Imagine living in a perfect world. Nothing in this world can go wrong, nothing can do you harm, and nothing is out of reach. This is the world of an idealist- a person who forms or pursues ideals unrealistically. Although this philosophy would hold its believer in a constant daze of false happiness, when reality hits, it could be devastating. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, main character Jay Gatsby is blinded by the fantasy of transforming himself into a famous figure of wealth and social status and, as a result, winning over his love, Daisy.
All these characters that associated with what they call love, were unfaithful, so they often found themselves miserable. For example, Tom and Daisy Buchanan both cheated on each other for what was known as temporary love. Even though at the time they seemed happy in their own affairs, they became miserable when they stayed together for social acceptance, under marriage at the end of the book. Furthermore "(Tom) had deliberately given Daisy a sense of security”. As a woman during this time
‘100 $Bill’ and ‘Young and Beautiful’ both spoke for Gatsby strongly as they were played in a manner to present him in separate lights and represented both his hopes and his fears. His disregard for riches is easily expressed in the song 100 $ Bill as he pays no attention to the amount he spends in the secret bar or on his extravagant parties, it also shows how he takes business as a pastime not a necessity. However the song Young and Beautiful, brings up how he wants Daisy to love him even when he doesn’t have the riches anymore, which is both a hope and a fear as he is unsure of how far she will allow their ‘affair’ to go. The song also brings up bringing her love to heaven with her, which can be said for Gatsby but does Daisy really want to go with him. He seems to bypasses her wants there as well as in the confessing of who Daisy really loves and we never see him ask her.
His motives are purely to trick Jane into marrying him even though he is already married. It’s worse than the first lie as this is committing bigamy, which is a crime. Now it’s not all terrible. It can easy to empathize with and see Mr. Rochester’s side, as he can’t get a divorce because his wife is insane. Also, he truly loves Jane, and she loves him too, so he’s not manipulating her into marrying him.
Roderigo cannot see through Iago’s lies because he is too busy being jealous of Othello and Desdemona’s love. Another instance of how jealousy could blind one from distinguishing the truth would be how Othello cannot see past Iago’s deceiving lies. After just being manipulated to doubt his own wife, Desdemona, Othello speaks to himself, “this fellow’s of exceeding honesty and knows all quantities, with a learned spirit, of all humans, if I do prove her haggard.” Othello is constantly insecure of himself, though he never would imagine Desdemona cheating on him, Iago managed to “plant a seed” into Othello’s mind. Manipulating him that Desdemona is having an affair and he should keep a close eye on her. Now that Iago has managed to make Othello jealous, Othello would never see where and and when Iago is deceiving
The cowardice exhibited by Daisy Buchanan shows that Fitzgerald’s attitude towards Daisy getting cheated on was that it is okay because he has money and that is why she wants to stay. On one hand, the reader should notice that Daisy is getting cheated on, but does not leave Tom because he has money and she loves him. Daisy Buchanan is married to Tom Buchanan, and Tom continuously cheats on her with other women. Daisy is aware of what is happening and she has to sit there and listen to Tom tell people about it. She is being a coward by not sticking up for herself and saying something to him.
Daisy proves to be easily swayed and shallow from the start, if only Gatsby could have foresaw it before it affected when he returned from war expecting to have Daisy. Before Gatsby left for war, Daisy promised that she would wait for him, however, when Gatsby returned, he found the situation to be different from expected, yet was willing to persuade her to come back to him despite her disloyalty. “Daisy cannot wait for Gatsby to return from war. Since she desires a love which is defined rather than limbo; she quickly accepts her new love in Tom Buchanan. Her decision is to marry Tom” (Marling 7).
The Modern age works reveal that love is an artificial, unrealistic desire as seen through money, status, and women. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald characterizes a love as senseless false wish. In the end when everything was falling apart and they would have had to pay for the mess they created they ran away. “They were careless people Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” Tom and Daisy didn’t care if they had hurt anyone because they had their money and thought they could just pay their way to get out of trouble. When people having enough
Daisy throughout the novel is symbolized that if a person marries into wealth, happiness would come along with the wealth, nevertheless as the novel goes on the happiness of Daisy is slowly revealed that she never loved Tom, and she only married him for his money. As the novel progresses, it is revealed that she still loves Gatsby, accordingly, is afraid to leave Tom for Gatsby. In The Great Gatsby each character places stereotypes on a pedestal, and exposing the truth behind the stereotypes that are considered to be strong. The primary stereotype that anyone could capture from this novel is that money is just an object, and it cannot buy happiness. As
In their second meeting, Catherine asks Frederic whether or not he will be good to her, and he thinks to himself, “What the hell” (23). This is just the beginning of their relationship, and Catherine is already developing it into something much more meaningful without Frederic realizing it. Catherine is trying to protect herself from being hurt again and she’s not fooled by his answers, but she accepts them because she knows that the risk is worth it. She believes that she can change his lifestyle and make him into a loyal man like her fiancee once was. Frederic, on the other hand, isn’t ready to commit and thinks that Catherine is crazy, but he’s attracted to her and will say anything he can to sleep with her.