Desdemona stays true to her love for Othello through this hardship. In Othello by Shakespeare, Desdemona is characterized as the ideal woman, but she sacrifices her perfect reputation for her love for Othello. At the beginning of Othello, Desdemona risks her image to marry Othello without her father’s permission; she is driven by her endless love for Othello. When Desdemona marries Othello, she neglects to ask for her father’s permission for the courtship and wedding.
She is physically coated in the laborious, middle class life she lives. Alongside this is the fact that Daisy leaves and crushes Gatsby’s hope. He did everything in his power to make her stay, but even the riches he wished to impress her with weren 't enough. She let Gatsby believe that she might leave Tom for him. Gatsby waits for
The two adults kept emphasizing that he was wealthy and people will be jealous of their relationship. Lady Capulet neglected to care that Juliet wanted true love, instead of money. Another example is when Juliet decalred to her mother, “That I must wed, tell my lord father, madam I will not marry yet. And when I do, I shall marry Romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris” (Shakespeare 3.5.118-124). When Juliet said this, she was obviously weary of the fact that the Capulet’s didn’t think of her as a
Due to Myrtle’s materialism, it impacts her bond with George. Myrtle “can’t stand” to be with George because of his lack of wealth. In page 37, “(…)borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in (…) and then I lay down and cried (…)”. Unmistakably, her reaction to ‘lay down and cried’ demonstrates her feelings that are strongly linked to the wealth of the person. Myrtle grasps the fact that George is not “good enough for her” when she acknowledged that he borrowed somebody else’s best suit to get married in.
American novel deals in depth with the theme of Greed as an aspect of human conscience crisis which leads to dilemma, problems, and predicament for human being. Novels such as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth, Henry James’s Washington Square , Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, Michael Crichton’s The Great Train Robbery, and others expose clear image for the theme of Greed and its implications. F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays the human predicament of Americans in 1920s, through his best novel The Great Gatsby . In this novel Fitzgerald deals with the theme of a lust for money and greed . He considers money is capable of corrupting even the most innocent of people, who were living in peace and tranquility.