But Daisy was a very picky girl. You can tell when she ignored all of the non wealthy, non classy men that tried to woo her. But then, the rich, handsome, elegant Jay Gatsby introduced himself to her, she couldn't have found a better person. Distracted by the present figure of Gatsby, she didn't love Gatsby, it was the image. For Gatsby, it made him believe that Daisy really fell in love with him.
People who have been cheated on will start to feel sorry for Bundy because they know how it feels to have to catch the one you love in the compromising situation. She then goes into a spill on how the man must have never loved her at all. She cries out, “didn’t love me ain’t no fool”. This is very logical because any man who has ever really loved a woman could not bring himself to being unfaithful. She goes into a description of how love has let her down and she will not be strung along, this builds pathos and ethos because she gets herself out of the situation by leaving him.
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
| “He’s so dumb he doesn’t know he’s alive.” –Tom describing Wilson (p. 26) | Ironic because Daisy is found to be unfaithful to Tom as well, later in the novel. Maybe Tom is just as “dumb”. I don’t like him, he is ignorant and cocky. | Myrtle selects a new taxi after rejecting older ones. (p. 27) | She is not really wealthy; maybe she is trying to show off for Tom?
He even has the nerve to say, “I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr Nobody from Nowhere make love to your wife...you can count me out...” (124) Daisy is portrayed to be an innocent character yet the author shows us her dishonesty when she gives her heart to whoever will give her more attention. She is more in love with herself then either man. It doesn’t make a difference to her who she hurts, as long as she is happy and the center of attention. (127) Fitzgerald shows the lower class as bleak and portrays his lower class characters as pale and sick. An example of this is Myrtle, who wanted someone rich, no matter who he was.
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.
However he starts to have doubts about Jordan when he finds out that she had cheated at a golf tournament. Nick later becomes disgusted with Jordan and their relationship end after he finds out that she was dating another man. Nick now sees Jordan as being spoiled, dishonest, careless and wanting to win everything at the expense of honesty, and trust. Thus, love is once again seen as an unobtainable fantasy After reading the novel it is fair to say that relationships within The Great Gatsby seem to revolve around and are motivated by money, rather than true love, thus relationships are evidently to fail, making love an unobtainable fantasy. Tom Buchanan’s relationship with his secret lover, Myrtle is about sex, while Tom gives Myrtle the money which her own husband cannot provide.
Daisy Buchanan was in love with materialistic things from the very beginning when Gatsby says “She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me” (Fitzgerald 137).The fact that Daisy would leave Gatsby for Tom Buchanan just because he was poor, really shows her love for material. Daisy’s’ materialistic values is what corrupted her. That Corruption is what Gatsby later explained to Nick about the car accident, “Well, first Daisy turned away from the woman toward the other car, and then she lost her nerve and turned back. Daisy action shows her corrupting, since she kept driving without caring that she hit Myrtle. Daisy love for materialistic things is what causes her to live
His past is filled with illegal activity and cheating, and there is nothing he can do to erase it. He tries of course, by saying he “came into a good deal of money” when his family from “San Francisco” in the “Middle West” died (65). But Nick instantly sees right through this, as San Francisco is obviously not in the Middle West. Later, Tom, after some research, exposes this to Daisy to show her the kind of man Gatsby actually is. After finding out the truth about Gatsby’s past, Daisy is convinced to end things with Gatsby, ultimately shattering his life dream with her and leaving him with nothing but stolen money and a corrupted
In the last two stanzas things take a turn for the worst. Daisy no longer has interest in Gatsby because he has become unsafe and demanding. The theme of my poem is love, focusing on Daisy and Gatsby. Love can be described as a strong feeling of affection and concern toward another person, but that’s not the case in the Great Gatsby. Relationships in Great Gatsby are not “loving”and tend to be more motivated by money than true love.