The Great Gatsby Corruption Of The American Dream

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In the novel The Great Gatsby, Money may be the American Dream for most people but Gatsby 's American Dream was more than that; it was his love for Daisy. Love has many means to it. Love could be an intense feeling of passionate affection towards another. Gatsby has spent most of his thinking about how close he will be to Daisy and he is one step closer to his dream whenever he is close to her. In all honestly, Gatsby is part of the corruption in The Great Gatsby because he proves to be unfaithful with Daisy and in turn betrays Tom. Gatsby 's love for Daisy is more of an infraction because he is in love with the image of Daisy. For instance, he cannot let go of their past relationship because he always sees Daisy as his dream woman. Furthermore, …show more content…
Gatsby was careful of women but when it came to Daisy his whole idea has changed about how he viewed women. He is apparently not the type to prey on another man 's wife. “Yeah, Gatsby 's very careful about women. He would never so much as look at a friend 's wife"(Fitzgerald 73). Gatsby is apparently to be careful of the women he chooses but he decides to take it upon himself to be with Tom 's wife which is Daisy. He is not so careful because the woman he loves is a married woman who has a family and everything but Gatsby did not keep his eyes to himself he wanted Daisy. Gatsby does not quite seem to register Daisy as having an affair with him because he still thinks she is a pure woman who will not do anything bad or ever have a bad image in her name. It only seems she is putting up a façade because Gatsby has no idea who …show more content…
Gatsby starts to realize that Daisy is not his American Dream and she is not the ideal woman for him because she is confused for her feelings. “Oh, you want too much! I love you now- isn’t that enough? I can’t help what’s past. I did love him once but I loved you too”(Fitzgerald 133). Gatsby has now come to realize that his image of Daisy is not the same as it was five years ago; Gatsby has now come to realize that all of his actions are for nothing. He created a Daisy in his imagination that Daisy is the dream woman and only to question himself to what he did wrong. Gatsby is so blinded by his love for Daisy of the past, which leads to his death because of the image he has of her wanted to Daisy’s innocence and pureness, lying on the behalf of his love that he was the one who killed Myrtle and he was so blinded by love that he gave up his own life for his so called dream woman. Even though she is shown a shallow and materialistic person she is only attracted to an individual’s wealth and especially when she found out how wealthy Gatsby was she was attracted to him. Gatsby wants to relive the past and not move forward into the future. According, to William Shakespeare ”Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all the chains from every mind.” When

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