Rather than seeking out love the correct way, they both use the one thing they have too much of and that is money, to attempt and buy it with everything they have. Gatsby throws his incredibly large parties to attract Daisy. But no money can buy love, so Gatsby ends up losing Daisy again when she ends up going back to Tom. He comes to realise that he will never achieve to have that ideal world he dreamed of with Daisy. Kane goes through the same experience, although he does not recognize what love is, he understands when he is not loved.
Consumed by sorrow and suffering destitution, Monsieur Lantin had no choice but to sell his wife’s fake jewel for a mouthful of rice. What shocked him is that those ‘false gems’ were all real and worth much money. He sold his wife’s gems and became rich, and eventually married another woman who was virtuous in fact, bad-tempered though, which gave him much sorrow. On the
Their distancing during the development of the novel shows that they truly do not love each other for their qualities as people but the quality of their pockets and their name. Same can be said about Gatsby’s obsessive nature and his attraction to Daisy. The lopsided affair shows that Gatsby’s one true connection to Daisy was the ambition for a better wealthier life. As he values Daisy’s wealth and her ambition for a wealthier lifestyle. Gatsby places Daisy on a pedestal and very clearly is chasing a past that has moved on.
As they proceed into Gatsby 's house, Jay shows off all of his wealth to Daisy. Once they reach his personal and extensive wardrobe Daisy says, “ They’re such beautiful shirts” she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. “It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such—such beautiful shirts before” (111). This poses significance because Daisy finds herself physically overwhelmed with the pure wealth and beauty of all of the money Gatsby now has. This reaction is strange because it is though that Daisy would have cried tears of joy that Gatsby is now back while she was at Nick’s house for tea and not over his materialistic objects in his home.
“Claps her hands to her ears and crouches over” through the alliteration used Williams evokes harshness allowing the readers to visualize the scene of Blanche franticly trying to block out the light, whilst also leading the readers to believe that Blanche also fears light, connoting that she could be mentally unstable as she doesn’t dread darkness but instead she is afraid of light. Williams uses kinaesthetic imagery to lay more stress on how severe Blanche’s state of mind is. This is further supported when Blanche admits that she cannot stand a light brighter than candlelight, accentuating on how her fear for light has gone to the extent where she cannot face a bright light without remembering her late husband. This accentuates on how unstable Blanche is for one moment she hates the light and the next she fears it with all her life, this is further backed up with the actions she did
Everybody has to go through life, through ups and downs and everything. While going through life routines and shortcuts start to develop and the lines between illusion and reality become blurred. But, when a new struggle comes up, which can 't be easily crossed then you might create a fake reality. Whether you yearn for the past and are remembering it to be better than it actually was or a whole different reality is what stays in the mind of many characters in the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby. One of the most blatant illusion examples that is seen as reality in The Great Gatsby involves the main character actually; Mr. Gatsby himself.
In the scene which Gatsby shows her his expensive shirts, she responds by saying, "They 're such beautiful shirts it makes me sad because I have never seen such beautiful shirts.” Daisy is over excited about how rich Gatsby is and could no longer contain herself. “The beautiful shirts” represented wealth and when Daisy sobs into the shirt, it is displaying her interest in materialism. Gatsby knows Wolfsheim, this in fact links him with the underworld business. Gatsby tells Nick that Wolfsheim is his ‘friend’ and a ‘gambler’ so we know he’s aware of his habits and lifestyle but is still close to him. Gatsby’s acceptance indicate that perhaps he lives in a similar lifestyle as he seems so casual about it and has some connection to bootlegging, showing his extreme wealth is probably not honestly
Mr. Wickham tells Elizabeth that Mr. Darcy has treated him unfairly. After hearing stories of Mr. Darcy treating him unfairly Elizabeth begins to fall for Mr. Wickham. Along with a bad first impression of each other, another obstacle they face is Mrs. Bennett’s interest in Elizabeth marrying for money and not for love. Mrs. Bennett wants her daughters to have the wealthiest husband they can find, which is why her daughters went to Mr. Bingley’s
He also falls in love with Daisy, who to him is represented by a green light and thus embodies his dream as well (93). He also says he is originally attracted to her through her social rank, and that “her voice is full of money,” further supporting Daisy representing this dream (120). In both cases, he loses his dreams. He is cheated out of the money Dan Cody gives him, and is sent off to fight in France and forced to lose Daisy, who then marries someone else (100, 152). Taking this into account, it is possible that Gatsby becomes disillusioned and realizes that his dream is unattainable.
The shirts symbolize the change in Gatsby from when he was younger to the present (poor to wealthy). Daisy likes when Tom buys shirts because they represent the money he has to buy those shirts and when Gatsby shows her the shirts he had bought for himself she is shocked by the difference of what he was in the past to now. Gatsby wants a better life and thinks he can do it if he puts his mind to it, which is also a part of the American Dream (success/fame). However, Gatsby's dream collapses when he fails to win Daisy. All his money also cannot help him when George Wilson kills him in his swimming pool.
Daisy cries because the man who once looked at her like she was a person and indispensable is now trying to buy her, objectifying her once more in a way she never expected him to. Daisy loves the beauty of the shirts but hates what they mean for her. She has exhausted her ability to rebel against a world that expects her to be demeaned in this way, and cannot articulate her feelings. She justifies her tears with the values of materialism that have been forced upon her, seeing how she is treated as an object herself. The objectification of Daisy is complete when Gatsby tells Nick, “Her voice is full of money,” (127) towards the end of the novel.
This sparks a determined to get Daisy back after she left him for money when he was poor. This determination becomes an obsession with Daisy and everything she does. So he turns into this rich and powerful man that he knew she wants. “You can 't repeat the past," Gatsby replies, "Why of course you can." (Fitzgerald 126).
The discontent once again becomes apparent directly before the occurrence of the mortality-inducing car crash that killed Tom’s lover, especially demonstrated with Daisy’s venomous comment to Tom, “‘you’re revolting’”(131). By making this remark, Daisy made indisputably clear the negative sentiments she harbored for her husband. The Buchanan marriage seemed to be crumbling, the romantic facade appeared to finally breaking down to reveal the couple’s incompatibility. Overall, Daisy and Tom’s marriage was a hasty decision that led to both the individuals’ dissatisfaction. Due to her wealth, Daisy especially felt pressured by societal expectations to sacrifice her optimism in order to maintain her position in the Jazz Age hierarchy.
Myrtle ended up cheating on Wilson because Tom had the money that Wilson lacked, she felt like she deserved more than she was getting. Fitzgerald’s Novel The Great Gatsby shows how Gatsby and Wilson lied to their women about how much money they had. No matter the efforts, they were not the person that their partners fell in love with. So Wilson ends up with an unhappy marriage and Gatsby is only used as a tool for Daisy to get her husband
He desperately wanted to be old money to impress Daisy so she would fall in love with him. Fitzgerald condemned the American Dream by showing how even though Gatsby became rich, he was not happy nor did he have a happy life. Tom Buchanan dehumanized Gatsby by how he thought badly of him because he was nouveaux riche. Tom was old money. Nick was also newly rich like Gatsby.