How Does Daisy Corrupt In The Great Gatsby

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The obsession of wanting love and money corrupts people's minds and drives them to do crazy things. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is in love with a woman named Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby does everything he can to make Daisy happy, even if it is corrupt. Gatsby was a poor as a child, but grows up and becomes rich so he can make Daisy happy. Gatsby bought a house right across the bay from Daisy and her husband, Tom Buchanan. Gatsby has an idealistic idea in his head of his and Daisy’s relationship. Things don’t turn out as planned for Gatsby. The characters in this novel are obsessed with the idea of love and money and this drives them to do crazy things.

Tom claims to love Daisy, but his actions say otherwise. Tom and Gatsby were arguing about Daisy and Tom says “ ‘And what’s more I love Daisy too. Once in awhile I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time,’ ”(Fitzgerald 131). Tom was trying to convince Daisy to not leave him for Gatsby. Tom tries to justify his actions by saying that even though he cheats, he always comes back to Daisy because he truly loves her. Gatsby refuses to believe Daisy ever loved Tom and is constantly trying to remind her of that. …show more content…

Gatsby is arguing with Tom and says, “‘She never loved you, do you hear?’ he cried. ‘She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me!’ ”(130). Gatsby is trying to make Tom believe Daisy never loved him so Tom will back off and let Daisy go. Tom still tries to convince Daisy he loves her more than Gatsby does, even though he cheats on Daisy several

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