The great gatsby book report
During the 1920s Jay Gatsby had been living out what Fitzgerald calls the American Dream. Fitzgerald’s American Dream through the views of Gatsby was to be very wealthy, have a sense of class, infinite capacity of hope, and wonder. Gatsby had sense of style that made him fit in to the upper class of society which again is part of the American Dream.
The novel depicts how this dream has deteriorated in many ways such as wealth, materialism, Selfishness, being “used”, easily empresses, cheaters, snobbism, East Vs West, poor Vs rich, greediness, carnal, and not being loyal.
Even today some of us have to do whatever it takes to “keep up with the Jones”. And we still have those who seem to think that they are better than everyone else. The harder we work towards the American Dream, as in the Gatsby, the further we get sometimes.
Love is an intense of feeling of deep affection or fondness for a person or a thing. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, Daisy’s love for Gatsby is very shallow. The affections she has for him are only feelings of respect of his success because Jay prospers in all his intentions.
Daisy highly regards Gatsby because of his determination of getting anything he wants. Hence, love is not shown very profoundly by Daisy towards Gatsby. She has already married Tom and has a daughter by him. She married him during the time Gatsby joins the military, with a thought of him not coming back. Before Gatsby joins the military, Daisy and him made a promise to one another that when Gatsby returns, they will get married. She does not keep her vow to Gatsby, which only shows that she is not taking it seriously. Even though she is not happy with her marriage with Tom, she is satisfied with her life because Tom is a wealthy man. Even if Daisy knows that Tom is cheating on her with another woman, Daisy sticks by him and tries to make their marriage last. When she overhears Jordan and Nick’s conversation about Gatsby, it surprised her at first and then, ignores what she hears. This incident simply shows that Daisy does not feel intense love for Gatsby.
It is Gatsby’s determination that leads their paths to meet once again. It is Gatsby who loves Daisy and not the other way around. With the help of Nick, Gatsby and Daisy finally had the chance to see each other. Gatsby and Daisy reunite and Daisy’s feelings for Gatsby suddenly comes back. Daisy finds out about Gatsby’s change in state, from being poor to becoming rich.
It’s obvious that Daisy is a snobbish upper-class person. She didn’t deserve the love Gatsby had to give her. She used and abused him only for sex.