but for Gatsby’s funeral, everyone has different excuse to refuse. What a big transformation! In the beginning of the story, everyone wants to approach him. They want to know more about the character who hosts the party. After he dies, nobody cares it, even Mr. Wolfsheim who makes him and has a lot of connection with him in business wants to keep away from him as far as possible.
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.
He was wrong. While his wealth led him closer to Daisy, he never won her back. He wants “too much” (132). His desire to have it all, the money, class, power, and Daisy, no matter the cost, has corrupted his spirit. His past is filled with illegal activity and cheating, and there is nothing he can do to erase it.
Daisy had been raised to marry for money and keep her family’s name involved in old money and lavish events. Doing otherwise was socially unacceptable. When Daisy met Tom she may have once loved or still was in love with Gatsby, however Tom’s old money and social status was all that mattered to her. I don’t think social status and money are as important to Daisy as maintaining her reputation
Gatsby, trying his best to attain her love, fails as fate becomes a problem as Wilson murders Gatsby. After Gatsby’s death, Daisy pretends like nothing happened between them moving on with her life. As long as she still had her money she did not care what happened to him. Gatsby truly loved her but she never realized it because of her desire for lavish living and constant happiness. She does whatever she can to forget Gatsby so she can live rich and happy.
But there’s other ways that made me dislike him also; he steals the money that is for his own daughter’s funeral just so he can go to the Shebeen and get drunk, I don’t understand why won’t he just get a job and use his money instead of the families saving. He isn’t much of a gentleman; he is such a useless
He is never satisfied with what he has and once he acquires what he wants he moves onto another dream. Such as after he changes his name and starts a new exciting life he dreams of being rich and powerful, then his dream is to win over a lost love and even after he has won over Daisy he still wants more from her which she is incapable of giving. Through Jay Gatsby’s tragic story, Fitzgerald is suggesting that the American Dream is unattainable if rooted in greed. Hickey suggests that he is also implying a warning to not future generations, “The Great Gatsby might be interpreted as a warning not only to Fitzgerald’s generation but to future generations as well. Beware of pursuing that “orgiastic future” with too much fervor; one might well be destroyed by it, just as Gatsby is.” (Hickey
His wife and his mistress, until an hour ago secure and inviolate were slipping precipitately from his control.”(p.119) Tom knows that Daisy only married him for his money and although she has developed feelings for him, he fears that if he leaves her for Myrtle she will turn to Gatsby. Tom may in fact feel threaten by how Gatsby has such an extravagant house and parties. Tom has been rich all his life and it isn’t until Gatsby shows up does he realize that he might lose Daisy. Because of this Tom tells Myrtle that he and Daisy cannot get a divorce because she is a Christian. It is evident that he is not happy being married to Daisy because he has an affair with Myrtle.
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.