Once in awhile I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time"(Fitzgerald 140). When he says this, he thinks the cheating he does is fine. He thought daisy would never leave him no matter what horrible things he did because she needs the money to live the life she has always cherished. This betrays him because she finds love in Gatsby and she can still live the wealthy life she wanted. The wealth corrupted everyone one in this story to think it brought happiness.
Fitzgerald makes it apparent throughout the novel that Gatsby does everything in hopes to compete against Tom and impress Daisy. For example, Gatsby throws lavish parties every weekend with the hope that Daisy will stumble in, and then they will be reunited and return to their old ways. Additionally, when Gatsby moves to the West Egg, he purposefully purchases an extravagant mansion near the Buchanan’s mansion where he can view their emerald light on his dock. Throughout the duration of The Great Gatsby, Gatsby noticeably envies Tom Buchanan, Daisy’s husband, for seizing the life that Gatsby was not able to achieve. Gatsby longs to return to the passionate relationship they had five years prior and maybe even create a family similar to the family Daisy has with Tom.
Nick moves to New York after recently graduating from Yale University. When he moves to New York he get’s Jay Gatsby as a neighbor. Gatsby lives an extravagant lifestyle spending money on parties. Nick, at a later point, learns that the reason Gatsby lives here he does is because he’s in love with Nick's cousin, Daisy. Nick later introduces Daisy to Gatsby.
This kiss was important in starting Daisy and Gatsby’s love affair, and without Nick or his conveniently placed house there might have not ever been a love affair between the two. One of the last things that gives this house significance would be that this house is where Nick started out, where he did his reading and thinking, he never would've gotten the invite from Gatsby to attend one of his lavish parties, one of the few maybe the only to ever actually receive an invitation to one of his parties, which then caused the meeting between Gatsby and Nick and Gatsby’s request, through Jordan, ”he wants to know, if you’ll invite Daisy to your house some afternoon and then let him come over” (Fitzgerald 78). Where if that meeting never happens almost nothing in this story would’ve happened the way it did if Nick’s house didn’t
Wanting to gain status, Gatsby shows his wealth by throwing extravagant parties and purchasing expensive items to display. To announce himself as a man of wealth to the New York upper class, he purchases a “factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool, and more than forty acres of lawn and garden” (5), his mansion in West Egg. It is here that he chooses to throw parties every weekend, where everyone shows up, though rarely people are actually invited. It is here that he is able to show off the true extent of his wealth to other rich folk. For example, in his library, he has a collection of “absolutely real” books, rather than “durable cardboard” (45), expected by Owl Eye, and attendant of one of Gatsby’s parties.
Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby's goals and values show that they just want to be happy. Jay Gatsby tries to gain the love of Daisy throughout the book and thinks that it is all he needs. Gatsby throws a party almost every night in hopes that Daisy will end up at one and they will be reunited. When that does not work he has Nick invite her over. Daisy is reintroduced to Jay and she is shown around his mansion.
During the 1920s a lot of social differences existed between the wealthy and those who were poor. The type of party thrown often indicated which class a person would belong to. Gatsby frequently threw flamboyant parties to one day draw his old love, Daisy back to him through these parties where “there was dancing now on the canvas in the garden, old men pushing young girls backwards in eternal graceless circles.” This identifies the wealthy as enjoying a carefree night of partying with a multitude of people full of movement and light. However, when Myrtle had guests over, it was not as people friendly and there was virtually no one present when Nick “had come back they had disappeared, so i sat down discreetly in the living room.” Myrtle’s party was dark and uneventful with little movement, reflecting her life in poverty in which she
His neighbour is James Gatz, known as Jay Gatsby, a male who offers in his great mansion extravagant parties, that all kinds of people attend but where he does not participate. He appears surrounded by guests, mysteriously aloof, without even let see himself. He is just a silhouette in the shadows. Little by little, Nick establishes a friendship with Daisy, his distant cousin, who got marry with a millionaire whose name is Tom Buchanan. It was in their house on East Egg, where Nick meets Jordan Baker, with whom he had a short affaire.
The books are there just like decorations and collecting dust. The main reason he is doing something like this is to impress his lover also called Daisy. The girl who lives across the bay from him, he throws all these big parties, and have all these things to impress daisy his life long love. So everything he does is is for his one and only dearing Daisy. Although Gatsby is still a liar and a delusion.
At that time, Nick tried to call Daisy to come here, to say goodbye to Gatsby, but Daisy just ignore, and take a trip with Tom, we can see a fact in this scene. Daisy is so ruthless and selfish, when he stayed with Mr.Gatsby, she was fall in love with him, but after the accident, Daisy just try to forgot everything. And stay with Tom. This the reason why that Nick hate this everything from here. Also, as we know, Gatsby always held in a party in his huge houses, and so many people will get there, most of that are rich and famous people, and they are pretty enjoy it.
Deceitful Minds In the Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald sets the book up to make two characters in particular to look very important. Those characters names are Nick and Jay Gatsby. Nick is a small town man that has recently moved next door to Mr. Gatsby in West Egg NY, Mr. Gatsby is this very wealthy man who throws these elegant parties every weekend. As the book continues, we begin to see that these two men are actually not as truthful and honorable as they are made out to be. They are infact a lot like a man named Tom, Tom is married to Daisy who is also Nick’s cousin, and Tom is cheating on his wife Daisy with his mistress Myrtle who is married to Mr. Wilson.