For instance, Myrtle Wilson had an affair with Tom Buchanan because he was wealthy. Evidently, Myrtle wanted to have a wealthy husband because as she talks about her wedding, she was very upset, she said, “He borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in… I lay down and cried to beat the band afternoon”(Fitzgerald 35). Despite the harsh attack Tom had towards her, Myrtle still wanted him over her husband who loved her, but just was not wealthy. Sadly, her wishes would never come true because Tom had no intention of marrying Myrtle. The book The Great Gatsby demonstrates how the American Dream is corrupt.
At first, Myrtle is just the woman helping Tom Buchanan cheat on his wife, until it is revealed that Daisy is also cheating on Tom. Myrtle is disgusted by her husband and his lack of riches and wealth and prosperity. It is stated in the book that she always felt that she was born to be sophisticated and wealthy and a participant of the upper class. Because of this, she doesn’t complain when Tom, a rich city boy, pushes himself upon her. Tom does not try to hide his affair by any means, which makes Myrtle think there is more there than really is.
However, in chapter 7, during the confrontation, Daisy quickly rethinks her decisions and states, ‘I did love him once – but I loved you too’. As Gatsby hopes and expectations of them being together breaks the audience starts to comprehend that Daisy contradicting statements is purely because she is afraid to leave Tom. Tom came from a wealthy family and was highly respected in society. Daisy knew that life with him would be luxiourous and entirely satisfactory in terms of respect and wealth. In addition, the author is trying to convey to the audience that Daisy is too secure in her marriage with Tom to even consider leaving it.
They are also alike because they both lose a girl because they are not rich enough at the time. In the Great Gatsby, Gatsby says, “ ‘she only married you because I was poor,” (Fitzgerald p130). This is the exact same reason why Zelda refuses to marry Scott. Scott and Gatsby are extremely alike because some things in his life is portrayed through the character,
Winfield 2 Although many characters in Belle Prater’s Boy were affected, Gypsy was affected the most seeing that it determined her nickname, her father’s death, and her feeling invisible. Society immediately judges someone based off the way they look. The importance of a beautiful or ugly appearance has not changed since the 1950’s.Even now today people think the best person to marry is the prettiest. Gypsy’s nickname was determined based off how she looked. It is and always will be incorrect to judge someone’s character based off his or her
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.
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. Daisy is crying over his money and how she had the opportunity to wait for Gatsby years ago but instead married Tom. Since Tom was from old money and Daisy had knowledge that he could support her expensive and shallow lifestyle that she has been catered to her entire life. Another character that represents the corruption throughout the novella is Tom Buchanan. He flourishes in a lifestyle of absurd wealth empty of all morals.
When Lori first put on the glasses she was amazed by how much she could see. Rose’s beliefs hurt Lori by not letting her see detail for so many years. Also, when Brian and Jeannette were adventuring, they found a diamond ring, they handed it over to their mother in hopes of her selling it for money, but instead Rose was selfish and kept it. Rose points out, “‘...but it could also improve my self-esteem. And at times like these, self-esteem is even more vital than food’” (186).
Daisy displays her greed throughout the novel; she marries Tom Buchanan because of his wealth. Gatsby himself realizes Daisy’s obsession with money: “‘She never loved you, do you hear?’ he cried. ‘She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me’” (Fitzgerald 130). The quote reveals
Thus, we can interpret that she wants to be with Tom because he has a rich and famous life. When myrtle firstly spoke of Gorge, she stated “The only crazy I was when I married him. I knew right away I made a mistake. He borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in, and never told me about it, and the man came after it one says when he was out…” This statement of myrtle represents her to be materialistic person who regrets her marriage with Gorge typically because he is from a