All she wanted from a man is money, not love. She gave up with Gatsby and chose Tom since Tom could offer her the extravagant life she accustomed to. As Gatsby became rich, she felt then regretted and accepted Gatsby immediately. She never actually loved neither of them. She had an affair with Gatsby while she already married Tom.
As Myrtle discusses her relationship with Mr. Wilson, she went “crazy when [she] married [Mr. Wilson]. He borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in” (35). Myrtle’s serious tone reveal how “crazy” she values status and wealth. Myrtle’s serious tone demonstrates how disappointed she was when she found out Mr. Wilson was part of the lower class. Fitzgerald shows how one’s American dream of becoming the wealthy class cannot be achieved due to greed.
“’I know you didn't mean to, but you did do it. That's what I get for marrying a brute of a man’” (72), and he does not seem to care much about her. Daisy confused love with wealth, “’She wanted her life shaped now, immediately – and the decision must be made by some force – of love, of money, of unquestionable practicality’” (151), therefore, Tom easily bought her love with “’a string of pearls valued at three hundred and fifty thousand dollars’” (76). Daisy’s incontrollable passion for wealth overtakes her identity causing conflictions within her life. Daisy thought she had everything desired in the American
While Tom and Daisy at least try to appear happy and loving, Myrtle and George are hardly identifiable as married. Myrtle has lost complete interest in George and any life that she has with him, and runs off with Tom to live the extravagant life that she’s always wanted. Even before George and Myrtle were married, Myrtle’s understanding was that George was wealthy and powerful. Upon finding out that he didn’t have everything that she dreamed of, she stopped being in love with the idea of being with George, leading to an affair with Tom years later. “She smiled slowly and walking through her husband as if he were a ghost and shook hands with Tom, looking him flush in the eye.” We can see the disinterest she has for George by comparing her attraction towards Tom.
At first when Gatsby told Nick that Daisy’s voice was full of money, he did not understand, but he later realizes that it was true. This quote compares her to the Golden Girl which she is known to be throughout the plot. She is wealthy and speaks like success and all the things that men desire in the 1920 's.3 Daisy is a manipulative person who only cares for her well being and how she wanted/expected her life to play out. “She had told him that she
Most likely this was to convince her that during their marriage, he would take care of her financially. From this it is obvious to see that Daisy matches love with materials, therefore giving her a very materialistic outlook on love. On the other hand, Zelda was also very accustomed to a wealthy lifestyle. “Unfortunately, his paltry salary was not enough to convince Zelda to marry him, and… she broke their engagement in 1919… Fitzgerald, suddenly a rich and famous author, married Zelda a week after its publication” (Willett). This shows that Zelda would not marry Fitzgerald unless he had
Having an affair with Tom allows her to feel as if she is apart of the upper class which fulfills her wants in life. In chapter two Tom buys her a copy of the “Town Tattler” newspaper. This shows Myrtle is very concerned on what is going on with the rich and famous. If Myrtle knows what is going on within the upper class this allows her to feel as if she is apart of it. Myrtle is after money and fame in her affair.
What was really attractive about Tom to Daisy is that he is crazy rich and Gatsby is not. When Gatsby returned, he was very disappointed to find out that she married someone else. In hopes to get Daisy's attention, he bought a very nice house across the bay from her and threw lavish parties hoping she would attend. After years of parties and no sighting of Daisy, Gatsby went
Another example of materialism is Daisy and Gatsby 's relationship. “Daisy marries and stays with Tom because of the lifestyle he can provide her” (Wulick). This relationship is built on materialism, the only reason Daisy liked young Gatsby was because he lied to her into thinking he was rich. After he left, she went to Tom only because of his wealth and the lifestyle he can provide for her. After Gatsby came back he was heartbroken that Daisy didn’t waited for him, but he didn’t giving up.
During her youth, Daisy fell in love with Gatsby, but ended the relationship with him after World War 1 because of Gatsby’s financial situation which he was poor. So instead she ended up marrying Tom, who was very wealthy and would be able to provide Daisy a luxurious lifestyle. But Gatsby truly believed in his heart that Daisy would leave Tom now that Gatsby is wealthy. When Gatsby implied, “ She never loved you, do you hear?… She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.”(Fitzgerald 130). Gatsby knew that Daisy was self-centered and only cared about wealth, because if she truly loved him, she would wait for him to return back.