Something to work for, or else life becomes boring as Daisy points out many times in the novel. When both men she loves are threatening each other and fighting for her fondness she’s realized what she’s done wrong. She’s fallen into the same trap as Myrtle, being stuck between two men, but she still has feelings for Tom.“I saw them in Santa Barbara when they came back and I thought I’d never seen a girl so mad about her husband. If he left the room for a minute she’d look around uneasily and say ‘Where’s Tom gone?’” (Fitzgerald 83). Gatsby tries to convince Daisy that she loves him and only him, yet Daisy actually loves them both.
Until Fitzgerald started to become rich off his first novel, she had refused to marry him, much like how Daisy broke her promise to Gatsby and married Tom Buchanan. Zelda also cheated on Fitzgerald with a French naval aviator, mimicking Myrtle Wilson who pursued her own American Dream through having an affair with Tom (Willett). Not only was Zelda portrayed in the novel but Fitzgerald himself identified a character similar to himself: Jay Gatsby. Both men spent lavishly on parties that had been held to impress the love of their ... ... middle of paper ... ... would fare in the real world, and how Zelda caused Fitzgerald great grief and strife. The novel reflects his own ideals and places them in society where they fail, as it is reality.
Myrtle cheats on her husband with Tom, and only hides this from her husband, who would have to be bluntly told to figure the problem out. Jordan Baker is a friend of Daisy, Tom, Nick, and Gatsby, and at the end of the novel she marries an unknown character. She and Tom are attracted towards each other, but become disenchanted with each other after Gatsby’s death. The story begins as Nick Carraway gives a brief description of himself and his current situation. He is reflecting upon events of summers of the 1920’s, which occur on the East Coast.
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.
This theme is continued when Tom marries Daisy. The marriage is not about love, yet again, it is about wealth and all the way to the end of the story with the death of Gatsby. Daisy only loved Gatsby because he... ... middle of paper ... ...engeance. This is ironic because Gatsby was not in the car at the time. Going back to the theme of love, Daisy and Tom conspire against Gatsby, framing him for the murder of Myrtle and also being Myrtles lover.
Scott Fitzgerald, two characters, Myrtle Wilson and Jay Gatsby suffered although different in social class appearance and gender, suffer from the inability to differentiate between illusions and reality, causing their downfalls. Myrtle and Gatsby have similar goals, but different ambitions. Gatsby wants to achieve wealth for the sole purpose of regaining his previous love interest, Daisy, where as Myrtle wants to obtain wealth for her selfish desire of status and integration into the upper class. However, they both begin their journeys to downfall when they sacrifice all morality for this wealth. Gatsby becomes a criminal, and seduces a married woman and ultimately break up her family for his own selfish goal of winning his old love back.
Nick Carraway says: “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together and let other people clean up the mess they had made…” (Fitzgerald 170). Nick makes this observation about his family in the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F.Scott Fitzgerald. In the spring of 1922, Nick moves to West Egg and meets a mysterious man named Jay Gatsby; there he witnesses Gatsby longing for a life with Daisy Buchanan and failing to achieve the American dream. Tom and Daisy initially show their carelessness by deciding to marry each other when neither of them were fully committed. Their thoughtless behavior carries on through their marriage as they both partake in affairs and emotionally torture their partners.
Not only does Myrtle cheat on her own husband, but she has an affair with someone who caught her eye with "a dress suit and patent leather shoes and [she] couldn't keep [her] eyes off him" (Fitzgerald 40). It is not a love for Tom that attracted Myrtle, but his money and power that she lusts after. Jay Gatsby-- a man actually in love with Daisy Buchanan and not simply the money she represents-- aspires to achieve his dream of wealth in... ... middle of paper ... ...ent within Tom and Daisy signify that wealth cannot buy a person everything, including happiness. Fitzgerald questions the validity of the fiscally inclined American Dream within The Great Gatsby. During the 1920s, F. Scott Fitzgerald conveyed his disdain for the corruption within the American dream by depicting the immoral actions of society in his literature with a disapproving tone.
While on the last trip in New York Gatsby expresses his discontent with Daisy loving two men, saying, ““Daisy, that’s all over now,” he said earnestly. “It doesn’t matter any more. Just tell him the truth—that you never loved him—and it’s all wiped out forever.”” (202). Gatsby was asking too much of Daisy, his hunger for the completion of his delusion was too overwhelming for Daisy, who retreated into herself, afraid of one of man, disgusted by the other. These characters, however different they lie on the morality scale, all share the sinful trait of greed.
With this Adam takes his beloved wife to California, but his wife Cathy is not pleased. Cathy learns about her pregnancy and tries to abort the life within her, yet she fails and gives birth to two twins, Cal and Aron. Cathy being coming from a, demented background, shoots her husband, murders a brothel owner, and then returns to prostitution. Adam’s love for Cathy was not one for simple physical pleasure it was a sincere deep love that one must search long and hard for. Adam covered for Cathy’s attempted murder, and then raised his sons indifferently without much passion; because without Cathy in his life he fell into a slight depression.