Daisy 's Open Door In the novel, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author illustrates the corruption within each character through their relationships with each other and through the eyes of Nick Carraway. Daisy Buchanan is one character with flaws, she is arrogant, she loves extravagance, she loves rich men, but most of all she loves her status and she will do anything to keep it. Tom first realized that Daisy loves Gatsby when she and Gatsby had looked at each other and stared, “He was astounded. His mouth opened a little, and he looked at Gatsby, and then back at Daisy as if he had just recognized her as someone he knew along time ago.”(64). That person he recognized from long ago was a girl in love.
Why do people marry for money, and not love? During the 1920s, and to this day it is show as power if you had higher wealth, clothes, and other things the Great Gatsby is an excellent example for this. Daisy as another example she married Tom mainly for the money, but also because she thought she loved him. Myrtle also is an example she has this affair with Tom, because she seeks wealth and power. Tom however, thinks that he loves Myrtle and not Daisy, and uses that to abuse Myrtle by throwing things at her punching her or just beating her up.”Some time toward midnight Tom Buchanan and Mrs. Wilson stood face to face discussing, in impassioned voices, whether Mrs. Wilson had any right to mention Daisy's name.
Daisy, Tom, Gatsby and Myrtle all view money as a solution to their problems in the novel. Daisy thinks that money can buy her happiness and fix all of her problems, but, throughout the novel, her use of money leads to more problems. Tom uses his money to attract a new woman because he is bored with Daisy and desires something new. He “buys” Myrtle with the dog, the apartment, and the large amounts of alcohol. Myrtle thinks the money is aiding her escape from her poor husband and life, but it leads to her death.
Gatsby says “Her voice was full of money.” This shows that he associated his love with Daisy to his pursuit of wealth and power. He wants Daisy because of the wealth that she represents. Gatsby wanted Daisy more than anything else. He could not move on. If he did he would have been happy, however, it ended up leading to his downfall, even if it was not his fault.
Later, the boy can have a good relationship with his father. However, the Great Gatsby focuses on the theme of love. The love portrayed in the book is mainly the evil kind of love where people are willing to do anything just to be with the people they love. In the book, Gatsby tries to entice Daisy with his wealthy even though she is already married. This would later result in the destruction of marriage between Daisy and Tom.
Monsieur Lantin’s lady was thought to be an idyllic wife, but readers soon found out that the love between the married was an illusion. In addition, Monsieur Lantin uncovers that the gems his wife claimed were inauthentic were truly worth thousands, much to his confusion. Once he inherited the value of all his deceased wife’s gems, Monsieur Lantin remarried. Although his marriage with his second wife
We can see that Daisy battles with the consequences of her decisions, when she drunkenly tries to change her mind on the eve of her wedding and in her hesitation in choosing between Tom and Gatsby. "I did love him once," she says, "but I loved you too" (Chapter 7). Shallow Daisy does not understand what love is and when faced with the chance to experience it, she choses the secure lifestyle rather then the opportunity of running away with Gatsby to start a new life. She almost takes the opportunity to escape from her discriminate world only to succumb to fear of her life becoming overwhelmingly complicated. Daisy attempts to manipulate those around her to assure her own preservation and convenience in
In the original this is a scene that uses two characters, one of the englishmen Blunt and a local “prostitute” Lucetta. Over the course of the show Lucetta has led Blunt to believe that she loves him and plans to leave her husband and run off with him, and blunt has fallen for her and thinks that she is genuine. However, by the end of these two scenes blunt is left by the shore while Lucetta has stolen all of his possessions. Blunts cocky personality and love of material things allows for him to be given no sympathy which is exactly the effect I would want to gain. I imagine Blunt as a rich and cocky college student that expects to receive anything he wants because of his wealth, while Lucetta would be a college girl from a less fortunate background and is able to see a way to finesse Blunt out of his material possessions.
Daisy left her true love to be with someone who would provide her with a wealthy life full of materialistic wonders. “She wanted her life shaped now, immediately – and the decision must be made by some force – of love, of money, of unquestionable practicality – that was close at hand.” (158 Fitzgerald) Daisy did not necessarily marry Tom for love, even though she may have loved him once, but she married him for his money and security. The only thing that Tom and Daisy shad in common was money, this is what brought them together and ultimately lead to Daisy chasing after Tom instead of waiting for Gatsby. Daisy loved the idea of Tom, rather that genuinely being in love with him. Daisy got caught up in the worldly things and ended up living a miserable life with a husband who cheated and whom she no longer loved.
George Wickham, known in the entire novel as a dishonorable man, married Lydia to ensure financial profit to him -self and Lydia agreeing to marry him knowing his background, but still decides to marry him. However, Elizabeth decided that if she ever gets married it will be because of love and she did.