During the tea meeting and tour of Gatsby’s mansion set up for Daisy and Gatsby set up by Nick it is clear that Gatsby is acting differently than normal. Nick gets the sense that he is embarrassed by Daisy’s clear happiness to see him again. By the end of the night it is clear the Nick that the reunion of the two (Gatsby and Daisy) has changed both of their lives forever. But Nick sense in a peculiar way that Daisy might not feel the same way about Gatsby. Gatsby spent the last five years on one goal alone.
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.
If Gatsby is to truly love Daisy, instead of destroying her marriage, he would have let her go. However, because of his extreme devotion towards Daisy, he dreams of a utopia where their feelings for each other is mutual. Thus, he demands her to say that she has never loved Tom to affirm that she loves him only, but Daisy does fall in love with Tom at some point in her marriage, in between the five years of Gatsby’s absence. Nonetheless, Gatsby does not give up. He “[clutches]
(The Great Gatsby page 120). This quote exposes to readers that Gatsby knows that Daisy is a symbol of money. He sees her as the concluding piece of his American dream rather than a woman whom he loves. Gatsby is biased toward her personality due to knowing that she can effectuate his American dream. “‘I told you what’s been going on,’ said Gatsby.
She says, “a girl with such extravagant tastes and no money had better marry the first rich man she could get”(83). Trenor then comments on how “if she had married Gryce she would have been surrounded by flattery and approval”(83). After Mr. Gryce marries Evie, Lily believes that marrying Rosedale is “the only honorable solution of her difficulties”(243). Similarly, Mr. Rosedale also believes that marriage would solve his problems. He says that he has enough money to break into society; however, he does not have a wife.
He provide his guests all of the luxury services. He eventually made it to the top class but still he haven’t reclaim Daisy Gatsby tries to invite Daisy to his house and to his party his bring up everything he has to Daisy. Until one day he confront to Tom that Daisy didn’t love Tom, told him that Daisy only married him because she waited Gatsby for so long and Gatsby wasn’t rich back then. “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved any one except me!”
Gatsby is a very good example for this theme and his actions show just how far he is willing to go to get what he wants. Before the war Gatsby was in love with daisy but he was poor and she moved on by marrying tom who was wealthy. But when Gatsby gets back and learns this and he does everything he possible could to become rich in the hopes of attracting daisy and making
In addition, Monsieur Lantin uncovers that the gems his wife claimed were inauthentic were truly worth thousands, much to his confusion. Once he inherited the value of all his deceased wife’s gems, Monsieur Lantin remarried. Although his marriage with his second wife
(Fitzgerald 21) The readers can see that she is empty inside the heart because she doesn 't really care about love, she only truly cares about money and herself. That’s why Daisy ultimately chose Tom Over Gatsby, because she didn 't want the love that Gatsby wanted, she just wanted the money which was the same thing that Tom wanted. So in the end nobody cared about love back then in the roaring 20’s, they only cared about appearances and wealth.
Gatsby creates an illusion of Daisy over a five year period after facing her rejection. Gatsby views Daisy as a symbol of his rise to the top. Daisy initially rejects Gatsby due to his lack of money and their different social positions. He then “invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent.” This invention also makes it impossible for Daisy to fully know him, and consequently unable to love him.
The song “Sentimental Me” by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rogers describes the relationship between Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. Although in the song the narrator is presumably a woman, her feelings are much more applicable to Gatsby than they are to Daisy. The narrator of the song calls her lover, “a dream [...] that came true”. Comparably, in The Great Gatsby, Daisy is the embodiment of Gatsby’s American Dream of grandeur and high status. Once Gatsby and Daisy reunite and begin a relationship, Gatsby’s dream comes true.
Seen by others “As soon as I arrived I made an attempt to find my host, but the two or three people of whom I asked his whereabouts stared at me in such an amazed way, and denied so vehemently any knowledge of his movements, that I slunk off in the direction of the cocktail table – the only place in the garden where a single man could linger without looking purposeless and alone.” (Fitzgerald, 42) This quote describes Nick and how he gets invited to Gatsby’s party when he doesn’t know who Gatsby is. He asks people at the party and they have never seen him before. Gatsby is seen as mysterious to many people.
“’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.’” (The Great Gatsby, 87) Here we get a small glimpse at the Daisy’s true emotions; she’s sad, however, she uses the “beautiful shirts” as a diversion to hide that what she’s really sad about is not shirts, but she’s sad because she realizes she’s missed the experience and life she could’ve had with Gatsby. Gatsby throwing the shirts above her just keep mounting higher and higher on the table below, just like her feelings have for him, all of these emotions were piling up and mounting higher and are not all falling on her just the way Gatsby’s shirts were.
The characters in the novel pretend that they have their lives all figured out, but through their successes their downfalls and emptiness can be seen, to prove that money cannot buy happiness. Jay Gatsby is the newest and upcoming star in New York during the 1920’s. Through his business and inheritance he is one of the richest men of his time. One may think that his abundance of wealth would lead him to be eternally happy, but he is the opposite. Gatsby longs for his love of Daisy, which is his personal American Dream.