Like most Americans, Gatsby’s hope is accomplishing his lifelong dream, earning Daisy’s love. Fitzgerald showcases this expectation throughout the novel through the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. Gatsby had always loved Daisy; however, Gatsby was never able to accept that she had loved and married Tom as he states, “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 any one except me"(Fitzgerald Chapter 7)! Based on Gatsby’s remarks, he feels that the only reason why Daisy left him was because she wanted to maintain the social class she was born in and continue to be spoiled with the luxuries that an ordinary human being may not be able to enjoy; as a result, Gatsby made it his goal to amass a large amount of wealth and earn the love of Daisy once again.
In the novel, The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway was given some advice from his father that “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, all people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” (Page 1) Nick was inclined to reserve all judgments, but his father’s advice revealed its truth when encountered with Tom and Daisy. The married couple were two different individuals with the same behaviors of being: untrustworthy, selfish, and inconsiderate. Tom and Daisy portrayed a very perfect lifestyle, but in the mist of that lifestyle being ideal, there was no commitment or trust between the two.
Yet, this marriage had little foundation, because Tom never attempted to get intimate with Daisy. She had been flattered when Tom had asked her hand in marriage, due to his “wholesome bulkiness about his person and his position” (120). They did not love each other causing distance between the two of them and leaving Daisy vulnerable to the attentions of Gatsby. Yet, when he learned of their relationship, he showed no fear because she was not going to leave him, especially not for someone who would have “to steal the ring he put on her finger”(106). Tom saw marriage as an economic exchange where people are bought with wealth.
Both Kurt Vonnegut and Sherman Alexie utilize unreliable narrators in this exact fashion with their novels “Slaughterhouse-Five” and “Flight”. Throughout Flight and Slaughterhouse Five, both authors utilize this element in order to push forth their intended theme of anti-violence. Throughout their respective plots, we can see evidence of Billy Pilgrim, the main character of Vonnegut’s novel, and Zits, the protagonist of Alexie’s story, both being unreliable narrators due to confirmation throughout each novel and the wild ideas within each character’s minds. Furthermore, we can connect the existence of the two character’s status of unreliable narrators to show how their unreliability is used in order to weave both novel’s themes of
If Gatsby told Daisy the truth of how he got his money, she would surely leave him. But if he kept it a secret, all would be well and Gatsby’s dream would beat on. Gatsby had to deceive Daisy to make it seem that he had been living the American Dream through morality, not through corruption. Gatsby’s knowledge was that these lies would help him get Daisy back, but he never took into account the beating his morality would take.
Morally, Jay Gatsby did not wish to pursue the American dream, he found himself looking for an answer that made him the man he was, the self-made wealth and happiness that he created was all a facade for a hazy future that he expected to come true, which never did. The ideal representation of Gatsby is the pursuit of your dream. Inquiring how he felt throughout the story, Gatsby’s dream was unachievable through the crooked ways he tried to win over Daisy. The front Gatsby put forth of achieving the American Dream was legitimate, however, he did not achieve his true happiness in life. The justification of how Jay pursued the American Dream was not behind his perspective as a bootlegger but his perspective as a man who was deeply in love.
When Gatsby went off to war Daisy waited for him for a while then settled and got married to Tom; old money. She would have never wanted Gatsby if she new the truth, that he was poor. Gatsby wanted to cover up the fact that he is new money by overdoing it with his parties and money. Everything he does is so he can get Daisy, but unfortunately it fails. Despite all of his efforts to win Daisy back he is unsuccessful due to the fact that he is new money.
Fitzgerald paints Tom Buchanan as the antagonist of the novel because he is all that stands in Gatsby’s way of Daisy, similar to how Ginerva King married a wealthy suitor over Fitzgerald. Daisy is unable to consider marrying Gatsby until he has found wealth for himself much like Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda waited for him to find more financial stability before agreeing to a marriage. Fitzgerald creates the character Gatsby that is simply a poor boy doing all that he can to marry a rich woman. This is Fitzgerald’s commentary on the injustices of the class system. He believes that wealth has no
Analysis Paragraph The american is a dream about possibilities and a strive for success. Many chase the dream for materialistic reasons some interpret the dream for love but regardless the person striving for the dream works hard to reach this dream. In the novel The Great Gatsby, Gatsby motivation is to reach his version of the american dream. Though Gatsby has always wanted to be rich, his main motivation for acquiring this dream was his love for Daisy.
Gatsby did not have a friend by his side telling him to continue his quest of love. The last excuse “You ‘Settled’” this excuse is just plan disappointing. How could a person give up on their hope, on all their aspirations and dreams? Daisy Buchanan settled for Tom because he was what she thought she needed at the time, if the love with Gatsby was so strong then how could she just end the relationship without as much as a second thought.
Gatsby’s life is very questionable, but his thoughts are not all realistic. He begins to lose his admirable qualities as he does not ask Daisy how she feels about him or any situation at hand, but rather is so wrapped up in winning her over that he does not realize he is losing her by doing so. His wealthy lifestyle and trying to act as Tom does causes him to corrupt himself and the things that Daisy loves about him. Gatsby wants Daisy to leave her own life behind but that is unreasonable. This
hallmarkfranklin was a maverick president , he established a social system that any precedent president never had done it . jay Gatsby is a maverick person by his actions around people , for instance , whereas people have fun and drink , Gatsby abstain from it. after the death of Gatsby , the dream did not dissolve from its existence , truly , Gatsby had vanished from the living , but he maintained his dream to stay intact , and be praised by the American thinkers . the revenge of mr wilson 's wife disrupted Gatsby to achieve his dream . the death of Gatsby did not disrupt the daisy from continuing to live peacefully .
Monogamy was obviously a thing that wasn’t practiced at the Buchanan household. Love is a dangerous thing, in the end it could possibly be the death of you. Gatsby was just blinded by the love of a married woman. All he wanted was to go back to five years ago and relive it all over again. The present caught up to Gatsby too soon.
So, is Gatsby doomed by his romanticization of Daisy, or by his refusal to accept that he just wasn 't born to be one of the wealthy men of leisure. Yes and yes. But more than that, the great Gatsby lives in a cold world that cares nothing for justice, a world that makes claims to fairness but really only further rewards those who have already been rewarded. Who even survives this novel? Only the idle rich: Jordan Baker, Daisy and Tom Buchanan, Nick Caraway.
Although it discouraged him at the time, this series of events sparked in him a desire to succeed wherever life took him, and achieve financial security. Aside from a natural love for writing, knowing it could represent a consistent income source was an important reason why Dickens became a