For instance she wouldn 't marry the man she loved because he was poor, she practically forced herself to marry a man because of his fortune, she then became unfaithful to her husband because her past lover now had a great amount of wealth. Daisy 's desire for wealth lead her to plague her relationships, and the poor decisions she made were all caused to feed her greed. Daisy’s appetite for wealth came from her surroundings when growing up. She had all she ever needed and more, because of this, it carried out into her adulthood. And rather than a luxury it became a necessity.
The pursuit of the American Dream brings negative results to Gatsby because he becomes greedy, unrealistic, and dishonest, which shows that chasing dreams can destroy one’s life. Gatsby fails to accomplish the American Dream by being too greedy on wanting love. He works hard in life in order to be the man that Daisy wants him to be. The moment Gatsby meets Daisy again; she has a husband already. Although Gatsby knows that she marries Tom, he still wants to be with her.
Fitzgerald uses symbol and character to build his theme of money does not guarantee people 's perceptions or dreams. Dreams are not guaranteed to come true. Myrtle Wilson, MYRTLE WILSON THE WHORE OF A WIFE, dies before achieving any of her dreams. She had an affair with Tom Wilson as an attempt to bring herself closer to the wealthy upper class, but she was never happy with what she had. In this novel, dust is a symbol representing the poor and desolate.
They would both constantly cheat on each other and have relationships with other partners, however they did not get a divorce due to their own selfish reasons. In The Great Gatsby there was a huge absence of intimacy and admiration in the marriages, and no one was trying to secure their union to each other either because they were in the relationship for their spouse’s money, or cheated because they felt lavish and could get away with it. F. Scott Fitzgerald wants the reader to know that pretending that everything is okay just leads to false illusions of a perfect reality in the eyes of one person or another. The fact that everyone knows that Tom has a mistress and that Daisy looks the other way makes her look clueless and foolish. “The fact that he had one [a mistress] was insisted upon wherever he was known.
Daisy displays her greed throughout the novel; she marries Tom Buchanan because of his wealth. Gatsby himself realizes Daisy’s obsession with money: “‘She never loved you, do you hear?’ he cried. ‘She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me’” (Fitzgerald 130). The quote reveals
In Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship; she is having an affair with him and he psychologically oppressed her with his money and wealth only to get the idea he has of her as his “Golden Girl.” Fitzgerald’s argument is, when love is not the main reason for a relationship it will lead into oppression of women. All of these relationships prove how oppression is caused when love is not the main focus of a
Usually, the Sinclairs like to own expensive and beautiful possessions, but she feels that is not her anymore. She purposely gives away her valuables just to be different from her family. Also, she gets angry by the fact that her mother only buys expensive objects because she has the money and power. She abhors her mother’s concept and starts to become distant from her. Later on, the family wants Gat and Candence to split up, so she decides to “stand up against” her mother and grandfather and burn the Clairmont house (pg.181).
Rather than seeking out love the correct way, they both use the one thing they have too much of and that is money, to attempt and buy it with everything they have. Gatsby throws his incredibly large parties to attract Daisy. But no money can buy love, so Gatsby ends up losing Daisy again when she ends up going back to Tom. He comes to realise that he will never achieve to have that ideal world he dreamed of with Daisy. Kane goes through the same experience, although he does not recognize what love is, he understands when he is not loved.
However, in his childish attempt at chasing Daisy who is already married to Tom, shows the opposite of a respectful and honorable man. Unable to evaluate and understand the complexity of this love triangle, Gatsby is described to waste most of his wealth on things that have no future value. This reflects the lack of family and moral judgement. Gatsbys attempt of completely changing his image to impress a girl shines a light on modern society where a man with everything can potentially win the heart of any girl. However it is through Daisy’s’ rejection towards Gatsby who appears to have it all, that puts this very theory to the
Tom looks down upon Jay for these reasons and deems him not worthy of his lifestyle or a girl like Daisy. After Jay’s death all the people who once used him for this party’s now judge him for his business and the false accusations of crime pinned on him. The message of the great Gatsby is that the infamous “American dream” represented by the reoccurring green light for Jay is an illusion that can ruin one’s life and make them take extreme measures to achieve it but in the end it is always out of reach never to be held by one singular
Scrooge left her and he did not attempt to reconcile their relationship. Greed blinded Scrooge because, it replaced not only his compassion but also the most important part of his life; his beloved sweetheart it caused him to only care about the money or dowry which caused him to leave her. This event also proves that the theme is that greed causes us to lose our humanity and our compassions.