However, in chapter 7, during the confrontation, Daisy quickly rethinks her decisions and states, ‘I did love him once – but I loved you too’. As Gatsby hopes and expectations of them being together breaks the audience starts to comprehend that Daisy contradicting statements is purely because she is afraid to leave Tom. Tom came from a wealthy family and was highly respected in society. Daisy knew that life with him would be luxiourous and entirely satisfactory in terms of respect and wealth. In addition, the author is trying to convey to the audience that Daisy is too secure in her marriage with Tom to even consider leaving it.
Despite this awful scene their affair continuous due to the fact that Myrtle is obsessed with the plan of escaping from her marriage. The another messed up relationship is between Gatsby and Daisy. Like Myrtle, Gatsby wants to become a part of the high social class and escape from the name tag of “New Money”. Gatsby falls in love with Daisy and her wealth that she represents. He becomes obsessed with her in a level that he would cover up and take full responsibility for all of her misbehavers.
"It makes me sad because I've never seen such – such beautiful shirts before." (5.118-119)” The evidence shows that Daisy is immorally attracted to wealth although she knows that she is married. It is also proven when Gatsby said, "Her voice is full of money (7.99)." Fitzgerald uses Daisy Buchanan to demonstrate the opposite of morality which is Immorality. Another immoral character in the novel is Tom Buchanan or known to be Daisy’s husband.
Git uh move on yuh, and dat quick." He is asserting his authority towards Janie. Logan is making her feel like she is inferior compared to him and men in general. He establishes the notion of being boss which causes Janie to constantly second guess herself. This troubled marriage results in Janie running away where she is presented by a luxurious lifestyle by a financially stable man named Jody Starks.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the obsession with wealth and love ruined the American dream/ the Characters lives. “Myrtle has her affair with Tom due to the privileged world it grants her access”(Wulick). One of the main examples of wealth destroying a character 's life is Myrtle 's story. Myrtle is the wife of a lowly mechanic in the valley of ashes. Myrtle is taken away by the enormity of Tom Buchanan 's wealth and is instantly attracted to him.
The interwar period was the age of the Lost Generation. Exhibiting the decayed and frivolous lifestyle of the upper class, literary works in this period shared a common theme of the corruption of the American Dream. One of the most representative literary works that discusses this theme is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, in which Gatsby’s love with Daisy Fay in his youth promoted him to be a pursuer of the upper-class lifestyle to marry her. Gatsby’s accidental encounter with Daisy in his past frames his character’s development and thus the overall development of the plot. Utilizing symbolism and motif, F. Scott Fitzgerald exhibits the degeneration of Gatsby’s dreams and values to denounce the emptiness of materialism and the death of the American Dream.
Mr. Baldwin believes that the flawed American writers should confront these issues of what it means to be American. Those writers that are enlightened moved writers felt the need to move to Europe. This age-old question can’t be answered in a single word. It is a question that one needs to discover for oneself through deep thought as Mr. Baldwin and many writers did in Europe. His opinion holds truths on the current state of society of those who are less enlightened.
Edward Albee is an important playwright who manages through hi way of writing to address the mind of audience. In his play The American Dream, Albee tries to remind people that they must refine their own version of the American Dream, or their society would be completely damaged. His intelligence is presented from his choice to the title of the play. He uses ironical title to refer to the corruption in the American society. The American Dream that people want is completely corrupted.
His dream was to get rich so he could end up with Daisy. However, Gatsby made the mistake of believing that money could buy a woman’s love. This is a main theme in the book because the falsehood of the American Dream often leads to the pain and agony of others or yourself because money cannot buy you happiness. In The Great Gatsby, the goal of all of the main characters was to be rich. Some were born into rich families, such as Tom.
"The negative side of the American Dream comes when people pursue success at any cost, which in turn destroys the vision and the dream." In this quote, by Azar Nafisi, it explains how dreaming can be tainted by reality, and it that if you don 't compromise you may suffer. In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the American Dream is one the many themes in this book. The American Dream that most people in this book obtains to have is wealth, statist, a fun social life, and someone to lust. It is the life we all strive to have until we obtain it and see it 's meaningless composure.