Gatsby dreams that he will “fix everything to the way it was before” (Gatsby 110). Instead, nothing changes, not even Gatsby’s love for Daisy. Daisy eventually stays with Tom and Gatsby’s “presumptuous little flirtation is over” (Gatsby 115). At that point Gatsby realizes that there is no hope for a future with Daisy, yet he cannot help the love yearns for her. This shows the immense power that women held over him and the extremes he was willing to go to obtain
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.
He even has the nerve to say, “I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr Nobody from Nowhere make love to your wife...you can count me out...” (124) Daisy is portrayed to be an innocent character yet the author shows us her dishonesty when she gives her heart to whoever will give her more attention. She is more in love with herself then either man. It doesn’t make a difference to her who she hurts, as long as she is happy and the center of attention. (127) Fitzgerald shows the lower class as bleak and portrays his lower class characters as pale and sick. An example of this is Myrtle, who wanted someone rich, no matter who he was.
They all wanted to be wealthy and to live the life of the rich and famous. Fitzgerald and Gatsby ended up losing in the end because they devoted their whole lives to having someone to love and to doing whatever it takes to get that. They wanted love so bad they sacrificed everything for it and in return Gatsby got killed and Fitzgerald had to put his in a mental institution. Their pursuit of love represents the pursuit of happiness. While Fitzgerald and Gatsby sacrificed their moral values, their integrity and their honesty to create a perfect life that was accepted by society and the women they loved it ultimately got them no where but dead or
On one hand, Margot is fashionable and presents herself well. Furthermore, she is “kept” by her husband in a state of luxurious affluence. Ironically, she is not “well-kept” by her husband at all, as she freely and unapologetically commits adultery. Her marriage to Francis Macomber is obviously not a happy one, but she refuses to divorce him because of his money, but Francis cannot divorce her because of her beauty. Margot is delighted when Francis runs from the lion; because she thinks it would give her more psychological control over him.
It is proven that Gatsby in unable to live life to the fullest due to his non-existent love life with Daisy. The novel suggests that no matter how much wealth the characters hold, it does not compare to the feeling of love. The lying, cheating and scandals in the novel toys with each of the characters emotions to the point of death. Gatsby’s illusion of wealth and fame is shattered because he let’s the love of his life slip right through his fingers which leaves him lying in his own pool of
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.
He originally came from North Dakota, where he lacked money, connections, and most importantly, education. When Gatsby moves to New York, he “reinvents” himself according to what he thinks will win the love of his life, Daisy, back. Although Gatsby is able to gain the wealth in which the society demands, he still has innocence about him. To Gatsby, the money and social status is just a façade. Gatsby ‘s entire fortune, and his entire life, are created around his hopes in gaining back Daisy’s love.
Tom was a born into wealth and so was Daisy, she married him because her name is more important then love. The difference in wealth between Gatsby and Tom made Daisy choose whom she wanted to end up for the rest of her life. “Girls only love men with money.” This quote is true for this book because when Gatsby gets wealthy Daisy starts to fall back for him. There was this one scene where Gatsby throws all of his shirts in the air as if he doesn’t care about these expensive shirts. Daisy grabs all of the shirts and starts to cry because she loves wealth and expensive cloths.
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.