After eleven years of an unhappy marriage Myrtle sees her affair with Tom as an escape from the awful like she is living in. The fact that she knows so little about the upper class men and the poor judgement of her character makes her an easy target for Tom to take advantage of her. Although she finally buys everything that she desired for, she never could have Tom’s heart all to herself. Tom would rather not leave Daisy because their marriage represents a larger meaning than only love it almost a symbol that show their social status. "Daisy!
She goes on to have an affair with him, but never actually confronts Gatsby or Tom about this. She would prefer to just deal with her unhappy marriage by not confronting it because she doesn 't want to deal with the consequences. In reference to Myrtle Wilson’s slaughter, Nick and Gatsby have this exchange, “ ‘ Was Daisy driving’ ‘Yes,’ he said after a moment, ‘but of course I’ll say I was…” (143 Fitzgerald). Gatsby is yet another person who protects Daisy from any consequences she may face. Daisy accidentally runs over Myrtle Wilson, something ironic in and of itself because Myrtle having an affair with Daisy’s husband, in a fit of emotions that she can 't control, and then doesn 't have to deal with any of the repercussions because she is protected from the by the men in her life.
Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, represents a major theme of the novel, the corruption of the wealthy people in society and how money expresses a person’s feelings and actions. Starting off with Daisy, a woman who shows her corruption in society when she marries Tom Buchanan, a wealthy man, even though she promised to marry gatsby after he came home from war. She is very careless about the ways in which she spends her money and how she acts around people. She doesn’t care that people see that she owns very fancy dresses, fancy cars, and lives in a giant house in East Egg. Gatsby, the main character, is in love with Daisy throughout the novel.
Tom talks about a book that clarifies "The Rise of the Coloured Empire," which is about how other empires will rise and dominate the white race. Tom and Daisy get defensive on the matter. Tom Buchanan, the so-called husband of Daisy, a wealthy man and a friend/relative of Nick by marriage, is a very arrogant man with few moral values, a devotee of white superiority, with a personality who looks down on people of lesser superiority to him in the terms against of different races. An abusive dominant partner to Daisy, he mistreats her by breaking her nose. Today, racism is still a major issue that occurs throughout the remote corners of the world.
Gatsby is Obsessed AF When humans fall in love, sometimes the extent to which it occurs may lead to an obsession. Obsession can come in different forms, but most of the time it leads to a devastation of the individual. While being deeply in love with another is most of the time a good thing, once the obsession kicks in, certain conflicts may arise. Throughout F. Scott Fitzgerald’s writing of The Great Gatsby, Gatsby performs multiple actions that are very questionable and make him a suspect to this stalker type character. The main question many readers focus on is whether Gatsby is deemed as creepily obsessive or cute and romantic in the book.
The Capulets and Montagues were not on good terms with each other. Unfortunately though, Romeo and Juliet fell in love with each other regardless if they are from opposing families. Because of these families bad relationship, Romeo and Juliet were forced to marry in secret instead of publicizing it. These two lovers could have been straight-forward to their parents about their marriage, but they choose not to. The Friar is also guilty to these lovers death, but he only thought that this relationship between Romeo and Juliet be the cure to their families grudge for each other.
Ethan marries Zeena after Zeena comes to care for Ethan's sick mother. Ethan's mother eventually dies and just before Zeena leaves "he was seized with an unreasoning dread of being left alone on the farm" so to avoid facing loneliness he unconsciously asks her to marry him(35). Similarly Whartons expected marriage, Ethan merely married Zeena because "he felt obligated to her" and he was "not aware of the implications of having her was a wife"(66 Farwell). Whartons unromantic and incompatible marriage is seen in Ethan because he quickly realizes he is "not in love with her, he does not find her beautiful and mostly he does not find her interesting"(66). In addition to the similar incompatibility seen in Whartons marriage, Ethan's wife also begins to fall ill just as Teddy Wharton had.
She admits, “Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, in this respect resembling many other marriages which masquerade as the decrees of Fate…closing the portals forever behind her upon the realm of romance and dreams” (Chopin 18). In marrying Leonce, Edna abandoned her hopes for love and adventure. Although she thought that she would outgrow her childish desires, Edna still yearned for something more in her life. She did not fit her role as a housewife, “In short, Mrs. Pontellier was not a mother-woman…They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands” (Chopin 10), Edna is not one of them. She is unapologetic when she chooses how to live her life.
Gatsby simply wanted her to confess this to Tom because Gatsby was in denial that she could ever love anyone except for him. Gatsby asked too much of Daisy, and she could not tell Tom she never loved him. As a result, Gatsby tells Tom himself, “Your wife doesn’t love you…She’s never loved you. She loves me.” This causes Daisy
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.
The language used here shows how bitter she is about marrying a hideous man, instead of the “handsome, broad-chested Montague.” One can note that Lady Capulet never says a positive word about the man that she married, yet speaks more highly of the father of the man her daughter married. A reader might find it interesting how paralleled Juliet and her mother are. Had Lady Capulet chosen love, she could have been dead like Juliet. Had Juliet chosen duty, she could have ended up in her mother’s shoes, married to a man that she doesn’t like or
During his love affair with Guinevere he not only neglects his own morals, but lets their love diminish his friendship with Arthur. Being that Lancelot is so committed to his faith in God, his values reflect these religious ideas. When Lancelot loses his virginity to Elaine, his core beliefs are lost. When he becomes involved with Elaine, he doesn 't tell Guenever and creates a complication of the situation. His love affects all aspects of his life and eventually leads to him going insane and running away from the castle.
As well, to Tom, Myrtle is not good enough to bring up to his social class. Her mannerisms are too violent, and she is not suited for the rich lifestyle. Because of this he keeps up the lie of Daisy being catholic, to keep Myrtle in his control and keep her where she is. For Myrtle though, she sees it as her opportunity. She ultimately wants to leave the Valley of Ashes, and be married to Tom.
Gatsby is devastated by this whole thing. Gatsby 's major downfall was when him and Daisy began talking again, and Daisy ended up leaving Gastby for her husband Tom. Gatsby wanted Daisy to tell Tom, her husband that she never loved him. But, of course Daisy did not want to tell Tom that. On page 116, Gatsby 's says, “He wants nothing less of Daisy than that she should tell tell Tom, I never loved you.” Gatsby is saying that since he cleaned up the old man he was, Daisy needs to forget everything in her past.