Gatsby was so in love with Daisy that he would do just about anything to get her to be with him. He not only wants to repeat the past but he also wanted to erase the past so that it could make things better with him and Daisy. In The Great Gatsby and Winter Dreams there is a similar relationship with how Gatsby and Dexter are with the women they want. In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby spent his life trying to win over Daisy and would try everything he could to get her but in the end he just got hurt by her. Altogether the men trying so hard to get a girl just wasted their life and made them get
Gatsby is Obsessed AF When humans fall in love, sometimes the extent to which it occurs may lead to an obsession. Obsession can come in different forms, but most of the time it leads to a devastation of the individual. While being deeply in love with another is most of the time a good thing, once the obsession kicks in, certain conflicts may arise. Throughout F. Scott Fitzgerald’s writing of The Great Gatsby, Gatsby performs multiple actions that are very questionable and make him a suspect to this stalker type character. The main question many readers focus on is whether Gatsby is deemed as creepily obsessive or cute and romantic in the book.
First, he obtains wealth, although illegally, to impress Daisy. Then, Gatsby shows his love for Daisy in many aspects of the book. The first time Gatsby physically makes a plan to meet Daisy and to tell her how much he loves her is when he asks Nick Carraway, his neighbor and Daisy’s cousin, to invite Daisy over for tea so Gatsby and Daisy can casually run into each other. After Nick agrees, Gatsby arranges to have Nick’s yard mowed and buys Daisy millions of flowers just so he can show her how much he really loves her as well as how wealthy he has become. Gatsby believes their love for each other has never changed.
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).
Throughout the novel, Gatsby is regarded as a self-made gentleman who doesn’t drink at his own parties due to his morals. However in this passage, through the descriptions and reflections of Nick the reader discovers how Daisy’s love had corrupted his morals. Before coming to the East, Gatsby’s aspiration was to achieve the American Dream but in this passage we discover the fact after his love with Daisy, all he ever wanted was to win Daisy as if she was an award of excellence. He keeps trying blindly as “he did not know that is was already behind him, somewhere in that vast obscurity beyond the city”. This quote supports the claim as Gatsby is being ignorant to the truth as he is not willing comprehend the fact that he could not accomplish his only goal in life.
Gatsby in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is “great” because of his ability to dream. This ability to dream contributes to a few things about Gatsby’s character: his gift, his tragic flaw, and his archetype as the hero. Gatsby’s ability to dream is a characteristic that acts as a gift to him. This ability to dream is one factor that keeps him loyal to his journey to greatness. Over the span of five years, Gatsby never forgets his sights on Daisy, the whole purpose of his exploits.
Desire in The Great Gatsby Desire can lead people in many different directions -- some good, and some bad. Desire can confuse people, and give them false hope. This makes them commit actions without thinking about consequences.Throughout the book, The Great Gatsby, desire influenced the choices of Gatsby, Daisy, Tom, and Myrtle. First, Gatsby desires to have Daisy and will do anything to get her attention. Throughout the book Gatsby tries many different ways to catch Daisy’s attention.
In the novel, The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald portrays many themes; however, the most significant one revealed throughout the novel is the American Dream is not achievable through accepted, conventional methods, but by sacrificing moral integrity and values. To embody the American Dream one must have money, power, love and a happy family. Myrtle, Daisy and Gatsby's obsession with the American Dream in F. Scott Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby, have all been corrupted and destroyed by trying to lead in this dream, therefore, causing them to lead themselves to their own failures. Myrtle’s obsessive desire for an upper-class lifestyle leads to her failure, death, and loss of true happiness. Myrtle’s obsession causes her to commit adultery in her marriage
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, the main characters' dissatisfaction with their lives, leads to problems throughout the story. The first example of dissatisfaction in The Great Gatsby is Gatsby and his obsession with Daisy. The root of Gatsby’s dissatisfaction was Daisy, he felt that his life was incomplete without her in it. As Nick said about Gatsby, "He talked a lot about the past, and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy" (Fitzgerald 110). What made Gatsby dissatisfied was how much work he put into try win over Daisy.
The American dream today is nothing but an insignificant belief that has been forgotten. But in The Great Gatsby, it is definitely something worth fighting for. Fitzgerald portrays Jay Gatsby as one of the only characters who truly attempts to grasp his dream of success. In this peculiar novel, Gatsby’s intention to fulfill his dream is distinct to no other. His motivation to win back Daisy, the continuous progress of his social status, and his obsession for excessive luxury will all guarantee him attaining his American dream, but most importantly, attaining Daisy.