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.
The reason he wishes to relieve the past is because he had a love affair with the rich Daisy Buchanan, who he had, fell deeply in love with. However, he knew they could never get married due to their difference in economic and social statuses. He wants to marry her, but because of this problem he leaves her in order to gain wealth and social status in order to reach her standards. Once he reaches this goal, he buys a house close to her in which he tries to "impress her." Jay thinks money will take care of everything, in which he realizes it doesn’t make life out like it ought to be.
While Jay Gatsby was in World War I, he was in love with Daisy. They were a loving couple, but Daisy left him because he was away at war and was also very poor. Daisy decides to leave him and marry Tom Buchanan because she wants a man who is wealthy. Gatsby is so determined to get Daisy back in his life that he moves to West Egg, a town next to New York City, to be near her. One reason that Gatsby's dream is never accomplished is because his wealth takes over his integrity.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald depicts a tragic love story between the main character, Jay Gatsby and his lover, Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway narrates about their love relationship tragically because only Gatsby shows his loves towards Daisy. Jay Gatsby is a young man who comes from poor family and he falls in love with Daisy, a wealthy, “the king’s daughter, the golden girl” (Fitzgerald 128). They have been separated for almost ten years as Gatsby goes off to war. While away from Daisy, he tries very hard to reach the American dream and be at the same social class with Daisy as there is no marriage between rich and poor people in the year back then.
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“Afterward he kept looking at the child with surprise. I don’t think he had ever really believed in its existence before” (117) is the first time that ... ... middle of paper ... ...completely overwhelmed by Gatsby’s money because it makes her husband’s fortune look like nothing. From the looks of her expressions, it seems that money is her driving force to be with Gatsby even though she “put her arm through his abruptly” (93) suggesting some sort of a romantic interest. Gatsby has found the love of his life again. However, Daisy’s intentions have changed since the last he saw her.
Gatsby had been working for so long to make Daisy his, that somewhere along the way his love turned to obsession. His Dream is not the pure thing it started out to be. His first step in fulfilling it was to become wealthy, which he did through corrupt means. He was filled with hope that once Daisy saw his wealth and how much he still loved her, that she would leave her husband Tom and come be with him. He even “bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay” (Fitzgerald 83).
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.
Many people fall in love every day, however what if the person you’re in love with is completely different than whom you think they are. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is in love with Daisy Buchanan, but Daisy isn’t the same person Gatsby fell in love with five years ago. He disregards the fact that Daisy is now married, and her personality isn’t the same. Gatsby thinks repeating the past is possible and worthwhile as he strives to pursue Daisy and convince her of his love. Gatsby is simply a romantic idealist who can’t accept the reality that everything changes sooner or later.
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