(The Great Gatsby page 120). This quote exposes to readers that Gatsby knows that Daisy is a symbol of money. He sees her as the concluding piece of his American dream rather than a woman whom he loves. Gatsby is biased toward her personality due to knowing that she can effectuate his American dream. “‘I told you what’s been going on,’ said Gatsby.
Dreams are not guaranteed to come true. Myrtle Wilson, MYRTLE WILSON THE WHORE OF A WIFE, dies before achieving any of her dreams. She had an affair with Tom Wilson as an attempt to bring herself closer to the wealthy upper class, but she was never happy with what she had. In this novel, dust is a symbol representing the poor and desolate. When Myrtle dies, her blood is united “with the dust” (137, ch. 7), signifying how dissatisfying her life was.
If he wasn’t friends with them, he wouldn’t have paid more than his portion and he wouldn’t give his will to them. Because Candy is friends with them and he knew he was going to die soon, he sacrificed his money to help get the house for them and he’s going to help them out in the house. “I’d make a will an’ leave my share to you to you guys in case I kickoff, ‘cause I ain’t got no relatives nor nothing.” Of Mice and Men page 59. Here’s a quote from the book when Candy says he will donate his will to Lennie and George.
Also, she gets angry by the fact that her mother only buys expensive objects because she has the money and power. She abhors her mother’s concept and starts to become distant from her. Later on, the family wants Gat and Candence to split up, so she decides to “stand up against” her mother and grandfather and burn the Clairmont house (pg.181). Now, her growing anger has caused herself to become unethical and immature. She hates her family too much to realize that her plan is only causing pain.
Just as the American Dream- the pursuit of happiness- has degenerated into a quest for more wealth, Gatsby’s powerful dream of happiness with Daisy has become the motivation for lavish excess and criminal activities. He used his dream to escape from his past, but then was stuck on hold for when he lost Daisy the only part of the dream he really cared for. Gatsby made a dream just for Daisy so she could be apart of his, but saw the meaningless of it when she didn’t choose him in the end. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther….
He does not care about what one really wants. He believes that Daisy thinks the same way as him. Gatsby’s
I shouted across the lawn. ‘You 're worth the whole damn bunch put together.’” (The Great Gatsby, 154). This is one of the last things that Nick has ever said to Gatsby before he is eliminated by George Wilson. While Gatsby was in love with the image of Daisy and falling even deeper in love, Nick was falling for Gatsby’s image in a sense.
Marguerite was never meant to be a girl and she is regularly reminded of that by her father by saying “you are my misfortune” and “what have I done to deserve you in my life”. Does Marguerite act like a boy should because she doesn’t enjoy the life she is expected to have, or does she want to be the boy her father never had. The count has high expectations on what and how Marguerite should be like and does everything to make her a perfect future ruler. When she finally gets her rapier from Ferre, she knows that “the sword won’t rest in its scabbard”. Her interest sparked by all the stories her father came home and told her about his fights.
The narrator of the novel is Nick Carraway, a former soldier whom 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 American Dream. In this novel, James Gatz’s goal, aka Jay Gatsby, is to become rich, make something of himself and marry Daisy in order to improve his social status. He does end up becoming very rich, but not without compromising his morals. Gatsby’s prosperous image has duped
Tom lies to Myrtle about Daisy’s religious affiliations to get out of marrying her, and Daisy can’t bring herself to completely cut ties with Tom to recreate the past with Gatsby. They never think of their partners and equals, with Daisy showing disdain for Gatsby’s parties, and Tom harshly reminding Myrle of her place in the lower class. They take away the choice of their partners, returning to their comfortable positions at the top of society, the position they were born into, when all is said and done.
This lead to Daisy falling in love for Tom Buchanan, not only for his looks but for his wealth. Even though Gatsby knew Daisy was no longer his, he looked for Daisy everyday. This inspired him even more to pursue his dream to become successful and wealthy to win Daisy back. After this Gatsby spends his life doing nothing but trying to earn as much money as possible.
Gatsby had a great amount of wealth but was still unhappy, what he desired was love. He sacrifices a lot to win Daisy but nothing worked. Instead his life ends being killed. Daisy had her dream of having a lot of money.
Nick disapproves of his drastic actions to win back Daisy. An example of this is the quote, “He wanted nothing more than that she should go to Tom and say: ‘ I never loved you.’” This is obviously a drastic measure to take for Daisy and is unreasonable. However throughout the whole novel Nick stays with Gatsby and even facilitates him have Daisy cheat on Tom, and he remains Gatsby’s only true friend throughout
His only goal is to gain her love and he lives through that in the past. Gatsby is devoted to accomplish his goal to get Daisy meanwhile his american dream drifts away. He ends up alone because Daisy doesn’t return the same affection and he no longer contains the american dream. His image of Daisy grew in his imagination, leading herself to not be able to live up to the dreams that he has established in his mind. Fitzgerald shows the disappearance of an image by saying, “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us.
A conversation had sprung up about Daisy by Gatsby over to Nick, who told Gatsby that the past couldn’t be repeated because times have changed. “Cant repeat the past?... Why of course you can old sport! See she must tell Tom that she never loved him” (The Great Gatsby).