She even used Gatsby to cover up the fact the she killed Myrtle and made Gatsby be the criminal. In her greedy eyes, every relationship is about the money. Tom Buchanan was a selfish and arrogant person. He was dominated by money and social status. His love with women was for either physical needs or money.
He has been living his life obsessing over Daisy in the hopes of impressing her and has done this all for her and not for himself. Fitzgerald use of figurative language in the novel presents the complications Gatsby ran into throughout his life. The implicit meanings in the passages and the novel as a whole can also relate to society as a whole because Gatsby, although wealthy, can still go through problems just like others can, and still does not achieve his ultimate dream in the end. Gatsby is not able to reach this dream because he had held onto the past for too long, and cannot pursue other elements of happiness. He has wrapped his life around one person, who did not made him feel complete.
Who Killed the Great Gatsby Many people don’t want to see their loved ones and friends pass away by unnatural causes when they had so much potential. Sadly Jay Gatsby took this route to his grave. The novel “The Great Gatsby” by F.Scott Fitzgerald, focuses on the character Jay Gatsby who is a very bright and successful individual. But, because of his carelessness, emotions, dreams and being delusional turns everything for the worst which ends with Gatsby brutally murdered. Many people assume the obvious choice Tom Buchanan who is the husband of Daisy who’s having an affair with Gatsby because they believe Tom killed Gatsby, but in reality, the person who should be blamed is Gatsby himself.
Even Myrtle, who chased after Tom’s wealth eventually falls in love with him, was murdered “because hope based on money can only bring death” (Samkanashvili 1). Myrtle’s death can also be seen as ironic, as she is running towards the car she believes the man she loves is driving. Almost every character experiences betrayal, but those who experienced true love are met with
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, the theme of disillusionment is represented through the use of narrator Nick Carraway who shows the disillusions of “the American Dream”, the upper class and their marriages become apparent to the reader. The American Dream is the opportunity to become successful with hard work and initiative. Gatsby himself achieves the American dream of success just to impress the love of his life, Daisy
The whole story was about Jay Gatsby, a motivated man whose life goal was about reviving his love with Daisy. When talking about her he announced, “When I first met her I knew in a moment I would have to spend the next few days re-arranging my mind so there’d be room for her to stay” (Fitzgerald 64). With that, his American Dream was all about her and one day making it possible for them to be together. The first struggle of this was Daisy was only involved in things for the money. This meant if Gatsby really loved her, he must make something out of himself before he could pursue her once again.
Gatsby pays the ultimate price for his love Daisy when Myrtle's husband, George, kills him. Gatsby's money did not help him fulfill his American Dream of spending the rest of his life with the with woman he loved. Additionally, in an attempt to enlarge his circle of friends, Gatsby throws extravagant parties. None of the guests are aware of who he is, and most attend the glamorous events to increase their own social status. When Gatsby is killed by George, most of those
In The Great Gatsby , Gatsby uses his money to get Daisy's attention to satisfy his desire. All throughout the novel the characters act on their emotions before thinking. People getting overwhelmed by their emotions is bad. Emotions that overpower people can result in violent actions. In the story, Mr. Wilson was devastated when Myrtle was murdered, he eventually seeks after revenge which results in Gatsby's death.
Tom, jealous over the relationship that was forming between Gatsby and Daisy, tells Wilson that Gatsby is the one who hit Myrtle as he was having an affair with her. He then makes his way to the mansion, goes through the backyard, and shoots Mr. Gatbsy in his pool. Assumedly realizing that getting revenge would not help with the grief of losing his wife, George then kills
For instance, Myrtle Wilson had an affair with Tom Buchanan because he was wealthy. Evidently, Myrtle wanted to have a wealthy husband because as she talks about her wedding, she was very upset, she said, “He borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in… I lay down and cried to beat the band afternoon”(Fitzgerald 35). Despite the harsh attack Tom had towards her, Myrtle still wanted him over her husband who loved her, but just was not wealthy. Sadly, her wishes would never come true because Tom had no intention of marrying Myrtle. The book The Great Gatsby demonstrates how the American Dream is corrupt.
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