Firstly, Gatsby’s obsession with Daisy led to his successes that eventually led to failures of money. Gatsby understands winning over Daisy he must impress her with money. Therefore, he starts illegal affairs (bootlegging) to become rich. Gatsby wanted to become rich enough so Daisy can love him and want to be with him. This quote for example shows that, “The one on my right was a colossal affair by a standard-it was a factual imitation of some hotel de ville in Normandy with a tower on one side spanking new under a thin beard of raw in, and a marble swimming pool, and more than…”(pg.11).
Some will teach us lessons, not to change us, but to make us be a better person.”. These realistic words describes exactly what Fitzgerald wrote in his novel, The Great Gatsby. The narrator Nick Carraway is living in a time where parties boom, alcohol buzz, mistakes being made, and lessons being learned. Everything happens for a reason is portrayed during Jay Gatsby’s relationship obsession with Daisy, her greediness of the wealthy, and the coincidences of Nick Carraway
I believe that Fitzgerald’s parallel to Gatsby and Zelda’s parallel to Daisy says something important about their relationship. If we go off of what happened in the book, Fitzgerald was, at one time, enamoured with Zelda, and became wealthy to win her over. It worked, and the two of them got married. However, Fitzgerald soon realized that it was not him Zelda loved, but his wealth and success. This must have devastated Fitzgerald, as Gatsby’s life ended because of Daisy.
Gatsby says “Her voice was full of money.” This shows that he associated his love with Daisy to his pursuit of wealth and power. He wants Daisy because of the wealth that she represents. Gatsby wanted Daisy more than anything else. He could not move on. If he did he would have been happy, however, it ended up leading to his downfall, even if it was not his fault.
Petruchio's intentions for his marriage are very great and demanding. For example, after explaining his father has died, Petruchio makes a comment that he came to Padua to "wive and thrive, as best I may" (1.2.57). He is very driven to seek a spouse with a great deal of money. As a matter of fact, instead of coming to Padua to study like Lucentio, he plans to "..wive it wealthily in Padua..." implying he wants a spouse with money (1.2.76). His motivation is very prompt towards being very wealthy while living in Padua and to fufill his "destiny."
In TGG, Fitzgerald explores how love and relationships are impacted by the pursuit of material things, best seen in the concept of the American dream. EBB, on the other hand, shows that love with integrity will grow and strengthen over time, as reflected in her relationship with Robert Browning. Love in TGG, it is almost universally a selfish love, which is reflective of the growing American obsession with materialism and the loss of innocence in the post-war 1920s. Fitzgerald saw this suffused into relationships around him. Gatsby himself was pursuing Daisy, with a love he believed was pure but had become tainted by the world around him.
This shows that to people money matters so much they would go to measures of spending massive amounts of money to gain what they desire most. Second, Myrtle's desire for money compelled her to cheat on George and go for Tom because he's rich. This shows that people with a crave for money would go so far as to be unfaithful to their spouse. Finally, Daisy "began to cry stormily" at Gatsby's "beautiful shirts," (Fitzgerald chapter 5 pg 92) because she heavily admires and is impressed with his fortune. People who get emotional and get overwhelmed by someone's wealth must extremely admire them.
Cash, with its characteristic capacity to captivate, boggle, and control, has for quite some time been a question of man 's fixations. It inspires sentiments of outrage, desire, voracity, and envy, sentiments of energy, predominance, and satisfaction. The conviction that all is good that riches offers gives the start to Daisy Buchanan 's associations with Tom and Gatsby in F. Scott Fitz-gerald 's novel, The Great Gatsby. Daisy 's requirement for this sentiment assurance forces her to marry the princely Tom Buchanan, as opposed to the impecunious Gatsby. At in the first place, Gatsby abuses her want for a protected social position so as to win her love, and through it, her cash.
“Money cannot buy happiness”. This statement summarizes the passage, as Fitzgerald attacks materialistic Americans. Gatsby is the victim of materialism and cannot overcome his own isolation, even though he is extremely wealthy. Not only does Fitzgerald demonstrate that money and material goods cannot overcome Gatsby’s isolation, but he also denounces those who create this isolation because of their own materialistic desires and ideas. Overall, the audience sees that Gatsby is alone, even at death.