After eleven years of an unhappy marriage Myrtle sees her affair with Tom as an escape from the awful like she is living in. The fact that she knows so little about the upper class men and the poor judgement of her character makes her an easy target for Tom to take advantage of her. Although she finally buys everything that she desired for, she never could have Tom’s heart all to herself. Tom would rather not leave Daisy because their marriage represents a larger meaning than only love it almost a symbol that show their social status. " Daisy!
In reference to Myrtle Wilson’s slaughter, Nick and Gatsby have this exchange, “ ‘ Was Daisy driving’ ‘Yes,’ he said after a moment, ‘but of course I’ll say I was…” (143 Fitzgerald). Gatsby is yet another person who protects Daisy from any consequences she may face. Daisy accidentally runs over Myrtle Wilson, something ironic in and of itself because Myrtle having an affair with Daisy’s husband, in a fit of emotions that she can 't control, and then doesn 't have to deal with any of the repercussions because she is protected from the by the men in her life. Daisy does know that she 's not living in the real world, but she is shielded
Nick would watch as, “On weekends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight…” (3.41) Gatsby became famous around New York because he threw elaborate parties every weekend at his mansion. Dozens of people attended Gatsby’s parties even when they weren’t invited, causing an influx of guests making him a popular host. ONce every two weeks, “...buffet tables, garnished with glistening hors-d’oeuvre, spiced baked hams...gins and liquors...a whole pitful of oboes and trombones and saxophones and viols and cornets and piccolos…”(3.41-42) Gatsby’s parties are unbelievably luxurious in preparation for Daisy’s appearance.
The narrator, Nick Carraway, learns that Gatsby’s wealth and fame was all built on a lie. Nick Carraway arrives in New York during the Roaring Twenties looking for the American dream. He moves into a small house next to Jay Gatsby, a millionaire, which is also across the bay from his cousin Daisy
As a result Daisy feels there is no need to surrender to her actions, even after he dies for it. She does not even tell her husband that it was frankly her fault. When Nick and Tom meet at 5th avenue a couple of months after Gatsby’s death, Nick finds out that Tom still thinks it's Daisy’s fault when Tom says, “That fellow had it coming to him. He threw dust into your eyes just like he did in Daisy’s but he was a tough one.
William Shakespeare, an English poet, playwright, and actor, once said, “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them” (Shakespeare). In the book The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The narrator, Nick Carraway, a novice in the bond business becomes familiar with the wealthy yet obsolete class of West Egg. Nick meets his enigmatic neighbor, Jay Gatsby, a man of massive wealth that throws extravagant parties every Saturday night. Nick becomes familiar with Gatsby and his past relationship with Daisy Buchannan.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald is the author of the twentieth century American classic, The Great Gatsby. It is a story of the American dream, settled down in the 1920’s, with issues of the time period being, prohibition, women, class structure, crime, and many more, The Great Gatsby has a taste of each. Fitzgerald incorporated subjects of his time and his very own experiences into the story to portray an era of social and moral values. The 1920’s were a time of breaking morals Class structure and wealth were among the highest pleasures achievable. The 20’s were an era of Jazz; with extravagant music playing throughout all hours of the night.
As the novel progresses, Nick becomes friends with a man named Gatsby, who is viewed as a mysterious figure to outsiders. Nick finds out his second cousin once removed, Daisy was once in love with Gatsby. Unfortunately for Gatsby, Daisy was more focused on money and the social power, so when he went to war, she did not wait for him, and instead married Tom Buchanan who had lots of “old” money. This shows the moral decay of society because Daisy left a man she loved (Gatsby) because she could not wait for him and he did not have the money. The name Daisy itself shows moral decay because in the novel the color yellow symbolizes moral decay.
As more is revealed about Gatsby in the Plaza it looks less and less likely that Daisy is going to leave Tom for Gatsby. Daisy isn 't able to convince Tom or anyone else at the Plaza that she loves Gatsby. So much so that Tom even insists that Gatsby ride home with Daisy. After Myrtle’s death Gatsby still hoped for Daisy to come back for him, it never happens and Daisy and Tom end up running away from the mess they made in New York. Myrtle ended up cheating on Wilson because Tom had the money that Wilson lacked, she felt like she deserved more than she was getting.
He ain’t a nice fella” (89). Previously, we learned that she impulsively marries Curley - after knowing him for just one night- to spite her mother. In other words, Curley’s wife is responsible for her own isolation because she chose to marry a man she didn’t even like. Additionally while talking to Lennie she exclaims: “Aw, nuts! What kind of harm am I doin’ to you?
She does this because when Myrtle dies, Tom’s affair ended, and Daisy wanted the same. Another reason why Gatsby is not considered great is because he obtains his millions illegally. Gatsby was involved in a secretive business which sold fake bonds. Gatsby met a man, named Dan Cody, in his early years of age. This man was the reason why Gatsby got involved in selling fake bonds, and they ended up working together for this business.
Imagine that George Clooney was your next door neighbor, threw extravagant parties every weekend, yet kept quietly to himself during the day; this describes the life of Jay Gatsby. While he appears to be the nation’s most mysterious, wealthy bachelor, his wealth is built on the illegal business of bootlegging. However, despite all the rumors against him, the allure of Gatsby’s character is based off of the slanted view of the narrator and the improbable way that he obtained his massive amount of wealth.
A few days after the dinner, Tom takes Nick to the city to meet his mistress, Myrtle. The three of them spend some time in a hotel room where Myrtle transmutes her outfit in order to appear as though she is wealthy. When she offends Daisy, Tom abuses her and breaks her nasal discerner. Nick is invited