The Great Gatsby gives the sensation that there isn’t any spiritual values in the upper class families. One may also get the feeling that the east is a location where money may impact those that live there in a negative manner. An example maybe about Daisy Buchanan and Tom a wealthy espoused couple that evaluates others depending on their wealth. A great example of that is when Daisy was in love with a gentleman named Jay Gatsby and she couldn’t marry him because he didn’t have enough money to his name. He then tried everything of his power to save up so that he can make it up to the
When Gatsby and Daisy first met, “he was a penniless young man” going to the war. It wasn’t his money that interested her, it was his charm. This time he wanted to impress her with money, because he knows that Daisy is wealthy. It was obvious that Gatsby was stressed out about how he was going to approach Daisy in this quote “An hour later the front door opened nervously, and Gatsby, in a white flannel suit, silver shirt, and gold-colored tie, hurried in. He was pale, and there were dark signs of sleeplessness beneath his eyes.”.
His love with women was for either physical needs or money. What tied he and Daisy together was their greed for money. His constant affairs with other women already indicated that he did not eve care about how Daisy felt. Ridiculously, he said he “love Daisy and once in a while I got off on a spree and make a fool
This relates to Gatsby when he expects more from Daisy than mere love. He wishes she leave her family and spend rest of her life with him. This shows both Gatsby and Mathilde are always looking for more and will never be satisfied with what they have. They both assume having a high status, they can expect more hence, making them selfish and greedy. Attempts at attaining a high social status affect Myrtle, Gatsby and Mathilde negatively as they show selfishness and greediness acts.
“’I know you didn't mean to, but you did do it. That's what I get for marrying a brute of a man’” (72), and he does not seem to care much about her. Daisy confused love with wealth, “’She wanted her life shaped now, immediately – and the decision must be made by some force – of love, of money, of unquestionable practicality’” (151), therefore, Tom easily bought her love with “’a string of pearls valued at three hundred and fifty thousand dollars’” (76). Daisy’s incontrollable passion for wealth overtakes her identity causing conflictions within her life. Daisy thought she had everything desired in the American
The baby has to be a beautiful fool to be happy and successful. Daisy thought she loved Tom but it came to an end, she was only with him for the money. The chase for the American Dream and ideal man to be with destroyed Daisy’s
During her youth, Daisy fell in love with Gatsby, but ended the relationship with him after World War 1 because of Gatsby’s financial situation which he was poor. So instead she ended up marrying Tom, who was very wealthy and would be able to provide Daisy a luxurious lifestyle. But Gatsby truly believed in his heart that Daisy would leave Tom now that Gatsby is wealthy. When Gatsby implied, “ She never loved you, do you hear?… She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.”(Fitzgerald 130). Gatsby knew that Daisy was self-centered and only cared about wealth, because if she truly loved him, she would wait for him to return back.
Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don’t want, and to impress people they don't like. In the book The Great Gatsby, a man named Jay was madly in love with his long lost girlfriend Daisy. Five years later when he finds her Daisy is married and has a daughter. Every character in the novel is money-obsessed, whether they were born with money, whether they made a fortune, or whether they’re eager for more. Money changed lots of the decisions the characters made, maybe even most of the decisions made apart from Nick were done for money.
Some might say that Gatsby is a “massive dreamer” or that he was delusional, living in denial I believe that Gatsby is a delusional dreamer. He expected far too much from Daisy, after not seeing her for 5 years. He was a man of hope he thought he can repeat the past and get Daisy back in his life, to the point where he would reach out for the green light which embodied Daisy. Gatsby was aware that Daisy had a daughter, yet when he looked at her, he was surprised. The daughter was never part of Gatsby’s dream, he only wanted Daisy and only Daisy.
Last but not least Gatsby’s parties symbolize how artificial wealth is, the people who attend Gatsby parties think that he is leaving this life where he is above of everyone else that around him and he cannot be touched. One also sees that the people attending these parties think Gatsby is living the American Dream. This is not true because one sees that Gatsby greed has gotten him nowhere. Last but not least Gatsby greed gets him in the grave. Although Gatsby and Daisy had a history, he cannot come in five years later and think he can win her back from another man.
“I have an idea that Gatsby himself didn’t believe it would come and perhaps he no longer cared. If that was true he must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream” ( Chapter 8). This quote is an affirmation of the loss of Jay Gatsby’s lifelong dream of winning the heart of Daisy Buchanan has now died and his identity has been taken away from him. Gatsby spent his entire life transforming himself from the poor James Gatz into tremendously wealthy Jay Gatsby, yet his motives were not self-betterment for his own benefit. Instead, Gatsby’s motivation is to make himself someone who can give Daisy the luxuries and monetary stability she desires.
Americans have dreams; many are straightforward, while others are more complex, so what really is a standard American dream for both man and woman. In The Great Gatsby the characters that are old money looked down on Gatsby because he is new money and in their eyes they are better than Gatsby. When we come to think about it, this is very true because even if the American dream is what they crave in life, they have forbidden themselves from it due to their characteristics. Gatsby is new money, however he is still very careless just like Tom along with Daisy. Gatsby’s dream is to see Daisy so he makes big parties every weekend expecting to see Daisy someday.
America has always lured people with an unfulfilling promise of more; people come to America with nothing to try and gain something that’s unobtainable; Unfortunately, what they find is far from what they wanted to gain. F. Scott Fitzgerald expressed just how much of a lie the American dream was in The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald lived as a captive of the dream 's unlawful grip that promised so much but gave so little. He was born middle class and tried his hardest to become more than what his father was, but as ambitious as he was he never gained the wealth and elite status that he desired. The Great Gatsby was his way of stating the way that things were at the time, and he writes about how the American dream is unobtainable through symbolism.
He took what he could get, ravenously and unscrupulously— eventually he took Daisy one still October night, took her because he had no real right to touch her hand.” (Fitzgerald, 149) Daisy is the heir of a rich family, a chance that is one in a million. This heritage had made her always have the comfortable presence of money, never going without. Gatsby was quite the opposite, where he was “ a penniless young man” (Fitzgerald, 149). Thus, Gatsby had realized this and had decided then and there that he would continue this lie of money, all in order to be the star in Daisy’s life. But, this would change after the war.
Gatsby had a great amount of wealth but was still unhappy, what he desired was love. He sacrifices a lot to win Daisy but nothing worked. Instead his life ends being killed. Daisy had her dream of having a lot of money. She wanted happiness but gets none of that living with Tom.