Love And Money As A Motivator In The American Dream

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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? What makes the characters in the book motivated? When Gatsby was about to reunite with Daisy, he sent a gardener and a florist to Nick’s house. Gatsby felt like when they met each other again, she would be disappointed to see him, so he wanted to impress her by surprising her with flowers and a nice house. When Gatsby and Daisy first met, “he was a penniless young man” going to the war. It wasn’t his money that interested her, it was his charm. This time he wanted to impress her with money, because he knows that Daisy is wealthy. It was obvious that Gatsby was stressed out about how he was going to approach Daisy in this quote “An hour later the front door opened nervously, and Gatsby, in a white flannel suit, silver shirt, and gold-colored tie, hurried in. He was pale, and there were dark signs of sleeplessness beneath his eyes.”. He most likely stayed up late the night before, visioning about what…show more content…
Gatsby did it because he didn’t want Daisy to get into any trouble with the police or Tom. Gatsby thought that Tom would be upset at Daisy for killing his mistress, so he was thinking that Tom would put his hands on Daisy later that night. In the quote, I found that Gatsby later that night “ Put his hands in his coat pockets and turned back eagerly to his scrutiny of the house.. ”. (pg. 145). Gatsby was concerned if Tom would try to abuse Daisy, so Gatsby wanted to take the blame for what Daisy did, because he loved her and didn’t want her to be involved in any altercations. Although, Gatsby didn’t think his decision would cause him his life, death was coming towards his
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