Gatsby’s pursuit for love is a timeline detailing the change of the real American Dream into the corrupt version. To Gatsby, Daisy’s love is once the “fresh, green breast of the new world.” (171) This love is pure and strong, as was the American society’s belief once that discovery and hard work would reward one’s own desires. However, even Gatsby realizes he “paid a high price for living too long with a single dream.” (153) He was trying, at all costs, to fulfill the impossible task--the corrupt dream--of wooing the heart of a married woman, even a woman as shallow as Daisy. Likewise, the original American Dream deteriorates to the assumption that status symbols like wealth equals success. People have lost their own ability to determine what they want and have succumbed to society’s great pressure that money is the answer to everything.
Gatsby also urges Daisy to “look around” because he is desperate to show her what he has created and ‘earned’ for her. Yet this is sadly ironic because of the obvious social gulf between Gatsby and Daisy. The more Gatsby does to try to impress Daisy, the less she is enamoured with his false glamour. She believes his parties to be ugly and tacky, yet Gatsby cannot see this. This creates a further distance between them and foreshadows Daisy’s rejection of Gatsby later in the novel.
This essay is to go into detail about characters and their relationships with the main character Phillip Pirrip, otherwise known to the world as Pip. As the bildungsroman of ‘Great Expectations’, his actions make up the storyline of the novel but he is also the narrator. Pip’s most important character traits would be his naturally good conscience and his young romantic optimism. Even though he has a very deep desire for advancement socially, educationally or morally, it massively overshadows his basic humanity. When young and unfortunate, he can understand about ignorance, immorality and poverty, these three characteristics are exactly what he does not want to be.
In “Her Story and Daisy Buchanan,” writer Leland Person states, “Daisy expresses the same desire to escape the temporal world” (251). It is not that she wants to escape the real world, but that she would much rather deal with her rich spouse's unloyalty, than start her life over independently. Why live an entire life unhappy? In Miss. Buchanan’s opinion, the only way to survive is through a wealthy man.
One of the strongest examples of this is in “The Picture of Dorian Gray” where the main character and his foil, Lord Henry Wotton, struggle with their different approaches to this question. The struggle seems to be between the longing to live for aesthetic and sensual pleasure and the responsibilities we have over others and to be good, honest human beings. That's absolutely something people still worry about and struggle with today. Wilde is believed to be one of the most well-known writers of the Aestheticism movement. Aestheticism comes from the Greek word 'aesth,' meaning "feeling" or "perception."
In Racine’s Phaedra, the Phaedra uses many images to describe her love for Hippolytus – her stepson. Love is usually seen as a beautiful and wondrous feeling to be shared with someone else. However, Phaedra chooses imagery that speaks nothing of the positive aspects of love – and everything of the negative. She first describes love as madness, a dark abyss, a burning, and a poison. The unflinching pessimism in regards to this matter help to support one of the main themes in Phaedra: passion is a dangerous thing that must be controlled at all times.
Daisy, the girl whose "voice was full of money," whose "inexhaustible charm"(127) derived from her status, is an ideal. The idealized woman is not real, and that is the very essence of her loveliness—she is perfect, and thus unattainable. Gatsby had "committed himself to the following of a grail"(156). This chase for an intangible dream propelled him to success but also led him to his demise. He set himself up for failure in dedicating his life to achieving an unreachable goal.
Thesis: The discovery of one’s true self of the inability to accept one’s true self has consequences. Proven: Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby’s lives take unhappy turns. Nick in searching for a better /new life goes back home and Gatsby dies Arguments: Unhealthy obsession with the wealth and status of east eggers, distorted self image, moral neglect BODY Unhealthy obsession with the wealth and status of east eggers Idea 1  Gatsby: he uses wealth as a tool because he is pining for daisy, an East egger. He thought up a a life story and acquired wealth in hopes to be accepted in status among the east eggers, all in hopes of being good enough for Daisy Idea 2 Nick: he is attracted to the fast-paced, fun-driven
Appearance is also related to beauty which is a theme that comes up throughout the play. Adela's beauty, specifically, is one which becomes an important theme. It is her beauty that Pepe has fallen in love with, not for her personality, although she does not care and is willing to sell herself to him as she says to Martirio, ''I'll go and live in a little house by myself where he can come and see me when he wants to, whenever he feels like it.' Symbols are associated
No one understands these odd actions, but what he really is doing is checking if Daisy happens to be there, because she is all he cares about. It is obvious that Daisy motivates Gatsby’s actions when Jordan explains “Gatsby bought that house so Daisy would be just across the bay” (Fitzgerald 78). Gatsby’s intensions of buying his mansion were, again, in order to impress Daisy. Gatsby’s desire for wealth includes having Daisy, which is why he does all of these actions to impress her and to gain her back, because once he has Daisy he will be happy. Gatsby is under the impression that if he and Daisy are reunited, that she will automatically fall in love with him and everything will be how he wanted it.