The Great Gatsby And Daisy's Relationship

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The Great Gatsby is told by Nick Carraway, who was Jay Gatsby’s neighbor in West Egg. Across in East Egg were Tom and Daisy Buchanan who had one daughter and lived in a nice home, which looks like what the “American Dream” is like but it’s really not. Gatsby had enormous parties at his house every weekend. The parties were to get Daisy’s attention but no one knew that. Gatsby and Daisy loved each other but Gatsby had to leave her to go to war, years past by and eventually Daisy met Tom and got married. They have an unhappy relationship because Tom is cheating on Daisy and Daisy still loves and thinks about Gatsby. This all ties in with Scott Fitzgerald’s life who is the author of The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald and Gatsby had a lot of in common …show more content…
He worked as a bootlegger for many years just to impress Daisy. He went from being one of the poorest men to one of the richest men. All he wanted was to be with Daisy and he did almost anything that he could just to impress her. On the other hand, Daisy’s motivation was money, she married Tom for his money, not to say that she didn’t love Gatsby but she might have loved money even more. Even though she knows that Tom is cheating on her or have an idea that he’s cheating on her she still stays with him for his money. Tom may even know that Daisy loves him for his money that’s why he is cheating on her. “They 're such beautiful shirts,” she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. “It makes me sad because I 've never seen such - such beautiful shirts before.” (Fitzgerald 92). These quotes don’t only show that Gatsby is showing how rich he is but it also shows that Daisy is a gold digger. Its not very clear why Daisy starts sobbing but she realizes that Gatsby is showing her his shirts to impress her and that makes her want him even more. The thing to realize is that women in the 20s liked men for their money, not all women but most of them because they wanted to live the “dream”. Like Myrtle she was cheating on her husband with Tom because her motivation was money

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