Something to work for, or else life becomes boring as Daisy points out many times in the novel. When both men she loves are threatening each other and fighting for her fondness she’s realized what she’s done wrong. She’s fallen into the same trap as Myrtle, being stuck between two men, but she still has feelings for Tom.“I saw them in Santa Barbara when they came back and I thought I’d never seen a girl so mad about her husband. If he left the room for a minute she’d look around uneasily and say ‘Where’s Tom gone?’” (Fitzgerald 83). Gatsby tries to convince Daisy that she loves him and only him, yet Daisy actually loves them both.
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.
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.
She was so aristocratic that she wouldn’t marry Gatsby while they were in love after the war. All that Daisy seemed to care about was having so comfortable of a life that I believe she forgot what love was until Gatsby showed up again. But this isn’t all true, Daisy was so impressed by Gatsby’s wealth that her greed once again took over her and she was almost prepared to leave Tom for Gatsby. Also, I don’t think that she loved her daughter. Daisy’s daughter was just a little plaything for Daisy’s enjoyment.
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.
Eventually Daisy rekindles her relationship with her one true love Jay Gatsby. As Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship grows, he pressures her to tell Tom that she never loved him. She could not bring herself to that paint and yells out, “Oh, you want too much!’ she cried to Gatsby. ‘I love you know---isn’t that enough? I can’t help what’s the past.’ She began to sob helplessly.
Bailey Grady Ms. Hughes American Literature 16 May 2014 Prompt 6- Symbolism Symbolism is a main component in the development of the story in The Great Gatsby. One of The main symbols in this story is the green light. Jay Gatsby is always starring off at the green light that is across the bay from his house. Gatsby believes in this green light and the possibilities that it brings. Gatsby bought his house across the bay from Daisy so that he can be close to her and this green light is at the end of her dock.
… I love you now – isn’t that enough? I can’t help what’s the past… I did love him once – but I loved you too”, then Tom states “Even that’s a lie… She didn’t know you were alive. Why there’re things between Daisy and me that you’ll never know, things that neither of us can forget” (108, Fitzgerald). Gatsby was trying his best to be with her once again, but when Tom was brought into the picture it was a battle for Gatsby to win her over. In this quote, Daisy disclosed she loved both of them while Tom tries to put Gatsby down, which emotionally destroyed his character.
It appears Daisy was crying tears of joy because she has seen her true love once again. The affair was also a sign that Daisy still had some hidden feelings for Gatsby, and they were looking forward to rekindling the flame between them. She only began to have an affair with Gatsby after he became wealthy, the same Gatsby she rejected earlier in the novel, for Tom. This shows how Daisy chose the wealthiest man to hand herself over to. However, Daisy’s heart follows money not a man, because later in the book when describing a flashback of Daisy’s goodbye to Gatsby it says, “She vanished into her rich house, into her rich, full life, leaving Gatsby — nothing.
Estella also gets married to a man that loves her, Bently Drummle, but does not return his love, and chooses to marry for profits only. Love plays a large part in this story, binding some of the characters together, and ruining other’s relationships. When Pip was very young, he was confused at what love should really be. It is no surprise that Pip has a very odd point of view about women at this point in the story. He’s met so many harsh women, he must think at his young age, that most women are like that.