Once in awhile I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time"(Fitzgerald 140). When he says this, he thinks the cheating he does is fine. He thought daisy would never leave him no matter what horrible things he did because she needs the money to live the life she has always cherished. This betrays him because she finds love in Gatsby and she can still live the wealthy life she wanted. The wealth corrupted everyone one in this story to think it brought happiness.
His parties had everything one could ever imagine in one place, except for him, and most people left the party “without having met Gatsby at all” (Fitzgerald 45). Many of the guests did not find it odd that the host was never around, but this piece of information is quite significant in supporting Gatsby’s motif in throwing the party in the first place. The reason why Gatsby was never around and mingling with his guests was because he was feverishly surveying the crowd for Daisy’s radiant face to appear, but, unfortunately, it never did. In addition, Nick Carraway, Daisy’s cousin, just so happened to be invited to one of Gatsby’s great parties even though “people were not invited-they went there” (45). If people did not get invited to Mr. Gatsby’s parties, then why was Nick?
While money can make someone happy it would only be temporary since money can not buy everything in the world for instance like love, friendship but other argue that it can like how Tom bought Daisy’s “love” but actually Daisy only married him just to use tom’s money to buy whatever she wants and so does Myrtle. And so does Gatsby who tried to win Daisy back by getting richer and showing off his possession like his mansion. Just because something makes you happy like money does not mean it will always make you
‘100 $Bill’ and ‘Young and Beautiful’ both spoke for Gatsby strongly as they were played in a manner to present him in separate lights and represented both his hopes and his fears. His disregard for riches is easily expressed in the song 100 $ Bill as he pays no attention to the amount he spends in the secret bar or on his extravagant parties, it also shows how he takes business as a pastime not a necessity. However the song Young and Beautiful, brings up how he wants Daisy to love him even when he doesn’t have the riches anymore, which is both a hope and a fear as he is unsure of how far she will allow their ‘affair’ to go. The song also brings up bringing her love to heaven with her, which can be said for Gatsby but does Daisy really want to go with him. He seems to bypasses her wants there as well as in the confessing of who Daisy really loves and we never see him ask her.
It is as if it is a moral obligation of the U.S. government to let this bill pass through. In the words of James Truslow Adams said on the American dream: “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” It should be regardless of social class or circumstances of birth or how you got to America, that is the moral
The plot in the movie “Into the wild” refers the life of Chris McCandless. He came from a rich family, but left it all to go on an adventure which most people think was stupid and selfish. “Chris McCandless was a selfish man who turned his back on society and his family. He deserved what he got, and proves that no people is an island, but must be a part of society if they are to survive” People have a tendency to think those who are rich, and has everything they need, does not have any big problems at all. They seems to forget that most people is troubled by something, though it may not be something big.
Money can have many effects on a person. While lack of money can make a man miserable, wealth can do the same. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Babylon Revisited” shows that wealth can still cause unhappiness and therefore shouldn’t be viewed as an ideal. A person should rather work towards constantly improving oneself. Charlie, who is the protagonist of the story, was once very rich.
In this passage, Daisy is so focused what Gatsby has instead of loving him herself. So by Gatsby being rich, he managed to get Daisy but not her heart since she does not know how to live with money. Getting rich can give anyone the world but, if there are no special connections, then it is all superficial and it means
Gatsby did everything out of love for Daisy and it was as if he had blinders on and could only see a future for himself with her in it. He made the mistake of making his happiness depend on her and could not accept the fact that she once loved Tom. As wonderful as man as Gatsby is, he is very deceitful to others of who he really is and tries to control everything. Gatsby is a man stuck in the past and with every day that passes, he gets sucked in even deeper into the abyss. Even though Tom and Gatsby had very different upbringings and live their lives completely different, in a way they are the same person.