Like Karl Marx said, The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.” This relates back to Gatsby and Daisy because Daisy didn’t help Gatsby go higher in social class. She let him go up by himself and he became obsessed with pleasing her. Now that he is rich he wants to see Daisy once more. He wasn’t the most economically stable when he was young. This pushed Gatsby to become obsessed on becoming rich and having a shot at Daisy once more.
Jay and Daisy fell in love at the army party, but they could not marry. Jay was everything Daisy was not. Daisy was a rich debutante with a great last name, while Jay was a penniless man. (Fitzgerald) After Jay left, Daisy married another man, Tom Buchanan, who is a rich man that lives in East Egg. Gatsby returns from war and makes money as a bootlegger and soon becomes one of the richest men in West Egg.
it makes me sad because I’ve never seen such-such beautiful clothes” (pg.98).Gatsby believes his dream will come true because of all the money and nice things he has. The way that Gatsby becomes rich is in a way the demise of his dream. Gatsby becomes wealthy by participating in organized crime, including distributing illegal alcohol and trading in stolen securities. Daisy eventually learns about this and it is one of the reasons she will never again be with Gatsby. The other reason is Daisy a... ... middle of paper ... ...never I want to!
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.
He pursues money for love, and freedom. Both of them also end in demise because of their dreams; for Gatsby he takes the blame of Myrtle’s murder by Daisy, and for Myrtle, she runs towards the car outside thinking it was Tom. Gatsby is too focused on winning over Daisy that he misses the bigger picture, he blinds himself to the idea that Daisy could love him back just because of his achieved wealth. But in fact, Daisy could never choose him over Tom. The difference between Tom and Gatsby is that Tom represents “old money” which means that he is born to wealth, and that he has a well
His main character, Jay Gatsby, spent his whole life trying to become rich enough to win the heart of a now married Daisy. He became rich by bootlegging, selling alcohol illegally. In the end, he ultimately didn't win Daisy’s heart. She instead stayed with her husband, Tom Buchanan, as she rather have a predictable future, rather than an uncertain one. In the novel, Fitzgerald explores the corruption of wealth and how it causes suffering to others, while the rich themselves don’t face the consequences.
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.
Myrtle Wilson is the “gold digger” for the reason that she was Tom’s mistress for the reason that he had tons of money. “The only crazy I was when I married him. He borrowed somebody's best suit to get married in, and never told me about it, and the man came after it one day when he was out.” (Fitzgerald 39). This quote shows how Myrtle found out that the guy she married did not have a great deal of money after all. All she wants is to be wealthy.
And her desire to stay in touch with her rich lifestyle even extends to breaking the law when necessary. When Daisy drives home with Gatsby, after she learns of Tom's affair with Myrtle, she hits Myrtle and kills her. Instead of stopping or trying to help, she drives off. Later, when asked about the accident, she lets Gatsby take the blame. The end result of this, of course, is Gatsby's death at the hands of George Wilson, who doesn't know Daisy killed his wife because she never owned up to it.
When she and Gatsby were stationed in Europe during the war, she fell in love with him because he made up a lie about the massive wealth of his family and all the good things he could give to her. It broke her heart when they had to leave each other, not because she loved him, but because she was greedy and loved what he had to offer. This is the main reason why she married Tom later, she couldn 't have the money Gatsby offered her so she took the money Tom offered her instead. Her desire to stay greedy even extends to breaking the law when necessary. When Daisy drives home with Gatsby, after she learns of Tom 's affair with Myrtle, she hits Myrtle and kills her.