After the altercation Daisy overlooks Jay, and his romanticism, because she cannot live up to his expectations. The last time they both catch sight of each other “she st[ays] there for a minute and then turn[s] out the light.’” (140) The absence of light metaphorically represents the end of their relationship, since their affair thrives in the light, when she turns off the light she is rejecting Gatsby for good. Daisy also makes the conscious decision to disconnect herself from Jay, because it would be irrational for her to ruin the illusion of a perfect family - with her husband, Tom - and run off with Jay to start a brand new life. The Buchanan’s feel that they need to escape the chaos, and “go away” (156) leaving everyone behind to gain a fresh start of achieving her desires. Ultimately, with Jay’s murder, and Daisy’s withhold from telling Jay the truth that their relationship is over, her decision is made for her.
M... ... middle of paper ... ...atsby. In addition, Gatsby also takes the blame of Myrtle’s death in order to protect Daisy, which results in Gatsby’s death. Similarly, Myrtle loses both her self-respect and life because of her greediness. At first, she starts a relationship with Tom to be rich and her overconfidence that Tom loves her more than Daisy leads Tom to hit her. Further, she also tries to run away from her husband, which causes her death revealing how thoughtless she is.
This may be one of the reasons why Hamlet was first attracted to Ophelia and now the reason why Hamlet rejects Ophelia. By disposition, Gertrude turns to the positive side of life and can’t bear to face pain. The pain she felt after her adultery with Claudius may have been what motivated Claudius to murder her husband. When the conditions were right for her to marry her lover, she was most happy and wished for the difficulties of the past be forgotten. The only thing left to make Gertrude unhappy is Hamlet’s refusal to forget the death of his father or to forgive her for remarrying so quickly.
In the end, their destruction of character differed due to the fact that Gatsby’s wish to be with Daisy abolished his happy persona, whereas Lucas’ dream to keep his business strong extinguished his aura immorally because of his illegal ways. Gatsby was emotionally destroyed because of his greatest and final ambition was to win Daisy’s heart once again. As he went through the process of attaining her love and goal to marry her, he was put through events that destructed him emotionally. While Gatsby and Tom fight for Daisy’s love, she cries to Gatsby, “Oh, you want too much! … I love you now – isn’t that enough?
After many nights together, Daisy prepares herself to tell her husband, Tom, that she is leaving him for Jay Gatsby. In the end, she panics and plans on dropping the topic, but a quick glance with Gatsby gives her feelings away. Daisy wants to ignore her feelings, but she fails to move past her relationship with Gatsby, which becomes evident to her friends. In the end, she chooses to stay with her husband despite her feelings; she does this because she believes that change would only cause more problems. Gatsby is crushed by her actions, but fails to realize the true extent of them.
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.
This leads to some abuse from Tom. Myrtle underestimates her position in the situation. Unfortunately, Myrtle just does not understand that she is just a desired object to Tom and nothing more. This false faith in Tom leaving Daisy for her is what ultimately leads to her death. Coincidently, Myrtle causes more of a disturbance in Tom and Daisy’s marriage after she’s dead than
She loves me” (Fitzgerald 139). Gatsby feels untouchable, and his confidence in Daisy’s love for him allows him to declare this to Tom. However, Tom slowly gains control of Daisy, reminding her of the experiences they shared together. Realizing this, Gatsby becomes desperate, and attempts to force Daisy into saying things she doesn’t believe, but Daisy tells Gatsby the truth: “’Even alone I can’t say I never loved Tom… It wouldn’t be true’” (Fitzgerald 142). Gatsby is delusional because his only thought is proving to Tom that Daisy doesn’t love him, and fails to realize that he is slowly losing Daisy.
A secret love life is not enough to satisfy Gatsby. One night he and Tom, Daisy’s husband, are in a dispute. Gatsby argues that Daisy never loved Tom, but Tom contends that Daisy always loved him. Gatsby tells Daisy, “…Just tell him the truth-that you never loved him- and it’s all wiped out forever” (139). Daisy explains to Gatsby that he is asking too much of her.
Since Daisy was married, the idea of love between Gatsby and Daisy was forbidden. This very concept made the relationship all the more desirable. Gatsby becomes obsessed with his relationship with Daisy to the point that he was delusional. His only objective was to win Daisy back. When Tom learns of Gatsby and Daisy’s secret affair, he is outraged.