This is made clean by his degrading treatment of Myrtle at one of their parties, when he breaks her nose for mentioning his wife's name. The Buchanan marriage is also a complete failure as their relationship is not one of true love. Tom’s wealth and status seemed to be
Gatsby said, “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me,” (130). In 1917 it would have been true that once was rich Daisy would have married him, but when Tom bring to the surface the illegal measures Gatsby went to earned his money, Daisy finds him less attractive, because his income could be lost very quickly or
Daisy, while she may love Gatsby, loves social standing more and so she remains on East Egg in a loveless relationship. How heartbreaking is the fact that such a man as Gatsby who has crawled and scratched his way from poverty to wealth is still not afforded the love of his life. Even though he fights desperately to fake status, it is the class abyss that denies Gatsby his dream. And as it turns out, it is his willingness to sacrifice for her that costs him his life. Herein is nestled one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s many uses of geographic location to convey the moral decline of this American
However, Gatsby fails to reach his goal because all social classes are not equal. Those with "new money" are disliked by those with "old money" (like Daisy), and the idea that he was poor disgusts her. This shows the failure of the American Dream. Whilst Gatsby struggles to hide his past, Tom Buchanan has control of the past. When Gatsby attempts to regain the past by persuading Daisy to tell Tom she doesn't love him, Tom destroys Gatsby's dream.
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.
It is proven that Gatsby in unable to live life to the fullest due to his non-existent love life with Daisy. The novel suggests that no matter how much wealth the characters hold, it does not compare to the feeling of love. The lying, cheating and scandals in the novel toys with each of the characters emotions to the point of death. Gatsby’s illusion of wealth and fame is shattered because he let’s the love of his life slip right through his fingers which leaves him lying in his own pool of
The color yellow is significant in the book; it symbolizes wealth and illness. Along time ago, Daisy left Gatsby because Gatsby was poor. So Gatsby gained his fortune by “bootlegging” (Fitzgerald 114) or dealings with crime. Accordingly to the “American Dream”, money should be earned through hard work and be a reward for honesty. Gatsby used to be very poor and always wanted to be rich.
Gatby's pitfall was considering that if he became a wealthy man, Daisey would really like him. Daisey did not ever really really like him because no issue how much prosperity he had, he was from a different public category. Tom disliked Gatsby both for adoring his spouse and for trying to be his public equivalent. He was able to get his vengeance on Gatsby by effective the infuriated Wilson that Gatsby had intentionally murdered Myrtle. In the end, it was Gatsby's failing to identify his position in their community that led to his
Tom abuses Daisy and he also cheats on her. He is a scary man, but she stays with him because he has a lot of money, and she knows that she will always be protected by it. Daisy is also at fault for having an affair, just like Tom. She does not truly love Tom anymore, and once she meets up with Gatsby again, she is ready to have a life with him now that he has money. She is just as bad as Tom, and only wants someone if they have money.
The Great Gatsby has more impact as a novel today rather than when it was originally published simply because it shows how history repeats itself. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel depicted America in a cynical view, portraying greedy, selfish and immoral characters. The same view on America can be seen today. Before the financial recession, twenty-first century America became a gluttonous, materialistic, possession-obsessed society. Before anyone could stop it, people were illegally scheming their way up the social ladder to gain unfair financial status.