He wants everything to be perfect as if the arrangement was not planned at all and just a coincidence. Gatsby is so fixated with Daisy to the point that he has all these great parties to hopefully see her one day. Not only this, but he made it his priority to find someone who is friends with Daisy so he drags them into his plan. Gatsby’s dedication to his tactics is unhealthy since he has not moved on and thinks that Daisy is his true love.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's infamous novel, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby plays a massive role, giving the title to the book. While Gatsby may appear to be a simple character at first, there’s evidence that he’s much more complexity in his design. Jay Gatsby isn’t just a rich guy trying to win a past lover, but very obsessive, deceiving, and unrealistic. It’s unclear of the limit to Gatsby’s monomania even after he reaches his death. It’s evident he cares for Daisy, but there’s almost no limit to what he’ll do for her.
Gatsby is “orchestrating his parties and displaying his wealth” to attract Daisy (Froehlich 5). Gatsby needed to be rich in order to marry Daisy and now that he is rich enough, he wants to gain her attention by holding fancy parties, and fall in love with her again. Nick says that “[Gatsby] must have felt that he had lost the old warm world” when he and Daisy used to love each other, and he “paid a high price for living too long with a single dream” which is to get her back. (Fitzgerald 161). Gatsby’s main dream after becoming rich is to fall back in love with Daisy which he was not able to fulfill because Tom’s wealth is too much in comparison to Gatsby’s love for Daisy to turn down, so she chose Tom’s money over Gatsby’s
The Great Gatsby Reveals F. Scott Fitzgerald is the author of The Great Gatsby, the characters he created show how people try to achieve The American Dream and how money cannot buy happiness. Daisy, one of the main characters, is a perfect example on showing how hard Gatsby tried to get The American Dream, how you cannot buy happiness, and she is ruined by doing the wrong actions just because of others. Gatsby is a rich guy with new money. He fell in love with Daisy five years ago, before she married Tom with his old money. Their love still held on all those years.
Gatsby’s dream was Daisy. He taught that by working hard and earning a high social statue he could be with Daisy. In pg.63 Jordan was speaking to nick about Gatsby whereabouts and the favor he wanted nick to grant him. “Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay.” said Jordan. Gatsby’s dram failed because he was in love with the memory of a daisy he meet in Louisville while enlisted in the army.
To him Daisy is the reason that he is alive and his purpose in life was to catch her heart all for himself even though she is already married. In order for him to get to her heart, he has to work harder for him to be on the same social class as her showing that Gatsby is a determine man and won’t take no as an answer. However, Gatsby wasn’t able to achieve his dream of the pursuit of happiness because he was killed. Many people argued that the dream of him and Daisy was to never happen but he didn’t let that
The idea that Gatsby was a sinister gangster is strongly supported throughout F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book The Great Gatsby. The author uses three main methods to portray Gatsby as a crooked businessman. First, He parallel’s Gatsby with the gangsters of that time. Second, He hints to a more sinister side through Nick’s personal accounts. Third, he shrouds Gatsby in vagueness and limits the reader’s knowledge about his business affairs.
Gatsby was always envious of Tom because Tom had Daisy. He also showed greed as he told Daisy to admit to Tom that she had never loved him even though that wasn’t the case. The greed and envy Gatsby showed played a large role in what happened to him in the end. Gatsby was always watching Daisy. Built his mansion just across the bay to hold onto what once was and what could be.
Eventually, Gatsby had another American Dream and took the shortcut to achieve his dream by approaching Daisy. Daisy was from an upper class and is very well known for her status and money. Also, Daisy was already married to Tom. Gatsby should have given up on that after Daisy was married to someone else. Gatsby wanted Daisy to belong to him and that will show that he is a higher class since marriage or relationships are mostly between same class people.
Gatsby has spent his whole life trying to prove to Daisy and everyone around him that he is worthy of her. The only way to be on the same social level as her is to turn himself into new money. Since this is not possible, he has to try to convince to others that he truly is old money. To do this, he becomes rich, and lies about his past, but the only way for him to complete this idea is if he is with Daisy. She is the final piece in his American dream.
Dan Cody taught him many things about being rich. “His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people…the truth was that Jay Gatsby, of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his platonic conception of himself…so he invented the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent...” (Fitzgerald 104). What this quote is mainly talking about is that Gatsby didn’t come from the most well off family, nor did he think he was going to go anywhere as James Gatz so, he reinvented his whole being. He changed his image, his backstory, and even his name.
Gatsby spent their years apart motivated to win over Daisy by gaining wealth. In his eyes, gaining wealth became equivalent to getting Daisy. He stated, “her voice is full of money” (Fitzgerald, 2004, p.120). His life revolved around money and Daisy, who had symbolically chosen Tom’s pearls and wealth over Gatsby’s letter of love. He threw parties in order to attract her with his wealth.