Then When Gatsby gets murdered she doesn’t even have the decency to show up to the funeral. Fitzgerald helps us develop the theme people try to find love in each other but instead they usually find love in money. Daisy wants her daughter to be beautiful and foolish so that way her daughter can find a husband. On page 17 Daisy and Nick are having a conversation about when Daisy had her daughter. She was very happy that the baby was a girl.
Daisy had become the be-all and end-all of his mad ambition, and yet, his approach is passive and wasteful. Instead of actively seeking Daisy, he throws lavish parties, hoping she will stumble in. He finally resorts to a poorly planned meeting, using Nick as an accomplice and stumbling through a reunion that he had planned for all the years she had been away. Unfortunately for Gatsby, Daisy has married in his absence the hulking, brutish Tom Buchanan, the sort of man one would have expected her to marry all along. Tom represents old money, Ame... ... middle of paper ... ...re within Myrtle to make public her new station in life.
Marx’s most important contribution, however, was his analysis and critique of capitalism. Karl Marx was a man seeking justice, even though he ultimately created chaos in the process. He believed that in order to understand a society we must understand the society’s industry and structure of employment. In other words, Marx believed that all aspects of any society grew out of its economic base. There is a social relationship of production, in which men depend on each other.
However, when everything she has always wanted is being held in her hands, in the form of Gatsby, Daisy chooses money as her form of happiness ultimately leading to her misery. Daisy's action and choices are extremely defined by her "East egg" way of life, which is a representation of old money and high class society within the novel. In short, Daisy thinks with her wallet instead of using her common sense, her head, or her heart. When reading the novel "it [seems]…the thing for Daisy to do [is] to [leave Tom], child in arms"(20) but unfortunately "there are no such intentions in her head". The reason being, Tom is her financial provider and equal socially.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, can be read as a critique of capitalism. Fitzgerald created a world where class and money are the essence of everyone’s desire. The plot and the settings of unfolding events in The Great Gatsby are perfect examples of structures of capitalism, along class lines, which allows for a Marxist capitalist critique. Even though Fitzgerald wasn’t a socialist or Marxist himself, he shows in his book how capitalism creates and alienates different social classes. Class levels in the US of the 1920s are very prominent – the rich class is drastically separated from the poor class, and the rich class wishes to keep it that way.
He views Daisy as a rich, beautiful girl and her life is what he tries to reach. He builds up his fortune life style, not for becoming a man suitable for her, but becoming a man of her standard. Chasing her wasn’t for love at all. Chasing her was to finish his “perfect” life; she was the missing piece. From his entrances to the way he presents himself, everything about him has to be grand, making him the ideal self in others’ eyes.
In Locke’s mind, property plays a key role in the creation of civil society. “The only way whereby any one divests himself of h... ... middle of paper ... ...o thinkers place a great deal of worth in the same concepts, though their philosophical focuses tend to settle on different issues. Were Locke to consider his own philosophy in the sense that Marx analyzed capitalism, he may have come to different conclusions about the accumulation of wealth. Works Cited Marx, Karl. “Manifesto of the Communist Party.” The Marx-Engels Reader.
We can assume, just with this in mind, that his writing’s contextual framework will differ greatly from Locke, which is true. However, Marx’s ideas would not exist if Locke’s theories were not there to form a precedent. Locke centers his ideas around political sovereignty, Marx uses this concept and applies it to his unique context. Marx lived during the time of the industrial revolution, so he talks about economic sovereignty. One key difference that will, if we read their works casually, make most readers assume that Marx and Locke are incompatible, is Marx’s critique of private property.
This shows how the one reason she wants to be with Tom, is because he represents the life of “the rich and famous". When Myrtle first got married to George Wilson, she thought that she was crazy about him and thought that they were happy being together. Myrtle says, “The only crazy I was was when I married him. I knew right away I made a mistake. He borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married
For example, Locke believed capitalism was the way of the future while Marx believed that capitalism only helped the bourgeoisie while it harmed the proletariat. These men played a huge role in society and influenced the views of some leaders throughout history. Works Cited Locke, John. Second. Treatise of Government.