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.
In the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby, the author identifies a huge problem throughout the novel. Fitzgerald provided us with many characters that displayed infidelity, for example Tom and Daisy. Daisy stayed married to Tom because of his great deal of money and assets, though deep down, she felt miserable and melancholy about the relationship. On the other hand Tom felt he could do as he pleased because of his physical stature and how much money he had. They would both constantly cheat on each other and have relationships with other partners, however they did not get a divorce due to their own selfish reasons.
Immorality and Deception in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald exhibits villainous human nature through the main character, Jay Gatsby. Since his past relationship with Daisy Buchanan and having not seen her in many years, Gatsby has developed an obsession with regaining her attention and rekindling their relationship. In order to accomplish this, he portrays a lavish lifestyle and makes himself seem like an ideal man: wealthy and wise.
Just as the American Dream- the pursuit of happiness- has degenerated into a quest for more wealth, Gatsby’s powerful dream of happiness with Daisy has become the motivation for lavish excess and criminal activities. He used his dream to escape from his past, but then was stuck on hold for when he lost Daisy the only part of the dream he really cared for. Gatsby made a dream just for Daisy so she could be apart of his, but saw the meaningless of it when she didn’t choose him in the end. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther….
Daisy was a woman of wealth, whereas Gatsby was a man with nothing. After Gatsby returned from the war he found Daisy, the love of his life, had married another man. With this news Gatsby was willing to do whatever it took to get her back. He worked until he had trastic amounts of money he cared nothing about. He threw wild parties, but never attended them, in hope that maybe one day Daisy would come.
Daisy 's desire for wealth lead her to plague her relationships, and the poor decisions she made were all caused to feed her greed. Daisy’s appetite for wealth came from her surroundings when growing up. She had all she ever needed and more, because of this, it carried out into her adulthood. And rather than a luxury it became a necessity. In the novel Daisy says "They 're such beautiful shirts," she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds.
The American Family Myrtle and George Wilson were once two passionate lovers, caring for nothing else in the world but each other. However, Myrtle’s selfish aura led her to fall in love with not a man, but a thing: money. She became unhappy with her husband and decided to move on to someone more enticing, someone wealthy like Tom Buchanan. In the novel The Great Gatsby written by Fitzgerald, the Wilsons are discontent with their lives by portraying the theme of how when money is involved, they will become dissatisfied with one another and turn to lives of greed and selfishness.
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. Gatsby sees himself as a failure when Daisy chooses Tom instead of him.
The first parallel between the two is the love interest that Gatsby and Fitzgerald both had. Neither one of them were rich, but they lied about their pasts for the women they loved. In the book, Gatsby was in love with a women named Daisy who would only be with him if he was in the same social status as her. He would met Daisy during the Great War as Lieutenant, when he was stationed in Louisville, Kentucky. Daisy wanted a rich successful man, Gatsby felt like had to try to impress her, in his mind this meant that he had to lie about his social
Society vs. the Individual Although society may bear many constraints on a human being, ultimately he or she is free to make his or her own choices. This is very evident in Scott Fitzgerald 's "The Great Gatsby" Jay Gatsby believes that society limits him when he falls in love with a rich woman and is unable to marry her because of his financial situation. He decides to spend his entire life in illegal activities in an attempt to get rich and rise in social stature. However, in the end, he is rejected by the woman and is consequently killed.
For many American citizens, wealth represents the ideal American dream, something many strive for but not everyone achieves. The novel, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is set on Long Island in the fictional town of West Egg in 1922. Fitzgerald focuses on the representation of old money, which is families that have been wealthy for generations, and new money, which is self- made money on current trends, through the character’s motivations and interactions or relationships with others. Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald uses the nature of wealth and status to show its dehumanizing or corrupting nature with characters through differences in wealth and how they came about it. Analyzing Daisy Buchanan, one of the main characters, Fitzgerald uses her actions to show the corrupting effect of wealth on people.