Gatsby says to Tom in the hotel suit, "Your wife doesn 't love you. She 's never loved you. She loves me... She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart, she never loved anyone but me! (Fitzgerald 137)" At this point time Gatsby is thinking completely delusional thoughts about how Daisy has always been his, she was just using Tom as a filler until she could be with him, but what Gatsby wasn 't expecting was that Daisy truly loves Tom more than she loves him.
To achieve their American Dreams, many people disloyal to their morality rules. They keep trying to catch a material life no matter what happened. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald reveals how deeply an American Dream can be rooted in every Americans and forgot how really their dream was at the first place. After a working hard life, none of the characters succeed their American Dreams. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway, George Wilston, Tom Buckanan, Daisy Buckanan, and Jay Gatsby struggle to achieve their deformed American Dreams.
She uses her charm to tether in both Tom and Gatsby whom she uses as she needs. Daisy Buchanan, as lovely as she is, has more negative qualities than positive. She craves attention from both Tom and Gatsby, but she does not love either of them. Her charming voice kept Jay Gatsby longing for her for so many years, but in the end he is disappointed as Daisy choses Tom over him. Tom should not be so satisfied, because there is evidence that Daisy only chose Tom for his wealth and power.
The benefits afforded by her alliance to Tom outweigh her desire to rightfully claim her place as his only love (interest). However, their alliance is just that - an alliance, in which Daisy feigns investment, in order to attain the equitable status of being a Buchanan. Now a member of the highly-esteemed social... ... middle of paper ... ...ed opportunities to escape from her grasp; ‘She could have had it all’ had she not walked away from Gatsby. False promises of love were mind over matter; eventually, she was lulled into a false sense of security and hope, neither of which she truly obtained. Ultimately, her fatal flaw resulted in the disintegration of her and her daughter’s future, right before her eyes.
She couldn’t appreciate what was real, like the love of George. Daisy spends the whole book worrying about outward appearances and how other people see her rather than worrying about who she really is. Gatsby is by far the most guilty of pretending. He lost the love of his life because he was worried about impressing her and her friends rather than just being himself. Fitzgerald definitely lets us know that being yourself is the best way to go.
One person?s American Dream may be totally different from someone else?s; that is what makes us all individuals. Robert Wuthnow writes about different people?s American Dream in his essay "Having It All." Throughout Wuthnow's essay, it seems that not too many people are truly living out their American Dream. Many complain about having to work to much, not enough time with the family, not enough pay, and so on. My American Dream would include a good job and lots of money, spare time for my family and I, and most importantly, healthiness.
He wants to pick up where he and Daisy left off five years ago. He wishes they would fall back in love and start their own family together, but the past can’t be repeated. The past is gone and so is their chance at a relationship. Now that Daisy is a mother and a wife she can’t run away to pick up things with Jay. Gatsby is so desperate to relive his past with Daisy that “he looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house, just out of reach of his hand” (Fitzgerald 110).
Happiness is something that Daisy has been chasing her entire life; however, marrying Tom changed her outlook on life. You learn throughout the novel that Tom and Daisy 's relationship is not the most ideal, happy relationship. Tom is abusive towards her, and doesn 't seem to care for her much. Daisy thinks she has everything, wealth, love and happiness which all tie into the American dream; until she discovers that she has nothing and that she has been corrupted by this specific dream. She thought she had all she desired for, but truly realized she had nothing.
Daisy thought she would have love when she married Tom but she didn’t. That love was corrupted by money and power. She never ended up happy, she only ended up with money and that didn’t make her happy. Daisy also realized that she could’ve also married Gatsby for money and she would’ve also gotten the love and happiness she dreamed of from him. Daisy’s goal of living the American Dream and happiness was destroyed and so was her happiness.