Gatsby has everything that he could wish for, except of love. Gatsby tried everything he could to achieve Daisy, but failed to do so. Gatsby always thought that Daisy actually loved him and that he was very close to achieving her. One time Gatsby showed Daisy all of his luxuries in the house. Daisy was impressed by how rich and wealthy Gatsby has become as time passed. Daisy says “never seen so many shirts like these” (87). This quote shows how Daisy likes materialistic things. Gatsby worked hard on his dream unlike Tom. Tom Buchanan who is the husband of Daisy has no purpose and goal in his life except his affair with Myrtle. He never really loved Daisy. On the other hand when Gatsby showed all of his English shirts Daisy begins to cry and they plan their future plans of meeting each other. We can see how Daisy is attracted to Gatsby simply because of his wealth. She loves Gatsby but she loves his money more then she actually loves him. This goes to show how people’s mentality worked in the 1920’s. Daisy, Gatsby, and all other characters live a very superficial life. Gatsby wants to achieve Daisy by the means of fortune and how Daisy is attracted to Gatsby because of his wealth.
However, Gatsby’s life is ultimately taken away due to his burning desire for hope. His naivety in re-creating the ‘love’ he had with Daisy causes him to become a victim of his own wrong doing, the lies and the wealth all catch up to him in the end.
It’s a common misconception that money is equal to happiness, and Daisy is a sad, bored woman, afraid of the future. She is selfish and self centered, caring so much for the wealth that she believes will make her happy that in Chapter 7 her voice is said to be “full of money” (pg #). All the worse, when she kills Myrtle, she feels no remorse whatsoever, as she is incapable of caring for anyone but herself. Gatsby cannot see any of her bad qualities. He simply sees a beautiful young woman that he thinks he deserves. In chapter 8, Nick says that “It excited [Gatsby], too, that many men had already loved Daisy - it increased her value in his eyes.”(pg#). Gatsby is blinded by his desire for Daisy, fueled by the wants of other men, that he sees nothing bad about her. Daisy loved Tom and Gatsby equally and for the same reason: Their wealth. With Gatsby dead Daisy returns to Tom not even shaken by his death, and just as nick says they would do, they retreat from the chaos they cause into their money when they move away.
In many instances, Gatsby showed signs of selflessness. But, if the reader were to dig deeper into the roots of the story, they will be able to see that under the kind acts and good deeds, Gatsby’s intentions were always selfish. After the car scene, Tom, Jordan, Daisy and Nick returned to Daisy and Tom’s house. As Gatsby waits outside of the home, Nick, unknowingly, asks Gatsby whether or not Daisy was driving. Gatsby replies saying, “Yes, but of course I’ll say I was” (Fitzgerald 143). When Gatsby took Daisy’s place in the murder of Myrtle, although seeming kind-hearted, his only reason for this was to earn Daisy’s love and to impress her. Gatsby has somewhat put up an image of himself to be the pure and almighty man that deserves Daisy more. Meyer Wolfshiem, Gatsby’s business partner, mentions to Nick of Gatsby’s chivalrous actions towards women saying, “Yeah, Gatsby’s very careful about women. He would never so much look at a friend’s wife” (Fitzgerald 72). Although Meyer Wolfshiem’s comment on Gatsby about him being a gentleman, and how he would never look at another man’s wife, Gatsby proceeds to exceed all expectations and have an affair with Tom’s wife, Daisy Buchanan. Yes, some might say his only reason for doing so was out of true love and destiny but, in either case, it was morally wrong. In every action that Gatsby commits for Daisy, his selfishness secretly hides beneath it, shading itself from light so no one will approach the real man that lurks behind the curtains of self pride.
Gatsby himself is the fifth person to blame for his death. If he was not trying to restore his old relationship with Daisy then Tom would not want to get revenge on him. Another reason that Gatsby is responsible for his own death is that forgot everything except Daisy. He did not think about anything except Daisy. He also should not have kept driving after Daisy hit Myrtle. After he pulled the brake he could have gone back to see if Myrtle was alive and to get help for her, “I tried to make her stop but she couldn’t so I pulled on the emergency brake. Then she fell over into my lap and I drove on” (Fitzgerald 151) He only threw
The saying “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and to be loved by George Sand connects the many relationships in the novel The Great Gatsby. George Sand was a French Romantic writer known primarily for her so-called rustic novels. In the The Great Gatsby, many people argue that the story is a romantic-type story with the affection of love that is shown with different links with each character. Love is a very powerful feeling that has the ability to cause jealousy which can lead to death. Gatsby’s emotions for his woman was all grudge from Tom. Gatsby never was happy with his life without Daisy Buchanan. The most interesting man, Gatsby, has his world turned upside down in an instant pull of a trigger. In the novel, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the character that is most responsible for the death of Jay Gatsby is Nick Carraway.
