Infidelity today is the number one killer of marriages and relationships, and can be looked at as a symptom for non-working marriages. In the novel there was a lack of love and respect in the marriages, and there wasn’t anyone trying to fix their marriages either because they were around for their spouse’s money, or cheated because they were rich and felt could get away with it. There was one couple in particular that demonstrated these examples of infidelity in the novel. The couple was Daisy and Tom. Daisy stayed married to Tom because he was buying her happiness and his money, while deep down, she was really hurt and sad about the relationship.
She may seem like a good girl but she only marries Tom for his money, for “the pearls...around her neck” (76). She really loves Gatsby but is not going to wait around for him, especially since he does not have much money coming out of the war. So she finds a wealthy, handsome man and marries him instead. At this point, it may seem as though she is living the American Dream because she has a family, a lot of money, and possesses many beautiful objects. But that is not the case.
just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had. "(Fitzgerald 1) Gatsby didn’t have help from others growing up, and learned his way through life. Once he managed to succeed in life, he intended on getting back the attention he once had from Daisy, the great love of his life. He carries hope throughout the entire book for their split to come back together. Tom Buchanan on the other hand, Daisy’s husband is a very wealthy man but selfish indeed.
‘Old money’ refers to the people who came from a lineage of wealth, and ‘new money’ points those who were self-made. Unfortunately, no amount of wealth, be it new money or old money, can produce true happiness. For instance, a life without love often leads to a life of depression. Daisy Buchanan proves this point in her dilemma of having to choose between her lifeless marriage to Tom Buchannan and the spark of love in her relationship with Jay Gatsby. Daisy chooses the comfort of money over the fulfillment of love.
He is so obsessed hat he is willing to break up a family just to have his love. In Gatsby’s mind, he might believe that he is truly in love. However, in reality, its not love but is his obsession. He gathered all his wealth, power, and possessions just to impress Daisy. He intentionally bought a house in West Egg just so he can be close to Daisy and watch her every night.
Only when he went away, and she was desperate for order did she consider marrying Tom, who was “worthy” as he had the proper background, wealth, and the approval of her parents. Daisy is portrayed as a relatively weak-willed women, who “wanted her life shaped now; immediately- and the decision must be made by some force- of love, of money, of unquestionable practicality”. (151) It could be said that while Daisy was in love with both Tom and Gatsby, her main affections lie with money, ease, and material luxury and she would be with the man who could offer all those things. In a world where men are the dominant
Her popularity was often displayed by newspapers and magazines. Daisy, as she “seen everything and done everything” (Fitzgerald 22), she cannot stand the very thought of her throwing away her rich lifestyle and popularity by marrying Gatsby. As a “sophisticated” (Fitzgerald 22) woman, she knew that if she married a poor soldier like Jay Gatsby, he would not be able to support her lifestyle and she would not have the same view that the society has about her: a rich, aristocratic woman. Her actions proved that no matter where she went, “her voice [will always be] full of money.” (Fitzgerald 127). As the Beatles would say, money cannot buy love.
She is one of those material people. He begins having parties at his house to get Daisy back. The plan is for her to become impressed with his social status and financial status. Both of the factors do contribute to him and Daisy getting together again. He persuades her to tell Tom that she never liked him, and doesn't want to be with him.
Tom and Daisy are both old money because they were both born in to wealth. Gatsby and Daisy start having an affair behind Tom’s back. Eventually Tom finds out about their affair. Tom is angry at first but he then realizes that Daisy could never leave him for Gatsby because Gatsby was not old money. So Tom lets Gatsby take daisy home from the city.
Good VS. Evil “Money doesn’t buy happiness.” A saying many non-wealthy human beings say just to make them feel better about their self-esteem. But it seems odd that in this book “The Great Gatsby” money evolves around love. The two main characters Gatsby and Tom, theyre love Daisy is only interested in them because of theyre wealth. So this quote has no meaning because money did buy them happiness or at least for Tom it did.