Examples Of Satisfaction In The Great Gatsby

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Two bullets, one for Gatsby and one for George. One car, headed straight for Myrtle. Gatsby, George, and Myrtle’s deaths are a direct result of dissatisfaction among characters. These three gave everything in their lifelong search for satisfaction, only to be rewarded with death. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, the main characters' dissatisfaction with their lives, leads to problems throughout the story. The first example of dissatisfaction in The Great Gatsby is Gatsby and his obsession with Daisy. The root of Gatsby’s dissatisfaction was Daisy, he felt that his life was incomplete without her in it. As Nick said about Gatsby, "He talked a lot about the past, and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy" (Fitzgerald 110). What made Gatsby dissatisfied was how much work he put into try win over Daisy. All of Gatsby’s wealth (which he earned illegally), was specifically for impressing Daisy. Gatsby even moved to West Egg to be closer to Daisy. He threw parties nightly hoping that possibly, Daisy would come over. Sadly, Gatsby even used Nick and Jordan to get close to Daisy. A significant giveaway that Gatsby was using them …show more content…

Gatsby would do anything for Daisy. This is supported by Nick’s observation, "For him [Gatsby], the money was a tool, not an end. Even a mansion means nothing to him without the love of Daisy" (Nagel 116). Gatsby cared so much about Daisy that he was willing to take the blame for killing Myrtle, even though it was Daisy’s fault. He also stayed in New York, to make sure that Tom would not hurt Daisy. Gatsby was dissatisfied with his life because he did not have Daisy’s love. His willingness to do anything for Daisy (by staying in New York and taking the blame for killing Myrtle) to help his chances of getting her ultimately resulted in him being killed by George

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