For Jay Gatsby that flaw is Daisy Buchanan. It is his ongoing dream of finding Daisy and bringing back the love that existed five years ago. Whenever Gatsby is with Daisy, it is her "voice that holds him most, with its fluctuating, feverish warmth, because it can't be over-dreamed- that voice is a deathless song" (96). As time passes Gatsby sees Daisy quite often, and falls in love with her more and more. Nick, however tells Gatsby, "you can't repeat the past", but he was quick to cry back, "can't repeat the past?
His true intentions of holding this shindigs so often is to attract his former flame Daisy, Nick's cousin, to see if he can relight their flame that was never fully blown out. His intentions are pure and heartfelt but a large, handsome problem stands in his way of getting Daisy back, her husband Tom. After Gatsby went to serve in the war, he lost contact with her for some five years and during this time she met a man of equal wealth that filled the gapping hole in her heart. The secrets then begin to come into play. Gatsby eventually comes in contact with Daisy and renews their long lost love, in secret of course.
August knows that June is afraid to fall in love again because the last man that she fell in love with left her. June and Neil argue a lot about the issue of marriage; once their fight gets so bad that June tells him that if he leaves then he should never come back because she will never marry him. Even though at the beginning of the novel June did not want to take a chance and let people love her, she realizes that if you let someone in life becomes a lot
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.
While still married to Wilson, Myrtle does everything in her power to try and imitate the life she sees Tom and his friends living. She attempts to throw parties, similar to Gatsby, but they are almost all failures that demonstrate how much lower in class then Tom she really is. In fact, it is her lowness in class that is what keeps Tom from forming a real relationship with her. Although Tom tells Myrtle that the reason that they cannot form a solid relationship is that Daisy is catholic, "it's really his wife that is keeping them apart…" everyone, with exception to Myrtle and her sister, knows that is not the real reason. A person of Toms stature would never marry a women from the Valley of Ashes, and Myrtle is too naïve to realize that.
Jay Gatz or later to be called Jay Gatsby, also had his own American Dream he was in pursuit of. Daisy Buchanan was Gatsby’s American Dream. When Gatsby first meets Daisy, he’s not wealthy. Jay Gatsby soon goes off to war and doesn’t speak to Daisy for years. He soon sees an opportunity to rekindle his once deep love for Daisy once Nick Carraway moves next door.
* Theme- Love: characters are in a love triangle which they never escape. Ethan loves Mattie and wishes to reveal this to her, but he never truly can, and in the end they are stuck back at the Frome’s house with Zeena forever. This novel shows how Ethan maybe never even loved Zeena, he only married her because she helped Ethan’s mother while she was sick. Then Ethan has a small glimpse of love with Mattie, but it is taken away from him, and at the end of the story, it seems that their love is completely
Emily instantly fell in love. She even bought him a silver toilet set with his initials on it to almost buy his love, but as time passed they had still not married. Once Emily found out that Homer was not the marrying type, she went out and killed him so he would always belong to her, “The body had apparently once lain in the attitude of an embrace, but now the long sleep that outlasts love, that conquers even the grimace of love, had cuckolded him” (Faulkner) as the narrator states. Emily had acted irrationally in order to keep what she had always desired. On the other hand, in The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by, Porter, Granny Weatherall had also been rejected by her lover, George.
. . Nowadays people begin by sneering at family life and family institutions, and next they’ll throw everything overboard and have intermarriage between black and white.”… “Your wife doesn’t love you,” said Gatsby. “She’s never loved you. She loves me.”… “It doesn’t matter anymore.
Although they are from different worlds, Gatsby falls in love with Daisy is forever mesmerized by her class and beauty. Gatsby's ambition, wishful thinking and belief in never ending love allowed him to fight for Daisy until the end. Jay Gatsby is a hopeless romantic stuck living in the past. He lives through the memory of when him and Daisy in love. These memory’s cloud his actual emotions and ruin his judgement.