Part of the American dream is finding love and raising a family. Gatsby’s hard work was fueled by the dream of Daisy. Gatsby had never loved a girl like this one. He was so infatuated with her that he even said, “Her voice is full of money," (Fitzgerald). Gatsby loves his money and ultimately just to hear her voice brought extreme emotion to him.
The love triangles continue and stories unfold throughout the novel about Gatsby’s former life. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is not a great man because of his illegal past, the lies he tells and his love affair with Daisey. Jay Gatsby was originally from a poor family in North Dakota. He despised his poverty and had a desire to become wealthy and sophisticated. Gatsby was not proud of his past and did not
We can see that Gatsby’s love for Daisy is more intense than her love him. For Gatsby, Daisy has come to represent all of his larger hopes and dreams about wealth and a better life, and she is literally the incarnation of his dreams. "Oh, you want too much!" she cried to Gatsby. "I love you now—isn 't that enough?
Reaching a higher class and wealth are aspects of success that many aspire to achieve. Although that may be true, in reality, as a person begins to expand their goals toward the American dream, they tend to spiral downward and crash in the end. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, pertains to an ambitious character; falling short of the American dream, resulting in a tragedy. Specifically, the book follows a young man named Gatsby and his dream to finally meet the love of his life, Daisy, who he hasn't seen in five years. Gatsby goes to great lengths in order to grab Daisy’s attention, by throwing lavish parties, which he had to achieve by becoming a bootlegger.
Gatsby and the engineer both built up their dreams to such high expectations they will never be able to reach. For example, in the novel The Great Gatsby, Nick metaphorically describes Gatsby’s dream to be with Daisy by saying, “He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather…” (Fitzgerald 95). In essence, Gatsby continued to put Daisy on such a high pedestal, she couldn’t even live up to what he wanted her to be. Not to mention, The engineer from “The Far and the Near” had also put so much hope into this one women, who couldn’t even become close to his desire. Wolfe portrays the engineer’s dream as the following, “All the brave freedom, the warmth and the affection that he had read into her gesture, vanished in the moment that he saw her…” (Wolfe 2).
The characters all define these characteristics and try to make their dream come true. Jay Gatsby is someone who has everything that most people pine for, but the one thing that he wants most of all is love. He has been in love with Daisy for many years and lost touch after he went into war. When Gatsby went into war and they lost connection, he found out that she married a wealthy man named Tom Buchanan. He used his money and success to purchase something that could remind him of her, “Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay” (78).
William Moraley’s failure in the American colonies was not due to laziness but being at the wrong place at the wrong time. His hard work and motivation to better his life just didn’t work in his favor. Even before his journey to America, Moraley had a string of bad luck. After his father’s death, he quarreled with his mother for his rightful fortune. But unable to acquire these funds he was reduced to poverty.
There are many themes exist in the novel of The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald. The most significant theme in this novel is the American dream. The meaning of the American Dream is someone who starting low on the social level or economic, which then working hard and try their best towards wealth and fame. In other word, it stand for one’s independence to strive in order to achieve desired wealth and fame with hard work, but it ends up being more about selfish and materialism pursuit of pleasure. American dream is achieve when a person having a car, money, big house, happy family and nice clothes.
Mom also loses her job because she did not want to do it, she thought teaching was hard so the kids had to deal with their Mom’s dream to be an artist, not a teacher she ditches her teaching job for a low paying job because it made her happy because of this it made it hard for the kids to live a easy life but yet they still forgave mom. After the Walls moved out of their grandma’s home in Welch they moved into a rotting house that they could barely afford because they had very little money the rotting house had no indoor plumbing and was also located in Welch. Dad believed that there was enough land at their rotting house to build a Glass Castle so Dad had the kids dig a hole. After the kids dug the hole Dad fills it with trash and the hole they dug up for the Glass Castle was used as a dumpster even after that the kids still forgave him. I believe that if I were the kids and I worked that hard to be lied
This delusion of victory over time is symbolized by the fall of a clock, during his initial reunion with Daisy. The exact moment before the clock falls, Gatsby declares,“‘We’ve met before’ (86).” Gatsby proceeds to catch the clock “with trembling fingers” and place it back in its spot, literally grasping time in his hand and exerting his will over