He does not care about what one really wants. He believes that Daisy thinks the same way as him. Gatsby’s
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.
Love can cause people to sacrifice everything for the one they care most deeply for, sometimes the sacrifice even results in death. In Shakespeare’s Othello, Desdemona and Othello secretly get married, causing an uproar from her father, who threatens her death for her lying. However, their love prevails and they move to Othello’s new position, only to have a seed of doubt planted in Othello. A man tells Othello that Desdemona has been cheating on him with his second in command which is a lie, yet Othello falls for it. The lie slowly tears Othello apart and causes him to ruin his marriage.
For a moment the set of his face could be described in just that fantastic way. It passed, and he began to talk excitedly to Daisy, denying everything, defending his name against accusations that had not been made” (Fitzgerald 134). In Nick’s recount of the incident, Fitzgerald’s audience experiences the regret that Gatsby felt after Daisy found out the truth. Mitchell also takes note of Gatsby’s lack of openness with Daisy, stating that, “If he loved her, he would want intimacy with her; but intimacy means knowing and being known, and Gatsby does not want Daisy to know him” (Mitchell 65).
Heathcliff believes that by doing this, he will be able to make Isabella miserable which will in turn make Catherine and Edgar miserable. After being married to Heathcliff for a while, Isabella comes to the realization that her love for Heathcliff is only one sided and that he was only using her. She discusses with Nelly her hatred toward Heathcliff which demonstrates that his plan worked, “He says he has married me on purpose to obtain power over him; and he sha'n't obtain it - I'll die first! I just hope, I pray, that he may forget his diabolical prudence and kill me” (Brontë 127). Isabella’s unhappiness does not end up making Heathcliff’s situation better and overall he is still
Gatsby gained feelings for this women that only wanted to get revenge on her husband. This action by Daisy is disgusting in the way that Gatsby loved this women so much that he was willing to die for her but all Daisy wanted was revenge on Tom for what he had did to her. Leading someone on, especially to the extent that Daisy does is utterly disrespectful. Daisy knows how in love Gatsby was for her and yet claims that she is in love with Gatsby also but is using him to get back at Tom. This shows how selfish Daisy actually is, she does not care about other people’s feelings and only cares about herself.
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”.
(3.5.151-153). Juliet explains to her father that she’ll never marry Paris, this is because she’s loyal to Romeo and staying married to Romeo is what her heart desires. Then after Juliet refuses, Lord Capulet becomes enraged that she would even think to talk back to him in the way that she did. He becomes so enraged that he said “Thursday next/ to go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church/ Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither/ Out, you green-sickness carrion!
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
Gatsby had never wanted someone else. On page 125, Daisy had said she loved Gatsby. Gatsby had dreams to be with Daisy. That 's all Gatsby ever wanted was to have a relationship with Daisy, without her loving her husband. Gatsby couldn 't hide the truth
F. Scott Fitzgerald uses Tom and Myrtle’s relationship to show how the poor are willing to do anything for money and status, and those of status flaunt their power shamelessly. In the story, Tom is having an affair with Myrtle, the wife of Wilson. “ It’s really his wife that’s keeping them apart. She’s Catholic, and they don’t believe in divorce. Daisy was not a Catholic, and I was a little shocked at the elaborateness of the lie.”
Dexter and Gatsby have much in common including their past, their rise to wealth, and a significant woman present in their lives. Dexter and Gatsby have similar characters and their stories reflect one another in their separate texts. There were emotions displayed by both characters in their respective stories, however the emotion that was exhibited the most by both Gatsby and Dexter was lust. Lust is responsible for driving Gatsby and Dexter’s decisions throughout both of their stories. Gatsby’s entire life is centered on obtaining Daisy’s love and having her for himself.