To move forth to the second point, we also come to the idea that Gatsby couldn’t achieve his dream, for he was struggling with the concept of the dream, and we realize this by seeing him trying to love a memory that ceased to exist. As we can be led in, we see in the end of chapter 6 that Gatsby throws a party, but he notices Daisy didn’t like it. As F. Scott Fitzgerald states, “’Can’t repeat the past?’ he cried incredulously ‘why of course you can!’” (116) Nick tells Gatsby (in summarization, this is not how he said it specifically) not to feel bad about the past, because you can’t repeat it. Gatsby, in reply, states the quote previously noted. The significance of this quote is that it displays us the feelings Gatsby has for his memories.
The lavish parties he had to hide the emptiness in his life. He idolize Daisy liked he did the wealth. Gatsby never realize daisy was not impressed by his materialism Daisy was dealing with reality and Gatsby was dealing with turning his life into something he wanted it to be. And in the end Gatsby lost everything he was trying to gain at no matter what. The book is a revelation on how thing was in the roaring twenties and the attitude of rich people.
As Gatsby puts his dream onto something unworthy (Daisy), his dream becomes less important as time progresses because it gets more and more unattainable. He puts so much stress on what he wants Daisy to be, rather than what she is, creating an infatuation in the idea of her, rather than the reality of her. Even Nick doesn’t believe Gatsby truly loves her anymore, stating that “he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy.” (Fitzgerald 110)His hopes spread past reality and reason. At one point, Gatsby believes he can repeat the past (Fitzgerald 110) and get Daisy back. Gatsby sacrifices everything he is, and completely changes himself for Daisy.
In the cabin, while Charlie is meant to bribe Terry with a job so that he would keep quiet about the deeds of the union, Terry expressed his disappointment in Charlie. “It was you… you was my brother Charlie; you shoulda looked out for me a little bit.” Terry’s tone in speaking shows his pain and sorrow that Charlie places his own benefits above his passion and prospect. Charlie knows Terry has potential in boxing, but he forces him to lose the title so that he could win Friendly’s trust and favor. This ruins Terry’s reputation on the boxing field, so he could only work for Friendly as a longshoreman and as a person who assist their illegal activities. He was neither a core member of the union nor a worker accepted by other longshoremen on the dock.
Jane grows jealous, as she believes Jennie is secretly trying to do the same. On the last day of their stay, the Narrator decides that she has the perfect opportunity to free the woman in the wallpaper. After the room is emptied, she locks herself inside of it and demands to be left alone. Tearing free the wallpaper, she enters full psychosis, and takes on the persona of the woman in the wallpaper. When her husband returns that evening, he finds her creeping madly across against the wall.
Chapter 1: West Egg is home to the nouveau riche (those who have recently made money and lack an established social position) One night, he heads over to East Egg to have dinner with his cousin Daisy and her husband, Tom Buchanan, whom he went to college with. Tom is a large, aggressive former football player and he inherited his fortune. When Nick enters the house Daisy and friends of her, Jordan Baker, are lying on the sofa, they seem bored… However at Nick’s sight, Daisy stands up and starts talking with her cousin. While drinking cocktails, Nick mentions Gatsby and daisy gets unusually interested. At dinner, Tom is the one who speaks the most, who dominates the conversation.
Paul despises his common life so much that he feels he must hid it from his peers through lies. He tells them false information of his ‘upper class’ life, such as announcing his travels to far off places, to make them believe he is above the average middle class person. Every lie Paul tells, the further away he gets from realizing and appreciating the good that is already present in his life (such as family) and from
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.
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
Characters Gatsby * Has unsuccessful parents. * has selfish fantasies about daisy * is obsessed with the past and progress to the future. * Daisy reps. what he wants to be but can never obtain * He becomes the victim of the American Dream. * He’s in bootlegging, gambling and financial fraud. Daisy * Reps. old money, elite class * her voice sounds like money * the colour yellow and gold * white?