April 18, 2013
Before I declare to you of these important matters, you must know that I respected you and looked at you as some sort of role model. Why do I say this in past tense? I say it in past tense because my perspective of you, a man who I thought was a dreamer with hopes, has deteriorated. When you spoke to me about your foolish hopes to get Daisy, a woman whom you’ve desired so much, I thought you were going crazy. Money has never actually bought happiness. It is a statement known to mankind, and that’s what you are trying to do with Daisy. All the things you’ve done in your life, such as becoming rich, travel through Europe, getting into illegal businesses, and learned how both social classes work; you’ve done it for Daisy. Why do it for her? You have so much potential of surpassing most people with your knowledge and wisdom, yet you decide to waste it all for a women who not only is married, but both materialistic and foolish. Do not forget that Tom Buchanan is a powerful and influential man in Society. He won’t permit you to have Daisy because that would make him look weak.
You began as a soldier in the army, defending our Nation for a great cause. The Daisy you met back then is still the same. The same Daisy that left you for money is still the same. So you thought that because you had money she would give up her marriage with a wealthy man to be with another wealthy man? You see, the Daisy you see now only cares about materialistic things. That is her true love. She thinks that makes her happy and you are trying to buy that happiness for yourself thinking that she will love you. If Daisy were to leave Tom for the likes of you, then Daisy would only be in love with your money. Daisy´s love was bought by a$30,000 pearl necklace that Tom gave her. That is a proof to you that Daisy fell in love with Tom´s money. What makes you think she will not do it with you?
Gatsby, as a...