His desire to rise in status, to gain class and recognition, leads to his love for Daisy. This love leads him inexorably into conflict with Tom Buchanan, who has what Gatsby desires most, Daisy and the status that has given her. This struggle between Tom and Gatsby is a representation of the entire struggle between new money and old money, and so ultimately a struggle Tom wins. James Gatz and Tom Buchanan both have backgrounds characteristic of their class. Nick Carroway says of Tom “His family were enormously wealthy; even in college his freedom with money was a matter for reproach, but now he'd left Chicago and come East in a fashion that rather took your breath away: for instance, he'd brought down a string of polo ponies from Lake Forest.
In the novel, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the female characters, Jordan Baker, Daisy Buchanan, and Myrtle Wilson, throughout the whole novel, all have the same motive which is achieving their desired social position through cheating. Jordan Baker is a very wealthy and famous golfer who will do anything to achieve her goal which is very beneficial to her social position. Like Jordan, Daisy Buchanan is very wealthy as well and married to one of the richest men in East Egg, Tom Buchanan. However, when she finds real love, Gatsby, she denies it because she wants to keep her social position. Like Daisy, Myrtle cheats on her husband and had an affair with another man who is Tom Buchanan.
He is mysterious but a very well rounded gentlemen whom is extremely wealthy. Although this man is made out of money, he is far from happy and far from achieving his goal. For Gatsby, his ultimate goal in life was to be with his golden girl, this golden girls name is Daisy Buchanan, Gatsby and Daisy were deeply in love until Gatsby went to war. After Gatsby was gone for 5 years because of war,
Pursuing this further, Gatsby shows off his wealth to Daisy again by flaunting his expensive clothing. At this point in the story, Gatsby shows off his money in any way that he can. Daisy states to Gatsby, " 'It makes me sad because I 've never seen such – such beautiful shirts before '" (92; Ch 5). Gatsby 's shirts are part of his lifestyle, they were made to impress others. Daisy 's world is made up of wealth and flashy materials, and when she realizes that Gatsby is now connected to money, she breaks down.
Gatsby loves his money and ultimately just to hear her voice brought extreme emotion to him. They were once in love, before the war. But, after Gatsby leaves Daisy finds a new man. A man with money that could give her anything she desired. Everything except love that is.
The couple would go on to live a glamorous life filled with parties and heavy expenditures that echoed the lifestyle of the characters in arguably his most famous novel, The Great Gatsby. However, “his reputation as a drinker inspired the myth that he was an irresponsible writer,” which ultimately tarnished his standing in the literary community, leaving his peers “reluctant to accord Fitzgerald full marks as a serious craftsman” (Bruccoli,
He drank excessively, only the most superb drinks of course, or he served large amounts to large quantities of people. Gatsby, following his creator’s perspective of romanticism, was all about finding his love. Gatsby had a forbidden love named Daisy who was married, but this did not stop Gatsby from achieving what he wanted. He thrived off of his lust for her and her world of seduction that captivated him. Gatsby had a belief that he may win Daisy’s heart if he was able to possess wealth.
The characters portat different tiers of greed. At the highest tier, so to say the most greedy, is occupied by Tom and Daisy Buchanan. Tom and Daisy are arguably the most greedy people in the whole novel. They did not have to make their way up the ranks as Tom was born into a rich family and daisy also being born into a wealthy family. Daisy is in love with Gatsby, but as war comes Gatsby has to serve his role in it.
First, F. Scott Fitzgerald proposes that the American dream is foolish. For example, Daisy is a wealthy socialite married to a man that comes from “old money”, and therefore, has achieved the American dream through marrying “properly” in society. Yet, she is very unhappy and insecure. She’s married to a man who doesn’t love her, nor does she truly love him. She loves him for what he stands for: privilege, wealth, affluence, social acceptability, class, and the finer things of life.
Tender is the Night Review Tender is the Night, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel about love in a life of excess. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote Tender is the Night based on his own life. After his rise to fame, Fitzgerald became an alcoholic. Zelda, his wife, was said to be jealous of his fame and was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. His marriage was very flawed and is represented through Dick and Nicole Diver.