Although Gatsby and Daisy are responsible for their own actions. Nick’s need to please Gatsby contributes to Gatsby’s demise. On the night of Myrtle’s death, Gatsby reveals to him that Daisy was the one driving the vehicle, declaring that “she’ll be alright tomorrow”(144) after saying that he would take the blame for the accident. Nick doesn’t advise him to rethink his decision. Gatsby deludes himself to care for Daisy to the point where is willing to take the fall for a crime that he did not commit.
Tom convinces Myrtle 's husband George Wilson that Gatsby is responsible for her death. George Wilson then drives over to Gatsby 's house and shoots him while he is on his raft. He then proceeded to shoot himself. With Gatsby, Myrtle, and George dead Tom and Daisy decide it is time for them to leave. Only a
The 1920s saw a great reform in traditional living, as women and black people began to gain more rights and unorthodox opinions began to be accepted more and more. The Great Gatsby itself is a novel known for the many controversial topics it discusses, from the sanctity of marriage to the questioning of a true God through the concept of Deism. F. Scott Fitzgerald approaches the existence of God by writing Gatsby as a character who is tied to such a spiritual entity. One form of symbolism which exemplifies Gatsby's struggles and abilities as a character is his frequent comparison to God Gatsby has several symbolic ties with the Christianity , as well as being connected to several forms of Greek god imagery, and his downfall reflects many other
The theme of The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald is that the upper class tend to participate in actions that are commonly seen as dishonest, unfaithful, or sketchy. Characters like Nick, Gatsby, Tom and George have twisted views on their own reality due to unfaithfulness and dishonesty. Nick was constantly lied to in the story, for example, Gatsby lied to him about where he got his money. Lies, similar to the one above, gave Nick some twisted views on the reality of his friendship. Gatsby had a twisted view on love due to Daisy marrying Tom right after he left for the war, rather than waiting for him.
The Nature of Man The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a detail filled trip back in time to the 1920’s. Fitzgerald tells the story of the inhabitants of West Egg, East Egg, New York City, and everyone in between. He is able to turn something as simple as a party into an entire plot to earn someone's affection and, what might seems like a harmless old billboard, into a symbol that is talked about on numerous occasions. As the novel progresses, more and more characters are introduced. Among these are George Wilson and Tom Buchanan, these two both seem completely different, but, have much more in common than what meets the eye.
When Daisy rejects Gatsby to stay with Tom, Gatsby is heart-broken; yet he refuses to let go of her. Nick states that “he was clutching at some last hope and I couldn’t bear to shake him free” (Fitzgerald 133). This shows his reluctance to let go of his obsession because, for years, he has centered his life around her. The next day, Gatsby remarks how he has not used his pool this summer. Then, right before his death, Gatsby breaks his old habits and “shouldered the mattress and started for the pool” showing that he is changing his actions and beginning to do new things (Fitzgerald 124).
For it is them who know what they truly desire. All Gatsby wanted to do was go back in time and have Daisy love him when he was poor, instead of her being told he must be rich before she can marry him. That is exactly why Nick is so non judgmental of Gatsby, because he was able to paint his own dream, but fell under the dream of society. However, he was able to see past it and see the real goal. Nick leaves chasing money and wealth and returns home.
Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is led to his demise by his philosophy of idealism that prevents his from accepting reality. Idealism is an outlook that can lead to joy and hope, but reality cannot be escaped forever. By creating a fantasy world filled with illusions, Gatsby is given a false sense of fulfillment that allows him to continuously pursue unattainable goals with optimism. Eventually, the daze of happiness will come to an end, and the idealist will be awakened to the heartbreaks of the real world. When this occurs, and reality plagues the fantasies, the illusions are forever shattered along with he who holds them.
The Great Gatsby which is written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the most evaluated and interpreted novels in American literature. The reason is not just about the voice, literary devices, or techniques he uses. Also, it is about the content of the novel. For example, he shows us the condition of American society and their aims in The Great Gatsby. In the novel, Fitzgerald does not just tell the events, he uses characters’ thoughts to develop the whole idea and to make the novel more pleasant to read.