With people tormenting her about her cousins who were teen moms, or her father who made a fool of his drunken self in public, the poor girl felt like nothing more than dirt, and she wanted to be thought of as flawless and beautiful. Edith dreamed of being a celebrity, she wished to be a perfect girl, and to live in a perfect world "in which only married women had babies, and in which men and women stayed married forever." The shacks in which Eddie grew up were less than desirable, and supposedly thought of as contemptible, by people of a higher social class. When Edith moved to the boarding house, with set meal times, she was quite ashamed to think of how people living in the shacks didn't have meal times, they simply found any food they could and ate by themselves when they were hungry. The potato-chip plant that Eddie worked at
You don’t always get what you want They always got what they wanted, until one day. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway portrayed are two women Daisy who is beautiful and wealthy and Brett who is gorgeous and very appealing. Correlating actions taken by both Daisy and Brett leads them to not being able to have what they want. Daisy from The Great Gatsby wanted to be with Jay Gatsby, a soldier she had met when she was younger but she was a wealthy girl, “Her voice is full of money” (12) and he was poor, so her parents didn't let her get married like she wanted to. She later got married with Tom Buchanan a wealthy man.
David Belfance Pd.2 11/7/12 Mrs. Stephens Desire of Money All through out history people have wanted to marry people who can provide for them. In the time of cavemen the women tried to marry the most prolific hunter so that she wouldn’t starve. The same is true in modern society except that hunting is replaced with the income that they have. For example, people are so attracted to celebrities because of how successful and wealthy they are, along with pro athletes. This concept is shown by Daisy, in the novel The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who personifies this trait extraordinarily well.
We see her obsession with money and the social status it brings when she cries on her wedding day after hearing her husband (George Wilson) borrowed his wedding suit; implying that he is poor. Myrtle tries to escape her mundane life at the car garage in the Valley of Ashes by having an affair with Tom Buchanan. He is a source of hope for her to have the life she has always dreamt of- one with wealth, glamour, status and comfort. We see how Myrtle shamelessly, infront of her husband, wets her lips and leans in towards Tom when he and Nick come to Mr Wilson’s garage. At her New York apartment with Tom, Myrtle lavishes herself by buying luxury and unnecessary gifts- such as her dog, a common accessory to a wealthy woman’s outfit.
Money and wealth could be one or the biggest powers. It had the ability to dictate anything, either negative or positive. Through the use of metaphor and irony, F. Scott Fitzgerald in "The Great Gatsby" expose how love and money create conflicts and lost hope. Gatsby had a very high social class and reputation and spoiled Daisy to death, but she still chose to stay with Tom. "... Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things... And then retreated back into their money..." They both had their
Juliet – Yes, nurse? Nurse – Lady Capulet is coming, be careful. (close door and leave) Juliet – Romeo, the window, you must go out the window. Romeo – One kiss and I’ll be gone. (Climbs out of window) Juliet: It will feel like years
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.
Infidelity today is the number one killer of marriages and relationships, and can be looked at as a symptom for non-working marriages. In the novel there was a lack of love and respect in the marriages, and there wasn’t anyone trying to fix their marriages either because they were around for their spouse’s money, or cheated because they were rich and felt could get away with it. There was one couple in particular that demonstrated these examples of infidelity in the novel. The couple was Daisy and Tom. Daisy stayed married to Tom because he was buying her happiness and his money, while deep down, she was really hurt and sad about the relationship.
Myrtle wishes she was in the place of Daisy and wishes to escape to the ‘Egg’. She breaks down and cries when she finds out George borrowed the suit he wore to the wedding, which shows her wish to be married to a rich man. This is one of the reasons she has an affair with Tom Buchanan, the other being that she just wanted to have fun “ You can’t live for ever” is the way she puts it. Myrtle doesn’t treat George with any respect, when Tom is with them she is “walking through her husband as if he were a ghost”. She also states that she “made a mistake when she married him”.
Tom was a born into wealth and so was Daisy, she married him because her name is more important then love. The difference in wealth between Gatsby and Tom made Daisy choose whom she wanted to end up for the rest of her life. “Girls only love men with money.” This quote is true for this book because when Gatsby gets wealthy Daisy starts to fall back for him. There was this one scene where Gatsby throws all of his shirts in the air as if he doesn’t care about these expensive shirts. Daisy grabs all of the shirts and starts to cry because she loves wealth and expensive cloths.