Gatsby’s peculiar involvement in this accident fuels the rumour that Mrs. Wilson was in fact having an affair with Mr. Gatsby. However, the rumour was disputed by Mrs. Wilson’s sister, Catherine, who was present at the inquiry of Mr. Gatsby’s death. “Myrtle and George were very much in love,” she testified. “Myrtle having an affair with Mr. Gatbsy? I’ve never heard of such a ridiculous thing!
The deed was finally done; Gatsby received his punishment for all the sins that he committed, and he would no longer be able to taint the world with his exploits. Even with this momentous victory, I still felt empty. Myrtle, the love of my life, was gone, and I had nowhere to go with condemnation from everyone I
Myrtle is slain by her quest for capital; Wilson becomes insane from his wife's affair and subsequent death; and Gatsby loses what he looked for his entire life, the past. All of these characters prove the tragic message that no matter one's dreams or ambitions, no matter one's money or determination, they can still fail or even die as a result of their
Throughout the novel The Great Gatsby by F Scotts Fitzgerald love and money motivates every character. They all had made decisions based on love and money, no matter the consequences, no matter if it was good or bad they still made those decisions through the love they had for someone and their desire for money. Tom Buchanan 's love for daisy was pure and true throughout the book the great gatsby he even made some hard decisions all out the love possesed for her. A very critical part of the the novel was when tom 's wife had killed George Wilson 's wife Myrtle Wilson in a automotive accident. When George came to tom about what happened questioning him about who killed his wife, Tom could see that George was furious and would be willing to do anything to the person who killed his beloved wife.
Myrtle is accustomed to living an underprivileged life where feminine power engulfs her, but Tom is too egotistical to allow Myrtle to speak with such authority to him. Similarly, Gatsby’s need for assurance from Daisy pressures her into revealing to Tom that she never loved him (Fitzgerald 132). Deep down, Daisy knows that she truly did love Tom once, but Gatsby’s assertiveness and persistence drives her over the edge to telling Tom that what the two of them shared meant nothing to her. Daisy’s attribute of being a pushover is revealed immensely because she refuses to stand up for herself. Daisy is used to enabling Tom to constantly control all aspects of her life, and that leaves her powerless in society.
“ I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying”. I am arguing that Fitzgerald would agree Garrison Keillor that Gatsby and Myrtle is a perfect example of how they deny reality. Through Gatsby’s and Myrtle’s actions Fitzgerald illustrates his agreement that someone will look reality straight in the eye and deny it. Despite the fact that Daisy is married Gatsby still believes they will be together “ ‘ I want to know what Mr. Gatsby has to tell me.’ “ Your wife doesn't love you,” said Gatsby “ she’s never loved you.
Selfishness in Daisy Buchanan Everyone at some point in their life will be selfish. The selfishness that will be discussed is not about sharing, but the selfishness that hurts people through our actions. Daisy Buchanan is a prime example of a selfish character. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan’s selfishness is present through many different events that happen throughout the novel.
When Myrtle is killed by Daisy, Gatsby is quick to take the blame when Nick questions him about it. For example, Gatsby says, “Yes, but of course I’ll say I was” (Fitzgerald 143). Daisy never thanked Gatsby for taking the blame, this being a perfect example of how much of a powerful effect Daisy had over Gatsby. After Myrtle finishes her story about how she and Tom met she comes face to face with him discussing if Myrtle has any authority to bring up Daisy’s name.
In the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, what Jay Gatsby feels for Daisy Buchanan is obsession. Gatsby revolves and rearranges his entire life in order to gain her affections. Gatsby’s obsession with Daisy resulted in him buying a mansion across the lake from her, throwing huge parties, and spending years of his life trying to become rich. Gatsby bought mansion intentionally across the lake from Daisy just to be closer to her.
Fitzgerald in the novel, uses careless individuals who would destroy everything and everyone and yet still manage to retreat back to their money. Daisy Buchanan, the ‘golden girl’ is rather dishonest and deceitful throughout the novel. As she starts having her affair with Gatsby, she creates unrealistic expectations in Gatsby head about their future together. As Gatsby is having drinks at the Buchanan’s, Tom leaves the room and Daisy kisses Gatsby and declares, ‘I don’t care!’ At this point, the audience realizes that Daisy is and always was in love with Gatsby and that she was prepared to leave Tom.
In the book, Gatsby is very foolish, his actions are unreasonable and unrealistic. “He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: "I never loved you."” (125) Gatsby had expected Daisy to be the same girl she was five years ago, but the truth is that she isn't. Many things had happened to the both of them and he had set up a foolish expectation that Daisy was willing to leave Tom for him. Gatsby’s foolishness originated with Daisy.
Which was a foolish mistake, this mistake ultimately leads to his murder, he dies a very sad and disturbing death being shot by Myrtle’s husband George while in his state of grieving. Gatsby also lacks the ability to move forward. This characteristic also does not work to his benefit due to the outcome of his death. Gatsby refuses throughout the novel to see reality, he had so much love and lust in the past, that it just overwhelms his heart and he believes that that is the only place he can be happy, so he constantly tries to relive it. He wastes so much time in the past, that he does not see the true potential of him as a person.
They nearly got married years ago but Gatsby did not have any money at that time and decided to wait. After meeting Daisy for the second time, they have an affair. After awhile, Tom is wary of Gatsby and tries to prove that the famous Jay Gatsby is not who he appears to be. Daisy becomes angry at her husband’s chauvinistic attitude and decides to leave her husband for Gatsby. However, she later discovers that her lover, Jay Gatsby is not the respected man he claims to be.