The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

534 Words Jan 31st, 2018 2 Pages
The characters in the novel are divided into two groups: the rich upper class and the poorer lower class(West egg and East egg) though the main characters only try to make their lives better, the American dream they are all trying to achieve is eventually ruined by the harsh reality or life. Tom and Daisy Buchanan, the rich couple, seem to have everything they could possibly want. Though their lives are full of anything you could ever ask for, and still they are unhappy and seek to change, Tom goes on to say "forever seeking a little wistfully for the dramatic turbulence of some irrecoverable football game"(pg. 10) and reads "deep books with long words in them"(pg. 17) just so he has something to talk about. Even though Tom is married to Daisy he has an affair with Myrtle Wilson and has apartment with her in New York. Daisy is just as unhappy with the marriage as her husband. Even before her relationships with Tom or, Gatsby are revealed, Daisy does nothing but sits around all day and wonders what to do with herself. She knows that Tom is cheating on her, and still she doesn't leave him even when Gatsby tells her he’s in love with her. Daisy lets Gatsby know that she too is in love with him but can’t tell Tom about the affair even when Gatsby forces her too. Daisy and Tom are perfect examples of wealth and prosperity, and the American Dream. Yet…
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