Happiness In The Great Gatsby Analysis

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Even though The Great Gatsby was about money and fame Happiness still was not achieved. “I want to wait here till Daisy goes to bed. Good nights, old sport. He put his hands in his coat pockets and turned back eagerly to his scrutiny of the house, as though my presence marred the sacredness of the vigil. So I walked and left him standing there in the moonlight--watching over nothing.” This quote makes it clear that all of Gatsby’s wealth will not give him the one thing he wants most: Daisy. She remains with Tom, by choice, while Gatsby stands outside alone in the dark. His money will not buy his way into her life. The Great Gatsby Shows many ways in which money does not buy happiness. Gatsby moves from North Dakota to Long island and builds his home with a specific goal to satisfy his fantasy of impressing Daisy and recovering their past affection. He tosses lavish gatherings with the expectation that Daisy will be in participation at one of them In Gatsby's psyche, the main way Daisy will love him is whether he is rich. It turns out his idea was right, as Daisy swoons over his lavish cars, and climbing economic well being. But in the long run she chooses Tom over Gatsby, proving him wrong. Daisy didn't love Tom as much as she did Gatsby, but she knew that Tom was seeing another girl and she knew how she felt hurt by it and didn't want to do the same thing to Tom. So in reality money can not buy happiness, happiness comes from the heart. Fitzgerald talks about the
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