She is the final piece in his American dream. Gatsby could go for any girl that is considered old money, but he only has eyes for Daisy because that’s the only girl he has ever gone for. While he was in the war, Daisy was the only girl he had ever loved, therefore, she was the only girl that he has ever tried to be with. Due to this, he has consumed his life around her and does not want to change his ways. “‘ Her voice is full of money,’ he said suddenly.” (The Great Gatsby page 120).
His house was always full of partygoers, and yet after he’s gone only one friend cares to attend his funeral. Everyone knew of him, no one knew him. They were all using him for his money and his generosity and hospitality. They were all selfish. “’I couldn’t get to the house,’ he remarked.
David tried to ignore the Tomkey children, but “it was impossible to separate him from his celebrity” (851) making David envious. The Tomkeys judged by not owning a television and spending quality time together, and with the vacancy every weekend, David “felt as if my favorite show had been canceled” (851). David is obsessing over the Tomkeys, but until he realizes how ridiculous his obsession is over television, he will never change
The extravagant house parties that Gatsby throws are for the sole purpose of attracting Daisy’s attention, but since she never attends them, he has no reason to take part in the festivities; his guests barely know a thing about him and base their judgement off of rumours. As a result, Gatsby is socially awkward and timid; he lives within his own perception of the world and is driven solely by his pretentious
She loves me.”(pg. 130) While trying to tell Tom that daisy never loved him Daisey began to tear up and told Gatsby that she did love Tom at one point to Gatsby that was one of the most heartbreaking things that Daisey could have said because he devoted his life to her while she was living her adventurous loving life with Tom. She later left Gatsby behind and went back to her comfortable life with Tom “she vanished into her rich house into her rich full life, leaving gatsby-nothing.”
He speaks without thought and believes because he never witnesses Ron cry, that he never cries. This is another example for how Oskar is misguided due to blunt assumptions. This also portrays Oskar’s ruthless critique side that the reader has only seen little to none throughout the novel. If it were implied that Oskar does this regularly, it is assumed that this causes great stress on his mother and causes more struggle in their relationship. After searching for the lock for almost half a year, Oskar finally meets his grandfather, Thomas Sr. Thomas knows that this is his grandson but Oskar is
The characters all define these characteristics and try to make their dream come true. Jay Gatsby is someone who has everything that most people pine for, but the one thing that he wants most of all is love. He has been in love with Daisy for many years and lost touch after he went into war. When Gatsby went into war and they lost connection, he found out that she married a wealthy man named Tom Buchanan. He used his money and success to purchase something that could remind him of her, “Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay” (78).
Nick describes how Gatsby feels as if his hopes and dreams have come true, but he missed his dream already because Daisy is tired of waiting for him. “Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon”(Fitzgerald 94). Gatsby feels close to Daisy that he is practically touching her, but the next sentence juxtaposes the first sentence because stars are not remotely close to the moon. This means that although Gatsby feels as if he finally has his “golden girl,” there is no way that it will last.
The courage exhibited by Gatsby shows that Fitzgerald 's attitude toward him continuing to see Daisy even though she is married to Tom was acceptable, but only for a character like Gatsby. The reader is encouraged to find a true love story in the affair of Daisy Buchanan and Gatsby. Although affairs are not often accepted or allowed in society, especially at that time, Fitzgerald does not make it seem like he has any problems with Daisy cheating on Tom to be with Gatsby. He tells their love story from five years ago, then he talks about how happy they are to get to see and talk to each other again after so long. Gatsby even throws a party just so that Daisy will come to his house, and he will be able to talk to her like old times.