Tom and Daisy’s attachment of high social status and wealth kept their marriage. Daisy was a shallow and greedy woman who would stay with men simply for luxury and entertainment. She loved no one but herself. They are the same type of people — old money and self-centered. Meanwhile, Gatsby’s obsession of reaching his “American Dream” blinded his eyes and made him thinks that he was in love with Daisy.
He does this by lying to everyone to convince them that he is old money, putting him higher up the social ladder to get Daisy to notice him. Through dialogue we find out that he is a great liar and has basically everyone convinced that he went to Oxford and inherited his money. As for Gatsby’s morals, he obviously doesn’t have very good morals if he’s a bootlegger and is affiliated with gangsters. By chapter six Nick seems to be Gatsby’s best friend almost. Gatsby tells everything to Nick and is always going to him for help.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the obsession with wealth and love ruined the American dream/ the Characters lives. “Myrtle has her affair with Tom due to the privileged world it grants her access”(Wulick). One of the main examples of wealth destroying a character 's life is Myrtle 's story. Myrtle is the wife of a lowly mechanic in the valley of ashes. Myrtle is taken away by the enormity of Tom Buchanan 's wealth and is instantly attracted to him.
Gatsby was an underprivileged man who feels that he can win ha woman that he has always loved (Daisy) back if he earns enough materialistic wealth. When he first meets Daisy Buchanan, Gatsby commits "himself to the following of a grail" (156). The Great Gatsby is a story of an American Dream. Towards the end of the book, Gatsby ends up in a very tight situation awaiting a call from Daisy that did not become a reality, but he passes away an incurable fanaticizing death, still feeling that he will never be able to make his dream a reality by making his long time sweetheart totally his. Nick is then left with the impression that if you devote your valuable time to overtake a girl that you have been admiring for a long time is an exact example of moral corruption.
Firstly, Gatsby’s obsession with Daisy led to his successes that eventually led to failures of money. Gatsby understands winning over Daisy he must impress her with money. Therefore, he starts illegal affairs (bootlegging) to become rich. Gatsby wanted to become rich enough so Daisy can love him and want to be with him. This quote for example shows that, “The one on my right was a colossal affair by a standard-it was a factual imitation of some hotel de ville in Normandy with a tower on one side spanking new under a thin beard of raw in, and a marble swimming pool, and more than…”(pg.11).
In the book The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald, the author creates hypocritical characters such as Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby which helps create the theme of dishonesty amongst the wealthy. Tom Buchanan, an extremely wealthy thirty year old man, who is “one of those men who achieved such an acute, limited excellence at twenty-one that everything afterwards savors an anti-climax” lacks the high moral standards that he has come to expect from people around him (Fitzgerald 8). Early on in the novel, the reader learns that Tom is having an affair with Myrtle Wilson. Daisy, Tom’s wife, is aware of Tom's mistress, although she acts as if she does not know about his affair. But when Tom learns of Daisy’s affair, he is flabbergasted.
Tho it is hard to see until the very end of the play, A Raisin in the Sun written by Lorraine Hansberry shows Walter Younger is a big dreamer and wants to be rich. Younger is a very selfish man and shows his selfishness through his sacrificing of the family money. When the Younger family inherits ten thousand dollars from the death of a family member, Walter goes crazy trying to get his hands on the money to invest in the liquor store downtown. His selfishness is shown when Mama gives him what is left of the life insurance and he is told to save a generous amount of money for Beneatha’s schooling and then he can keep the rest for saving up. Instead of doing what he is told to do, he invests in the liquor store with his two other friends.
She found love in Tom Buchanan, a burly rich man, and eventually married him. Gatsby was utterly heartbroken. When he returned from the war, he could not get over this break up and made it his ultimate desire to be reunited in love with Daisy. He created a wild fantasy in his head, and did
Gatsby envy's Tom and Daisy and wishes that she would be his. Which I believe would have eventually happened if he hadn't been killed. Fitzgerald made Gatsby so rich and unhappy because he is similar to him he has money and chases this woman whom he cannot be acquainted with. Nick is an honest, observative,and down to earth, and snobby, type of guy. Who moved from the Midwest to West egg
This shows that to people money matters so much they would go to measures of spending massive amounts of money to gain what they desire most. Second, Myrtle's desire for money compelled her to cheat on George and go for Tom because he's rich. This shows that people with a crave for money would go so far as to be unfaithful to their spouse. Finally, Daisy "began to cry stormily" at Gatsby's "beautiful shirts," (Fitzgerald chapter 5 pg 92) because she heavily admires and is impressed with his fortune. People who get emotional and get overwhelmed by someone's wealth must extremely admire them.