Myrtle was a “gold-digger”, but she also believed that he would genuinely love her and pick her over Daisy, even though Tom gave no indication of doing so. Like Daisy, breathed out wealth, Myrtle had breathed out vitality and sensuality, hoping for Tom to chose her as his love and for him to give her riches and luxury. As for Daisy, much like Myrtle, was also chasing both money and love, at different points in her life. Daisy, initially wanted love, and she displayed that, by first waiting for Gatsby and then once again when she was newly married with Tom. Over time, like with Myrtle, this dream of love evolved to of riches further on in her life.
For example, Daisy is a wealthy socialite married to a man that comes from “old money”, and therefore, has achieved the American dream through marrying “properly” in society. Yet, she is very unhappy and insecure. She’s married to a man who doesn’t love her, nor does she truly love him. She loves him for what he stands for: privilege, wealth, affluence, social acceptability, class, and the finer things of life. She is an example of why the American Dream is foolish because the things that matter to her happiness are temporary; the things she strives for don’t ultimately lead to true happiness.
In chapter 5, daisy tells Gatsby, “They’re such beautiful shirts. It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such beautiful shirts before.” Daisy is so materialistic that she starts crying because of how overwhelmed she is by Gatsby’s wealth. Daisy seems to be aware of her love for materialism which could also be a reason for her dramatic breakdown. Daisy regrets marrying tom for his fortune because in the end, Gatsby became just as rich, if not, richer than tom.
Why do people marry for money, and not love? During the 1920s, and to this day it is show as power if you had higher wealth, clothes, and other things the Great Gatsby is an excellent example for this. Daisy as another example she married Tom mainly for the money, but also because she thought she loved him. Myrtle also is an example she has this affair with Tom, because she seeks wealth and power. Tom however, thinks that he loves Myrtle and not Daisy, and uses that to abuse Myrtle by throwing things at her punching her or just beating her up.
She is hardheaded and security minded and laid-back. She chooses to give up on love by remaining in a relationship with Tom, which proves that wealth and security was what was important to her. She had more interest in Gatsby’s money than in Gatsby himself. She used him to indulge in a fairytale and discarded him when he revealed his grand plan to Jordan, Nick and Tom. The case could be made that she was a victim of the circumstances of her marriage to Tom nonetheless she had ample opportunity to escape his clutches.
She could never leave her husband for less. She certainly wasn't the type of woman to fall in love with a poor man. Gatsby did many of the things he did in order to get to Daisy. The best evidence of this might be his wild parties. We know from the beginning that Gatsby throws extravagant parties in the hopes that Daisy will wander in.
“I did love him once-but I loved you too” (107). This emphasises that Daisy is lost and caught in the middle and she doesn’t know what to do. She ends up hurting Gatsby and almost pushes him to his death because she was the reason he got shot by George Wilson, it was Daisy who was driving the car that killed his wife not Gatsby but Tom and Daisy decided to let Gatsby take the fall. When he dies all his so called friends couldn’t be bothered as now Gatsby doesn’t serve a purpose and can no longer do anything for them. This shows that no one really cared about Gatsby whether he was dead or
Daisy wanted to wait to marry Jay Gatsby but ended up marrying Tom Buchanan instead, the same man who was having an affair with Myrtle. Daisy got all of her wealth and popularity from Tom, not being able to make herself successful as she was told she needed a man in her life. Daisy was an incredibly materialistic woman, as she only used Tom for his Well. F. Scott Fitzgerald described her character as being very shallow, arrogant, and quite selfish. Which also implies that he believes women are self-important and only care about money, instead of caring about their actions.
Many people are willing to go to the extent of lying about themselves to a man or a woman to impress them. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald creates contrasts and similarities between Gatsby and George Wilson. They are not the type of person their partner wants to marry, Gatsby made as much money as anyone could ever want but he still lacked the class that Daisy expected and required. No matter if matter if you’re wealthy or poor, if you become someone you are not others will always find out who you really are.
James Gatz had to join the military which gave him and Daisy time to separate during this time period Daisy met many guys through this time she married a man named Tom Buchanan. Once Gatz returned from the war he found out about Daisy being married to Tom and he was hurt because he truly fell for her hard and this gave him motivation to try harder and do whatever he can to become rich so he could be able to meet Daisy once again and show her how much he has progressed and want her to return to him. Since Gatz wanted to become rich quick he started going
He took what he could get, ravenously and unscrupulously— eventually he took Daisy one still October night, took her because he had no real right to touch her hand.” (Fitzgerald, 149) Daisy is the heir of a rich family, a chance that is one in a million. This heritage had made her always have the comfortable presence of money, never going without. Gatsby was quite the opposite, where he was “ a penniless young man” (Fitzgerald, 149). Thus, Gatsby had realized this and had decided then and there that he would continue this lie of money, all in order to be the star in Daisy’s life.
One by one, the Misfit orders his henchmen to take a member of the family into the woods and kill them in cold blood. However, the reader is confounded when the Misfit reveals that he was falsely imprisoned for his father’s death. O’Connor states: “The Misfit sneered slightly. ‘Nobody had nothing I wanted’ he said…’It was the head doctor at the penitentiary said what I had done was kill my daddy but I know that for a lie.
During the 1920s the economy began to turn around and Americans felt the need to have all their wildest desires. Daisy loves having money and being high class. Gatsby even says in the novel that “her voice is full of money” (120). Daisy stays with her unfaithful husband because of his money and class and Gatsby only becomes rich because he feels the only way to win over Daisy is to be up to her standard of wealth. Fitzgerald portrays the women of