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.
The problem is that Gatsby can never have Daisy because she is already in a relationship with another man. Gatsby, still wanting Daisy’s love but unwilling to truly pursue it, attempts to fill his life with material wealth and parties and everything but love. Gatsby comes to see social standing and high society as the most important aspects of personality, rather than depth and truth. This leads to his eventual downfall and tragic death as an empty shell of a man. While Jay Gatsby was in World War I, he was in love with Daisy.
Wealth is the key to a happy life along with love, however, love alone cannot provide happiness in marriage. Despite having loved Gatsby, Daisy has ended their relationship because Gatsby cannot provide her luxurious gifts, like the pearls that Tom bought her. After five years, Gatsby and Daisy have met and he has been changing his life in order to please her. Gatsby used Daisy as a motivation to become the man he is now, a prosperous man. We can see this in his house.
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. The relationship between Myrtle and her husband is insincere, loveless, and dead. Myrtles husband George, who is lifeless, poor, and often dirty, owns a garage in the valley of ashes.
Gatsby would tell himself that Daisy loved him, just to make his heart feel warm. Gatsby speaks to Tom, “She never loved you, do you hear? 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 any one except me!” (Fitzgerald, 130). Gatsby was treated in a manner that love was uncharted, blocked by money and lust of others.
Fitzgerald wrote, “Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry” (Fitzgerald 88). Gatsby however, did not seem to care for money until Daisy came into his life. He, then, realized that Daisy would never marry him unless he had money and a great status which she could have attained from him. Fitzgerald explained, “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired” (Fitzgerald 79). Daisy only wished to pursue wealth and status, which she obtained when she married Tom, she wanted nothing more.
She was so aristocratic that she wouldn’t marry Gatsby while they were in love after the war. All that Daisy seemed to care about was having so comfortable of a life that I believe she forgot what love was until Gatsby showed up again. But this isn’t all true, Daisy was so impressed by Gatsby’s wealth that her greed once again took over her and she was almost prepared to leave Tom for Gatsby. Also, I don’t think that she loved her daughter. Daisy’s daughter was just a little plaything for Daisy’s enjoyment.
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.
Nothing is more important, to most people, than friendships and family, thus, by breaking those bonds, it draws an emotional response from the readers. Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan had a relationship before he went off to fight in the war. When he returned home, he finds her with Tom Buchanan, which seems to make him jealous since he still has feelings for Daisy. He wanted Daisy “to go to Tom and say: ‘I never loved you” (Fitzgerald 118) Gatsby eventually tells Tom that his “wife doesn’t love [him]” and that she only loves Gatsby (Fitzgerald 121). But the unpleasant truth is that Daisy never loved anyone, but she loved something: money.
Daisy Buchanan is shallow and vain character who lives in an illusory world. Daisy marries Tom only because of his money. Daisy is in love with material objects. She uses her money to escape from reality, and when she needs to she hides behind her money stated by Jonathan Yardley, who favored t... ... middle of paper ... ...e himself into the novel based on all the American dreams and corruptions going on at the time surrounding him. Gatsby served as an exaggerated version of him and the characters (excluding Nick) as the desperate and corrupted Americans and Nick as the only moral left in the world struggling to survive and watch others destroy themselves for their dreams.