Love Triangles in “The Great Gatsby”
Romantic relationships play a significant role in people's actions. It is popularly said that love runs the world. This is perhaps the best explanation of everything that happens in The Great
Gatsby by Fitzgerald. The story is laden
Riessland 2 women all the time in a bid to feel as powerful as he did before. In addition to this, it makes him perceive himself as above everyone else. This leads him to mistreat Daisy so much, and that probably increases the impetus for the second love triangle.
Portrayed as the main storyline, the second love triangle involves Gatsby, Daisy, and
Tom. Gatsby, who is Fitzgerald’s main character, was not always rich. In his younger days, he was poor and even joined the army. While in his state, he met Daisy …show more content…
Even if the two were willing to take up a poor life together, Daisy's family would not allow. They coerce Daisy to marry Tom who is more fitting to be her spouse according to them.
From then onwards, Gatsby is motivated solely by one factor: his love for Daisy. After meeting
Coby who becomes his mentor, he changes his name from James Gatz to Gatsby, the entrepreneur. Henceforth, he concentrates on making sufficient wealth to attract Daisy.
Eventually, a relationship between Daisy and Gatsby begins and flourishes. In most cases, their encounters are made possible by the numerous parties that Gatsby hosts. Tom is always running after other women and is therefore not concerned about the whereabouts of Daisy. Meanwhile,
Nick, who has been an accomplice of Gatsby, keeps watching as he meets with Daisy. As the party goes on in Gatsby’s house, the two lovers have their private times at Nick’s house. As the relationship grows, Daisy is no longer capable of concealing the affection she has for Gatsby.
She, therefore, takes great concern for his concerns even at Tom’s house. This leads Tom to the realization that the two have an affair. Although distraught at the thought of losing the wife,
Daisy also exhibits her shallowness when she is too restless to wait for her 'love', Gatsby, to return from he war, and she marries Tom. Her most drastic immoral action is committed when she runs over Myrtle and does not even bother to stop and help a person that is 'below' her. Daisy's husband, Tom shows his ridiculous morality in different ways. One way is his search for power, which is shown most through his affair with Myrtle and his possessiveness. He evidently feels further domination and masculinity when he has her, a woman of lower class, as his mistress. Secondly, Tom Buchanan is shallow enough to think that everything and everyone he has in his life are part of his property. This increases his 'power' and makes him feel as if he is truly successful. This couple, Tom and Daisy certainly contain serious corruptness due to their shallowness and self-indulgence.
Daisy over with wealth, that he could achieve the ideal she stood for through his material
Daisy’s main goal is to maintain her social status. She comes from a high status; her voice is even described as “sounding like money” (120). Near the end of the novel, she doesn’t leave Tom for Gatsby even though she truly loved Gatsby. She stays with Tom knowing he has a higher status and more security than Gatsby. Nick describes Tom and Daisy interactions as not happy, but almost satisfied in a way. Nick says, “They weren’t happy, and neither of them had touched their chicken or ale- and yet they weren’t unhappy either. There was an unmistakable air of natural intimacy about the picture, and anybody would have said that they were conspiring together” (145). This quote shows how Daisy wasn’t with Tom because it made her happy, she was with Tom because he didn’t make her unhappy. Daisy uses Tom to provide a secure status and life for
Although their money and social status gives them everything they need and want, they are still restless in life and in marriage. No matter what and who they have, they are never satisfied. Tom had Daisy, but wants Myrtle, too. Daisy has Tom, but wants Gatsby, too.
Gatsby shows this trait well by the way he hosts his extravagant parties. Gatsby throws these parties so that people can come out and enjoy themselves. He attempts to manage these parties and please people while continuously searching for Daisy in hopes she will make her appearance. Gatsby allows whoever to attend the party no matter what their social class may be. Gatsby tries to treat everyone with respect and kindness, even if the people do not treat him with respect or kindness. Nick Caraway moves in next door to Gatsby, and he welcomes Nick in as if he has been there his whole life. One morning after Nick’s first party Gatsby decides, ““You’re having lunch with me today and I thought we’d ride up together”” (Fitzgerald 63). From that moment on, Gatsby trusts Nick with every secret and treats him different from others showing him the most respect and
Then Gatsby sends for him to come and meet him. At first Nick has no idea
The Great Gatsby presents the main character Jay Gatsby, as a poor man who is in love with his best friends cousin, Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby was in love with Daisy, his first real love. He was impressed with what she represented, great comfort with extravagant living. Gatsby knew he was not good enough for her, but he was deeply in love. “For a moment a phrase tried to take shape in my mouth and my lips parted like a dumb man’s”(Fitzgerald 107). Gatsby could not think of the right words to say. Daisy was too perfect beyond anything he was able to think of. Soon Gatsby and Daisy went their separate ways. Jay Gatsby went into the war while telling Daisy to find someone better for her, someone that will be able to keep her happy and provide for her. Gatsby and Daisy loved one another, but he had to do what was best for her. Gatsby knew the two might not meet again, but if they did, he wanted things to be the same. “I 'm going to fix everything just the way it was before”(Fitzgerald 106). He wanted Daisy to fall in love with him all over again. Unsure if Daisy would ever see Gatsby again, she got married while he was away. The two were still hugely in love with one another, but had to go separate ways in their
Starting from the first day that he meets her, Gatsby does everything within his power to please Daisy. Nothing has changed for him as far as his feelings for Daisy are concerned, even though it has been five years since their first meeting, and despite the fact that she has married Tom Buchanan. He “revalue[s] everything in his house according to the amount of response it...
The relationship between Gatsby and Daisy is one of constant lies, and deceit. Gatsby falls in love with Daisy before he goes to the Army as a young man, and Daisy fell in love with him too. Yet Daisy is very materialistic and Tom, a very rich man came into place and Daisy married him instead of waiting for Gatsby like she had promised. Gatsby waited for Daisy but she did not wait for him, and instead married Tom just for his money. This shows how there relationship has been riddled with lies since the very beginning of the story.
Even though they parted, Daisy has been his obsession for 5 years and that’s why he cannot separate the past from the present. For Gatsby she is the golden girl she is the golden future.