The Great Gatsby 26

The Great Gatsby 26

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  • Date Submitted: 09/29/2009 7:04 PM
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The Great Gatsby Essay

In the novel The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald proves that society is focused on money and materialism. In the novel there are many people that can be chosen to fit this description of being materialistic, but I came to find that Daisy fit the role perfectly. Primarily growing up Daisy was materialistic and the first man she fell in love with was Jay Gatsby, not wanting to wait for him to come around she ends up marrying Tom Buchanan because he can promise her a the wealthy life style she desires. Secondly, Daisy with so much wealth and power ends up becoming corrupt, when things aren’t going her way she gets mad and ultimately takes drinking a little bit more serious to the point where it can in fact hurt her. Daisy is a woman who men find attractive but it was hard for her to find a man that would fit her demanding needs. Daisy is a perfect example of how being over materialistic can only lead to corruption.

Daisy was a woman who loved the feeling of love she was fine person at hart but she was so worried about being wealthy, that the first man she saw with over powering wealth she married when her hart truly didn’t want that. Gatsby loved Daisy the same way she loved him and now that he is older his main focus is to get her back. Gatsby notices that she never loved Tom she only married him for his wealth. “ It doesn’t matter anymore just tell him the truth that you never loved him and it’s all wiped out forever” (139). Gatsby is only trying to show her that maybe it’s time to stop worrying about wealth and money and follow your hart. Daisy has came to understand the fact that she should not be so materialistic and fallow her hart because she realizes that she really didn’t love Tom. “ Why, how could I love him possibly?”(139). Daisy knows she never loved him because she truly loved Gatsby, but she felt to get on with her life she had to say yes when Tom asked her to marry him. When Tom is told by Gatsby that Daisy and...

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