Kino was very attracted to his pearl because it provided him with wealth and power which made him a very corrupted person. Kino really values and protects the pearl because he thinks it will benefit his family. For example, on page 25, the text states,” In the
During the whole book love is a prominent motif, characters do many odd and extravagant things for love throughout the book. Gatsby goes the farthest for love, he dedicated his whole life to get back together with Daisy even though she has a husband and a daughter. In chapter 4 Nick and Jordan were together and they discuss Gatsby 's house in relation to Daisy 's, he says: "It was a strange coincidence," I said. ‘But it wasn 't a coincidence at all.’ ’Why not?’ ’Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay.’" Gatsby 's love towards Daisy has taken over his life and influences every decision in his life. Gatsby 's undenying love for her got to the point where he was borderline stalking since he bought the house in perfect proximity to her house.
He does not care about his wife Daisy, George Wilson, or Myrtle. Not to mention he never speaks a word about his own daughter. Due to his actions in the book, I believe Tom Buchanan causes the most harm in the novel. Tom is a wealthy man who has lived all over the world with his wife, Daisy. He seems to be living the American dream with a nice house, wife, child, and all the money anyone could want.
The love Gatsby has for Daisy is true love, he loves so much that he goes overboard to be wealthy, so Daisy could accept him; even took the blame for her when she killed Myrtle Wilson with his car. Tom on the other hand, because he knows Daisy goes wherever money is; he uses his wealth, status and personality to keep her. Their behavior towards each other showed in the novel demonstrates the ill will feeling
Drawing from his personal story of meeting and charming Zelda, Fitzgerald formed Gatsby’s and Daisy’s story to match. In their youth, Zelda and Daisy were identical. Both grew up wealthy and needed a husband who could support their extraneously materialistic lifestyles. This is seen when Gatsby tells Nick of how he lost Daisy. “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.
Daisy wanted a rich successful man, Gatsby felt like had to try to impress her, in his mind this meant that he had to lie about his social class. Daisy has to marry a man and love a man who is like her meaning from her social class. The man she would end up being with would’ve had to meet her parents’ and society 's expectations. This is like the mirror image of Fitzgerald 's love life. He would meet the love of his life also while he was stationed in an outside town during World War I.
Daisy is miserable being married to Tom but stays with him anyways cause she is worried what will happen. Also, Jay Gatsby has always loved Daisy Buchanan, and thinks that she will fall for him once she sees how successful he has become. On the other hand Nick doesn’t have much but is happy with what he has and falls in love with a Jordan Baker and doesn’t care if he is rich or not. So in reality it doesn’t matter if you’re rich but if you’re happy. In conclusion, The Great Gatsby is a work of fiction by F. Scott Fitzgerald which includes detailed characters, an exploration of universal themes about money and happiness, and the writings of an author with a very interesting life and influence for his writing.
All of my life self-actualization has been something I have sought to achieve- often in the wrong places. While this journey can be quite difficult and tumultuous I would not do anything differently, in the broad sense, as this adventure has shaped me into the person I am today. It is true that I am indeed only 18 which can lead to some potential flaws in reasoning, but I am quite certain that the lessons I have learned are quite valuable. However, the most important lesson life has taught me must be that I don’t need someone else to bring me happiness. Although this lesson was at times exceedingly difficult to accept, once I did my life changed for the better.
As America evolves throughout the twentieth century, so does what people view as important, which adds on to what the American Dream means. The culture of the 1920s encouraged spending and materialism so people sought money, power, and expensive items to make them happy. In the Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby, who is the epitome of the 1920s American Dream, saw that becoming rich and notable was the only way to get his Dream which was Daisy: “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.”(Fitzgerald, ch 7) Furthermore, despite the fact that Tom was born with a silver spoon, he still felt he didn’t have the American Dream because Gatsby was more popular than him: “I know I’m not very popular. I don’t have big parties. I suppose you’ve got to
And he illustrated how a man can influence other’s dreams if they have a special relationship. Willy Loman, the main character in “Death of A Salesman”, a good-looking man, with a charisma, has his own American dreams of living a perfect life since he was a child. When he was child, he dreamed of being a salesman like Dave Singleman. Dave Singleman was a successful salesman who could make his income easily and quickly. Everyone loved him, “when I met a salesman in the Parker House.