Destruction In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The destruction of others relies on the will of one man. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, he takes the reader back to the United States during the roaring twenties. During this time people were very careless and rebellious. All people wanted to do was get rich and buy expensive things and always party. Two of the main characters in this novel are Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby. Gatsby loves Daisy but daisy is married to another man named Tom Buchanan. Daisy is a beautiful woman who loves the attention from people. Jay Gatsby on the other hand just loves Daisy and is willing to buy her the world so they can be together. Gatsby tries to win her back throughout the novel. Daisy is a self-absorbed, vacuous socialite whose decisions …show more content…
Gatsby is extremely in love with Daisy Buchanan, but his problem is that he puts too much faith in love and Daisy puts too little (Marling). Gatsby puts all this faith in Daisy that she has always loved him and that she never loved Tom. But in the end of the story when Tom and Gatsby approach her with this claim she crumbles and tells them that she did love Tom at one point and that she can’t lie saying that she never loved Tom (Fitzgerald 132). In this instance Gatsby shows to the reader that he has put all of his faith in Daisy to tell Tom that she never loved him but when she says the opposite it crushes Gatsby and ruins his plans to run away with her. Another example of how Gatsby put too much faith in Daisy was on the way home from the city. He let Daisy drive them home but on the ride home she hits Myrtle Wilson and kills her. Then they kept on driving until they made it home. Then Gatsby is explaining to Nick what happened from their point of view and Gatsby says, “Yes…but of course I’ll say I was” (Fitzgerald 143). Gatsby is so in love with her that he is willing to take on a murder for her. Gatsby believes that romance belongs to the present but to a past transfigured by imagined memory and to the illusory (Ornstein). Gatsby is desperately trying to recreate the past when Daisy was his and they didn’t even know who Tom Buchanan was. Daisy realizes this and …show more content…
She takes everything she can from him and then leaves him to stay with Tom. Daisy and Tom moved to a house on long island sound and across the bay is where Gatsby lives. “Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay.”(Fitzgerald 78). Gatsby had bought that house so that he could be close to Daisy and she would always be in sight. He does this so that when the opportunity comes he can easily meet her. Gatsby also does this because he wants her to come to his house. To do this he throws the enormous parties hoping that she would walk in one day. (Fitzgerald 79). Gatsby throws lavish parties and spends all this money on Daisy hoping that she would wander back into his life. When Daisy and Gatsby finally meet and Daisy’s decision to keep seeing Gatsby even though she is married to Tom causes Gatsby to stop throwing the parties and keep up appearances. Gatsby also fired his servants and staff because he “wanted somebody who wouldn’t gossip. Daisy comes over quite often” (Fitzgerald 114). Gatsby is almost getting rid of his luxuries so that Daisy will keep seeing him and they will not have to worry about anyone telling a reporter or worse Tom. Gatsby is putting too much faith in love and Daisy is putting too little (Ornstein). Gatsby has devoted his whole entire life to finding Daisy and having her love him the same way he loves her. In this

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