On the other hand, the whole think is not about pure love. It is about Gatsby’s greed. Daisy was his “object of desire” (Julian Cowley 81). The author emphasized that making love or kissing is not enough for Jay Gatsby he needs to make her own. “‘Your wife doesn’t love you, said Gatsby.
In addition he was one of the first lieutenants since George Washington. This can reveal that he was highly respected among many men. After the American Civil War Grant went on a two year trip around the world being viewed as a hero. The son of the Duke of Wellington viewed him as a Primary Architect(Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History). He was not only the Lieutenant, he became president in 1869.
“She smiled slowly and walking through her husband as if he were a ghost and shook hands with Tom, looking him flush in the eye.” We can see the disinterest she has for George by comparing her attraction towards Tom. Even beyond George and Myrtle’s relationship, Tom and Myrtle’s relationship is just a shallow. Myrtle is attracted to wealth, which is why she married George to begin with. Although she might feel some deeper level of attraction towards Tom, perhaps even love, he has no intent of loving Myrtle. She is just another mistress to Tom, and he is willing to give her the lavish lifestyle that she so desperately wants so that he can get what he wants,
The American Family Myrtle and George Wilson were once two passionate lovers, caring for nothing else in the world but each other. However, Myrtle’s selfish aura led her to fall in love with not a man, but a thing: money. She became unhappy with her husband and decided to move on to someone more enticing, someone wealthy like Tom Buchanan. In the novel The Great Gatsby written by Fitzgerald, the Wilsons are discontent with their lives by portraying the theme of how when money is involved, they will become dissatisfied with one another and turn to lives of greed and selfishness. 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.
Austen 's Pride and Prejudice book shows the differences and similarities of the marriage relationships in the 18th century, through the marriage relationships of Charlotte, Lydia, Jane, and Elizabeth. Jane naturally found someone to marry, her attractive beauty and accessible joyful character helped her easily attract Bingley to her. Young Lydia married Wickham, but she did not know anything about marriage yet. Elizabeth fell in love with Darcy because she realized that he is a special person and that her assumption of him was totally incorrect. On the other hand, Charlotte married Mr. Collins for the reason that she wanted to be secure.
Do you define your love for someone off of how much you think they love you? In Tom and Daisy’s relationship, they love each other, but Tom repeatedly has sexual interactions with other women. In the beginning of The Great Gatsby, Daisy was in love with Gatsby, but when Gatsby left to go into the military and she met Tom during his absence. The above-average man during this time period was able to have affairs with other women and not get called out for it due to the lack of right women had at this time. The wives of these men would stay because that’s the acceptable option to choose for their social class.
In wealthy families, the patriarch would make an arranged marriage in order to gain an alliance with another or to rise up within the social hierarchy. This is exactly what happened in the play. This shows that Capulet, appearing caring and concerned in the beginning, wants Juliet to marry for social gain. In the beginning, he allows Juliet to willingly be with Paris which is a stark contrast to when he becomes angry and tells Juliet she has no choice. This leads to Juliet wanting to die rather than marry a person she does not love.
Fitzgerald uses that as an example of how people do illegal things to conquer The American Dream with Gatsby dedicating himself to becoming a rich man to get Daisy, but daisy does not really love Gatsby but only that he is a successful man with money. Fitzgerald writes a scene in the book in which Tom the husband of Daisy finds out about her affair so he decides to get information on her lover and exposes him on how he got his money. Daisy gets upset and goes on to Tom’s side and says it was not true that she did not love Tom. The example shows that even after having it all it can still all collapse at the
Myrtle Wilson, Tom’s mistress, desires to be Tom’s wife. She said that her husband, Mr. Wilson, “wasn’t fit to lick [her] shoes” (34). Her dream was to marry Tom so she could be wealthy and live the life Daisy has. Myrtle thinks she is too good for her low-class life and husband. 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.
‘ I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn’t fit to lick my shoe’” (39). This clearly proves that she was not meant for him and she married him because he was nice, not because she loved him. She thought the best for her was to cheat on her husband with someone who has money, so she can get whatever she