Judy loses her looks and falls into a bad marriage with a cheating alcoholic and her transformation into a homely housewife ultimately shatters Dexter’s illusions and ideal about a romantic life of the upper class. This is proven when the narrator says, “The dream was gone. Something had been taken from him. In a sort of panic he pushed the palms of his hands into his eyes and tried to bring up a picture of [……..…] her mouth damp to his kisses and her eyes plaintive with melancholy and her freshness like new fine linen in the morning. Why, these things were no longer in the world!
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the obsession with wealth and love ruined the American dream/ the Characters lives. “Myrtle has her affair with Tom due to the privileged world it grants her access”(Wulick). One of the main examples of wealth destroying a character 's life is Myrtle 's story. Myrtle is the wife of a lowly mechanic in the valley of ashes. Myrtle is taken away by the enormity of Tom Buchanan 's wealth and is instantly attracted to him.
Tom and Daisy’s attachment of high social status and wealth kept their marriage. Daisy was a shallow and greedy woman who would stay with men simply for luxury and entertainment. She loved no one but herself. They are the same type of people — old money and self-centered. Meanwhile, Gatsby’s obsession of reaching his “American Dream” blinded his eyes and made him thinks that he was in love with Daisy.
Money's the motivation, because it allowed Gatsby to win back Daisy’s heart. “She vanished into her rich house, into her rich full life, leaving Gatsby - nothing.” (P. 149) This quotation shows how Daisy is a rich girl and when Gatsby was young he had nothing, which made him want to get rich, and get the girl he always loved. In addition to that, he bought a big house just to impress Daisy; He also bought up a lot of side-street drug stores in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter just to get the money he needed to be wealthy. This shows how desperate Gatsby is to get the fortune, risking the danger of going to jail. Not to mention that he wants to be able to throw parties all the time, which costs money; Hoping that Daisy would just wander in someday.
Gatsby’s obsession is also illustrated by the fact that he hopes that Daisy will just randomly show up to one of his parties like many other people do (81). Daisy was born into the upper-class lifestyle, “’She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart, she never loved anyone except me!’”
What was really attractive about Tom to Daisy is that he is crazy rich and Gatsby is not. When Gatsby returned, he was very disappointed to find out that she married someone else. In hopes to get Daisy's attention, he bought a very nice house across the bay from her and threw lavish parties hoping she would attend. After years of parties and no sighting of Daisy, Gatsby went
Throughout the novel, several characters in The Great Gatsby are negatively affected by their money or desire to gain money. Lower class Myrtle Wilson develops a relationship with the wealthy Tom Buchanan, while Gatsby becomes obsessed with becoming wealthy in order to win back Tom’s wife Daisy. Ultimately, Gatsby, Myrtle, and her husband George end up dying, while Tom and Daisy flee and start their lives over. Tom and Daisy’s wealth was alluring to both Gatsby and Myrtle, but their wealth ended up costing them their lives. While the concept of being wealthy seems wonderful, Fitzgerald reveals to the audience that wealth may not be as great as it
Daisy, who is the wife of Tom Buchanan, is a rich woman that lives an old money lifestyle shows a different side. Tom, the wife of Daisy Buchanan, who is a cheating husband, uses money to cover his mistakes, and has had an affair with Myrtle Wilson, who is his mistress. In the, " The Great Gatsby", tells a story from the 1920 's, how everyone has no morals and all they cared about was themselves. " They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast of carelessness, or whatever it was to keep them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made. "(Fitzgerald, 179).
Keep this in mind. Finally, Zelda’s parallel, Daisy, is portrayed in a very unflattering way. Daisy only loves money, which is why she ended up with an abusive cheater. Daisy only takes notice of Gatsby, the one who parallels her husband, after she discovers his wealth. Then, when he dies, she doesn’t even attend his funeral.
But the comparison of individual worth and the majority’s worth is placed on opposite ends of extremities. Take example from Bentham’s theory misappropriated. Our current world is divided into countries each with vast amounts of individuals but if a certain country were to agree to go to war for a certain gain of ‘pleasure’, say the pleasure of wealth, which Bentham did not classify which pleasures are morally preferred collective selfishness; the point is Utilitarianism works on a global scale if there is one existing classification of
Similarly, the characters in the The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald reinvented their identities in order to change their lives for the better. The main character, Jay Gatsby, is a wealthy, mysterious gentleman who throws extravagant parties in his mansion however his determination to succeed is rooted in his tragic background. Myrtle is bored of her plain middle class life and her affair with a rich married men is her only chance to experience the upper class lifestyle. Daisy is a money hungry wife who appears to have the perfect life however beneath the surface she sufferers of loneliness. At the end of the novel, their unsuccessful attempts at rebirth led to the death of three characters.