As Nick and Gatsby are talking about Gatsby’s relationship, Gatsby convincingly states to nick, “ Can’t repeat the past?’ he cried incredulously. ‘ why of course you can! I 'm going to fix everything just the way it was before, she see” (Fitzgerald 110). Gatsby is hopeful towards re creating his and Daisy’s past that he is often blind to the reality of things. He thinks Daisy will just drop everything for him, but little does he know that she has changed.
After many affairs together, Jay and Daisy’s love for each other cannot go unnoticed, even to Daisy’s husband, Tom. The not so Great Gatsby made it clear to Daisy that the only way to really love each other was if she admitted that Tom was not a part of her past, but she just could not say the words he was looking
Gatsby loves his money and ultimately just to hear her voice brought extreme emotion to him. They were once in love, before the war. But, after Gatsby leaves Daisy finds a new man. A man with money that could give her anything she desired. Everything except love that is.
In the poem, money is a reference to time. She seems to be asking her father for his time even though he has no more to give. She has previously been neglected by her father and she feels that she deserved more of his time. It becomes obvious that the speaker has yearned for a relationship with her father for a long time when she says, “i wish you were rich so i could take it all”(line 10). She longs for some time with her father and wishes that he had more time so she could have a relationship with him.
She has clearly moved on because she is married to, “the polo player,” Tom Buchanan (Fitzgerald 111). Although, Gatsby, like Tom, does not think it is wrong to sneak around with a woman who is already committed to someone else because “he felt married to her” (157). Gatsby’s statement about feeling married to Daisy causes the reader to further understand Gatsby’s profound love for her, but leaves them wondering how his love could have been that great when he had only been with Daisy for a couple of months prior to them being separated. When Tom, Daisy, Nick, Gatsby, and Jordan are all having a party in town, Gatsby then tries to pressure Daisy into saying that she never loved Tom, and if it weren’t for Gatsby having to leave, she wouldn 't be married to him. Gatsby “wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: I never loved you”
“‘Even that’s a lie,’ said Tom savagely. She didn’t know you were alive. Why- there’re things between Daisy and me that you’ll never know, things that neither of us can ever forget.” (Fitzgerald 132). Even when Tom knows that Daisy is cheating on him with Jay Gatsby, he contends his marriage and fights for her. After all the disputes and accusations, Tom and Daisy stay together and move away back to the Midwest.
The reality is that he and Daisy would never get back together, he would realize that she is happily married with a child, and he is not part of her class. Nick is the only one that understands the reality in the book. He states: His is proving that Nick is the only one in the book with the eyes of reality. However Gatsby’s illusions are now his reality. Because of all the parties, the drinking, trying to get Daisy, and all the cheating and lying Gatsby created an illusion that is the life of misery and uncertainty that turns into his reality thus leading him to lose his illusions.
When Jody left him, he found that he had nothing to work for anymore. Even though, Johnathan was a drinker, he drank because he was under so much pressure to work to impress his wife and give his family what they needed. Nick should have taken it upon himself to accept his father into his home and not just watch him deteriorate slowly. Nick had several chances to engage in conversation with his father but never did. It is not Jonathan’s fault for where he and Nick stand, because in his point of view he probably is under the impression that Nick does not like him anymore.
When Rex and his family moves to Welch he changes from before and becomes really irresponsible. When Jennette and Rosemary are arguing about if Rosemary should leave Rex,things got heated and Jennette walked off and then Lori went and talked to her and said “She needs to be firmer, lay down the law for dad instead of getting hysterical all the time,” (Walls,208). This quote shows that Rex walks all over Rosemary so that he can get it his way and chose no be irresponsible. Rex doesn't understand that he needs to help his family and that he can’t keep on stealing money and expect everyone to be happy with him. Rex Walls can’t save himself or his family because of how irresponsible he is.
Everett escaped jail even though he only had two weeks left, just to see his children. Penny was not excited to see him at all. So once he approached her she tried her best to make his seem unwanted. In O’Brother, Penny did not want Everett to come back home and when he did she was unhappy and ashamed because she got engaged again. Meanwhile In Odyssey, Penelope was hope and knew that Odysseus was coming home and when he did she was excited he was there.