Gatsby is in love with the symbol of Daisy. If obtains the privilege to obtain her, it would mean that he is truly old money. This completes the idea that he has turned himself into old money. It is so important to obtain her because that is the girl he’s gone after for years. This is all he knows.Gatsby has spent his whole life trying to prove to Daisy and everyone around him that he is worthy of her.
Due to this, he has consumed his life around her and refuses modify his ways. “‘ Her voice is full of money,’ he said suddenly.” (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.
Nick reunites them and they fall in love again. Love and money impacted most of the characters in The Great Gatsby. Love impacted Gatsby's decision on his future and money impacted Daisy and Myrtle’s decisions on their marriage. Daisy made her decision of who she was going to marry based on money. When Jordan, Daisy’s friend, told Nick about Daisy’s past, she stated that she was in love with Gatsby but she chose Tom because he was rich.
145). Gatsby was concerned if Tom would try to abuse Daisy, so Gatsby wanted to take the blame for what Daisy did, because he loved her and didn’t want her to be involved in any altercations. Although, Gatsby didn’t think his decision would cause him his life, death was coming towards his
"Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay"(Fitzgerald 84). Gatsby had bought that house so he could get close to Daisy, who was one of the few people that brought true happiness to someone for a little. While Gatsby could have just bought a cheaper house to get closer to Daisy because despite his wealth she never came to one of his parties. The money was thought to be the source of his happiness because of the amazing house he owned when instead the love of daisy was the reason he saw even a glimpse of
When he took his final breath he was shot by mistake. For the person who shot him had in mind that he was the killer of his wife but it was none other than Daisy herself, but Gatsby took the blame for the death anyways and ended up dying for his love. Jay Gatsby was deeply in love with Daisy Buchanan, he went to get measures to get everything for her but in the end just to have it turn to dust. His influence on people made them question who he was, his grand master plan was his own tragic flaw, and his fall from grace was his way out of all the lies he told. He has been spared all the hate that
Gatsby shaped his life around his love for Daisy and he only used his money to get closer to her, not to provide his own happiness. Yet Daisy on the other hand, relied on money more than anything and her happiness came from the comfy and expensive lifestyle it gave her. Even in the world today, it can be seen that this decision, between money and relationships, differs with each and every person. No matter if you're like Gatsby or Daisy, and you find contentment in different ways, it is always important to choose the path that makes you the
Once he stopped and shifted it a little and the chauffeur asked him if he needed help, but he shook his head and in a moment disappeared among the yellowing trees.”(The Great Gatsby). Gatsby ends up dying in the end loving Daisy. There wasn’t one moment that Gatsby did not love Daisy any less. Gatsby’s life revolved around
In the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, what Jay Gatsby feels for Daisy Buchanan is obsession. Gatsby revolves and rearranges his entire life in order to gain her affections. Gatsby’s obsession with Daisy resulted in him buying a mansion across the lake from her, throwing huge parties, and spending years of his life trying to become rich. Gatsby bought mansion intentionally across the lake from Daisy just to be closer to her. When Nick Carraway marvels on how coincidental it is that Gatsby and Daisy are neighbours, Jordan Baker rebukes it stating that, “Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay.” (4.76) Gatsby bought a house in West Egg near East Egg where Daisy lives, rather than next-door to
Most modern day critics, say that Gatsby’s lust for money corrupted his love for Daisy. Gatsby didn’t love Daisy, but was in love with the idea of having everything, the perfect life. In the end, his vast amounts of wealth could not buy Daisy’s love or even his own happiness. Gatsby filled the void in his heart by surrounding himself with expensive things, but the way in which he acquired his wealth, though not clearly stated in the novel, can be assumed he took the easy way of turning to a life of crime. Gatsby’s romantic view of money did not prepare him for the selfish and corrupt circle of people in which he would soon be associated with.