Gatsby like the other men who loved Daisy, “[They] are all hoping to be the one to finally pin her down, to be the only fellow she ever loved.” ” (The Problem With The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan). Gatsby wasn’t the only one to love Daisy. What about the people she knew before him or her husband Tom, he had to love her. Right? Gatsby didn’t think so, “ ‘I don’t think she ever loved him’ Gatsby turned around…and looked at me… ‘Of course she might have loved him even for a minute when they were first married’…” (Fitzgerald 8.
On the other hand, the whole think is not about pure love. It is about Gatsby’s greed. Daisy was his “object of desire” (Julian Cowley 81). The author emphasized that making love or kissing is not enough for Jay Gatsby he needs to make her own. “‘Your wife doesn’t love you, said Gatsby.
Gatsby represents the clash of love and happiness. Moreover, his persistence and confusion led him to a false idea of himself. More importantly, Gatsby's trouble with love reveals something significant about happiness’ temporary nature. Following Gatsby’s dance with Daisy, Gatsby expresses his distance from her. Nick then proclaims that, “You can’t repeat the past” (110).
Gatsby believe that he is just going to slide by in life. Gatsby birth name isn’t Gatsby. Dramatic irony has take over the whole book. Gatsby is trying to win over Daisy who is unhappily married to Tom. Gatsby is carless about how I would affect everything.
Gatsby spent the last five years on one goal alone. To reinsert himself into Daisy’s life, and now that it has happened she may not feel the same way about him that he feels about her. In Chapter 5 we finally see the connection between Gatsby and Daisy that he has been pursuing for so long.
First of all, Tom Buchanan and George Wilson largely shared their attitudes toward women. For example, it is clear that Tom is concerned that Daisy, his wife, would go off on her own and do things by herself. One instance of him acknowledging this concern is when he says "I wonder where in the devil he met Daisy. By God, I may be old−fashioned in my ideas, but women run around too much these days to suit me” (Fitzgerald 111). Tom says this after finding out that Gatsby had met his wife, implying that Daisy was “running around too much” simply by going anywhere at all without his prior knowledge.
“He looked… as if he had ‘killed a man.’ For a moment the set of his face could be described in just that fantastic way. It passed, and he began to talk excitedly to Daisy, denying everything, defending his name against accusations that had not been made” (Fitzgerald 134). In Nick’s recount of the incident, Fitzgerald’s audience experiences the regret that Gatsby felt after Daisy found out the truth.Mitchell also takes note of Gatsby’s lack of openness with Daisy, stating that, “If he loved her, he would want intimacy with her; but intimacy means knowing and being known, and Gatsby does not want Daisy to know him” (Mitchell 65). Similarly to the revealing of the criminal activities that Gatsby was involved in, Gatsby’s lack of “intimacy” can be reasoned with possible embarrassment, shame, and even worry that Daisy will no longer love him is she finds out information about him and his past. While it seems that Gatsby is considerably concerned with Daisy’s opinion, which can arguably be said to be because “He projects onto her a kind of royal status” (Mitchell 64) and thinks highly of her, the same
The first reference demonstrating the link between lies and deceit and hypocrisy is how Tom doesn’t question the mortality of his actions. Tom referencing to Gatsby says the “latest thing is…to let Mr. Nobody from nowhere make love to his wife” (Fitzgerald 99). He kept repeating the words “self-control” (99) to daisy because he was outraged
I could have sworn he was trembling, involuntarily, I glanced seaward and distinguished nothing except a single green light..”(Fitzgerald pg. 21). The green light is a symbol of Gatsby’s dream to be with Daisy and that he is willing to do anything like living across from her house.Finally, Gatsby is careless by trying to live a reality that is all an illusion, which is affecting Daisy’s life by messing with her marriage with Tom. For example, “I wouldn’t ask too much of her, I ventured You can’t change the past? He cried incredulously Why of course you can!” (Fitzgerald pg.
This does not include the fact that she lead Gatsby on throughout the whole entire book. Gatsby gained feelings for this women that only wanted to get revenge on her husband. This action by Daisy is disgusting in the way that Gatsby loved this women so much that he was willing to die for her but all Daisy wanted was revenge on Tom for what he had did to her. Leading someone on, especially to the extent that Daisy does is utterly disrespectful. Daisy knows how in love Gatsby was for her and yet claims that she is in love with Gatsby also but is using him to get back at Tom.