Gatsby was so in love with Daisy that he would do just about anything to get her to be with him. He not only wants to repeat the past but he also wanted to erase the past so that it could make things better with him and Daisy. In The Great Gatsby and Winter Dreams there is a similar relationship with how Gatsby and Dexter are with the women they want. In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby spent his life trying to win over Daisy and would try everything he could to get her but in the end he just got hurt by her. Altogether the men trying so hard to get a girl just wasted their life and made them get
The Great Gatsby was published in 1925. In this book, F. Scott Fitzgerald tells a story set around the jazz age where prohibition has fired back and people were drinking and partying more than ever. The book is narrated by a man named Nick who moves to New York to get involved in selling bonds. Nick is cousins with one of the main characters Daisy Buchanan and neighbors with the mysterious Jay Gatsby. Nick is just a normal man living in the lavish area of Long Island surrounded by mansions of the newly rich.
However, the adoration of Daisy is elevated in Gatsby. Tom’s artificial, bored love for Daisy is transformed into an obsession for Gatsby. His elevated adoration highlights the character foil between Tom and Gatsby as Gatsby’s obsession is an inflated version of Tom’s half-hearted
Desire can be Helpless People are helpless, when they are caught by desire, precisely like the character Gatsby in Fitzgerald's novel, “The Great Gatsby”. Fitzgerald would agree this as Gatsby falls in love with a married women, Daisy, and is helpless due to the adoration he has for her. Through the story the reader finds Gatsby eager to do anything for Daisy as he stands up to protect her or uses his willpower towards and for her. Daisy is also helpless as she contributes her old love for him, but the thought of her family replaces him.
Gatsby says “Her voice was full of money.” This shows that he associated his love with Daisy to his pursuit of wealth and power. He wants Daisy because of the wealth that she represents. Gatsby wanted Daisy more than anything else. He could not move on.
I believe that Fitzgerald’s parallel to Gatsby and Zelda’s parallel to Daisy says something important about their relationship. If we go off of what happened in the book, Fitzgerald was, at one time, enamoured with Zelda, and became wealthy to win her over. It worked, and the two of them got married. However, Fitzgerald soon realized that it was not him Zelda loved, but his wealth and success. This must have devastated Fitzgerald, as Gatsby’s life ended because of Daisy.
Throughout the book, Gatsby wants their relationship to work, but he mainly uses money to impress Daisy. Gatsby really loves Daisy because he will not stop trying to get her and Daisy also feels the same way about Gatsby because she shows her true self. However, on a closer examination, it becomes clear, that both Tom and Gatsby’s relationships with Daisy are based on money than love because money can lead to a destruction of love. However, both of their relationships with Daisy involve love proving
Martha the significant other of George uses manipulation and intimidation to push her husband to have greater success. George is more reserved then Martha tends to be. He makes rude comments, but you can understand that Martha most definitely wears the pants in their relationship. Again both these women live through their husbands success and since George is not a a very successful man, Martha finds away to live through other men because she cannot have success herself due to the time period when women weren't really aloud to have much of a say with anything.
Moreover, the author exclaims that Princess Al-Datma had “no equal in beauty and grace” (Fiero 240). In conjunction with her physical beauty, it appears that the author places the feature of being deceitful in the same category. He claims that in addition to her beauty, she “took great pleasure in ravishing the wits of the male sex” (Fiero 240). Because of these features, the author states that the men from everywhere heavily seek after her, which supports the idea that the feature of deceitfulness was appealing to the author. In “Against Women”, this feature is viewed as detestable.
“Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you..." has been the expectation of women since Eve ate the fruit from the forbidden tree, and gave it to Adam(Genesis 3:16). Fitzgerald illustrate most women in the novel as submissive, manipulative, and selfish as if they are sinful in their very nature. They are also painted as inferior to their husbands. However, the men are shown as herculean both dominant and powerful. Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby highlights the significant differences of the expectation of sex.
Female oppression can be just as subtle as hypermasculinity with its words. Holden Caulfield narrates, “Girls with their legs crossed, girls with their legs not crossed, girls with terrific legs, girls with lousy legs, girls that looked like swell girls, girls that looked like they'd be bitches if you knew them” (Salinger 66). Literature expresses the way of which women are discriminated against and at times it is satirical, but this sector of hypermasculinity is rarely checked by narrators and authors of works. It is almost a cultural norm and expected of novels with male perspective characters to convey their attitudes and personalities in this manner. A conductor of a study of hypermasculinity explains, “Cultural socialization processes