Nick’s concerns about keeping quiet for Gatsby lead to Gatsby’s demise. By withholding information Tom is able to frame Gatsby for the death of Myrtle and her infidelity, which leads to Wilson shooting Gatsby. These events could have been prevented had Nick spoken up about the matter, however his personal pledge to keep quiet about “the secret griefs of wild, unknown men”(1) stated
During the whole book love is a prominent motif, characters do many odd and extravagant things for love throughout the book. Gatsby goes the farthest for love, he dedicated his whole life to get back together with Daisy even though she has a husband and a daughter. In chapter 4 Nick and Jordan were together and they discuss Gatsby 's house in relation to Daisy 's, he says: "It was a strange coincidence," I said. ‘But it wasn 't a coincidence at all.’ ’Why not?’ ’Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay.’" Gatsby 's love towards Daisy has taken over his life and influences every decision in his life. Gatsby 's undenying love for her got to the point where he was borderline stalking since he bought the house in perfect proximity to her house.
Because of his obsession, Gatsby sees Daisy as a symbol instead of an evident person. Rather than wanting to be with her for her personality, he yearns to be with her by the reason of it meaning that he would have secured the image of being old money. Therefore, it is so crucial to obtain her, and only her, due to the fact that she is the only woman he’s ever spent his time trying retrieve. This is all Gatsby has deliberated about for the past five years. He has enormous amounts of time revolving his choices and decisions based around Daisy.
Wilson’s fury could reveal that he desires to hurt Gatsby to get back at him for supposedly killing Myrtle. As a result of Gatsby “killing” Myrtle, it is clear that Gatsby will face some consequences. Another incident of foreshadowing is the night of Myrtle’s death. When Nick was having trouble sleeping that night, he felt a sudden urge to tell Gatsby something. He believes that if he waits until the morning, it would be too late (154).
In the Great Gatsby, the book is mostly about money and love. It’s about how love and money can make you do foolish acts. Gatsby’s American Dream is to repeat the past and reunite back with Daisy. He often uses his parties and wealth to impress others. So, how does love and money act as a motivator in the book?
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote both of these novels/ passages with comparable themes. The Great Gatsby is a story about a man who has revolved part of his life around trying to achieve his American dream by conforming to a woman and society 's standards. As well as The Great Gatsby, the passage Winter Dreams, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has a similar motif; a poor man
Gatsby’s downfall is a very significant part of the novel The Great Gatsby. Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925, it grew very popular. The novel is narrated by thirty year old, Nick Carraway, who was once neighbors with Gatsby after moving to East Egg from the Midwest. He explains all of the events that have taken place as a story in the way he remembers them to be, which forces the readers to rely on his word and his word only. The theme of the book is mainly the American Dream and how it is impossible to achieve.
On page 132 Nick makes the observation that it seemed, “she had never, all along,intended doing anything at all.” If she had told Gatsby from the beginning of their relationship that she did love Tom then Gatsby might not have pushed so much with Tom and perhaps the ending would’ve been different. However, she lied and made Gatsby believe it was only him and that she would be with him forever. In the end, If she would’ve said something to Gatsby and not lied about their relationship then The fight wouldn’t have been so mad and she wouldn’t have been so upset while driving and wouldn’t have killed Myrtle which would’ve prevented the whole
Gatsby was inviting Nick to his parties because he knew Nick was cousins with Daisy, and Nick could help Gatsby and Daisy to regain the love they once had for each other. Gatsby was hoping that since he has invited Nick to all the parties that he hosted that in return, Nick would do something nice to him. Nick does not realize that Gatsby is using him this way until the day that Gatsby told him what he wanted him to do. Gatsby achieved the goal, he wanted through Nick because he finally got to meet Daisy. Gatsby was really selfish because he tricked Nick into being his friend, but all he really wanted from Nick to get him and Daisy back together.
Through this quote it is evident the deep affection and love. that Gatsby feels towards daisy; He is unable to leave without first knowing what she wants from him. Additionally what makes these quote so important is that it defined Gatsby 's destiny, as if he had chosen to leave he may have still been