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.
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
She was wealthy and married a wealthy man. She could never leave her husband for less. She certainly wasn't the type of woman to fall in love with a poor man. Gatsby did many of the things he did in order to get to Daisy. The best evidence of this might be his wild parties.
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).
Because of his obsession, Gatsby sees Daisy as a symbol instead of an evident person. Rather than wanting to be with her for her personality, he yearns to be with her by the reason of it meaning that he would have secured the image of being old money. Therefore, it is so crucial to obtain her, and only her, due to the fact that she is the only woman he’s ever spent his time trying retrieve. This is all Gatsby has deliberated about for the past five years. He has enormous amounts of time revolving his choices and decisions based around Daisy.
During the whole book love is a prominent motif, characters do many odd and extravagant things for love throughout the book. Gatsby goes the farthest for love, he dedicated his whole life to get back together with Daisy even though she has a husband and a daughter. In chapter 4 Nick and Jordan were together and they discuss Gatsby 's house in relation to Daisy 's, he says: "It was a strange coincidence," I said. ‘But it wasn 't a coincidence at all.’ ’Why not?’ ’Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay.’" Gatsby 's love towards Daisy has taken over his life and influences every decision in his life. Gatsby 's undenying love for her got to the point where he was borderline stalking since he bought the house in perfect proximity to her house.
“ “This is a terrible mistake,” he said, shaking his head from side to side, “a terrible, terrible mistake.” “You’re just embarrassed, that’s all,””(87) Gatsby is a self made man, he makes a big deal in getting Daisy to meet him “accidentally”. But when she gets there, he backs out like a child. His whole life (after meeting Daisy) was based around getting Daisy to be his, so I understand that he was nervous to see if his hard work in becoming a great person worked on her, but Gatsby should had passed his nervousness aside to talk to her, without Nick. Gatsby couldn't even talk to her without Nick’s presence. He needed Nick to be there and when Gatsby wanted to back out he needed the support of Nick to keep him there.
She is also the reason he throws so many parties and bought a house across from her. Everything Gatsby does is driven by Daisy. Unfortunately, this results in his demise. Once he meets up with her again, he gets carried away from there, wanting her all to himself. At the Hotel in New York, Gatsby stands up to Tom and tries to convince him Daisy never loved him, and he so desperately wants to hear it.
However, even this relationship is artificial, thanks to Daisy’s social and economic standing. Nick explains that Gatsby was born into a poor family when he notes: “His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people…” (Fitzgerald 98). Nick also explains Gatsby has a vivid and wild imagination, explaining Gatsby as someone whose “... imagination had never really accepted them as his parents...He was a son of God” (Fitzgerald 98). Gatsby holds himself in high regard, thinking he’s above the life he has been given. To Gatsby, Daisy is the epitome of everything he’s wished for himself - wealthy, socialite.
Throughout the story there are so many secrets about Gatsby that people are trying to figure out, especially about his wealth. It turns out that Gatsby isn’t that wealthy at all, he just has all of these nice things and wasted his money on all of it to impress Daisy. He even lived where he does because it is close to where Daisy lives. Nick slowly processes all of this information throughout the story. Another way social breakdown is represented is by people living on different sides of town, where one side is a little wealthier than the other.