The Great Gatsby Relationship Essay

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Relationships can be complicated, especially when there are multiple people involved. Sometimes people get so tied up in their relationships that it becomes their life, their passion, and their one goal, to perfect the relationship. For Jay Gatsby, this case is true. He fell in love with a girl he never could see himself with, and she fell in love with him. However, not all relationships always will work. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald is trying to convey how even if you try your best to work hard and focus on your hopes and dreams to make a relationship work, sometimes those fantasies are crushed because some people in relationships were not meant to be. Jay Gatsby was a man who came from a life of nothing, and decided to set out …show more content…
Nick remembers hearing the life story of how a young boy named James Gatz turned into the marvelous Jay Gatsby. Gatsby would dream of what it would be like to be rich, and he would add onto “the pattern of his fantasies” (98). He wanted to impress people, he wanted to impress himself,and most importantly he wanted to impress his one true love ,Daisy Buchanan. He knew that once he won Daisy, he would have accomplished his dreams and his life would be fulfilled. Unfortunately, for Gatsby, his dream does not go exactly as planned. The jealousy Gatsby feels towards Tom and Daisy’s relationship affects his personal relationship with Daisy, and because they are so rich, Gatsby is torn to pieces. Jordan Baker, friend of Daisy, tells Nick about Daisy and Gatsby 's relationship in the past . How madly in love they were, how little Daisy cared about money back then, and how Gatsby went to war and Daisy married Tom Buchanan…changing her life and Gatsby 's forever. Jordan tells Nick about the Buchanan’s wedding day and how Tom “came down with a hundred people in four private cars” and he even gave Daisy “ a string of pearls valued at three hundred and fifty thousand dollars”. (75-76) Tom uses his wealth seduce Daisy …show more content…
After the whole Tom and Daisy incident, Nick discusses a lot with Gatsby. He realizes Gatsby will never be the same again without Daisy because he feels dejected, sad, angry, and in a sense humiliated by Tom Buchanan. Nick believed Gatsby “paid a high price for living too long with a single dream” because he never expected to be with anyone but Daisy (161). Nick supposed that Gatsby was too shallow on his dream, of marrying Daisy and living happily ever after. For Daisy Buchanan, money was all she really ever cared about, that is after she married Tom. If Gatsby had been rich growing up, and had not gone off to war, things would have turned out very differently for Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby. However, the vain, money-loving Buchanan’s of east egg, decided to carry on with their lives, full of money. Daisy chose money over love in the end, she chose the “old money” society, over Gatsby’s “new money” society. Sadly, Gatsby meets a sharp end to his life, a tragedy to the end of his story. Gatsby was killed by George Wilson, a car garage owner, and funeral arrangements were promptly made. To add onto the sadness barely anyone shows up to the procession, only Nick, Gatsby 's father and a few servants. Gatsby was too focused on building up his social class , trying to win over Daisy that

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