While money can make someone happy it would only be temporary since money can not buy everything in the world for instance like love, friendship but other argue that it can like how Tom bought Daisy’s “love” but actually Daisy only married him just to use tom’s money to buy whatever she wants and so does Myrtle. And so does Gatsby who tried to win Daisy back by getting richer and showing off his possession like his mansion. Just because something makes you happy like money does not mean it will always make you
Pursuing this further, Gatsby shows off his wealth to Daisy again by flaunting his expensive clothing. At this point in the story, Gatsby shows off his money in any way that he can. Daisy states to Gatsby, " 'It makes me sad because I 've never seen such – such beautiful shirts before '" (92; Ch 5). Gatsby 's shirts are part of his lifestyle, they were made to impress others. Daisy 's world is made up of wealth and flashy materials, and when she realizes that Gatsby is now connected to money, she breaks down.
Daisy is in love with Gatsby, but as war comes Gatsby has to serve his role in it. Daisy could simply wait for Gatsby to come home after the war, but Gatsby comes from a less wealthy family. She meets Tom, the heir of wealthy family, and she marries him. They have such a large desire to keep their money and status that they use others as if they’re there to serve them. An example of this is, once again, how Daisy uses Gatsby to get away with killing Myrtle.
First, F. Scott Fitzgerald proposes that the American dream is foolish. For example, Daisy is a wealthy socialite married to a man that comes from “old money”, and therefore, has achieved the American dream through marrying “properly” in society. Yet, she is very unhappy and insecure. She’s married to a man who doesn’t love her, nor does she truly love him. She loves him for what he stands for: privilege, wealth, affluence, social acceptability, class, and the finer things of life.
Gatsby's always wanted to become rich, but his main reason in earning his wealth was to impress his love Daisy Buchanan, whom he met before he left to fight in WW1. Joining the war, Gatsby's love for Daisy ended and she ended up marrying a rich man named Tom Buchanan. When Gatsby returned from the war he had an obsession with Daisy and would do anything to get her back on his side. In order to get back with Daisy, Gatsby thought money and lavish living was key. He bought an enormous mansion in West egg right across the bay from Daisy’s place to try and get her attention.
Jane Austen’s “Pride and prejudice” is a romantic novel that was considered between relationships and love between individuals. The novel pointed out why marriage is important to the majority of women during the 19th century. Austen revealed to the readers that love in marriage does exist during that time period. For instance, Charlotte Lucas marries an arrogant man for security due to the pressures of society placed on women in Austen’s era. George Wickham, known in the entire novel as a dishonorable man, married Lydia to ensure financial profit to him -self and Lydia agreeing to marry him knowing his background, but still decides to marry him.
Gatsby loves his money and ultimately just to hear her voice brought extreme emotion to him. They were once in love, before the war. But, after Gatsby leaves Daisy finds a new man. A man with money that could give her anything she desired. Everything except love that is.
If one falls in love for wealth, it is not sincere and genuine love. The most prominent example is Myrtle Wilson and Tom Buchanan. They may have loved each other, although it seemed like Myrtle was manipulating Tom for his money. “...[Myrtle] bought a copy of Town Tattle and a moving picture magazine.. ‘I want to get one of those dogs,’ she said earnestly.” suggests Myrtle enjoys spending money (Fitzgerald 27). When she snuck off with Tom, she lived a lavish lifestyle because he has the money to support it.
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 140). When he says this, he thinks the cheating he does is fine. He thought daisy would never leave him no matter what horrible things he did because she needs the money to live the life she has always cherished. This betrays him because she finds love in Gatsby and she can still live the wealthy life she wanted. The wealth corrupted everyone one in this story to think it brought happiness.
One character that confirms that materialism is corrupting society is Daisy. Daisy is materialistic from the beginning. Gatsby states, "She only married you [Tom] because I was poor" (137). The fact that Daisy left Gatsby and married Tom for his money shows that she is materialistic. Furthermore, Daisy 's materialism reflects on her character.