He had an obsession with Daisy Buchanan and tried everything in his power to bring things back to they way they used to be when they first met. He thought he could relive the past. He threw lavish parties to get her attention, he did everything in his power to be near her. " Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay' " (79) He earned his wealth so that they could finally be together. Like Gatsby, the American people of the 1920's followed their hearts, and had an
Jay Gatsby’s social status and wealth were the main reasons he didn’t get to be with Daisy. When he finally did obtain it, he still could not win her over. Learning that there are something’s money can’t buy. Daisy eventually does start showing interest back into Gatsby, but it is only because of his Wealth. When she figures people look down on him and his wealth, she was no longer interested.
Jay Gatsby from the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Tom Wingfield from the play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams both were not victorious in their quests for success. The Great Gatsby takes place in Long Island in the 1920s and The Glass Menagerie takes place in Saint Louis Missouri in the 1930s. Jay Gatsby is a rich man with a huge house but he never succeeded in getting his dream girl back. Tom Wingfield succeeded in traveling the world and finding adventure but he let his sister and mother down. Jay Gatsby went out with this girl named Daisy but after not seeing her for years Jay Gatsby goes crazy trying to make his life perfect for her.
His wife and his mistress, until an hour ago secure and inviolate were slipping precipitately from his control.”(p.119) Tom knows that Daisy only married him for his money and although she has developed feelings for him, he fears that if he leaves her for Myrtle she will turn to Gatsby. Tom may in fact feel threaten by how Gatsby has such an extravagant house and parties. Tom has been rich all his life and it isn’t until Gatsby shows up does he realize that he might lose Daisy. Because of this Tom tells Myrtle that he and Daisy cannot get a divorce because she is a Christian. It is evident that he is not happy being married to Daisy because he has an affair with Myrtle.
When Gatsby returned home, he did whatever he could to win Daisy's heart back and earned money and riches. Nick, Gatsby's neighbor, did the favor of reuniting him with Daisy but after all the time they spent together at his mansion, he still wanted more from her. He expected her to tell Tom that she has never loved him, and leave him, but she couldn't. She loved Tom and she'd be lying if she said she didn't. Daisy couldn't give the love that Gatsby expected from her.
But in the end this wealth causes problems amongst the characters. Wealth corrupts, destroys morality, and negatively affects Gatsby, Daisy, Wolfsheim, Wilson, Tom, Myrtle and party goers. Gatsby’s desire to have Daisy affects him negatively. Before the war Gatsby loves Daisy and Daisy loves Gatsby. But Daisy says that “rich girls don’t marry poor boys” this leads for Gatsby to do anything to acquire wealth so that he can have Daisy.
Gatsby, trying his best to attain her love, fails as fate becomes a problem as Wilson murders Gatsby. After Gatsby’s death, Daisy pretends like nothing happened between them moving on with her life. As long as she still had her money she did not care what happened to him. Gatsby truly loved her but she never realized it because of her desire for lavish living and constant happiness. She does whatever she can to forget Gatsby so she can live rich and happy.
He worked so hard at convincing himself that he could recreate the past that he actually believed it could happen in his own mind. He hated his life as a kid because of the fact that he wasn’t rich. To Gatsby, the reason Daisy never married him was because he wasn’t wealthy, like Tom was. This triggered Gatsby to have a life goal. This life goal was everything he worked for, his entire life revolved around doing anything he can to become rich, and once he was rich then he would once again capture Daisy’s love for him again and they would get married back in Louisville at Daisy’s old house.
· He tells Ophelia he loves her and does not love her, thinks she should never have trusted him but wants her to go away to a nunnery for her own protection. He calls himself a liar, but when he discovers Ophelia is dead, Hamlet's reaction suggests that he did, love her. · · I loved Ophelia: forty thousand brothers · Could not, with all their quantity of love, · Make up my sum. · · Hamlet does not always tell the truth, but there is enough evidence to suggest that Hamlet probably did love Ophelia. 4.
The American Dream is defined as an American ideal of a happy and successful life to which all may aspire, and that everyone in the United States has the chance to achieve success and prosperity. Gatsby's dream was to be with Daisy and to do this he knew he had to impress her materialistically. Daisy is a material-girl, who was with Jay Gatsby before the war, however during the war she married to a wealthy man whose wealth is "old money". Old money is the term, that is used to describe the inherited wealth of established upper-class families. Gatsby makes his money through the underworld and his dealings with Meyer Wolfshiem.