How Did Daisy Achieve In The Great Gatsby

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Deferred Dreams Cannot Be Achieved In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the dreams that Daisy, Nick, and Gatsby, have cannot be easily achieved. They face many obstacles in their paths, including the dreams of other characters. Because of this, their dreams are very hard to achieve. Another reason Daisy, Gatsby, and Nick could not hold onto their dreams, is through their own faults. Through the failed dreams of Gatsby, Daisy, and Nick, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, establishes the idea that dreams cannot be achieved after they are deferred. The first person to prolong their dream, and make it impossible to achieve, is Jay Gatsby. Jay Gatsby’s dream is to be with Daisy. He almost has this dream even before he went off…show more content…
Daisy’s dream is to be with Gatsby like his dream is to be with her. Daisy does not achieve her dream because, when they met, he was in the army and before that, “a clam−digger and a salmon−fisher or in any other capacity that brought him food and bed” (Fitzgerald 52). She does not want to be with Gatsby right away because he is going off to war, and there is a chance that he would not return. Daisy also does not choose to be with him because she does not think he will ever be able to provide for her. Coming from a rich family, Daisy is used to that kind of lifestyle and does not want to stray from it. Another reason she does not stay with Gatsby is because, before Gatsby made all of his money, they were of different social classes. For Daisy, “Tom's 'old money' has a power beyond any that Gatsby can command. His wealth and background win the battle” (Donaldson). Money and position are too important to Daisy, and she is not willing to risk that to be with Gatsby. Daisy’s need for wealth is emphasized through saying that, “she vanished into her rich house, into her rich, full life, leaving Gatsby nothing” (Fitzgerald 82). In the past and present, all Daisy cares about is money. However, she is now sad that she did not stay with Gatsby all those years ago because he can now give her what she always wanted, money and social status. Daisy realizes that by waiting and disregarding her dream, it is now unobtainable. Daisy disregards her dream because she wants the money instantly, and does not want to put in the time and effort that it takes to truly achieve her
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