The great gatsby died because he was obsessed with daisy. He worked on a illegal stuff just to get the money faster to be with her. He even moved to a house close to her house. He even throw a party every day just the hope that she shows up and he get to see her but she never did . He started to stalk her cousin and becoming friends with him and he was the first one to get invanchim to his party's . Then nick invited her for a tea because that's was gatsby told he so he can see daisy . Then they got together and she was cheating on tom with gatsby and then when They went to this trip with gatsby and tom and nick daisy was driving the car then she hit marlt then after they got back gatsby told daisy to choose which does she wants to be with
Despite Daisy being a dislikeable character, there are some instances in which the reader feels sympathetic towards her. A big factor is the affair that Tom has with Myrtle. Daisy knows that what her husband is doing, but she still stays with him for the fact that they have a daughter together and for financial support. When Nick first sees Daisy's daughter, she says, "I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool-that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool." By this she means that if her daughter is in the same position she is in her marriage, she won't know of the affair that her husband might have. The reader feels bad for Daisy because she is not being treated the way a wife is supposed to be treated. That is why she is yearning for love, and Gatsby was there to give it to her. Another time is at the hotel suite scene. She doesn't know who to choose from-Tom or Gatsby. She's torn between two lovers, and both of them have their own reasons for loving her, and why she should choose them. Gatsby has a lot to offer her, and loves her for who she is. He succeeded in life just to be with her. Although Tom is having an affair, he questions her about their love, and that Gatsby cannot take his place.
The story The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald takes you through the life of the protagonist of the novel, Jay Gatsby, who is shot to death in the end. Who was really the reason for Gatsby’s death? There are many of reasons that lead up to Gatsby’s death and several people who are considered to have caused it. Although George Wilson physically killed him, Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby himself all take part in the death. Tom’s anger, Daisy’s carelessness, and Gatsby’s idea of the American Dream all contribute to his death in the end.
Daisy, like her husband, is a girl of material and class at heart, and Gatsby being her escape from a hierarchist world. Daisy has just grown up knowing wealth, so in her greedy pursuit of happiness and the “American Dream” Myrtle Wilson died, Gatsby's heart and life were compromised, without claiming responsibility on her part. Daisy was “by far the most popular of all the young girls in Louisville...” (116) Jordan says, describing early affections between Daisy and Gatsby. She goes on to say, “...all day long the telephone rang in her house and excited young officers from Camp Taylor demanded the privilege of monopolizing her that night.” (116) . Daisy was a fancied girl who has Gatsby tied around her finger, Jordan explains that he was looking at Daisy “...in a way that every young girl wants to be looked at some time...” (117). Daisy, abusing Gatsby’s love for her uses it to create security and protection, greedily and selfishly allowing him to take the fault. While Daisy’s beautiful, alluring traits turn her into an innocent, naive flower, she plays the ultimate villain.
In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald tells about affairs, describes wealth, and tells about Murder. There are three different murders in The Great Gatsby. An automobile hit and killed Tom’s mistress, Myrtle’s companion shot Jay Gatsby, and Wilson committed suicide. Most of these murders happened as a consequence of the love affairs that happened throughout the book. Two love affairs in particular are a cause for all three of these murders. One was Tom Buchannan and Myrtle Wilson and the other was Daisy Buchannan and Jay Gatsby.
Gatsby became obsessed with the idea of obtaining her that he had created his own magical world. His expectations only became higher and unrealistic as he created a nonexistent side to Daisy that he prolonged for. Five years worth of Gatsby’s hard and illegal work did not pay off in the end, the murdering of Gatsby shocked Carraway. Daisy, a selfish and money driven woman, was the ultimate cause of his death. The night Gatsby and Daisy returned from New York city, Myrtle Wilson was struck dead by Daisy. Gatsby had acted upon the situation by taking blame in it, in order to protect his lover. Myrtle’s death aggravated both Tom Buchanan, Daisy’s husband and Myrtle’s secret partner, and Mr. Wilson, Myrtle’s husband. The death had caused them to react upon the situation instantly. Tom decided to reveal the murderer’s identity to the furious Mr. Wilson. On a hunt to seek revenge, Mr. Wilson arrives at the Gatsby mansion. It is here that he comes to murder Gatsby and commits suicide himself. This tragedy revealed that
The circumstances and the setting of Gatsby's death are completely consistent with his personality and the behavior and manners in which he has lived his life. When he was shot to death in the pool at his mansion, Gatsby dies alone waiting for Daisy. After Myrtle’s death during the previous evening, Daisy went home with Tom and Gatsby stood watching Daisy all night outside her house, to make sure that Tom did not hurt her in anyway. The irony is important, since Gatsby maintained his night watch; Tom and Daisy were inside talking intently
The Great Gatsby was written by F.Scott Fitzgerald,a typical author of the Jazz Age，which filled with visional American dream and economical prosperity.Simultaneously,the morally bankrupt and spiritually pollution behind the light.At that age,wealth was the only standard to measure the success.Gatsby’s death was a tragedy to that age and was regarded as the corrupt of American dream.As for Daisy,she was regarded as the centre of Gatsby’s dream.The death means the failure of Gatsby’s dream then means Daisy was the main factor to leading to this tragedy.