In The Great Gatsby, the characters demonstrate that love has no relevant meaning in a relationship without the security that wealth provides. Gatsby and Wilson present Daisy and Myrtle with much of love; however, they both are stunned when Tom’s wealth and security win over the two ladies’ hearts A similar situation occurred with the author Francis Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda. She broke off their engagement due to Fitzgerald’s menial job. After publishing his books, Fitzgerald acquired a great deal of wealth and fame, then he was allowed to marry Zelda. Wealth is the key to a happy life along with love, however, love alone cannot provide happiness in marriage.
Tyela Segar Mrs.Betz English 11 March 14th 2014 Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen’s attitude towards marriage in in the novel Pride and Prejudice reflect those in her personal life. She fell in love two different times, but her lack of wealth kept her from being an eligible match. So Though Austen was never married she feels as though it is “dishonorable to enter into wedlock without affection.” Jane Austen’s attitude toward marriage, love, and money is complicated and critical, and in Pride and Prejudice she demonstrates this through her characters. The best Characters marry for love but are fortunate enough to get money too. The marriage between Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins shows that marriage for love is not always possible.
This isn’t what Daisy wanted at all. At some point Daisy loved Tom, and it’s very likely that she still does, regardless of all of his cheating. Living a life of riches for so long has affected her with affluenza, blinding her morals as it did to Tom. When someone already has everything they could ever ask for, they’re still going to want more. Something to work for, or else life becomes boring as Daisy points out many times in the novel.
True love in the novel can be seen when Jay Gatsby spends most of his lifetime waiting for Daisy where in fact he can have a lots of women as he is still young. Even though he comes from poor family but because of his determination in loving Daisy has led him to reach American dream. One of the events in the novel where he confesses to Tom that “She [Daisy] only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me” shows that even he knows the fact that rich girl will never marry a poor man but he does not feel offended about it (139). Despite, he puts all his efforts in order to be in the same social class like Daisy because his unco... ... middle of paper ... ...led by Wilson. In my opinion, true love or unconditional is a love that does not take races, religions and social class into account.
Throughout the novel, Austen uses these five variations of love to employ characters and define their futures. To begin, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have a love of simple infatuation. This type of love is one without intimacy or commitment, and lies with pure passion. After the passion runs out, no love is left. Mr. Bennet married his wife because she had ample beauty, however, she exposed herself as unintelligent.
The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, revolves around wealthy New Yorkers living in the 1920s, or the “jazz age”. Tom and Daisy Buchanan are incredibly rich from inheriting family money, unlike Jay Gatsby who worked his way, although possibly illegally, to his fame and riches. The only motive on his mind was to impress Daisy, whom he fell in love with years ago. What he fails to realize is that Daisy never wanted her husband, Tom, or her pursuer, Gatsby; she wanted whoever could meet her need for material wealth. She is very self-centered, desperate for attention, will act only for her own benefit, and can attract people easily with her charm.
They marry and have two children with a “house full of love.” Will does become a member of Parliament, but he never makes a fortune. Dorthea lives a happy life because she followed her independence. She made choices she regretted, but overcame them with her strong personality. She never accomplished all the goals she had set out to, but she did find love with Will. The money she gave up could have helped her establish the knowledge and training she wanted to achieve, but her love of Will was more important to her than her academic endeavors.
The only thing Hester showed any emotional connection towards was money and no amount was ever enough. Her son Paul realizes his mother’s obsession with money and bel... ... middle of paper ... ...ion. The most important concept Lawrence has instilled to his readers through this story was “learning to live according to what you are, not what you think you should be made into”. (Snodgrass 120) If Hester was able to be satisfied with the life she was given her family’s life, love and happiness would have blossomed. Works Cited Lawrence, D.H. "The Rocking-Horse Winner."
Myrtle Wilson 's motivation is caused by money because her husband was an auto-mechanic so she did not have money even though she really longed for it. This is important because if Myrtle 's motivation was money rather than love then Tom Buchanan was just means to a cause nothing more or anything less. Jordan Baker 's tomboyish attitude was what drove her to become a professional golfer and what let herself think it was ok to have several boyfriends: "... [by that time] she was engaged to another man." This is when in the book Nick Carraway, her boyfriend, was breaking up with her; however, she was already engaged to someone else. This is important because this shows that even though people may be good they can still be people of ill repute.
The Bennet girls struggle to capture his attention, and Jane, who judges no one, is the daughter who manages to win his heart, until Mr. Bingley abruptly leaves town. Mr. Bingley is often accompanied by Fitzwilliam Darcy, who is a very proud man. Elizabeth Bennet, who is proud of herself, and Mr. Darcy are not fond of one another from the start, these two characters pose the central conflict in the novel. As the novel progresses, Elizabeth receives a marriage proposal from her cousin, Mr. Collins, and turns him down. Mr. Collins then proposes to Charlotte Lucas, Elizabeth’s best friend, who accepts.