After eleven years of an unhappy marriage Myrtle sees her affair with Tom as an escape from the awful like she is living in. The fact that she knows so little about the upper class men and the poor judgement of her character makes her an easy target for Tom to take advantage of her. Although she finally buys everything that she desired for, she never could have Tom’s heart all to herself. Tom would rather not leave Daisy because their marriage represents a larger meaning than only love it almost a symbol that show their social status. " Daisy!
‘She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.” (pg. 137) For Gatsby, Daisy is a perfect woman whom he has strived after for years and forged his life around getting her back. It is due to the fact that Gatsby holds Daisy
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).
She has clearly moved on because she is married to, “the polo player,” Tom Buchanan (Fitzgerald 111). Although, Gatsby, like Tom, does not think it is wrong to sneak around with a woman who is already committed to someone else because “he felt married to her” (157). Gatsby’s statement about feeling married to Daisy causes the reader to further understand Gatsby’s profound love for her, but leaves them wondering how his love could have been that great when he had only been with Daisy for a couple of months prior to them being separated. When Tom, Daisy, Nick, Gatsby, and Jordan are all having a party in town, Gatsby then tries to pressure Daisy into saying that she never loved Tom, and if it weren’t for Gatsby having to leave, she wouldn 't be married to him. Gatsby “wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: I never loved you”
Nick is the only one that understands the reality in the book. He states: His is proving that Nick is the only one in the book with the eyes of reality. However Gatsby’s illusions are now his reality. Because of all the parties, the drinking, trying to get Daisy, and all the cheating and lying Gatsby created an illusion that is the life of misery and uncertainty that turns into his reality thus leading him to lose his illusions. So even with the illusion lost he still ends up with the same ending that leads to his
Tom did not like this and decided act upon it by breaking her nose with his open hand. However, this does not change Myrtle’s opinion being with Tom. Throughout the whole novel, Myrtle still does not treat her husband with respect and wishes that she could be with Tom instead as she cares only about her social position. Unlike Myrtle, Jordan Baker already has the social position that Myrtle was dreaming of. Jordan Baker is a very famous golfer and wealthy woman.
She loves Billy excessively, but he does not reciprocate this. Billy continues to have the same “so it goes” attitude and is both indifferent and impassive to her death. This emotionless outlook substantiates the fact that he marries her purely for the sake of having a significant other, and does not genuinely love her. Upon thinking about their marriage together
In another quote the grandmother implies that the misfit is a good man by stating, "Yes it's a beautiful day," said the grandmother. "Listen, " she said, "You shouldn't call yourself the misfit because I know you're a good man at heart. I can just look at you and tell" (421). The grandmother doesn't know the misfit from Adam, yet she already gave him a persona that he has to match. Besides the grandmother has already called Red Sammy a good man, and by now it is already apparent that its feigned.
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” (Fitzgerald 189). Nick Carraway moves to New York in a search for opportunity and lands a spot in west egg next door to jay Gatsby. Nicks cousin Daisy lives in East egg with her husband tom Buchanan. Daisy’s best friend Jordan Baker falls in love with Nick and spills some news about Tom’s side lover Myrtle. The love triangles continue and stories unfold throughout the novel about Gatsby’s former life.
Gatsby 's chances of winning over Daisy come to an end once the summer ends and he does not accept the fact that she is going to be moving away. To enhance his chances, Gatsby tries to go back in time, which he only understands. Emerson believes one 's memory will not be able to uphold all recent enjoyments and there is a reason we live in the present. To feel better about himself, Gatsby is known for his magnificent parties. Everyone who attends his parties knows of Gatsby and that is what Gatsby cares about.
‘She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me!’” (Fitzgerald 130). Gatsby continues to use words that convey possession. He expresses that Daisy “never loved” her husband Tom as if Gatsby knows this for certain.
Gatsby had never wanted someone else. On page 125, Daisy had said she loved Gatsby. Gatsby had dreams to be with Daisy. That 's all Gatsby ever wanted was to have a relationship with Daisy, without her loving her husband. Gatsby couldn 't hide the truth
Fitzgerald’s Novel The Great Gatsby shows how Gatsby and Wilson lied to their women about how much money they had. No matter the efforts, they were not the person that their partners fell in love with. So Wilson ends up with an unhappy marriage and Gatsby is only used as a tool for Daisy to get her husband
“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.
( Fitzgerald, 33) Tom is an immoral person. He has had several affairs with women while married, has a dominant attitude, and is arrogant. This kind of immoral personality sets up what is essentially a power run- to control someone else. This person comes in the form of Myrtle, someone he can take advantage of and she cannot do anything to complain. As well, to Tom, Myrtle is not good enough to bring up to his social class.