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.
Jay then spends his life acquiring wealth to reach her economic standards, in hope that he can marry her and rekindle the happiness that he once had. His love for Daisy was impossible in society because "he was at present a penniless young man without a past?he had no comfortable family standing behind him" (156). Gatsby encounters his dream of love at this point of his life. He knew that at that time a relationship of love was impossible with Daisy due to his low social standing. Gatsby became determined to breach that gap between them in order to have a loving relationship with Daisy.
Daisy becomes influenced and in the long run picks Tom again because she second guesses Gatsby as to the man she thought he was. She knows he is not of the same social circle and will return to Tom once again for his money and protection. Her pursue for money devoids her of true love because she will always choose the richer option. Before Gatsby went to the war, daisy promised him her love but despite her adoration for Gatsby, she wedded Tom.“By the next autumn she was gay again, gay as ever. In June she married Tom Buchanan of Chicago, with more pomp and circumstance than Louisville ever knew before.the day before the wedding he gave her a string of pearls valued at three hundred and fifty thousand dollars”(Fitzgerald 135).Tom gives her a string of pearls as a wedding gift.
In the novel, Gatsby’s love to Daisy is a symbol of the young men ’s pursue to the American Dream. He spends five years to be rich but he feels empty at last. The dream is not alive, it’s just a desire with-out ideal. With the unlimited desire of the status, the American Dream will be distorted one
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.
Daisy realizes Gatsby will control her just like Tom does. She becomes scared and no longer wants to be with him. She chooses Tom because, despite his indiscretions and temper, he is able to give Daisy financial security. According to "The Great Gatsby A Misogynistic Tale English Literature Essay," Daisy is ultimately bringing the downfall of Gatsby because of her selfishness and need for security. Gatsby will control her as much as Tom and not be able to give her enough financial security because he does not make his money legally and could lose his money more easily than Tom.
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.
When Gatsby first met Daisy in Louisville, he had to lie about his wealth and social status in order for him to win Daisy’s heart. After Gatsby left for the war he knew that he must be rich upon his return if he were to marry Daisy. So Gatsby dedicated his life to making a fortune through unlawful ways in order to buy Daisy’s love. She has been dealing with her husband’s continuous infidelity, which is always lingering at the back of her mind. After five years, Daisy and Gatsby reconnect at Nick’s tea party, which proves to be very awkward in the beginning, but by the end, the two are talking as if they had never been apart.
Gatsby was a soldier and left to fight in World War I. Daisy marries a man by the name of Tom Buchanan after receiving a letter from Gatsby. Mr. Gatsby never stops loving Daisy and spends their five years apart building a future for the two of them to share once he gets her back. Daisy spends those five years very differently. Daisy completely moves on with her life, and though she claims to love Gatsby, her actions do not reflect her words and she actually just uses him for her own personal gain. Daisy may have had real feelings for Gatsby when they knew each other five years earlier, but so many things can happen in five years.
Jay Gatsby, the main character of the story, is one character that longs for the past. Surprisingly, he spends most of his adult life trying to recapture it and, finally, dies in this pursuit. In the past, Gatsby had a love affair with the attractive young Daisy. Knowing he could not marry her because of the difference in their social status, he leaves her to gain wealth to reach her standards. Once he acquires wealth, he moves near to Daisy, "Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay (p83)," and throws extravagant parties, hoping by chance she might show up at one of them.