Daisy, who is the wife of Tom Buchanan, is a rich woman that lives an old money lifestyle shows a different side. Tom, the wife of Daisy Buchanan, who is a cheating husband, uses money to cover his mistakes, and has had an affair with Myrtle Wilson, who is his mistress. In the, " The Great Gatsby", tells a story from the 1920 's, how everyone has no morals and all they cared about was themselves. " They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast of carelessness, or whatever it was to keep them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made. "(Fitzgerald, 179).
Tom Buchanan is a major character in the book. He is the husband of Daisy Fay, who is the object of Jay Gatsby’s desire. Daisy describes him as “brute of a man, a great, big, hulking physical specimen” Tom was an extremely narcissistic, pompous, and egotistical, individual who would try to use his wealth and power as a way to escape consequences because of his actions. Tom first shows us his true colors by revealing his affair on Daisy with a woman named Myrtle. Myrtle and Tom first met on a train while she was on her way to New York.
He does this by lying to everyone to convince them that he is old money, putting him higher up the social ladder to get Daisy to notice him. Through dialogue we find out that he is a great liar and has basically everyone convinced that he went to Oxford and inherited his money. As for Gatsby’s morals, he obviously doesn’t have very good morals if he’s a bootlegger and is affiliated with gangsters. By chapter six Nick seems to be Gatsby’s best friend almost. Gatsby tells everything to Nick and is always going to him for help.
A great example of this is found in the medieval literature “The Canterbury Tales.” In the tale “The Wife of Bath's” the wife gloats about the power she has over all five of her husbands. “I kept my husbands well in hand. I told them they were drunk and their unfitness to judge my conduct forced me to take witness that they were lying” (Canterbury Tales, page 268.) The Wife’s deception against her husband gave her the upper hand in marriage. Stating that trickery was instinct in a woman.
Her affair with Gatsby shows her true character because, she was a married woman having an affair with another man. Daisy didn’t even tell Tom about her real relationship with Gatsby, Tom later found out by Gatsby confessing. This is the worst way to find out about an affair, Daisy didn't have enough courage to confess to Tom about what she was doing. In addition, to Daisy having an affair, she choose
Gatsby envy's Tom and Daisy and wishes that she would be his. Which I believe would have eventually happened if he hadn't been killed. Fitzgerald made Gatsby so rich and unhappy because he is similar to him he has money and chases this woman whom he cannot be acquainted with. Nick is an honest, observative,and down to earth, and snobby, type of guy. Who moved from the Midwest to West egg
When Tom and Daisy Buchanan act carelessly, which is very often, they fall back on their money to solve their problems. The theme of carelessness represented by Myrtle Wilson, Tom Buchanan, and Daisy Buchanan is crucial for the development of the plot of this novel. Myrtle Wilson is a prime example of carelessness within the novel. She knows that Tom is a married man, and is very violent, yet, she continues to see him. Myrtle is focused on what
Unfortunately, he had to leave Daisy to go to war. After the war, he was determined to find Daisy but five years later, his feelings are not reciprocated; Daisy toys with him, uses Gatsby to make her husband jealous, and allows Gatsby to take the blame for the murder of her husband’s mistress. The most tragic of the three protagonists studied is Jay Gatsby because he demoralizes himself in a futile attempt at expired love, he has few genuine companions, and he cannot let go of the past. Throughout the novel, the contrast between Gatsby's pure past and corrupt future illustrates the degree to which he changes to impress his love, Daisy. Before Gatsby became tainted, "he had been beating his way along the south shore of Lake Superior as a clam-digger... or in any other capacity that
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the obsession with wealth and love ruined the American dream/ the Characters lives. “Myrtle has her affair with Tom due to the privileged world it grants her access”(Wulick). One of the main examples of wealth destroying a character 's life is Myrtle 's story. Myrtle is the wife of a lowly mechanic in the valley of ashes. Myrtle is taken away by the enormity of Tom Buchanan 's wealth and is instantly attracted to him.
Throughout ‘The Odyssey’, the greed and folly of men play a huge part in increasing the difficulty and severity of Odysseus’s situations and ultimately change his fate and the directions of his journey. The greed and folly of men are largely represented by Penelope’s suitors. In the very first book of The Odyssey, the disgusting actions of the suitors were introduced to the readers. Odysseus’s son, Telemakhos discussed the problem of the suitors to Athena. The suitors believed Odysseus to be dead, and decided to try and marry Penelope so they can inherit Odysseus’s wealth and kingdom.