Song List Description To The Great Gatsby Demetrius James Period 7 Chapter Two: "Dirty Little Secrets" The All American Rejects In this chapter, the reader meets Myrtle, Tom's mistress, and her sister. This chapter is mainly about the affair of Myrtle and Tom. Catherine tells Nick about how neither Myrtle nor Tom loves their spouses and that Tom would leave Daisy if she were not Catholic. In actuality Tom does not want to leave his wife; he just wants Myrtle to stay his "Dirty Little Secret." When Tom and Myrtle get into the fight about Daisy Tom does not want Myrtle to talk about his wife which shows that he wants Myrtle to not "tell anyone or [she'll] be another regret."
She does not even care about the death of her former lover, the Great Gatsby, which proved that the love between Daisy and Gatsby is not true love at all. Hope is disillusioned by their untrue love. Another person that chooses not to come is Gatsby’s work partner, Wolfshiem. He says that “he cannot come down now as (he is) tied up in some very
She loves me.”… “It doesn’t matter anymore. Just tell him the truth — that you never loved him — and it’s all wiped out forever.”… “I never loved him,” she said… “You’re not going to take care of her anymore.” said Gatsby… “Daisy’s leaving you.”
Gatsby goal is not to obtain everything in the world, but money helps him gets what he wants. Gatsby is crazy in love with Daisy. Fitzgerald describes in “The Great Gatsby” that a life attempting to fulfill the “American Dream” will end up in tragedy. At the end of “The Great Gatsby” no one found that “authentic bliss”, because Jordan and Tom remained unhappy and wandering; they were still searching for happiness but they looked in all the wrong places. Gatsby ended up dead at the end.
Frome marries Zenobia Pierce prematurely, only to obviate “the mortal silence of…long imprisonment.” (Wharton, page 61) He wanted “the sound of a …voice” to fill the void on his farm. (Wharton, page 61) Likewise, Holden seeks conviviality with Sally Hayes though he dislikes her phoniness. He ends the “depress[ing]” date by calling Sally a “royal pain in the ass.”(Salinger, page 133) Both characters were merely looking for companionship in their otherwise lonely lives but both encounters ended badly, for Frome on a large scale and for Holden on a smaller scale. Undoubtedly, these rash acts to receive camaraderie illustrate the foolhardiness of the protagonists. They both abhor solitude but are unsure how to find viable friendship.
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.
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.
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.
Society had thrown out Oakhurst, Duchess and Mother Shipton for them being themselves; by living their successes they were condemned. The lovers left society because they knew their union wouldn’t be accepted. This is an example in literature about how the society in real life didn’t accept people who were living out their lives on their terms and not according to any unspoken rules that were expected to follow. Though all of the outcasts were looked down upon and their lives were cut short by the storm that forced premature death they had been living the new American success by being themselves and not letting society dictate their every decision. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain show both how society still tries to shape individuals and how Huck lives his own success.