He not only wants to erase the past but also longs Daisy to confess that she has only loved him. This would give him confirmation that repeating the past is obtainable. Gatsby reluctantly criticizes Nick on his way of thinking with the phrase, “Can’t repeat the past?... Why of course you can!” This passage shows how strongly Gatsby lusts for the idea that he can repeat the time in which Daisy only ever loved him and she did not have a family of her own.
She loves me.’” (F. Scott Fitzgerald 138) In this example, Gatsby was shouting at Tom and putting pressure on Daisy by pushing her into this argument about her affair. However, fundamentally the whole thing is related to Gatsby’s arrogance. He wants Daisy as a symbol of his victory like he reached everything he wanted.
This is precisely the sad truth about the protagonist. He has been chasing an idealistic dream in his mind, which might not actually even be possible, or exist; just like Gatsby. Kane 's wife leaves him, and he is left with one thing he does know and that’s “rosebud”.
(Fitzgerald 8. 152). Gatsby thought he was the only one who loved Daisy; could she have just tricked him into this, feeling like he was the only person she loved? Her personality was unlikable to some people, “A rather unpleasant inamorata, at best infantile and impressionable and at worst, possibly selfish to the point of pathology.” (The Problem With The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan). To many people this personality would not come off as appealing, but Gatsby had fallen in love with Daisy, her uncaring personality had not bothered him, it was just something she could use to help herself get ahead in life.
He died for his love and dream. He did not deserve to die, even he was not guilty, because it was daisy that killed Myrtle. He lived his whole life as an idealist dreamer and was able to reach his goal but at the end, He becomes a victim of Tom and Daisy's selfish, shallow addiction to their wealth and lifestyle. After his death, nobody respects and even remembers him except Nick. Nick is the only person who believes that Gatsby is truly a good, generous, loyal, and friendly person.
Daisy also said: “ I never loved him” which is Tom “ I loved him once--- but I loved you too.” “Daisy is leaving you” said Gatsby “She’s not leaving me” said Tom Eventually Tom said “You two start on home,Daisy,” “ In Mr. Gatsby 's Car” As you can see, Tom actually really loved Daisy and so is Gatsby. But the way that Gatsby’s stealing other wife is just not right.
He made the mistake of making his happiness depend on her and could not accept the fact that she once loved Tom. As wonderful as man as Gatsby is, he is very deceitful to others of who he really is and tries to control everything. Gatsby is a man stuck in the past and with every day that passes, he gets sucked in even deeper into the abyss. Even though Tom and Gatsby had very different upbringings and live their lives completely different, in a way they are the same person. Neither one of them will admit their wrongdoings and are to self-absorbed into themselves to see what is going on around them.
When he first saw Daisy Miller he was utterly shocked by how different she was. Even though his aunt, Mrs. Costello, told Winterbourne to stay away from Daisy, he made it his mission to break down and learn all things about Daisy. Daisy was fond of Winterbourne as well. She saw him as a very close friend. But once Winterbourne saw how big of a tease she was and he was not getting the attention that he thought he should get from her and how she would be with men non stop, he stopped pursuing
“You blind, foolish woman!” (Ibsen 58). Torvald calls Nora foolish for choosing to not be controlled by him and going out to reclaim her identity and start a new life. Nora finally finds the courage and strength to free herself. She figures out that she was simply transferred from her father’s hands into Torvald’s.
Gatsby was blindsided in his attempt to achieve his american dream. He forgot to focus on his family, making himself happy, or even making friends. In the end Daisy ended up leaving Gatsby for Tom again. His american dream could not come true because it was all an illusion. Daisy never had and never would love Gatsby as much as he loved her.
Nick disapproves of his drastic actions to win back Daisy. An example of this is the quote, “He wanted nothing more than that she should go to Tom and say: ‘ I never loved you.’” This is obviously a drastic measure to take for Daisy and is unreasonable. However throughout the whole novel Nick stays with Gatsby and even facilitates him have Daisy cheat on Tom, and he remains Gatsby’s only true friend throughout
Gatsby completely blind by his obsession with Daisy that he does not see that he will never get Daisy back and disregards Tom’s feelings. This shows that Gatsby does not care about anything unless it has something to do with Daisy. Not only did Gatsby lie about his parents being dead but he also lied about his name. Nick tell us a lot about Gatsby’s past. For example, Gatsby did not grow up in wealth, he was poor.