Fitzgerald paints Tom Buchanan as the antagonist of the novel because he is all that stands in Gatsby’s way of Daisy, similar to how Ginerva King married a wealthy suitor over Fitzgerald. Daisy is unable to consider marrying Gatsby until he has found wealth for himself much like Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda waited for him to find more financial stability before agreeing to a marriage. Fitzgerald creates the character Gatsby that is simply a poor boy doing all that he can to marry a rich woman. This is Fitzgerald’s commentary on the injustices of the class system. He believes that wealth has no
Tom and his family were rich; that 's why they called him “old money”. Gatsby got killed by George Wilson because he thought that Gatsby had killed his wife, but it wasn 't him; it was Daisy. Nick knew all the stuff that happened, but he didn’t tell each other secrets. It showed Geroge Wilson killing himself in both movies.
It seems like she can blame anyone she want because she has got a lot of partisans to be witnesses in the court. She used the advantages of majority to win even they were lying. Many innocent people were accused and sent to to jail. John and Elizabeth Proctor discuss people that have been charged and found out that there were something strange, as they knew Abigail before as a kind of immoral person. Abigail had been working as a servant in their house before but because of finding out affair with John, she was fired.
What is ironic about Tom’s statement that “women run around too much these days to suit me”? How is this statement consistent with Tom’s character? It is ironic that Tom should be so judgmental, since he had been involved in all sorts of sordid affairs with just such women since his marriage to Daisy, and was at that point involved in an affair with Myrtle Wilson, a married woman. He is, therefore, ironically and unknowingly, also referring to himself as a "crazy fish. " Secondly, his wife is also involved in a similar relationship with Jay Gatsby, a fact that he will soon discover to his shock.
Hamlet, also, could not get over the death of his father. He found out when his father’s ghost came back that his brother, and Hamlet’s uncle, murdered him. He then was willing to do anything possible to get revenge on Claudius, his uncle. Both of
There must have been many figures in Evelyn 's life that could 've had an impact on her mentality and been a part of the reason she was involved with two gruesome homicides. The first that comes to mind, would be her parents. Alexandra and Donald McLean didn 't set a good example for Evelyn growing up. As mentioned earlier in "Personal Life", the both of them had foul tempers, abused her, and pressured her into doing some nasty acts. For example, it was rumored that Donald and Evelyn had a sexual relationship and Alexandra convinced to sleep with older, wealthy men to gain fortune and status.
However, when Gatsby comes back as a mysterious millionaire with a lavish lifestyle, Daisy falls for him again. According to Daisy, the reunion with Gatsby is miserable not only because of the rekindled flame between the two past lovers, but also because Gatsby now has the upper-class lifestyle she yearns for, yet she is not with him (Gam). Her love is based on his attraction which comes not from Gatsby himself but from his money and material luxury. People around her gradually
Velben argues that, in western society, members of the “leisure class” (those who are exempt from laborious jobs and can pursue luxury) are in a constant struggle to “one-up” one another. Gatsby’s parties, his gestures, and his possessions are all a part of an effort to assert his status, and are evidence of his entrapment in this consumerist “bubble”. When Daisy finally visits his mansion, she ends up in tears, not because she was reunited with her lost love, but, rather, because Gatsby has nicer shirts than her husband: “They're such beautiful shirts," she sobbed, her voice muffled in the think folds. "It makes me sad because I've never seen such – such beautiful shirts before.” (Fitzgerald, 118-119).
Like most Americans, Gatsby’s hope is accomplishing his lifelong dream, earning Daisy’s love. Fitzgerald showcases this expectation throughout the novel through the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. Gatsby had always loved Daisy; however, Gatsby was never able to accept that she had loved and married Tom as he states, “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved any one except me"(Fitzgerald Chapter 7)! Based on Gatsby’s remarks, he feels that the only reason why Daisy left him was because she wanted to maintain the social class she was born in and continue to be spoiled with the luxuries that an ordinary human being may not be able to enjoy; as a result, Gatsby made it his goal to amass a large amount of wealth and earn the love of Daisy once again.
Daisy’s priority was to be with someone who had money, so even though her heart was for Gatsby, Daisy decided to follow the money instead. The quote to support this reasoning is when Daisy said “ rich girls don't marry poor boys”(Fitzgerald 93). This quote explains the idea that woman fall for men with money, Daisy loving Gatsby, though he was broke and Tom had money she chose money
Many people are willing to go to the extent of lying about themselves to a man or a woman to impress them. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald creates contrasts and similarities between Gatsby and George Wilson. They are not the type of person their partner wants to marry, Gatsby made as much money as anyone could ever want but he still lacked the class that Daisy expected and required. No matter if matter if you’re wealthy or poor, if you become someone you are not others will always find out who you really are.
The Great Dream Of Gatsby Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone , with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement . “ She had told him , & Tom Buchanan was sounded . His mouth opened a little , & he looked at Gatsby & then back at Daisy as he recognized her , as someone he knew long time ago . “ She never loved you , do you hear ” he cried . “ She only married you you cuz I was poor and she was rich & she was tired of waiting around for me ” .
Daisy, for instance, showcases the lack of morality in people. Initially, she promises Gatsby that she would wait for his release from the military. However, Daisy does not hesitate to go after Tom while Gatsby is away. When Gatsby and Daisy reunite, she strings him along and leads him to believe that she would choose Gatsby over Tom, yet she settles for Tom’s wealth instead. It is evident that she values gold above all else, which is a color commonly associated with greed and corruption.
It is true that Daisy had loved Gatsby once, but it was all in the past. After Gatsby left to go to war, Daisy fell in love with Tom Buchanan. The reasons why Daisy married Tom was part of her love for him and the other part is because she loves the social position she is in when she is with Tom. Gatsby failed not because he was killed, but because Daisy’s love for Tom can not be changed with material things. All of the main characters have ideas for the perfect life and none were able to achieve them.
Tom would always flirt with other women and engage in many sexual activities. Drama unfolded when Tom began to visit Myrtle Wilson, his mistress behind Daisy’s back and the relationship got more complex that even Jordan Baker, Daisy’s friend knew about the affair. Tom became more involved with Myrtle buying her gifts such as, a puppy and a dog leash resulting in confusion and dishonesty to both of their spouses. When George Wilson, Myrtle’s husband found out about her affair he wanted to move her out West with him. She did not agree with his decision so she tried to track down of she thought was Tom but instead behind the wheel was Daisy and in the passenger seat was Gatsby.