Successful futures cannot be justified by the unethical actions of the past. In chapter 6, Gatsby tells us the truth about his past how he changed his last name and worked for a man who left Gatsby with some of his money when he died but, Ella Kaye stole it. He worked with Dan Cody and started to realize his obsession with being wealthy. He wanted to become wealthy himself one day. As Gatsby goes through his life,
When meeting her again for the first time in five years, Gatsby purchases an absurd amount of flowers and even pays extra money to trim Nick’s part of the grass in the hopes of impressing Daisy on her return back. This act really shows the outlandish efforts he puts in to try and win Daisy back. Daisy is obviously overwhelmed when she sees the landscaping Gatsby purchases. In the movie, this scene has a lot more details to it and the viewer really sees how Daisy is feeling. For example, the scene really shows how much Gatsby went out of his way to get as many flowers as he can fit in Nick’s house.
She is also the reason he throws so many parties and bought a house across from her. Everything Gatsby does is driven by Daisy. Unfortunately, this results in his demise. Once he meets up with her again, he gets carried away from there, wanting her all to himself. At the Hotel in New York, Gatsby stands up to Tom and tries to convince him Daisy never loved him, and he so desperately wants to hear it.
The characters all define these characteristics and try to make their dream come true. Jay Gatsby is someone who has everything that most people pine for, but the one thing that he wants most of all is love. He has been in love with Daisy for many years and lost touch after he went into war. When Gatsby went into war and they lost connection, he found out that she married a wealthy man named Tom Buchanan. He used his money and success to purchase something that could remind him of her, “Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay” (78).
Mr. Gatsby was willing to do anything for her and he wanted her back in his life, but the only thing is, Daisy is already married. Mr. Gatsby was in love with Daisy, but she moved on when he went into the armed forces.
The best evidence of this might be his wild parties. We know from the beginning that Gatsby throws extravagant parties in the hopes that Daisy will wander in. He is finally reintroduced to her and the novel begins to spin around the relationship between Gatsby and Daisy. We
The essence of his whole dream was to marry Daisy and it is all which he has worked towards for years. The time during which Gatsby and all the old money people in the novel go out for the summer is when everything starts to go wrong for Gatsby. During the excursion Gatsby gets into an altercation with Tom over Daisy and his past is unveiled for what it really is. Tom reveals the secret that Gatsby has hidden from Daisy: him being a mobster. Daisy knows the shame that would bring her family and it is obvious to everyone there that she cannot be associated with him romantically.
‘It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such—such beautiful shirts before.’” (99) In this moment, Gatsby makes it clear to Daisy that he could easily provide her with the same lifestyle she shares with Tom. Once Gatsby captures Daisy’s affection, he becomes full of greed and doesn’t want to believe she ever gave any of her love to Tom. “He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: ‘I never loved you.’” (118) When Daisy states “‘Even alone I can’t say I never loved Tom,’ (142), Gatsby begins to feel a “touch of panic” (142). All of his parties, stories, and entire persona were all fabricated to win Daisy back. Yet, his greed does not falter, and Gatsby refuses to believe that Daisy will not be
Fitzgerald makes it apparent throughout the novel that Gatsby does everything in hopes to compete against Tom and impress Daisy. For example, Gatsby throws lavish parties every weekend with the hope that Daisy will stumble in, and then they will be reunited and return to their old ways. Additionally, when Gatsby moves to the West Egg, he purposefully purchases an extravagant mansion near the Buchanan’s mansion where he can view their emerald light on his dock. Throughout the duration of The Great Gatsby, Gatsby noticeably envies Tom Buchanan, Daisy’s husband, for seizing the life that Gatsby was not able to achieve. Gatsby longs to return to the passionate relationship they had five years prior and maybe even create a family similar to the family Daisy has with Tom.
Gatsby’s Failure of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby Dreams are seen as a positive way to keep people going forward through their lives. However, dreams can blind people and not let them to see the truth. The novel The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald criticizes the idea of The American Dream of not being able to be achieved. Gatsby is one of the characters in the novel that tries to achieve The American Dream. The pursuit of the American Dream brings negative results to Gatsby because he becomes greedy, unrealistic, and dishonest, which shows that chasing dreams can destroy one’s life.