Daisy used to love both of them but chooses Tom because she is used to life with Tom and does not change. However, the adoration of Daisy is elevated in Gatsby. Tom’s artificial, bored love for Daisy is transformed into an obsession for Gatsby. His elevated adoration highlights the character foil between Tom and Gatsby as Gatsby’s obsession is an inflated version of Tom’s half-hearted
She compares Romeo’s physique to a “gorgeous palace” but says that inside it, lives “deceit”. Clearly, there is a negative connotation in Juliet’s words, showing that Romeo is not as he seems. His imperfections are not visible to her at first, and her love for him deceives her into thinking he is a really amazing man. As the story progresses, the mirage that love creates starts fading. Juliet says, “Beautiful tyrant!
“Too polite to object,” Gatsby is inclusive to these people who are lower than him and Daisy is disgusted that, revealing that she, like Tom, also believes in the strict maintenance of social barriers. Daisy wants to remain isolated from the other social classes because she wants to retain her power and stability and wealth. For Daisy, it is okay to like the party on paper because it supports the idealistic view of Gatsby, but when she is confronted by the real life party and her superior status hinges on the decisions she makes, she gets caught up in her own self-interest. In the end, Daisy disgust of the party shows that she too has adopted Tom’s beliefs of exclusion and
Although it is quite clear that Gertrude is weak and reliant on Claudius to make her happy, she does not realize how much it has affected Hamlet. He does not only lose respect for his mother and his uncle, but begins to doubt his mother's prior love for his father. Overall, Gertrude demonstrates similar weakness traits to Ophelia by letting the men who surround her have a huge impact on the way the she
When he arrived, Daisy greeted him be saying, “‘I’m p-paralyzed with happiness.’” Fitzgerald chooses this phrase for her first words to show that Daisy has a loving heart, but is insecure to show it because she doesn’t want to be hurt. By stuttering the paralyzed, it shows that she is somewhat hesitant when it comes to connecting with people. Also, the pairing of paralyzed and happiness shows that Daisy tries to love people but holds back to an extent. One reason she is hesitant to love people is because she loves Tom, but he also has a mistress that she knows about. This can explain why she is hesitant to love people because she has been hurt before while loving
Gatsby might not want any trouble so that people don't have a reason to exploit him. His dirty past is something he wants for himself and he wants to keep it that way. Gatsby shows how following the dream broke his moral compass, for he no longer can tell the truth and his whole life has become a string of lies. Unfortunately, Gatsby’s impure ways pay off, which only motivates him to continue to be dishonest. Under his false identity, he wins the love of Daisy Buchanan, otherwise known as Gatsby’s dream.
This must have devastated Fitzgerald, as Gatsby’s life ended because of Daisy. I think that Fitzgerald further cements the idea that Zelda did not love him by not having Daisy attend Gatsby’s funeral. Gatsby is Fitzgerald, a man who is stuck with a woman who doesn’t love him and who “ended his life.” Nick, on the other hand, is the man Fitzgerald wanted to be. Nick is free to love who he wants, he isn’t stuck on somebody who won’t let him move forward in life. Nick has a fling with a man, something that Fitzgerald might have wanted for some time.
Daisy admits she had once had feelings for Tom; she’d loved them both. Hearing this Gatsby asks, “You loved me to?”, looking as if he’d been punched in the stomach. It turns out, while love and commitment are not necessarily connected, keeping them entirely separated is like trying to drive your car down the gravel road and not get dust on it, it won’t
Since, Gatsby is blind to the fact that she does not love him the way he loves her, he believes that Daisy will leave Tom for him. But because Gatsby gives her all his attention, she lets him believe that she is willing to leave her husband for him. Therefore, Tom and Gatsby verbally
Usually during the occurrence of a tragedy, a character will take mistaken actions that will result in their demise provided this was cited by Merill. Nick is even concerned for his friend and doesn't believe that Gatsby has a clear definition of love or any human understanding. When Nick says: "He might have despised himself, for he had a certainty taken her under false pretenses ... he had deliberately given Daisy a sense of security; he let her beileve ... that he was able to take care of her" (Hemingway
Both men are crushed at the thought of losing Daisy. They apply their will without concern on the consequences. Besides not thinking about the consequences, Gatsby and Tom have very controlling personalities. Gatsby and Tom do not show their mutual hatred until the scene at the hotel. Gatsby and Tom do not accept defeat, such as when Tom gets Daisy back and Gatsby