The rich exhibit no depth in any of the relationships they make. Hundreds repeatedly attend Gatsby’s parties, yet only one person comes to Gatsby’s funeral showing the superficiality of their relationship with Gatsby. Every relationship the people of the upper class make is only to benefit themselves. When faced with problems in a relationship, they run from them. Nick sees this in Tom and Daisy after Gatsby’s death and remarks, “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy-they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money” (Fitzgerald,
Jay Gatsby threw huge parties in which many people attended. But when Jay had died, no one showed up to his funeral. This is ironic because usually the people who throw huge parties tend to have many friends, but it turns out Jay’s only true friend was
When Nick arrives at Gatsby’s party, he tries to find him, “...but the two or three people of whom I asked his whereabouts stared at me in such an amazed way, and denied so vehemently any knowledge of his movements…” (3.43) Gatsby sits apart from the crowd waiting for Daisy to appear. Gatsby doesn’t care to be seen. All he cared about was enticing Daisy to come to his parties, but she never came. When admiring his mansion with Daisy, Gatsby remarks that it took him three years to earn the money that bought it, one of the many lies he told about his life and how he acquired
He starts to illegally collect books and read them with his wife. Montag mistakenly reads poetry to his wife Mildred and her guests. The guest and Mildred report Montag, resulting in his boss, Captain Beatty, to order Montag to burn down his own house. Montag responds by killing his boss and running away to the countryside. Meanwhile, the city that he left was destroyed by nuclear weapons.
Jay is charming yet mysterious, he throws lavish parties with hundreds of people yet no one has ever seen Gatsby. Jay Gatsby tries to be something he is not, he lives a life of lies and drives himself more and more into a false sense of reality throughout the story. In the beginning of the story, Jay Gatsby is a mystery and we are left wondering what is up with this Gatsby man that everyone talks about yet no one knows. F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays Gatsby as the
In it, betrayal exists in two main forms: death and forsaking friends. After Gatsby is murdered, none of his ‘friends’ show up to his funeral. Even when Nick asks a common partygoer, Klipspringer, to to the funeral, he is more concerned about “a pair of shoes” he left and wonders if “it would be too much trouble to have the butler send them on” (Fitzgerald 169). Gatsby hosted countless parties with uncomparable entertainment, yet all of his guests ultimately ignore his death and funeral. Klipspringer “[cared] more about his lost tennis shoes” (Lewis 6) than the kind host of so many parties.
Gatsby talks “a lot about the past" (110) and strives to "repeat the past" (110) even though “it was already behind him" (180). Gatsby's obsession with Daisy is his fatal flaw and leads to his tragic death. Ultimately, "nothing happened" (147) between Gatsby and Daisy but Gatsby is willing to take the blame for Daisy's driving mishap. In many people's eyes, Gatsby has it all as he is wealthy and has a large mansion. In reality, Gatsby is miserable.
The manifestations of Tom’s anger had appeared through a lot of situations in the novel, like when he saw Daisy telling Gatsby that she loves him. He was shocked and greatly surprised by what he saw then he got that feeling of anger because of jealousy. Tom Buchanan’s feeling of anger had increased through more than one situation in the novel. For instance, “He opened the door, but she moved out from the circle of his arm” (Fitzgerald 75). Daisy leaved Tom and went to the town with Jay Gatsby in a way that seemed like she escaped from Tom because she wanted only to be with Gatsby.
They began to drift apart more and more, that is until Gatsby forced them to confront their marriage when he asked Daisy to say she never loved Tom. This backfires when they began to grow close again. Then, when Daisy kills Myrtle and Tom gets Gatsby killed they run away together, as they always do. The quote, “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made. .
In particular, after the death of Jay Gatsby, none of the hundreds of partygoers or even his closest friends attended the funeral.This is ironic in the sense that he lived this pretentious, lavish lifestyle, yet his funeral lacked the luster and grandeur the populous parties he had hosted once had . Nick was only one who does not run off when the aftermath of their summer commences and is left as Gatsby’s only true friend. As Nick states ”they were careless people, Tom and Daisy-they smash up things and creatures and then retreat back into their money.” This suggests that when actions that could be detrimental to their social status are threatened, they flee to avoid the truth.They do this solely to keep up the illusion that everything is