Daisy Buchanan is merely at fault for Gatsby 's death. Daisy’s lack of self reliance and ignorance prompt her to be easily led into making bad decisions, causing her to lash out and be held responsible for the death of Gatsby. Being a women of the east egg society Daisy Buchanan has always been apart of the idea of “old money”, signifying that her whole life she has had everything given to her and she doesn 't have to rely on herself for her own self making. These factors impact her in her later life when she is faced with the consequences of Myrtle 's death. Daisy being responsible for the death of Myrtle ultimately leaves her to make the careless decision of letting Gatsby take the blame, because Daisy 's ignorance and lack of self reliance
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” Gatsby and Tom are different, but one of the things they have in common is Daisy; they both want to protect her yet they do it differently, and they both lie to her about different things. One of the things that Tom and Gatsby have in common is that they both to protect Daisy. On page 155 of “The Great Gatsby” Fitzgerald wrote “He couldn’t possibly leave Daisy until he knew what she was going to do. ”(This is Nick when he was thinking about Gatsby.). This shows that Gatsby is worried about her and wants to protect her.
She doesn’t try to confront Tom about his mistress, and she feigns sophistication to remain in wealth and out of gossip. She even gives up Gatsby, who she states she loves, and dreads the drama that comes from the confrontation between Tom and Gatsby. She goes so far as to let Gatsby take the fall for Myrtle’s death, which ends in his death. She and Tom leave immediately, leaving no forwarding address; Daisy ends up running from the trouble she helped cause. Daisy is so utterly unattached and desperate for material comfort that she has no morals left to care
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.
Throughout the novel The Great Gatsby by F Scotts Fitzgerald love and money motivates every character. They all had made decisions based on love and money, no matter the consequences, no matter if it was good or bad they still made those decisions through the love they had for someone and their desire for money. Tom Buchanan 's love for daisy was pure and true throughout the book the great gatsby he even made some hard decisions all out the love possesed for her. A very critical part of the the novel was when tom 's wife had killed George Wilson 's wife Myrtle Wilson in a automotive accident. When George came to tom about what happened questioning him about who killed his wife, Tom could see that George was furious and would be willing to do anything to the person who killed his beloved wife.
In life, lies ruin relationships and breaks trust. This idea of deceitfulness can be shown in many different ways, like in books, movies, and real life. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the moral issues and constant lying displayed by each character led to the inevitable destruction of their lives and friendships. Although most of the characters in this novel are untruthful and untrustworthy, one, in particular, has dug himself into a hole of lies that he cannot get out of.
(Fitzgerald, 179). Daisy allowed Gatsby to take the blame for the murder of Myrtle. In Scott Donaldson’s article, On Possession & Character in The Great Gatsby, he mentions the corruption of the Buchanans as well: “Gatsby met Daisy, Nick tells us, only through the "colossal accident" of the war. Knowing he did not belong in her world, he ‘took what he could get, ravenously and unscrupulously ... took [Daisy] because he had no real right to touch her hand.’ Gatsby's later idealization of Daisy and their love redeems him, however, and he dies protecting her by his silence.
Fitzgerald in the novel, uses careless individuals who would destroy everything and everyone and yet still manage to retreat back to their money. Daisy Buchanan, the ‘golden girl’ is rather dishonest and deceitful throughout the novel. As she starts having her affair with Gatsby, she creates unrealistic expectations in Gatsby head about their future together. As Gatsby is having drinks at the Buchanan’s, Tom leaves the room and Daisy kisses Gatsby and declares, ‘I don’t care!’ At this point, the audience realizes that Daisy is and always was in love with Gatsby and that she was prepared to leave Tom.
Daisy does not care for others, and she values Tom 's money over Gatsby 's love. The materialistic values that Daisy holds, therefore, ultimately corrupt her. Her corruption is further proven when Gatsby later describes to Nick Daisy 's car accident, "Well, first Daisy turned away from the woman toward the other car, and lost her nerve and turned back... Daisy stepped on it." (151).
In the story, Gatsby is at the first portrayed as a great man, until later the book goes on and his true colors and motives are revealed. As Gatsby invited Tom over to talk, he explains how all he wants is to have Daisy tell Tom that she had never loved him. In response “‘I wouldn’t ask too much of her’” I (Nick) ventured.
Enemies are portrayed as being opposites of each other and work to repel the other like magnets. When one thinks of enemies, they may think of Batman and the Joker. One works to preserve the well being in Gotham and tries to prove that it has good people living in it. The Joker on the other hand works to upset the established power and expose their corruption to the public through heinous crimes. Such is not the case in The Great Gatsby.
The Negative Influence of Wealth Wealth and prosperity are the core of living a lavish lifestyle and having a successful life. However, money can influence people into debauchery. In the book, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald introduces to us to some of the dangers of being rich. Most people in the Great Gatsby were very privileged, and they lived a lavish lifestyle.
The Great Gatsby contains a story of two men who acted out in very different ways, all because of anger caused by unfaithfulness and murder. Tom is the kind of man who, when he feels like he’s being picked on unfairly, he attacks back immediately. “Some time toward midnight Tom Buchanan and Mrs. Wilson stood face to face discussing, in impassioned voices, whether Mrs. Wilson had any right to mention Daisy’s name. “Daisy! Daisy!
In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Tom Buchanan, Daisy’s extremely wealthy husband who is a vile and selfish man seeks out to ruin Gatsby and boast about having Daisy as his wife. Tom is a “sturdy , straw haired man” (pg.11) who is powerfully built and hailing from a socially solid old family from Chicago. Tom and Daisy have one daughter named Pammy who is rarely mentioned but is in the novel. Tom is an arrogant, sexist, hypocritical and a racist. Tom’s role in The Great Gatsby is the potential antagonist.