Furthermore, Gatsby does all the things for Daisy in order to compete against Tom and his “old world” wealth. When Gatsby revealed to Tom,” She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart, she never loved anyone except me” (Fitzgerald 130). The truth to Tom about Gatsby and Daisy's intentions revealed what she thought in her heart.
The third husband of Janie, Tea Cake, is very dedicated and in love with Janie. Similar to Jody, he gets very sick and dies because he saved Janie. His goals were to be with Janie and to provide for her, but isn’t able to do so. In the second novel, The Great Gatsby, the character Gatsby is very ambitious. His goal was to reconnect with the
Gatsby failed to realize that his dream was unrealistic. Before he left for war, Gatsby attained his dream. He was happy, but he did nothing to keep his dream and did everything to lose it. Gatsby failed to dream again and to strive for a new dream.
Gatsby was an underprivileged man who feels that he can win ha woman that he has always loved (Daisy) back if he earns enough materialistic wealth. When he first meets Daisy Buchanan, Gatsby commits "himself to the following of a grail" (156). The Great Gatsby is a story of an American Dream. Towards the end of the book, Gatsby ends up in a very tight situation awaiting a call from Daisy that did not become a reality, but he passes away an incurable fanaticizing death, still feeling that he will never be able to make his dream a reality by making his long time sweetheart totally his.
The American flag symbolizes Walter’s desire to achieve his perception of the “American dream”. Walter realizes that he is a failure and a disgrace to his family. He feels that if he can make his family rich, they will be happier with him. His dream of making a large amount of money is quickly refined to focus instead on doing what is morally right to create a close, tight-knit family.
Unfortunately, he had to leave Daisy to go to war. After the war, he was determined to find Daisy but five years later, his feelings are not reciprocated; Daisy toys with him, uses Gatsby to make her husband jealous, and allows Gatsby to take the blame for the murder of her husband’s mistress. The most tragic of the three protagonists studied is Jay Gatsby because he demoralizes himself in a futile attempt at expired love, he has few genuine companions, and he cannot let go of the past. Throughout the novel, the contrast between Gatsby's pure past and corrupt future illustrates the degree to which he changes to impress his love, Daisy.
She chooses to marry Tom for his money, because she is tired of waiting for Gatsby. Daisy decides to love Gatsby again after they meet again five years later and he impresses her with his big mansion. Daisy shows her fickle personality when she to not go to Gatsby’s funeral and leave town. She doesn’t even say a word to Nick.
Daisy marries Tom Buchanan, a wealthy man, as believes that money makes everything better. Her beliefs about wealth shows her obsession with financial stability. In the near beginning of the novel, Daisy finds out a secret that Tom is hiding from her. Jordan says, “’She might have the decency not to telephone him at dinner time. Don’t you think?’”
Daisy only loves money, which is why she ended up with an abusive cheater. Daisy only takes notice of Gatsby, the one who parallels her husband, after she discovers his wealth. Then, when he dies, she doesn’t even attend his funeral. Interesting that this seemingly unloving woman parallels Fitzgerald’s
Although “Sunset Blvd” has an obvious champion in the conflict of illusion versus reality, The Great Gatsby is more open to interpretation. I believe that Gatsby ultimately sides with illusion over reality. It sides with illusion and dreams over reality because despite the fact that Jay Gatsby, the dreamer, dies, he dies believing in his dream, and so his dream lived on. Gatsby built his entire life off of his dream that is he could become rich, Daisy would return to him. On page 110, Nick Carraway, our realistic, involved narrator (much like Joe Gillis), tells Gatsby “You can’t repeat the past.”, to which Gatsby replies: “Can’t repeat the past?