Dreams are the lifeline that keeps hope alive. Without dreams many people would have nothing to live for. Unfortunately sometimes dreams are shattered by disillusionment. Shattered Dreams are a clear theme for the characters Gatsby, Daisy, Newland, And Ellen. Gatsby and Daisy are from the Novel The Great Gatsby. In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby and Newland were once in love but later separated. When they reunited later in life they fall in love again resulting in complications. Both Gatsby and Daisy seem to believe that money will bring them happiness. In The Age Of Innocence Newland Archers is about to get married, but finds someone that lives an unconventional lifestyle and is attracted to that. Newland and Ellen sneak around to see each…show more content… Ironically, although he appears popular, the disillusionment is that he really has no friends. When he dies, he is all alone, Except for Nick, and a surprise visit from his dad, no one shows up for his funeral. It is sad that he never saw that what he was running from (his poor family) was the only thing that was loyal to him in the end. Remaining hopeful for the future by remembering the past Gatsby tells Nick “Can’t repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can!” (110) Gatsby says this because he thinks that now that he has financial independence he can do anything, even repeat the past with daisy. Also nobody was actually invited to his parties except for Nick “I believe that on the first night I went to Gatsby’s house I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited”(41) This shows that nobody actually knows him they just go to the house to party, His money isn 't actually bringing him happiness, it is just bring guests that dont even know him or want to know him. At Gatsby 's funeral nobody showed up “no one arrived except more police and photographers and newspaper men” (165) As you can see nobody cared enough to come see him, all they cared about were his parties.
Like Gatsby, Daisy associates happiness with money. She seems very materialistic. She marries Tom because of his wealth. Her disillusionment becomes clear when she discovers Tom is having an affair. She then seems to latch onto Gatsby when