Destruction In The Great Gatsby

Fantasy can lead to destruction mentally, spiritually and physically. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is driven with obsession with Daisy Buchanan. Daisy was not willing to wait for Gatsby who at the time was poor and left to war. She went off and did her own life with Tom Buchanan, a wealthy man who gave her the life she wanted. In consequence, Gatsby is physically destroyed by fantasizing a life next to Daisy that eventually never happen.

Loving can hurt physically and mentally, it can destroy you completely when you’re blinded by it. Jay Gatsby can not accept that Daisy moved on and did her own life with Tom Buchanan and their little girl. As many may argue he is blinded by his love or obsession towards Daisy. Gatsby
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Gatsby since before he departed to war was willing to settle down for Daisy, but as we have read that Daisy was not willing to do the same for him. Even though they have their history together Daisy moved on and did her own life. Gatsby does so much for Daisy he throws brassy loud parties in hope of Daisy one day wandering in. Everyone knew about Gatsby he rose high economically. His name was in the mouth of everyone and what he bought and his ponderous parties. Everyone seems to attend his crazy parties, everyone but Daisy. When Gatsby asked Nick to invite his cousin Daisy for tea as Gatsby showed up mysteriously as Daisy believed. When Daisy saw Gatsby she was in shock and could not believe that Gatsby was there in front of her face to face. They both sat in the couch staring at each other without a word (Fitzgerald 89). This demonstrates how Gatsby is willing to still settle down for Daisy but she’s still indecisive about settling down with him. Gatsby exceeds too much from Daisy as she said, he wants her to confess to Tom that she never loved him. In-reality though she tells Gatsby that she once loved him but she also loved Tom. We have Gatsby who swears that Daisy only loves him but didn’t stay with him because he used to be poor, but then we see that Daisy did love Tom at some point humiliating Gatsby. Tom …show more content…
Nick says about Gatsby,
“He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a star.” (Fitzgerald 110).
Due to his love for her he is blinded and only sees her. Everything Gatsby does in one way or another has to do with Daisy. His mind would never romp again making him lose his dignity all for a women that doesn’t truly love him. Gatsby no longer thinks of his own needs but Daisy’s. In fact, he was willing to take blame for Daisy’s actions when she ran over Myrtle. Due to him taking blame he was killed by Myrtle’s husband having Gatsby physically destroyed by fantasy. Gatsby promised Daisy he would take the blame if they ever got caught. Tom tells George; Myrtle 's husband that it was Gatsby’s was the one that killed Myrtle. In reality truth is that Daisy did but no one knows. At knowing this George goes to Gatsby 's house in West Egg where he shot Gatsby killing him and killing himself. What George doesn 't know was that Daisy was the one conducting the car and hit Myrtle, but Gatsby made them believe so. In result, Gatsby and all his fantasy with Daisy has destroyed him physically. Gatsby got a free ticket to the graveyard just by taking the blame for a women that probably

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