In the 1920’s is wasn’t likely to divorce their spouse and to marry someone else from a lower class. Throughout the novel The Great Gatsby, Daisy knows Tom has many affairs but stays with him, Tom and Daisy have an unusual and loving relationship, and the time period of the 1920’s that Daisy and Tom live in. Tom and
Even if it meant hurting everyone around you. In the book,‘The Great Gatsby’ all the characters find a way to be with someone whom they love or even just desire, only catch is that they’re all in unhappy marriages. "Neither of them can stand the person they 're married to." says Catherine, (Myrtle’s sister) to Tom. They didn’t marry with love, they married for money, which had happened with Daisy.
Tom pressures Nick to stay and drink with him and Nick has only been “drunk twice in my life and the second time was that afternoon” (pg. 33) at the hotel party; where Tom has an affair with Myrtle. He has no moral concern about his own affair with Myrtle, but still “broke her nose with his open hand” (pg.41) when she says Daisy’s name. on the other hand, he begins to suspect Daisy and Gatsby of having an affair as well, Tom becomes outraged and enforces to meet Gatsby himself. Tom is a static character, meaning he does not have any moral or physical change in The Great Gatsby.
The obsession of wanting love and money corrupts people's minds and drives them to do crazy things. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is in love with a woman named Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby does everything he can to make Daisy happy, even if it is corrupt. Gatsby was a poor as a child, but grows up and becomes rich so he can make Daisy happy. Gatsby bought a house right across the bay from Daisy and her husband, Tom Buchanan.
Nick reunites them and they fall in love again. Love and money impacted most of the characters in The Great Gatsby. Love impacted Gatsby's decision on his future and money impacted Daisy and Myrtle’s decisions on their marriage. Daisy made her decision of who she was going to marry based on money. When Jordan, Daisy’s friend, told Nick about Daisy’s past, she stated that she was in love with Gatsby but she chose Tom because he was rich.
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. In the 1920s, women’s role was to usually to leave off their husband’s wealth. They wanted all the materialistic comforts money can provide which lead to lies and deceit through
Women in The Great Gatsby are objectified by men, seen as only having value when of use to a man, as well as the universe punishes them when they do not obey a man. The women introduced as sex objects and men are introduced through their achievements and how great their minds are. “Daisy was my second cousin once removed...her husband, among various
Additionally, the marriage between Tom and Daisy has nothing on Gatsby. He believes Daisy never loved Tom and only remains with him because she has no choice. While in the Plaza Hotel, Tom begins to cause tension and Gatsby exclaims, “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. In her heart she never loved anyone except me!”(130). Gatsby chooses to believe there was no way Daisy could ever feel something for Tom although Daisy claims that’s
In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald portrays the themes of love, lust and obsession, through the character of Jay Gatsby, who confuses lust and obsession with love. The character of Jay Gatsby was a wealthy business man, who the author developed as arrogant and tasteless. Gatsby 's love interest, Daisy Buchanan, was a subdued socialite who was married to the dim witted Tom Buchanan. She is the perfect example of how women of her level of society were supposed to act in her day. The circumstances surrounding Gatsby and Daisy 's relationship kept them eternally apart.
Tom and Daisy both were unfaithful to each other, which went against every societal ideal pertaining to family structure. Their relationship was a complete mess, yet they still claimed to have loved each other. Although at first glance Tom