To do this, he needs to become wealthy to suit her East Egg lifestyle. Most people assume that Gatsby was into shady business because a lot of “the newly rich are just big bootleggers” (Gatsby 107). With his new fortune, Gatsby buys a mansion on the water “so that Daisy would be just across the bay” (Gatsby 78). When Gatsby and Daisy are reunited for the first time in five years, Gatsby is ecstatic. Gatsby dreams that he will “fix everything to the way it was before” (Gatsby 110).
People often look at money as something far greater than a monetary stature, which can lead one to anything they want. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald keenly shows the reader how Jay Gatsby is one of these people. Gatsby attempts to use his money to sway back his former love, Daisy Buchanon. Gatsby throws lavish parties in the hope that Daisy will come. In addition, Gatsby purposely shows off his colossal-size mansion and splendid clothes so that Daisy will finally see just how wealthy he is and come back to him.
The Corruption of the American Dream Around the 19th century, immigrants came to the United States in any way possible to attain the higher form of living, called the “American Dream.” For those who achieved this “dream,” money and social status became a desire. The thoughts of many individuals became twisted into materialistic views. As F. Scott Fitzgerald stated, “A dream is incorruptible as long as it remains intangible, non-material. But once that dream is put in terms of material possessions, it becomes corrupted.” The novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald is about a young man named Nick who lives in the “new-money,” West Egg. His neighbor, a man of great wealth, named Jay
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
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.
Shorris bluntly tells the poor they have been cheated. He tells them that the rich have learned the humanities and have the knowledge to use them in day-to-day life but the poor, do not. Shorris simply summarizes, “rich people know a more effective method for living in this society,” (Shorris 4). Rich people know how to successfully and politically fit into the gears of civilization. Since Shorris realizes that the rich have this unfair advantage over the poor, he decides to create a course designed for those that could not learn these humanities in private schools and expensive universities like the rich could.
Myrtle started acting like a rich person just because of a material object. This is materialistic because Myrtle acts rich just because of a dress. Myrtle shows her materialistic qualities when she says “It’s just a crazy old thing; I just slip it on sometimes when I don’t care what I look like.”(pg31) This leads to Myrtle thinking of George in a materialistic manner in the next example. Because George didn’t have enough money to buy a fancy new suit for his wedding day he borrowed one from someone. When Myrtle finds out about this she gets mad at George.
He is so obsessed hat he is willing to break up a family just to have his love. In Gatsby’s mind, he might believe that he is truly in love. However, in reality, its not love but is his obsession. He gathered all his wealth, power, and possessions just to impress Daisy. He intentionally bought a house in West Egg just so he can be close to Daisy and watch her every night.
I can’t help what’s past.’ She began to sob helplessly. ‘I did love him once — but I loved you too.’” (140) Gatsby expects that Daisy will be happy to leave Tom behind and break off her marriage with him. Gatsby's dream has been to build a fortune and reclaim the love that he once lost because, as he sees it, he was too poor for Daisy when they first met. This proves my claim because this displays, in Daisy’s words, that Gatsby did expect too much, he expected for her to make a big deal in front of Tom. This proves my thesis because we can see that he expects a lot of Daisy.
Its clear Gatsby and Daisy have some unfinished business no one likes to be the third wheel. When Gatsby specifically says show her around I think she must be a girl who loves money and he thinks he can win her back by showing her expensive things. 60WORDS Chapter VI: ‘’So he invented just the sort of jay Gatsby that a seventeen year old boy would be likely to invent , and to this conception he was faithful to the end.’’ (pg.104) This explains speak much. Gatsby is a little liar but why does he feel he has to lie about his past life. He even lied about his real name like that’s childish.