Jay Gatsby, the title character of the novel “The Great Gatsby” is a man that can not seem to live without the love of his life. Trying to win Daisy over consumes Gatsby’s life as he tries to become the person he thinks she would approve of. What most readers do not realize is that Jay Gatsby’s character mirrors many personality traits and concerns that the author of novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald, had. In fact, Gatsby and Fitzgerald are similar in that they both had a girl they wanted to win over, took a strong stance on alcohol, and ironically both had similar funerals, also, both people also symbolize the American dream. The close reflection of the life of Jay Gatsby and his author F. Scott Fitzgerald is emphasized in their situation with their lovers.
In the novel “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the illusion of happiness is a theme most apparent in the novel as it shows how far one will go the achieve their goals. The most evident way was through Gatsby, a rich and popular man who was known by all through the extravagant parties he threw. Throughout the novel, Gatsby was seen chasing Daisy, an elegant, materialistic, and married woman whom he had a romance with numerous years ago. Years after their fling, Gatsby was still very much in love with Daisy because she symbolized everything he had ever wanted and what he had always believed would make him happy. Gatsby believed that by alluring Daisy with money and his apparently luxurious and rich lifestyle she adored, he could have caused her to leave her husband and be with him.
With self motivation he uses her to find himself in the world that has created him into the man that he is today. A complete and udder success. This self motivation came from his love for daisy that made him into the person he became and because of this self motivation he achieved upward. Jay Gatsby’s love for Daisy was so consuming that he earned a fortune in order to win her back from Tom Buchanan. Nick: “It was a strange coincidence,” I said.
The novel can be seen everywhere that Gatsby loves Daisy. However, he is really so obsessed with Daisy. He subconsciously thinks that he love Daisy. Before he obtained wealth, “Daisy” means “the glorious history” which the upper class did not accept hiself. This wonderful experience stimulate him to make money and try his best to enter into the upper class.
Some say he was a descendant of a wealthy family, others argue he was involved in bootlegging or gambling. As the novel progresses the narrator, ends up meeting with the great Mr. Gatsby. Their relationship slowly grows over time, and Mr. Gatsby reveals to Nick that he is in love with Daisy Buchanan, Nick’s cousin. Unfortunately there is a slight complication, Daisy is already settled down with a family and her husband Tom Buchanan, a very wealthy and
Her behaviour, even prior to the events which are introduced in the novel, is significant of her greed. For example, in spite of having a man, Gatsby, who ‘yearn[s]’ for her, Daisy’s choice to marry Tom - a more financially stable man - exposes her desire
The narrator of the novel is Nick Carraway, a former soldier who is now selling bonds in New York. This novel has become significant because it has given us a deeper outlook into human nature and what one will do to reach their goals. In this novel, James Gatz’s goal, aka Jay Gatsby, is to become rich and make something of himself. He does end up becoming very rich, but not without compromising his morals. Some people become too clouded by his wealthy image that they do not see him as anything but the embodiment of greatness.
Gatsby’s purpose is to revive his dreams of the past in which he lead a life alongside Daisy. However, his goals of reliving the past are unrealistic and impossible since Daisy is a married woman. Gatsby’s attachment to his fantasy led him to make unwise decisions such as leaving the hotel with Daisy and letting Daisy drive. To Gatsby Daisy was perfection and was the driving force of his life. His attachment to the relationship he shared with her in the past led him to fall into uncertain business and rise in wealth.
Along with Tom’s wealth comes his conceded mannerisms. When Nick describes him he says, “two shining arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face… the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward”(Fitzgerald, 7). From the beginning of the book we have an understanding that Tom Buchanan has a superiority complex and a bad attitude. It is clear that Tom Buchanan dominance, in closer view, stems from not only his wealth, but marrying the most desirable girl around, Daisy. Tom Buchanan is portrayed as a wealthy careless man.
During the whole novel Gatsby tries to reconnect with his one true love a woman from his previous life named Daisy. But Daisy the women he wishes to reconnect with is married to a man that is wealthy his name was Tom Buchanan. Both of them love Daisy a lot and will not let her go. The outcome of them not letting her go led them to awful decisions to win over Daisy. However they show different characteristics to accomplish there goal of getting Daisy.
The Great Gatsby is narrated by the character Nick who becomes entangled in the lives of Gatsby Tom, Daisy, Jordan, Myrtle, and George. Gatsby tries everything to become a “respectable man” for Daisy who is of a higher class than Jay Gatz. He tries to attain this status of wealth for Daisy, but it so happens that he does through this by cheating. He turns to Meyer Wolfshiem, a known bootlegger, to achieve his wealth. Gatsby will achieve his goal in order to impress Daisy even if it means he has to betray his morals and values.
“The only crazy i was is when i married him”. This quote from the great gatsby book symbolizes The emotion and feelings daisy had for gatsby. “I married him because I thought he was a gentlemen” , this another quote on what make her have love for him. In the beginning Gatsby and daisy Fell in love and eventually got married , because daisy Thought he knew something about breeding but however Like she said”he wasn’t fit to lick my shoe”. Eventhough Gatsby has a lot of money so if she ever committed adultery then he would leave her because a rich young Handsome guy , can replace a women with interest.