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.
Daisy soon takes control over their relationship. In the quote, Gatsby waits for an approving look from Dai... ... middle of paper ... ... cannot keep it because they are incapable of providing all the essential things a woman needs in life, money, security, and masculinity; however, only one man can provide it, Tom. In Fitzgerald’s view, the only way to win a girl’s love and to keep it is through money. Fitzgerald shows the reader that together, love and money are the key to obtaining a satisfying relationship.The idea that people choose to be in a relationship for the money is sickening. Those who choose this way of life care about popularity and use rich and glory to be loved.
Wanting to be with her true love again, she sneaks visits with him without Tom knowing. Just like Myrtle had, Daisy torn into her own marriage. She loved both men, but as soon as it was found out, the men began fighting for her. “I glanced at Daisy who was staring terrified between Gatsby and her husband…” (Fitzgerald 143). This isn’t what Daisy wanted at all.
As the affair is going on Tom catches the suspicion that Daisy’s cheating on him with Gatsby so he hires a private investigator find out more information about him. Gatsby isn’t really in love with the Daisy that he’s currently with; he’s in love with the memory of how she used to be which makes his expectations very high, almost impossible for Daisy to live up to. Gatsby is also really up front about the fact that he is having an affair with Daisy, he intends to make it clear to Tom that he “knows his wife” and that he does intend to take her from him. These are some things about the love affair between Gatsby and Daisy and the love triangle between Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby. Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby are very similar; they are both put in the position of being with Daisy.
Tom has an open relationship while married to Daisy with a mistress and attempts to make Daisy jealous through his love to Myrtle. Gatsby fabricates a false reality of wealth in order to love Daisy but his love is ultimately masked by greed. Gatsby began to realize that his love for Daisy was no longer existed and that it had been replaced with greed. Gatsby began to have a faint doubt in his happiness and realized that everything associated with Daisy even her voice was correlated with wealth.
Daisy only wished to pursue wealth and status, which she obtained when she married Tom, she wanted nothing more. Gatsby, still obsessed with reclaiming Daisy, hoped that if he was worth... ... middle of paper ... ...too long with a single dream”(Fitzgerald 161). The desire to want something to too much of an extent is not healthy and will usually result in unwanted consequences. Although many people classify The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as a love story, it is nothing more than a novel about the desire for wealth creating trouble. Fitzgerald wrote about how people have a natural tendency to desire wealth and status, how wealth and status cannot and will not make one happy, and how the desire for wealth and status can result in undesired consequences.
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.
Jay Gatsby is a prime example of this. The entire book revolves around his one selfish desire to be with the woman he loves, Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby is well aware that Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan, but that does not stop him. Gatsby and Daisy begin seeing each other and spending a great amount of time together. This was not enough to satisfy Gatsby.
Rather, he commits open adultery with Myrtle. Tom makes this affair public because it is just another way of showing-off, another of his possessions and thus boosting his ego. Tom does this without regard for the shame his affairs may bring onto his wife. Daisy comes to represent a treasured and sought possession for both Tom and Gatsby. Although on the surface it appears that Gatsby has an ever-lasting love for Daisy, I feel that his longing for Daisy stems from his need to recapture a possession which he lost during his youth.
Daisy is Gatsby’s American dream; she is the symbol of perfection and became the center of his life. As a wealthy aristocrat Daisy is almost bored of her lifestyle, she was never fully content with her life, therefore she took advantage of Gatsby, because he was a distraction and brought excitement in her life. She showed affection towards him but in the end just manipulated him for her own personal pleasure and needs. She has been leading Gatsby on with this notion that they will be together, but she knows she would never leave her husband Tom Buchanan for Gatsby. She is manipulating Gatsby throughout the whole novel until he ... ... middle of paper ... ... her wealth as well as appearance, She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.