Once you deeply analyze the characters relationships you come the realization that love is barely present. Each relationship appears to contain love for the wrong reasons. They portray love as money and riches. The women in the book find a man based on his money and how he can provide for her. They fail to search for a man they have an actual emotional connection with, because of this the men feel like the only way to find “love” is becoming rich and flaunting it for everyone to see.. Nick is the only one who begins to experience true love towards Gatsby.
‘You 're worth the whole damn bunch put together.’” (The Great Gatsby, 154). This is one of the last things that Nick has ever said to Gatsby before he is eliminated by George Wilson. While Gatsby was in love with the image of Daisy and falling even deeper in love, Nick was falling for Gatsby’s image in a sense. He stopped caring about his strong abhor of the wealthy East Egg crowd considering Gatsby was West Egg and New Money. He did not hold the general arrogance that those of Old Money did.
Gatsby deludes himself to care for Daisy to the point where is willing to take the fall for a crime that he did not commit. Even with this information he does not speak up and turn Daisy in even when he has no personal reason to withhold such information; he claims to be disgusted with his “old money” acquaintances, assuring Gatsby that they’re all “a rotten crowd”(154). In the first chapter, Gatsby is introduced as a gleaming beacon of hope for Nick “has never found in any other person and … [will] not likely ever find again”(2), and describing Gatsby as being “something gorgeous about him” (2). However, his reverence for Gatsby doesn’t do either of them any good in the long run. Nick’s concerns about keeping quiet for Gatsby lead to Gatsby’s demise.
Because Finny chooses to attempt to break the school record in a nearly deserted pool, the reader is able to see that Finny is not seeking after the recognition that comes with achievement. He simply wants to try his best because he has a genuine love for sports. He does not feel the need to
While Jay Gatsby was praised by Fitzgerald and other characters throughout the Great Gatsby only his success separates him from anyone else with a dream and self-discipline. Fitzgerald utilizes Nick Carraway in setting Gatsby on an elusive pedestal. Throughout the book Nick narrates his view of his curious neighbor and the honorable qualities he perceives in him. His reputation for lavish parties and insurmountable wealth further his climb into seemingly impassable righteousness as characters throughout the book fawn over Gatsby’s boisterous parties. His polished variant of his life story only builds the argument that he is indeed great.
In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald denounces unconditional love because it causes one to value a singular person which ultimately leads to a distorted perception of the person adored towards idealization, by doing so one relinquishes control over their happiness to the object of affection. Fitzgerald emphasizes the consequences of unconditional love as leads Gatsby to value nothing in his life besides Daisy. Hence, why Gatsby is found “standing alone on the marble steps” and why when Nick tried to find Gatsby everyone “denied so vehemently any knowledge of his movements.” Gatsby and is reclusive at his own parties simply because he has no interest or concern for his party guests. He only wants the love and companionship of Daisy
He cannot simply settle for having Daisy, he need her to say that she never even loved Tom, much like greediness in money means you want more and once you get it you want even more. Nick, unlike Tom and Daisy, is not born into wealth but he aspires to have it. He attaches himself with other, more wealthy to him to get a taste of what wealth brings. In the end he does not get what he wants, but he realizes that to become what he wanted one has to sell their soul, losing compassion for
He had a flaw of judgement in deciding to avenge his father, his fortune is reversed from a wealthy prince to a dead man, Hamlet does realize he brought about his own fate, he does have excessive pride, and his fate is the worst kind of fate; death. Although Hamlet is a tragic hero, he is also a pathetic coward, choosing to accept his father’s request and to avoid
In the novel we see a people happily oppressed, as they obviously have no real power in their society. Yet they are entertained by their various diversions, all of which have no real value whatsoever except to keep the masses occupied. These people most definitely lack freedom, yet they don’t seek it. This is due to the fact that they feel safe in their own homes, they trust their government to do all the work for them. Had they known the truth behind how much danger they were all in, both physical and mental, they would have at least tried to seek freedom.
Good residency is about having the power to ask someone to do something, but not necessarily exercising it. Impoliteness if the Mildew of mankind, Eddie’” (32). Unfortunately, everyone has their weakness. In one of his less than stunning moments, Holden sells his son’s virginity and heritage to the DeMauve’s claiming that he believed Eddie would die during the trip to High Saffron. This not only shows his blatant disregard for Eddie’s desires and his lust for money, but also displays his lack of faith in his son.