Daisy soon takes control over their relationship. In the quote, Gatsby waits for an approving look from Dai... ... middle of paper ... ... cannot keep it because they are incapable of providing all the essential things a woman needs in life, money, security, and masculinity; however, only one man can provide it, Tom. In Fitzgerald’s view, the only way to win a girl’s love and to keep it is through money. Fitzgerald shows the reader that together, love and money are the key to obtaining a satisfying relationship.The idea that people choose to be in a relationship for the money is sickening. Those who choose this way of life care about popularity and use rich and glory to be loved.
All she wants is the money so she chose Tom so that instead of being define by society based on her personality, she will be judged only by her wealth- another mask. Myrtle, on the other hand, is a little different. She is married, but she’s having an affair with Tom. She ends up falling in love with Tom and according to page 34 her marriage to George was for the wrong reason, even though it was love. 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.
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.
Daisy is Gatsby’s American dream; she is the symbol of perfection and became the center of his life. As a wealthy aristocrat Daisy is almost bored of her lifestyle, she was never fully content with her life, therefore she took advantage of Gatsby, because he was a distraction and brought excitement in her life. She showed affection towards him but in the end just manipulated him for her own personal pleasure and needs. She has been leading Gatsby on with this notion that they will be together, but she knows she would never leave her husband Tom Buchanan for Gatsby. She is manipulating Gatsby throughout the whole novel until he ... ... middle of paper ... ... her wealth as well as appearance, She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.
Evidence of Emma’s lack of objectivity appeared at the beginning of the movie when she marries Dr. Bovary even though she know nothing about him, and marries him because it seems romantic. This does not satisfy her because she soon realizes that her marriage is anything but a romance novel, but is a practical. Although Emma’s husband is pleases with their marriage and to the outside world Emma should be happy, she is disappointed and board. Emma feels dissatisfied by her new life, because, due to her inability to get past childhood expectations, she always expected marriage to lead her to romantic bliss; instead, she feels that her life has fallen short of the high expectations she received from books. Her marriage does not match her naively romantic expectations, and she lapses into a state of boredom and restlessness.
Instead, she met Tom and married him, not for his personality, she married him for his money. Her promise to Gatsby before he left was an empty one – she never intended to follow through with it. Gatsby wasn’t upper class at the time they met, he was relatively poor and could not satisfy her desire for wealth. Even Gatsby realized he was below her and he felt that, “he was in Daisy’s house by a colossal accident . .
9) the area where those who had just acquired their new money lived. Daisy, Gatsby’s love interest, deserted him after their past relationship and married Tom while Gatsby was at war. Gatsby’s newly obtained money was still not good enough for Daisy. This type of scenario is still typical today in society. Much of the world today is based on materialism and the worth of one’s fortune is more valuable than their own happiness.
Mathilde lives in an illusive world where her desires do not meet up to the reality of her life. She yearns for the status of being upper class, and she believes that her beauty and charm are worthy of much more. Mathilde spends her life doing everything in her power to create the dream life she has always imagined, to be beautiful, rich, and admired. Her husband provided her with a well-off lifestyle that she neglected and treated poorly due to her selfishness and greediness, and took advantage of his hard work at the first chance possible. When presented with the invitation to the party, she immediately rejects the request due to her fear of others judging her “middle class appearance”.
Af... ... middle of paper ... ...the book, tries to achieve his version of the American Dream. His passion and desire to reunite with Daisy has resulted in a complete failure. The dream he once had was just a memory, and at the end of the book, he finally realized that his efforts were futile, as the Daisy he once loved was gone forever. The American dream is “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” Most believe that money can solve this, but the truth is inevitable. The world will never spin in will, and we must make the best out of the lives we have.
Success and fortune have been a downfall in the search for the American Dream. It has corrupted society’s ethics in all, family values and morals, and psychological well-being. In part to the fact that “The American Dream” and the way Americans wish to live can be unreachable by the average person. Society once was based on truth, passion, and liberty for all but now is a mere illusion, focusing on money, power and how to reach it; portraying materialism and wealth as the “American Dream” and self-actualization, as portrayed by Miller in Death of a Salesman. The American Dream came to mean fame and fortune, instead of a promise that shaped a nation.