The Great Gatsby
Gatsby is a man of obsession. He created an idea of a man and became it, he obsessed over the fact that his new found life must be perfect. No one knew exactly who Gatsby was. They knew of him, but no one quite knew him, other than a selected few who helped create him. Gatsby was a man of many secrets, he kept his life private “When I looked once more for Gatsby he had vanished, and I was alone again in the unquiet darkness” (Fitzgerald, 152). One thing he did not keep quiet about was his love of Daisy, though, I don’t believe he actually loved Daisy. Gatsby wanted Daisy, “He hadn't once ceased looking at Daisy” (Fitzgerald, 112) she was the most beautiful thing Gatsby ever laid his eyes on.
When Daisy initially met Gatsby he was in a low point of his life but, Gatsby wouldn’t dare let her know. Gatsby wanted Daisy to be happy and he was also happy with her. Daisy was Gatsby’s first love, "I love you now – isn't that enough?” (Fitzgerald, 261) though Gatsby was very poor, he and Daisy couldn’t be together. Daisy had moved on with Gatsby in the back of her mind. Gatsby was obsessed with the fact he could have Daisy in the future once he came to some wealth. He worked so hard to make a life that Daisy had said to be perfect. For Daisy, Gatsby created that life, even when Daisy had moved on and gotten married. That didn’t stop Gatsby. Gatsby moved across the bay in hope to see Daisy, as if to watch her "But it wasn't a coincidence at all." …"Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay." (Fitzgerald, 137-140). Gatsby did not want to let go of what he and Daisy once had.
When Gatsby first started to create himself, I think he really did love Daisy. When things moved on both of them had changed, Gatsby become a man of lies. Gatsby lived off of the lies he created because he was not proud of who he was “he'd had the name ready for a long time, even then. His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people”...