This must have devastated Fitzgerald, as Gatsby’s life ended because of Daisy. I think that Fitzgerald further cements the idea that Zelda did not love him by not having Daisy attend Gatsby’s funeral. Gatsby is Fitzgerald, a man who is stuck with a woman who doesn’t love him and who “ended his life.” Nick, on the other hand, is the man Fitzgerald wanted to be. Nick is free to love who he wants, he isn’t stuck on somebody who won’t let him move forward in life. Nick has a fling with a man, something that Fitzgerald might have wanted for some time.
Gatsby is arguing with Tom and says, “‘She never loved you, do you hear?’ he cried. ‘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 anyone except me!’ ”(130). Gatsby is trying to make Tom believe Daisy never loved him so Tom will back off and let Daisy go. Tom still tries to convince Daisy he loves her more than Gatsby does, even though he cheats on Daisy several
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In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, characters have very distinct identities that develop throughout the book and many inferences are needed to understand the characters. One example of this is Daisy Buchanan. Daisy Buchanan cares greatly about wealth and is a very careless person. Throughout the novel, many of her decisions are due to her greed and carelessness, even though those decisions may not be the best decisions for her. Daisy displays her greed throughout the novel; she marries Tom Buchanan because of his wealth.
Character Development: Tom Buchanan We see a more manipulative, untruthful side to tom, along with his usual desire for control. He’s lying to both Daisy and Myrtle to keep them both at his side. Catherine starts talking about Tom and Myrtle saying, “Neither of them can stand the person they’re married to” (Fitzgerald 33). She continues saying, “Its really his wife that’s keeping them apart. She’s a catholic, they don’t believe in divorce” (Fitzgerald 33) Nick, knowing Daisy, notices some faults in this statement as he tells the reader, “Daisy was not catholic, and I was a little shocked at the elaborateness of this lie” This leads us to believe that tom really didn’t have any plans at all to divorce Daisy or marry Myrtle.
In the climax Gatsby and Tom argues over who Daisy truly loves and who she will end up with as both characters regret the way she’s been treated and ultimately ruin Daisy and Gatsby relationship. Gatsby states in this harsh argument, “Daisy is leaving you,” (133). This expresses how hostile the usually calm and proper Gatsby can be due to how much he regrets having already lost Daisy once. Daisy then tells Gatsby with obvious reluctance, “I never loved him,” (132). She tells this as she is forced and almost scared of Gatsby.
She began to sob helplessly. "I did love him once – but I loved you too" (Fitzgerald 132). Daisy reveals that she really doesn’t understand her own feelings and why she can’t just pick one man and go with it. She loves them both and her heart can’t decide because it’s so broken from her whole life of
"No, dearest Georgiana, you came so nearly perfectly from the hand of Nature, that this slightest defect, which we hesitate to term a defect or a beauty, shocks me as being the visible mark of earthly imperfection." Alymer sees this mark as something ruining an almost perfect canvas. Knowing her husband views this mark, which she believes is a charm her whole life, as a defect really hurts her self-esteem. Now something she once viewed as a charm she now is almost as disgusted by it as Alymer is. She cannot bear to look at herself in the mirror or to see her real beauty.
Gatsby tries to erase the past five years because he wants to be in the time where Daisy loved him and only him. Throughout the novel, readers find out that Daisy has been consuming Gatsby’s thoughts for five years. Throughout these years, Gatsby tries to convince himself that he can go back to the time where things are simple and Daisy had no husband and no child. He does this with a clouded way of thinking. Gatsby has his mind so remarkably revolved around Daisy that he has started to think illogically.
Jane hated that Mr. Rochester bought pretty jewelleries and dresses for her;” the more he bought me, the more my cheek burned with a sense of annoyance and degradation” (Brontë, 321). One can interpret this as Jane worries that the marriage would lessen her independence and put her at an inferior position. The fact that Mr. Rochester buys her all these things makes Jane feel objectified, and she could not tolerate it. Once again, this signals the feministic opinions that the character of Jane is associated with. Jane and Mr. Rochester does not get married during this section of the book, due to the fact that he is already in a marriage.