He published his first book when he was 23 years old, and he was one of the American greatest dreamers". "In 1924 he moved to France, and a year later he published his greatest work The Great Gatsby". The Great Gatsby is about a simple man that suddenly became a rich through illegal activities to be with his lover who couldn 't be with her in the past because of religious and materialism. The novel start with Nick Carraway, who is the narrator of the novel, moved to New York where his cousin Daisy Buchanan lives. Nick lives in a small cottage next to the millionaire Jay Gatsby.
In the Great Gatsby, the book is mostly about money and love. It’s about how love and money can make you do foolish acts. Gatsby’s American Dream is to repeat the past and reunite back with Daisy. He often uses his parties and wealth to impress others. So, how does love and money act as a motivator in the book?
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"But Nick is clearly swept up by the idea that Gatsby 's passion for Daisy is driven by overwhelming love out of love or obsessiveness, Gatsby kept a scrapbook of memorabilia about Daisy. Money is a huge motivator in the characters’ relationships. Daisy marries and stays with Tom because of the lifestyle he can
Nick and Gatsby become more involved with each other and finds out the reason for Gatsby’s big parties. Gatsby throws these parties to get Daisy to eventually show up because of their past relationship. However, Daisy is in a poor marriage with Tom and Gatsby hopes he can win Daisy back. It ends with Daisy staying with Tom and Gatsby ends up accidentally dead because of Daisy and Tom’s actions. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses symbols: the green light, the valley of ashes, and Doctor T. J. Eckleburg to represent more important aspects of the
In the Novel of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Daisy is one of the main characters, but one of the main themes of this novel is wealth. Daisy was brought up with a wealthy family, so of course that would throughout the years into her adulthood would become important to her. It was clear her love for wealth like with all things soon became rotten, and would begin to corrupt her life. This infatuation caused her to start making bad decisions. For instance she wouldn 't marry the man she loved because he was poor, she practically forced herself to marry a man because of his fortune, she then became unfaithful to her husband because her past lover now had a great amount of wealth.
Dr. Manette is recalled from his insanity when he compares his daughters golden hair with his wife’s locks of hair which he has kept for 18 years. After returning to England, Lucy meets and forms a deep love for Charles Darnay, who had been saved from certain death by his doppleganger, Sydney Carton after he was falsely accused of being a spy. Lucy is the object of both Charles’s and Sydney’s adoration, but Carton is lowly and miserable, while Darnay is rich and amable. Lucie and Darnay eventually marry, and Carton has a change of heart and vows that he would do anything for Lucy. Darnay is called back to France shortly after to cover for a former servant who was on trial.
A little later Nick decides to pay his cousin a visit. He drives out in the evening to visit Daisy Buchanan (His Cousin), and her husband, Tom. He enjois dinner with them and a friend of theirs, Jordan Baker. Jordan baker is a beautiful and cynical young woman who tells Nick about their mutual friends marriage. It turns out that Tom has a lover named “Myrtle Wilson”, who lives in the “Valley of ashes”, a unfriendly dumping ground between West Egg and New York City.
Aunt Helen is the major piece of irony in this coming of age novel. Charlie referred to Aunt Helen as his favorite person in the whole world, And always talked about how much he loves his Aunt Helen. Considerably, before he had a mental breakdown when Sam was leaving for her college, Charlie blocked out the memory of Aunt Helen molested him when he was a child, And when Sam kisses him it conjures him something in which involved Aunt Helen. It made Charlie remembers being sexually assaulted by her. Another thing is when his friends call him and themselves wallflowers.
This reaction is strange because it is though that Daisy would have cried tears of joy that Gatsby is now back while she was at Nick’s house for tea and not over his materialistic objects in his home. Daisy is crying over his money and how she had the opportunity to wait for Gatsby years ago but instead married Tom. Since Tom was from old money and Daisy had knowledge that he could support her expensive and shallow lifestyle that she has been catered to her entire life. Another character that represents the corruption throughout the novella is Tom Buchanan. He flourishes in a lifestyle of absurd wealth empty of all morals.