Character Analysis Of The Great Gatsby

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The wealthy are sometimes similar to the poor because both don 't always get what they want. Nick Caraway, a young man from Minnesota, moves to New York in the summer of 1922 to learn about the bond business. He rents a small house in the west egg next to Gatsby 's Mansion. Nick has connections all over in the Eggs. His cousin is Daisy, Gatsby 's old flame. He visits Daisy and he meets Jordan and falls head over heels for her. Then he meets Tom and he talks about his current mistress. Then there is the small party in toms affair apartment, Myrtle starts bad-mouthing Daisy and Tom breaks her nose. Nick is invited to one of Gatsby 's parties where he runs into Jordan and then he meets the Infamous Jay Gatsby. Gatsby tells Jordan that he knew…show more content…
Then to find out why Gatsby does what he does just to get Daisy back. Nick invites Daisy over for tea and Gatsby and Daisy reestablish their connection. Tom grows suspicious of his wife and Gatsby Gatsby goes over to the Buchanan 's and he doesn 't hide his love for Daisy. Then there is a scenery change is in a hotel suite in New York Tom reveals Gatsby is a criminal then Daisy realizes that she loves Tom and belongs with him. Tom sends Daisy back to their house with Gatsby to prove a point. On the way back to the East Egg they travel through the valley of ashes and Daisy hits Myrtle using Gatsby 's car, but Gatsby So he intends to take the blame Tom tells myrtles husband that Gatsby drove the car and he must have been her lover. George, myrtles husband finds Gatsby and kills him and then he kills himself. Nick has a 3 car funeral for Gatsby, breaks up with Jordan, and moves west to escape the disgust he feels for the people in the Eggs. The American Dream is just an unachievable dream in The Great Gatsby. The American dream is impossible to reach in The Great Gatsby because of the careless people…show more content…
Gatsby says to Tom in the hotel suit, "Your wife doesn 't love you. She 's never loved you. She loves me... She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart, she never loved anyone but me! (Fitzgerald 137)" At this point time Gatsby is thinking completely delusional thoughts about how Daisy has always been his, she was just using Tom as a filler until she could be with him, but what Gatsby wasn 't expecting was that Daisy truly loves Tom more than she loves him. Gatsby is having a very hard time trying to grasp the concept that Daisy is no longer his. Gatsby is going crazy over his old relationship with Daisy, he wants her by his side and he can 't handle the fact that she doesn 't want to be his anymore. Gatsby is grasping at straws of the past and what could have been with Daisy, he refuses to let the past be left in the past. In Adam Meehan 's paper Repetition, Race, and Desire in The Great Gatsby "And, as we have seen, Daisy is only an object-manifestation of Gatsby 's deeper desire; because it is not Daisy, but a reconstituted version of himself that he seeks, Gatsby 's dream inevitably "fails" shortly alter he and Daisy reunite." Gatsby isn 't really doing anything to win daisies affection he 's just trying to prove his worthiness to a stranger who couldn 't care less about what
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