Who Is Daisy Lurk In The Great Gatsby

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Not only is avarice a major issue, but the likes of pride and envy lurk in the murky waters of the Long Island Sound. The previous offenders, repeat again here. Starting with Gatsby, who embodies the classic rags to riches stories of the time. When his past is brought out from behind a curtain, it is discovered that it may be not so classic after all. James Gatz admires the well-to-do people, like Dan Cody. He aspires to be amongst their ranks, and eventually when he is, he prides himself only on the possessions he holds. These possessions not only consist of material objects, but also Daisy Buchanan. When they reconcile, Gatsby’s attitude crosses from pride to envy. Gatsby can never fully own Daisy, she is her own person, with a husband and a child. Although, this doesn’t stop him from trying. During a confrontation with Tom, Gatsby get’s a little green; “‘Your wife doesn’t love you,’ said…show more content…
Gatsby cannot handle the fact that he does not hold complete control over Daisy, and this leads him to envy her and Tom’s relationship. The same can be said for Myrtle Wilson. In the affair, the spirit of Daisy hangs over her constantly. It is clear that she one day wishes to marry Tom, but Daisy stands between them. This leads to a quarrel between her and Tom; “‘Daisy! Daisy! Daisy!’ shouted Mrs. Wilson. ‘I’ll say it whenever I want to! Daisy! Dai -” (41). Tom proceeds to punch her right in the face. Ultimately the issue only resolves with Myrtle’s imminent death. Everyone in the story is affected by pride and envy. From the most minor characters during Gatsby’s parties, to the mains, as they lavishly show off, no one can never be fulfilled. George Wilson, the only character who openly acknowledges God, repeats to Myrtle that she “couldn’t fool God” and, in the end, he is correct (167). The pride of Gatsby and the envy of Myrtle, lead to their death. T.J Eckleburg watches as what goes around comes around, and if it is pride and envy, none can end

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