She says, “The onl... ... middle of paper ... ...ike his true self, the one she had fallen in love with before everything, things would have worked out in the end. In the end of the book, no one gets what they want. Daisy stays with Tom in the end because of his wealth and because the real Gatsby she fell in love with is no longer there- he is simply a poser now. Myrtle had no hope of marrying Gatsby because he did not love her and only used her for sex. She couldn’t appreciate what was real, like the love of George.
The relationship between Gatsby and Daisy is nothing like the one between Tom and Myrtle because they’re actually in love and they had been in love since they were much younger. I personally don’t think that Daisy would have cheated on Tom if he hadn’t cheated on her in the first place; he basically pushed her to cheat. She was clearly in love with Tom even though he did cheat on her but since his mistress would call him at his house and he didn’t try to hide the affair she decided that it was fine if she cheated as well. Seeing the reason why both Daisy and Tom cheated is what makes the readers feel differently about those relationships.
Wealth is the key to a happy life along with love, however, love alone cannot provide happiness in marriage. Despite having loved Gatsby, Daisy has ended their relationship because Gatsby cannot provide her luxurious gifts, like the pearls that Tom bought her. After five years, Gatsby and Daisy have met and he has been changing his life in order to please her. Gatsby used Daisy as a motivation to become the man he is now, a prosperous man. We can see this in his house.
Twisted Love in The Great Gatsby In the story The Great Gatsby, many of the characters seemed to express what seemed like love. I tend to disagree with this. Daisy, Tom, Gatsby, and Mertle all express fake love to their significant others, but didn’t actually feel true love. Starting with Daisy, she married Tom because all that he had was money. She was so aristocratic that she wouldn’t marry Gatsby while they were in love after the war.
He conveyed something to her that was the complete opposite of what she was: a poor soldier that did not have the social class that she possessed. But now her attitudes have changed and she is attracted to him because of his money and his apparent success. Tom functions under the illusion that Daisy not only loves him now, but has always loved him and been completely devoted to him. Daisy does admit that she once loved him, but he was not her first choice; Gatsby was. Tom is also under the illusion that Daisy will never leave him.
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.
What is later revealed is that Gatsby’s wealth and luxurious lifestyle is all in the name of getting Daisy, Tom Buchanan’s wife, to fall in love with him. But in the end, even with all his money and power, Gatsby is not able to get the girl. What this brings to light is, was Gatsby’s money truly worth anything? “I love her and that 's the beginning and end of everything” (The Great Gatsby, Chapter ) This quote from Jay Gatsby shows that his entire life is centered around Daisy. That his only motive for the things that he does, for the massive parties that he throughs, for working to become incredibly wealthy, is to have Daisy fall in love with him.
Although Daisy loved Gatsby when she was young, the aspect of being rich was a higher priority. For Gatsby, the distance made his love for Daisy even more desirable. Unfortunately Daisy’s “voice is full of money, [for]…that was [her] inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals’ song of it…high in a white palace the kings daughter, [to be] the golden girl” was all Daisy truly desired (120). In the end, the easier decision for wealth was to marry a man whom she liked the idea of, but never actually loved: Tom Buchanan. According to Gatsby’s own opinion of himself, “James Gatz of North Dakota isn’t easy to say, [whereas]…Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself” (98).
Daisy realizes Gatsby will control her just like Tom does. She becomes scared and no longer wants to be with him. She chooses Tom because, despite his indiscretions and temper, he is able to give Daisy financial security. According to "The Great Gatsby A Misogynistic Tale English Literature Essay," Daisy is ultimately bringing the downfall of Gatsby because of her selfishness and need for security. Gatsby will control her as much as Tom and not be able to give her enough financial security because he does not make his money legally and could lose his money more easily than Tom.
Daisy only wished to pursue wealth and status, which she obtained when she married Tom, she wanted nothing more. Gatsby, still obsessed with reclaiming Daisy, hoped that if he was worth... ... middle of paper ... ...too long with a single dream”(Fitzgerald 161). The desire to want something to too much of an extent is not healthy and will usually result in unwanted consequences. Although many people classify The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as a love story, it is nothing more than a novel about the desire for wealth creating trouble. Fitzgerald wrote about how people have a natural tendency to desire wealth and status, how wealth and status cannot and will not make one happy, and how the desire for wealth and status can result in undesired consequences.