When it comes to women and love, Tom and George seem to go through things that are completely different, but really they are just the same. They both are married, love their wives, and somewhere along the way, both of their wives, stop loving them. The only difference in the situation where both of their wives stop loving them, is George didn’t cheat. Tom is married to Daisy, a beautiful young girl from Kentucky, she isn’t as fun-loving as she makes herself out to be, according to sparknotes.com. Tom and Daisy are not right for each other.
Most people would think this, but characters in the book thought differently. They thought that they could avoid all feeling toward another person. Daisy was not happy with her marriage due to her emotional affair with Gatsby. She tries to keep this affair away from Tom, but she makes it pretty obvious to him that there is something that goes on. Gatsby always had a loving feeling for Daisy, even though she is in a marriage.
Gatsby lies and it causes tension between him and Tom. Tom is unfaithful and it puts a strain on his marriage. In F. Scott’s Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the main character’s deceitfulness leads to havoc and destruction. There are multiple occurrences when Gatsby lies to the other characters. In chapter one, Gatsby and Nick physically encounter each other for the first time.
The beautiful Daisy Buchanan, with her charming persona controls the attentions of the main male characters throughout F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. Daisy is a victim of circumstance. Fitzgerald models her on the relationship with his wife Zelda. He shows his different reactions through the main male characters. Tom, Nick and Gatsby.
The source of Myrtle and George Wilson’s problems is that they have different viewpoints on each other which lead to Myrtle’s dissatisfaction with him. George’s successful look and behaved manner made Myrtle have the incentive to marry him. She believed that George would be able to financially take care of her. When explaining why Myrtle married George, she states that she “‘married him because [she] thought he was a gentleman…[she] thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn’t fit to lick [her] shoe’” (Fitzgerald 34). Though her speech, one can observe that Myrtle only cared about money and was dissatisfied with George as she says that George “‘wasn’t fit to lick [her] shoe.’” The figurative language present uncovers how she had such scorn and resentment to George, as he was not at her level..
Myrtle is strong for staying with him after he breaks her nose. Tom and Daisy are unhappy with the person they are married to but Tom still hits her.
However, Myrtle’s ambition was money, because when Wilson neither produced riches nor at the very least, gave her the love initially wanted, she turned to Tom to receive them both. Myrtle was a “gold-digger”, but she also believed that he would genuinely love her and pick her over Daisy, even though Tom gave no indication of doing so. Like Daisy, breathed out wealth, Myrtle had breathed out vitality and sensuality, hoping for Tom to chose her as his love and for him to give her riches and luxury. As for Daisy, much like Myrtle, was also chasing both money and love, at different points in her life. Daisy, initially wanted love, and she displayed that, by first waiting for Gatsby and then once again when she was newly married with Tom.
The relationships of previous generations have decayed into messy affairs as the participants try to keep hold of their class. As time progresses and new generations come forth, relationships have become convoluded and intricate, with the members of these relationships. Within the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald we are shown many examples of prevalent issues during the 1920s to 1930s such as World War I, prohibition, racial prejudice, and differences in social class, however one of the main topics that is focused on is the intricacies and complexity of relationships. Throughout the novel, the narrator, Nick Carraway, witnesses these convoluted relationships first hand with the marriage between his old friend, Tom Buchanan, and his cousin, Daisy. Upon reuniting with the couple after many years for dinner, Nick discovers that Tom has been seeing another woman and is told that “everyone” knows about this including Daisy who continues to stay with him.
In the novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Daisy Buchanan, spends her life living in a marriage based off of cheating, lies, and money. In the beginning of the novel, Nick Carraway, Daisy’s cousin and Jay Gatsby’s neighbor, is talking to Jordan baker, a friend of Daisy’s whom he has met, and explains that unlike Daisy, the romantic, Jordan is a ‘hardened realist’. However, throughout the novel Daisy exemplifies the many characteristics that make her, in fact, a realist. Daisy explains to Nick that the only way to fit in with the upper class as a woman is to be practical and be a fool. She also does not spend her marriage relshing in the past like Jay Gatsby, her former lover.
The relationships that intertwine with each other in the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald all have motivations for either Love, Desire, or Sex. All the major relationships in the book are not stable and have their falling out periods. So begs the question, “What is love?” And “Does money buy love?” as it could be argued for the relationship between Tom and Daisy Buchanan. Fitzgerald’s writing has underlying messages in each and every single relationship mentioned in the novel and will be analyzed in this essay. In this novel, love is misrepresented and fails in each and every single relationship in “The Great Gatsby”, and ca The relationships in this novel cannot be talked about without talking about the first relationship we are introduced