This brief perfection can be compared to Gatsby and Daisy before Gatsby went off to war. “He talked a lot about the past, and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that he had gone into loving Daisy.” (Fitzgerald, 110) This quote shows the reader that Gatsby is trying to repeat the brief perfection that he had in the past. He spends every minute until his death trying to recreate his brief perfection that he had with Daisy. Perfection is very rare and is extremely hard to repeat over a long time. If a person is expected to be perfect they aren't going to meet expectations.
The feud that Gatsby has with Tom throughout the entire novel shows that regret can lead to one making rash decisions. In the book, Fitzgerald writes, “‘I know your wife,’ continued Gatsby almost aggressively,”(102). This quote comes whenever the two are talking at a party and Gatsby almost just blurts it out. This is the start to the two taking shots at each other in the novel trying to prove to the other that they love Daisy the most as Gatsby regrets having lost her once already. Also, Tom insists in the book, “‘I’d like to know what he does...And I think I’ll make a point in finding out,”(108).
F. Scott Fitzgerald, purposefully displays Jay Gatsby’s wealth to reveal his emptiness. He initiates by explaining that after thousands of people, only “servants” stayed with him which shows that no one really cares for him, and that no one would help him when he needs it. Furthemore, Gatsby uses his “bearing parties,” to fill his loneliness and see happiness in other as he watches them enjoy the party. Besides, Jay has hundreds of real “books,” yet none of them have been read which symbolize his lack of education and his need to fill that gap. Moreover, Gatsby represents the perfect man; he is athletic, young and rich.
He supplies her with a fancy, snobby life: “They had spent a year in France for no particular reason, and then drifted here and there unrestfully wherever people played polo and were rich together” (Fitzgerald 17).This explains the Buchanans’ lifestyle because polo is a sport for those who have enough money to play it, and Tom can take Daisy wherever she wants to go. Daisy doesn 't love Tom because she is in love with Gatsby. Daisy and Gatsby had been in love a few years before, but when Gatsby left to fight in World War one Daisy married Tom. Gatsby came back from the war with all intentions to get her back. He made money illegally and bought a house across the bay from her to try to win her back.
Benjamin Pedraza Haugen English 11 Period 5 The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald shows the people were still not treated equally in the American Dream. Characters in the story consists of people like Nick Carraway, a middle-west man who does not share the American Dream. Daisy, living the American Dream with Tom, her wealthy husband. Living the luxurious life not worrying about the future. Tom, a wealthy powerful man living in East Egg getting all his money from his parents, never having to work in his life.
Willy, however, never admits the fact that his son and him are both losers. He refuses to see the concrete facts; he gets fired, has been a poor father figure and husband, and has had an unsuccessful career as a salesman. He not only fails to recognize the failure within him but the failure within his son. He never loses the grand, rich ambitions he has for his son despite the fact that Biff is a normal human
The true purpose of the American dream is lost upon Gatsby, as it makes "no sound" of warning upon his conscience, fading into an omen that becomes "uncommunicable forever" (100). Jay Gatsby 's indecent ascension as a king of society depicts America as a land of the affluent, instead of the land of the free. In this counterfeit America, Gatsby 's dream "must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it" (159). But since he "[does] not know that it [is] already behind him" (159), Gatsby continues to seek contentment in fattening his purse. Unable to see past his warped reality, he tries to procure any object that could possibly satisfy his desires.
Gatsby, had nothing handed to him, and actually had some taken from him when he needed it most. “A legacy of twenty-five thousand dollars. He didn’t get it. He never understood the legal device that was used against him” (Fitzgerald 100). Considering the time period, this kind of money could have made him wealthy, or at least allow him to live comfortably, but instead his inheritance was denied to him, and from that point on he dedicated his life to acquiring wealth and luxury.
On the 10th our own land hove into sight… but now an enticing sleep came onto me, bone weary from working the vessels sheet myself, not let up never testing the ropes to any other male…” (book 10, page 156, PDF). Odysseus’ pride made him a self-centered leader, and he didn’t allow his men to contribute to their returning of home. Odysseus was too full of pride to allow anyone else to take credit for his doing of bringing all of his men back home, which eventually caused his men to betray him. Odysseus was very boastful, and a man full of extreme pride. From this we can grasp that he had an elaborate way of trying to achieve his goals, which usually involved only him and not allowing anyone else to contribute to his actions and
This person was his first lover Daisy. Gatsby and Daisy had a connection to each other before Gatsby left for the military. Along came Tom who tied the knot on Daisy. This left Gatsby heartbroken and everything he did in his life later on was to impress Daisy and hope she showed up to one of his extravagant parties. Everything in his house he looked at through Daisy; “he hadn't once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes” (Fitzgerald 5.112).