After eleven years of an unhappy marriage Myrtle sees her affair with Tom as an escape from the awful like she is living in. The fact that she knows so little about the upper class men and the poor judgement of her character makes her an easy target for Tom to take advantage of her. Although she finally buys everything that she desired for, she never could have Tom’s heart all to herself. Tom would rather not leave Daisy because their marriage represents a larger meaning than only love it almost a symbol that show their social status. "Daisy!
Tom employs his wealth to demonstrate his higher standing on the social ladder. Tom spends much of the evening trying to flaunt his own success, whether it be academic, physical, or monetary. However, Tom resorts to his wealth, of which he is more successful than Nick. In wanting to show Nick his
The Great Gatsby is a story about a man who has revolved part of his life around trying to achieve his American dream by conforming to a woman and society 's standards. As well as The Great Gatsby, the passage Winter Dreams, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has a similar theme. A poor man loves a wealthier woman and spends his life trying to get her. To be able
Daisy is the cousin of the narrator, Nick Carraway, and the wife of Tom Buchanan. She lives a very wealthy lifestyle in East Egg with her husband. Although she did find out that he has a mistress in the town over. Before Daisy speaks, Nick Carraway came over to her house for dinner. When he arrived, Daisy greeted him be saying, “‘I’m p-paralyzed with happiness.’” Fitzgerald chooses this phrase for her first words to show that Daisy has a loving heart, but is insecure to show it because she doesn’t want to be hurt.
Tom wanted to have everyone under control, starting with his wife Daisy, he took care of Daisy and did not allow her to think for herself much less be financially independent. Myrtle was also dependent on Tom financially, he would pay for gifts for her and the apartment in New York that they stayed in, that was his way of controlling her. He also tried to control George, he promised to sell George his old car. George could fix it and sell it and go west. Tom knew George wanted to get his wife away from the valley of ashes and away from Tom.
The Great Gatsby is an American novel written by Scott Fitzgerald. On the surface, the book revolves around the concept of romance, the love between two individuals. However, the novel incorporates less of a romantic scope and rather focuses on the theme of the American Dream in the 1920s. Fitzgerald depicts the 1920’s as an era of decline in moral values. The strong desire for luxurious pleasure and money ultimately corrupts the American dream which was originally about individualism.
Tom clearly does love Daisy, or at the least, respects her to some extent, and doesn’t feel the need to leave her, this being evident when Myrtle comes in the room saying, “Daisy, Daisy, Daisy” and Tom, slaps her face, breaking her nose with the sharp movement. If he truly didn’t have any feelings for Daisy, or any plans on leaving her, he would not have hit his mistress for mentioning her name. Nick Caraway He’s acting somewhat out of character and seems to be easily persuaded. Throughout the night of the gathering, and even before than, Nick shows signs that he is changing to fit in with the company he is with. We know from the text that Nick rarely got drunk before this night, this being evident when he (the narrator) says, “I have been drunk just twice in my life and the second time was that afternoon.
In Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, there are many different types of literary devices and these each, in some way, relate to the theme of the disillusionment of the American dream. By the end of this twisted novel, it is discovered that the American dream may not be worth the trouble after all; as Gatsby dies, so do all of his dreams of riches and of Daisy. As Christians, we are to look at this theme of the American dream in an informed way, knowing that the road to materialism leads to death, while also not discouraging a hard work ethic. Word Count:
His extramarital affairs source back to his ability as a man to still have women who desire him as a man even through his involvement of a commitment to another woman. The masculinity of Tom’s ability to have been successful in sports resources back to the stereotypes of the era associating sport with masculinity. The ability to physically violate a woman at the time demonstrates a sense of power in a relationship which is expressed with violence over an expression of emotions to resolve issues in a relationship which is associated with feminine characteristics. Tom’s masculinity represents more than just a superior alpha male but the success that is associated with superior male character. Fitzgerald creates Tom’s character as what is implied as the higher male in
Daisy meet Tom soon after, Tom was a wealthy young bachelor that could take care of Daisy. However Daisy was never happy with Tom, “At the gray tea hour there were always rooms that throbbed incessantly with this low, sweet fever, while fresh faces drifted here and there like rose petals blown by the sad horns around the floor”(83). The day Daisy met Tom was very melancholy, the use of a rose here is sad and somber. This shows the ignorance Daisy has when involving