I can’t help what’s past. I did love him once but I loved you too.” (131). As Tom tell her that Gatsby’s illegal business with Wolfsheim, as Nick described, Daisy “ with every word she was drawing further and further into herself ” (134). Now she knew Gatsby’s money is not safety, she would rather stay with Tom to be a rich, at least having safe money, woman. She even used Gatsby to cover up the fact the she killed Myrtle and made Gatsby be the criminal.
The longing that Nick has for Gatsby is not explainable. This is why Nick doesn't see Gatsby as Jay Gatsby but as "The Great Gatsby". He admires Gatsby do to his wealthy life style, being able to create a brand new life, and being an affectionate
Firstly, Gatsby’s obsession with Daisy led to his successes that eventually led to failures of money. Gatsby understands winning over Daisy he must impress her with money. Therefore, he starts illegal affairs (bootlegging) to become rich. Gatsby wanted to become rich enough so Daisy can love him and want to be with him. This quote for example shows that, “The one on my right was a colossal affair by a standard-it was a factual imitation of some hotel de ville in Normandy with a tower on one side spanking new under a thin beard of raw in, and a marble swimming pool, and more than…”(pg.11).
Another example of his logos appeal would be when Michaels describes how Jimmy Gatz is a poor boy no one cares about, but Jay Gatsby is somebody of importance in The Great Gatsby. However, Jimmy Gatz was a poor boy that became rich and changed his name to Jay Gatsby to be someone important. Michaels continues to describe that even though Gatsby and Gatz were the same person, he is still viewed as a different kind of race (Michaels 810). Michaels used The Great Gatsby to inform the reader that even though Gatsby was rich, he was still diversely a race. Michaels expresses how no one typically cares about someone’s economic standpoint, but more about racial
Billy Knight had somewhat of an inconceivable magnetism and a face so piteous that he managed to bring out the humanity in every stranger that happened to saunter past his spot on Sixth Avenue. As they got closer to his dishevelled figure, boisterous conversations fluttered into silence and dove-like coos as men and women from all walks of life subconsciously reached into their pockets to drop him a coin or a prayer. “You need this more than me,” they would say. That wasn’t true, Billy was actually quite wealthy, having been an anaesthetist in his younger years, or, as he called it, “a dream inducer.” He just enjoyed sitting alone on cool cement ground and watching in his weary jacket as people passed him like factory smoke among cars and
After Gatsby came back he was heartbroken that Daisy didn’t waited for him, but he didn’t giving up. So Gatsby bought all the big things and all the new things and threw inxane parties and invited everyone. He bought all these things because he knew that all Daisy cared about were the things that no one else had and to have a good time. “As a young officer, Gatsby was impressed by what Daisy represented, old money and a life full of luxuries. He fell deeply in love with the young Daisy, and vowed to come back to her a wealthy man.” (Great Gatsby Essays).
She did not have much hope left anyways for her life because she annoyed the misfit with her ugly and selfish ways. In another quote the grandmother implies that the misfit is a good man by stating, "Yes it's a beautiful day," said the grandmother. "Listen, " she said, "You shouldn't call yourself the misfit because I know you're a good man at heart. I can just look at you and tell" (421). The grandmother doesn't know the misfit from Adam, yet she already gave him a persona that he has to match.
Gatsby talks “a lot about the past" (110) and strives to "repeat the past" (110) even though “it was already behind him" (180). Gatsby's obsession with Daisy is his fatal flaw and leads to his tragic death. Ultimately, "nothing happened" (147) between Gatsby and Daisy but Gatsby is willing to take the blame for Daisy's driving mishap. In many people's eyes, Gatsby has it all as he is wealthy and has a large mansion. In reality, Gatsby is miserable.
Gatsby’s actions, and words demonstrate a clear obsession with Daisy that seems to have no end. In the story, Gatsby is at the first portrayed as a great man, until later the book goes on and his true colors and motives are revealed. As Gatsby invited Tom over to talk, he explains how all he wants is to have Daisy tell Tom that she had never loved him. In response “‘I wouldn’t ask too much of her’” I (Nick) ventured. ‘You can’t repent the past.’ ‘Can’t repeat the past?’ He (Gatsby) cried incredulously.
This must have devastated Fitzgerald, as Gatsby’s life ended because of Daisy. I think that Fitzgerald further cements the idea that Zelda did not love him by not having Daisy attend Gatsby’s funeral. Gatsby is Fitzgerald, a man who is stuck with a woman who doesn’t love him and who “ended his life.” Nick, on the other hand, is the man Fitzgerald wanted to be. Nick is free to love who he wants, he isn’t stuck on somebody who won’t let him move forward in life. Nick has a fling with a man, something that Fitzgerald might have wanted for some time.
The Great Gatsby is a novel about Nick Carraway who has just moved into a new home on Long Island. Nick lives right next door to a huge mansion owned by Jay Gatsby. Gatsby is a wealthy man who holds extravagant parties that are open to anyone. Nick is rather confused at first and often questions why Gatsby holds such parties. Nevertheless, after getting to know Mr. Gatsby, Nick learns about him more in depth.