This lead to him thinking everything was perfect and heading off to war, leaving Daisy behind. When he returned, he still had the same dream that he had once accomplished, but it had become unrealistic because Daisy was married. Gatsby’s dream began to cloud his reality and he didn’t give up on it. Despite it being unreachable, Gatsby’s dream continued to be very important to him, as he felt “that if he had searched harder, he might have found her” (152-153). He didn’t know how to win Daisy over, but that didn’t stop him from trying and searching.
Both of the stories have a man who is in love with a girl who they would do anything for even if it would hurt them in the end. “He couldn't possibly leave Daisy until he knew what she was going to do” (The Great Gatsby, 148). Gatsby didn’t want to leave or do anything until he actually knew what Daisy final decision would be. He would do anything to have them be together because he loved her so much. Gatsby would hold onto hope that they would be together and he would keep trying everything possible to try to win her love even though it would hurt him.
He gets so twisted up on the idea of love that he thinks in order for someone to love him, he needs to be rich. Ultimately he just wanted to be able to have Daisy and he didn’t care what circumstances he would have to undergo to get her. “So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen year old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end” (Fitzgerald 98). He thought if only he could be rich he could have what he thought was the love of his life. This is not only a terrible way to think of what true love is, but also something that didn’t work for him either because he never won Daisy
The main character, Jay Gatsby, does not project the same kind of greediness. He is the ideal in the view of the American dream, except from the fact that he does not have a family. He does not care for the wealth that he has built up as it is just a tool for him to get Daisy. The way that he is greedy is how much he wants Daisy. He cannot simply settle for having Daisy, he need her to say that she never even loved Tom, much like greediness in money means you want more and once you get it you want even more.
Gatsby has his mind so remarkably revolved around Daisy that he has started to think illogically. He wants not only wants to erase the past but also wants Daisy to confess that she has only loved him. This would give him confirmation that repeating the past is obtainable. Gatsby reluctantly criticizes Nick on his way of thinking with the phrase, “Can’t repeat the past?... Why of course you can!” This passage shows how strongly Gatsby lusts for the idea that he can repeat the time in which Daisy only ever loved him and she did not have a family of her own.
However, in chapter 7, during the confrontation, Daisy quickly rethinks her decisions and states, ‘I did love him once – but I loved you too’. As Gatsby hopes and expectations of them being together breaks the audience starts to comprehend that Daisy contradicting statements is purely because she is afraid to leave Tom. Tom came from a wealthy family and was highly respected in society. Daisy knew that life with him would be luxiourous and entirely satisfactory in terms of respect and wealth. In addition, the author is trying to convey to the audience that Daisy is too secure in her marriage with Tom to even consider leaving it.
Mr. Wilson is a nice man though who truly cares about his wife enough to where he was willing to forgive her cheating once he found out. He wanted to take her away somewhere far away from Tom so they could save their marriage because he really loves her. However, Myrtle feels trapped and does not want this so she starts running away to find Tom. But her American dream literally kills her in the end when Daisy runs her over in Gatsby’s gaudy car, and she was not able to make it to him. The quote, “It was the man in that car.
Especially for those of higher social classes who are often both careless and superficial with everyone including people of their own social class. James aware of this knew that as he was, he had zero chance at a relationship with Daisy. Despite this fact, he was determined to realize his dream no matter the consequence or sacrifice necessary, Thus the facade Jay Gatsby was born. James spends the next five years of his life materializing the identity of Jay Gatsby and what he needed to be to support the lifestyle Daisy lives. First James convinced himself even after Daisy got married and had children that she only loved him.
Something of this nature is hard to ever forget and move on from. Daisy evidently thought she could move on by marrying Tom Buchanan, but in Jay’s case, he never lost that spark and love for Daisy. It is possible that this foreshadows Jay and Daisy committing an affair together because of the strength of that past passion when they finally meet again. Due to the emotions that Jay and Daisy shared in the past, they do not think about how their actions concerning their affair will affect those around them, mainly Tom Buchanan. In the following quote we can see how Jay and Daisy had an effect on
The theme of American Dream can be seen through Daisy’s hope for happiness. Daisy, is a woman which born and married to wealth and she has no values and no purpose in life. Her hope of happiness seems dull when she realizes that she is marrying the wrong person. Early in the novel, Daisy finds out a secret that Tom his husband hiding something from her. Jordan says, “She might have the decency not to telephone him a