When Gatsby found out that Daisy was married he was heartbroken. As a result he did the thing that most people would when they are obsessed by a person. He tried to steal her away from her husband. Love or not, a person should realize that it is not the best thing to do to steal someone’s wife, especially if the person has a young child. He is so obsessed hat he is willing to break up a family just to have his love.
When Gatsby attempts to regain the past by persuading Daisy to tell Tom she doesn't love him, Tom destroys Gatsby's dream. By having the more recent past, Tom reminds Daisy of the good times they have had together and causes her to no longer think of leaving him. He also has knowledge of Gatsby's illegal dealings, something that he knows will upset Daisy, and he knows will strengthen his cause against Gatsby. 'The Great Gatsby' is effectively based on the past, and memories. In the last page of the novel, Nick contemplates human nature, and we learn a little of why Fitzgerald has written the book in this way, and why, in his opinion, we struggle so in life.
Alex Wagner Hobbs ENC1101 1 October 2014 Summary and Personal Perspective Essay “In response he expected us to play the part of an enthusiastic family, but we were unwilling to resume our old roles” (44). In life, unreliable people surround us. These people often break promises, bringing disappointment to others. Sometimes the undependable person may not realize the disappointment the empty promises bring to others. Like in the quote from “The Ship Shape” by David Sedaris, the father expected the family to be excited about the promises, but instead they were disappointed because they had been let down numerous times.
Alyssa Tippens 21 September 2011 Whedon 5 Whedon-Final Written Exam “If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life” (p.2). Within the novel The Great Gatsby by F, Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is, if anything, a very misunderstood man. Like every person that has ever lived, he is by no means perfect. He pushes through life in an attempt to live out his dreams and create a life different from the one he was born into. Gatsby becomes corrupted as a result of his surroundings and participates in evil things.
The past is the past and clearly Gatsby is unable to accept that fact. He is creating his own love for Daisy and falling for her more, bringing him to his downfall. Gatsby knows that, "when he kisses this girl, and forever weds his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind will never romp again like the mind of God" (110). Daisy feels similarly for Gatsby but, "there must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams-not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion" (95). Gatsby is creating his own persona and is in his own world, obsessing
However, after being reacquainted, Gatsby exclaims, "She [Daisy] never loved you [Tom], do you hear"" he cried. "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!"'(137). Even though it appears that Daisy places importance on the values of love, she still chooses the status and comfort of Tom Buchanan’s wealth. In Tom and Daisy’s superficial relationship, the absence of love is evident by the lack of their communication.
Holden’s perception of phoniness causes him to become critical and suspicious and detaches him from society. His relationship with June whom he meets midway through his journey of discovery fails to flourish because he cannot commit fully to her he refuses altogether the ‘phoniness’ of a partial commitment. Holden does not know how to make a connection without becoming phony himself. In the end however holder comes to a accommodation with the world and this change is seen especially in the last pages when he describes his affection for phoebe: ‘…I felt so damn happy, if you want to know the truth. I don’t know why.
An example of indecency was Gatsby’s memories and moments with Daisy. Back then, as he remembered and as Nick recalled, Gatsby was poor, working hard but drafted into the army for World War I; but as the departure prolonged, their love dissipated due to financial crisises. Naturally, Daisy married a rich man, Tom Buchanan but began to regret such marriage when Gatsby returned with popularity and wealth beyond anyone’s dreams. Daisy’s quick exchange between the two men was only because of order, who saw who first, and wealth, who was richer. Gatsby fulfilled both those choices and more; thus, Daisy logically would regret her “love” for him.
Once Gatsby created the perfect man, he began to long for all those who surrounded him to be perfect as well. In Gatsby’s eyes, Daisy is(present tense) the perfect woman, the one person that would complement his lifestyle the most. Gatsby tries to come between Tom and Daisy’s seemingly “perfect” marriage in order to win her over. This enrages Tom, and as a result he begins to loathe Gatsby. When Tom finds out that the car that ran over Myrtle, he tells her husband, George Wilson.
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.